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Erik Huggers Erik Huggers Director of Future Media & Technology Blog posts in total 7

  1. Reshaping BBC Online

    Monday 24 January 2011, 11:00

    The BBC has always created and embraced emerging technologies to remain relevant. Text based journalism, through Ceefax, didn't really feature in the BBC until the late 1970s, which later evolved into BBC Red Button and the BBC News website, the backbone of BBC Online. Today, BBC Online gives us a foothold...

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  2. 'Building a Connected Britain' - BBC's Six Public Purposes

    Wednesday 17 November 2010, 15:20

    Today I want to tell you about what the BBC is doing to help build a 'connected' Britain. The BBC's sixth public purpose is to deliver to the public the benefits of emerging communications technologies and services. Pioneering technologies and platform innovation is enshrined in the BBC's...

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  3. BBC Online - Adopting Product Management

    Monday 25 October 2010, 11:51

    Last week, the BBC Academy launched its Product Management Development Programme to give staff an overview of the discipline and the skills it entails. At the same time, the BBC Academy published a specially-commissioned report into the state of product management in 2010. I'm delighted that the BBC...

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  4. BBC Online - Putting Quality First

    Wednesday 11 August 2010, 13:23

    In March this year, the BBC announced a new strategy - Putting Quality First. These proposals, which are subject to BBC Trust approval, chart a new long-range direction for the BBC and would enable the BBC to deliver on its public purposes in the digital age. Central to this strategy is a proposal to...

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  5. BBC Mobile Apps go live

    Friday 23 July 2010, 12:31

    Today's announcement that the BBC Trust have concluded their review of our plans to produce native applications for smartphones, means that we are continuing with the launch of apps that we outlined in February.

    We know that increasing numbers of you want to access BBC output on-the-go and the rapid...

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  6. BBC News website redesign

    Wednesday 14 July 2010, 06:15

    Today sees the launch of the redesigned BBC News website. This is the first major part of the BBC website to have implemented our new online design guidelines, known as global visual language. My colleague Steve Herrmann in News has blogged in detail today about the improvements - and I hope you'll like...

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  7. Erik Huggers - The evolution of BBC iPlayer

    Wednesday 26 May 2010, 09:43

    Today sees one of our most popular websites enter a new phase in its life - the BBC iPlayer re-launches in public beta to become more simple, personal and connected. It's an important moment in its evolution.

    You can find it here.

    The idea for BBC iPlayer was first floated internally around seven...

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