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Monday 13 August 2012, 17:32
Over on the BBC Internet Blog, Head of product for BBC Sport and London 2012 Cait O'Riordan has written about the 'BBC's digital Olympics', providing detail on how the Games was viewed online. . She writes:
The BBC's promise was to deliver coverage of every sport from every venue, and we certainly...
Sunday 12 August 2012, 17:49
As a once-in-a-lifetime broadcasting moment draws to a close, I want to pay tribute to every single person in the BBC who has helped to bring London 2012 to our audiences.
I am very proud of all our staff, from our on-air presenters, reporters and commentators, to all those who have worked tirelessly...
Thursday 26 July 2012, 17:53
Strictly Come Dancing presenter Sir Bruce Forsyth carried the Olympic Torch through the BBC White City Media Village today receiving the torch from international banker Antoine de Navacelle (great nephew of Pierre de Coubertin who organised the first modern Olympics in Athens in 1896) on the site of...
Tuesday 24 July 2012, 16:34
With less than one week to go before the Opening Ceremony I wanted to take a few minutes to make sure you understood the details about recording your favourite shows during...
Wednesday 9 May 2012, 15:44
2012 is set to be the BBC's greatest year of broadcasting. In BBC Distribution, we are currently making preparations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee followed closely by the London 2012 Olympic Games, not to mention the Euros, Wimbledon, the European Championship Athletics, The Scottish Open ... and...
Monday 2 April 2012, 17:18
Editor's note - The forthcoming Shakespeare Unlocked season on the BBC forms part of the London 2012 Festival and Cultural Olympiad.
In this blog interview, Commissioning Editor, Arts, Mark Bell highlights some of the programmes that form part of the season and what he hopes viewers and listeners will...
Friday 24 September 2010, 16:41
"There's a common response when we talk about audience research: "nobody asked me!" But I thought it would be useful to give some headlines about what we're doing to try to find out what people want in 2012, and also give everyone on this blog a chance to comment on some of the early findings".
Wednesday 28 July 2010, 14:29
Thursday 22 July 2010, 11:12
Friday 29 January 2010, 14:27
The first is that it was one of the highlights of 2008 and some of the best sports coverage in recent memory. This was the clear finding of our audience research, and also of a lot of the emails, blog responses...
Thursday 26 November 2009, 14:54
Friday 30 October 2009, 13:58
Many of my BBC jobs have been in News, where we were obviously very interested in what was happening there and then because news is all about the present - and we might have had a flicker of interest, but no more than that, in planning something for the next day if we were really pushed. But we'd have...
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