Round Up Saturday 11 September 2010
You may have noticed that a new version of BBC iPlayer went live last week.
There's a response to some of your comments from James Hewines here.
Simon Lloyd on the About The BBC blog explains the thinking behind the marketing campaign for the new iPlayer and you can watch a video.
The Register takes its usual forthright view of the new social features: "iPlayer, iTunes succumb to Web2.0rhea". Rupert Goodwins makes a loftier point in "BBC iPlayer: social media and the public interest".
Sophie Brendel's delicious has a useful list of iPlayer related press articles and blog comment.
Canvas is looking at supporting HTML4 and "a subset of HTML5 (draft), including Web Forms, Web Storage and
See also Nevali's post: "Those Canvas Specs".
If you're a follower of the long running BBC HD picture quality conversation you'll know that the BBC Trust has now given its verdict. Paul Eaton's website has the full details. Bitter Wallet summarises: "BBC Puts Viewers In The Picture, Dismisses BBC HD Complaints"
szlwzl's posterous has an FOI request about beebplayer.
There's no standards war inside the BBC- there are a large number of very clever people, and in areas where new technology is to be developed and deployed, there are often intense discussions of what the best course of action is. To be honest, that's one of the best bits about working here- pretty much all voices get heard.
Nick Reynolds is Social Media Executive, BBC Online