Tuesday 18 June 2013, 13:04
Hi, I’m Jon Aird, a producer with BBC Comedy and I wanted to tell you about an exciting experiment we’re trying out: Connected Studio is going to take the new series from Psychoville creators Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearmith called Inside No. 9 as the starting point for digital innovation.
Wednesday 19 June 2013, 12:40
Hi, I am the product manager for blogs, comments, Tweet modules, moderation and message boards at the BBC.
We’ve recently launched a new feature which internally we’re calling ‘live blogging’ and I wanted to tell you a bit about this.
The primary purpose of live blogging is to allow BBC editorial teams to tell the evolving story of a live event or programme in real-time, using a blend of text, images, video and audio to give extra context for audiences.Screen shot of live blogging page as used for the recent BBC Online Briefing
This includes content from the BBC either hosted internally, such as clips and images, or uploaded via other sites such as Instagram and YouTube; as well as user generated content (UGC) submitted via comments, Twitter or Facebook.
As a concept this builds on the great experience we've generated across the BBC. Live text services have been successfully used by News and Sport for a few years now, running the Sportsday Live page for example and similar ideas were adapted for specific programmes and music events such as Glastonbury 2011.
However, it was clear that there was a distinct need for BBC editorial staff (initially those working in television...
Wednesday 19 June 2013, 08:01
Hi! I’m Phil and I am on the BBC’s Digital Media Graduate Scheme. I should probably begin by explaining what this is all about.
On this scheme I rotate around BBC Future Media every six months for two years. This provides me with the opportunity to understand the overall picture of how the BBC’s interactive media is created including Smartphone apps, Red Button and BBC iPlayer.
The scheme, which has been running since 2011, is available to recent graduates and is run by the BBC Future Media division with a new intake every year. You can find out more about the scheme on the BBC Careers website.A view of an asset page in iBroadcast
iBroadcast is the web solution used across the BBC to manage programme meta-data such as video clips, images and rights and scheduling information across BBC online.
I am one of the people ensuring that the product is shiny for the BBC production teams using it and that it talks to the right data streams when...
Tuesday 18 June 2013, 13:04
Hi I’m Jon Aird, a producer with BBC Comedy and I wanted to tell you about an exciting experiment we’re trying out: Connected Studio is going to take the new series from Psychoville creators Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearmith called Inside No. 9 as the starting point for digital innovation.
While this particular Connected Studio will work slightly differently than in the past, we’re still on the lookout for digital agencies, designers and developers who can help us.Steve Pemberton as Migg, Reece Shearsmith as Tom and Gemma Arterton as Gerri
At BBC in-house Comedy we're excited about working across all platforms. We have stand out shows on TV such as Twenty Twelve, on radio with The News Quiz and online there's the BAFTA award-winning Psychoville Experience. So it's a fantastic opportunity to join up with Connected Studio on this new project.
Each episode of Inside No. 9 is a darkly funny story with an unexpected twist.
Peeking behind closed doors you are invited into six very different No. 9s, from a grand old country house where a game of sardines leads to some chilling revelations in a wardrobe, to the flat of an apparently happy primary school teacher who becomes the victim...
Tuesday 18 June 2013, 07:31
Hi I’m Henny Swan and I work in the Accessibility team which is part of BBC Future Media. We support teams within the BBC to ensure they deliver web content and applications that are accessible to disabled audiences.
For the past eighteen months my team have been working hard to improve the accessibility of web content for mobile sites and native apps.
It’s been an interesting journey as there are no internationally accepted guidelines for mobile accessibility so as a result we thought we’d write our own: the Draft Mobile Accessibility Standards and Guidelines which you can find on the Standards...
Saturday 15 June 2013, 06:00
There's something for everyone this week, with a Holby City Red Button special, Horrible Histories karaoke, Bollywood music and Rick Stein recipes. Get ready for Wimbledon with tennis from Queen's Club and Eastbourne, and tune into Confederations Cup football in Brazil and MotoGP in Spain.
100 Years of Bollywood
Indian cinema's centenary celebrations continue on BBC Asian Network with a special Red Button programme that brings you highlights of 100 Greatest Bollywood Songs, BBC Three’s Bollywood spin on Bizet’s classic opera Bollywood Carmen and film icons who recently visited the UK...
Friday 14 June 2013, 15:22
CoP is a free online resource for anyone working or wanting to work in TV, radio and online broadcast. The site is packed full of videos, podcasts and articles containing advice, tips and case studies from productions and people working right across the broadcast industry.Making waves behind bars from the CoP website
Friday 14 June 2013, 08:01
Hi I’m an editor for Media Literacy. The BBC has just published a new Media Literacy Strategy and I’m here to tell you about what media literacy is, why it’s important and how the BBC is helping people develop media literacy skills and confidence.
In recent years some of the big BBC media literacy projects like First Click focussed on getting people online for the first time. But developing a broader range of media literacy skills and increasing confidence are critical if we are to benefit fully from the wide range of content and services that are available now, whether that’s a new version...
Thursday 13 June 2013, 12:00
My name is Alia Sheikh and I recently blogged about my role on BBC Research and Development (R&D) Production Labs, but I have also been working on the BBC Two programme Horizon: The Secret Life of the Cat.
In BBC R&D we're used to working on cutting edge technology for broadcast use so my colleague Tony Richardson and I were really excited when Horizon approached us to develop the cat-cams which were to be used to track the lives of several cat subjects.Rosie the cat with her cat-cam
They needed cameras that would be light enough to be worn by cats day and night to give the audience a cat...
Thursday 13 June 2013, 08:00
Hi I’m an editorial designer for BBC News and recently my teammates and I have been working on an interactive feature to accompany and enhance the BBC Two Horizon programme The Secret Life of the Cat.
Ever wondered what your cat gets up to once it leaves the cat flap? The Horizon programme, in collaboration with the Royal Veterinary College, set off to a Surrey village with GPS trackers and collar ‘cat cams’ to find out.Cat tabs
While the idea seemed light-hearted to begin with there was some serious science behind it. We know more about wild tigers than our cuddly feline roommates and...
Wednesday 12 June 2013, 08:00
I’m Robin Pembrooke and I’ve recently joined the BBC as the new head of product for News and Weather in Future Media.
In my first blog post I’m going to be telling you about a new data model concept called Storyline which we hope will provide the basis for innovative online journalism partnerships.Conceptual representation of the Storyline Model
For more details about the above image please see the BBC Ontologies page.
The BBC believes in distributing its work to the wider industry in order to benefit users and other online publishers.
One aspect of this is the thinking around the use of...