Thursday 23 May 2013, 09:00
Reading this during the evening of Saturday 25 May? Then you can give the ‘Virtual Crowd’ pilot a go with the Champions League final by visiting this page.
Saturday 25 May 2013, 06:00
It's a very special Red Button weekend with coverage from Radio 1's Big Weekend, highlights of the F1 Monaco race and qualifying and final tours of the show gardens of the 2013 Chelsea Flower Show. From Monday, look out for the return of Springwatch's live webcams.
Radio 1 Big Weekend
The biggest party of the year has kicked off in Derry-Londonderry. You can follow Radio 1's Big Weekend on the Red Button and also on BBC Three, Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra and on the Radio 1 website.
The festival always attracts the big names and this year features the likes of The Saturdays, Bruno Mars (pictured), The 1975, Everything Everything, Wretch 32, Disclosure and Vampire Weekend. Press the Red Button for 'as live' Big Weekend performances on Saturday and Sunday evening (times below). Follow our #bigweekend tweets from @BBCRedButton.
Available on Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media/Freeview
Saturday 25 May: 3.30pm-6pm, 8pm-2am
Sunday 26 May: 5pm-1am
Springwatch 2013 – Live webcamsBlue Tit
With the coldest start to spring in 50 years, the UK's plants and animals are facing a real challenge. Join the Springwatch 2013 team as they capture the most dramatic events in nature and celebrate our...
Friday 24 May 2013, 16:33
Hi everyone. Today was the BBC Online Briefing, a chance for the BBC to share what it’s doing in all things digital with the wider industry.
Over the next couple of weeks we will be making videos from the day available on the blog so you’ll be able to check out what speakers from different departments of BBC Future Media presented.
I was in the Radio Theatre tweeting key quotes and pictures from the talks and sessions as well as collating others tweets and activity from participants on our Live blog.
Below are some of the highlights from the different sessions.
From director of Future Media Ralph Rivera’s Keynote speech:
From Delivering Connected TV: The TV Application Layer session with technical product manager Peter Lasko and senior technical architect Paul Caporn: From TV, PC, Mobile and Tablet: Reaching Viewers in the Four-Screen World of 2016 presentation with Julian Dickens:
From the Q&A with Ralph Rivera and director...
Friday 24 May 2013, 08:30
Hi everyone, today is the BBC Online Briefing in New Broadcasting House, London. This is a chance for the BBC to share the work it’s doing with partners and suppliers in the digital arena.
Host Kirsty Wark will have the opportunity to ask Future Media director Ralph Rivera some of your questions so if you have something you would like her to ask then leave a comment below, in Kirsty’s blog post or tweet us using the hashtag #BBCOnline.Live blog for the BBC Online Briefing
Eliza Kessler is the content producer for the BBC Internet blog.
Thursday 23 May 2013, 15:52
It’s spring (at last) and BBC Online is gearing up for another BBC Online Briefing, the fourth in the series. As last year, we are in London in Radio Theatre, right next to the BBC’s new HQ in New Broadcasting House. The Briefing is being held tomorrow, Friday May 24.A view of BBC Broadcasting House
The idea behind the Briefings is to share with a broad cross section of the UK digital media industry service and product plans as well as latest thinking on significant topics.
After feedback from delegates we are trying a few new things this year. As well as a round-up of what the Connected...
Thursday 23 May 2013, 09:00
Hi I’m the senior technology architect for BBC Sport Online. Regular readers of this blog will know that Connected Studio has been a hot topic over the past year with most areas of BBC Online having a turn.
It’s gone particularly well for my team, Sport, where 40 ideas from the initial sessions have been whittled down to the four strongest to take through to pilot stage. This blog summarises each of these projects and gives you the chance to let us know what you think.
Pilot phase means these projects have been prototyped for testing. This means, with the exception of Virtual Crowd at the Champions...
Wednesday 22 May 2013, 08:00
Hi I'm Rob Lee, senior technical architect for Knowledge & Learning (K&L) at the BBC.
I'm part of the team building the new Knowledge & Learning product. In this post I'm going to describe the technical work we've undertaken so far, some of which you can see in the new Beta release that my colleague Chris Sizemore recently blogged about.Video content on the Knowledge & Learning Beta
The Knowledge & Learning product aims to bring together the variety of factual and learning content we have on the BBC into a coherent proposition. In the formal learning space we currently have a number of sites...
Tuesday 21 May 2013, 08:00
Through BBC Connected Studio we’ve been working closely with Eleni Sharp, BBC Homepage product manager and her team to design, test and develop the BBC Now pilot and you can read more about the feature in Eleni’s recent blog post.
Our challenge with BBC Now was to capture all the content being published both on bbc.co.uk and on other platforms and to bring it all together into a single...
Monday 20 May 2013, 08:01
Last year I hosted an internal BBC staff event for the BBC’s Future Media division.
There was a great atmosphere in the studio theatre and I hope everyone felt it was a valuable and relaxed day. Obviously there’s been a regime change since then, but if I’m reading the mood music correctly the BBC wants more conversation, more sharing and more candour! So....
Radio Theatre at BBC Broadcasting House
If you’re a regular reader of the Internet blog...
Saturday 18 May 2013, 06:00
A varied and exciting smorgasbord of musical delights on the Red Button this week. Yes, it’s Eurovision in all its glory with Radio 2’s Ken Bruce giving his take on the proceedings.
Radio 1’s Big Weekend begins on Friday in Derry-Londonderry, this year’s City of Culture and lovers of all things gardening-related can tune into the Chelsea Flower Show for commentary from designers and a tour of the show gardens.
Eurovision Song Contest
It’s that time of year and once again viewers can press the red button during Eurovision for an interactive experience including sing-along...
Friday 17 May 2013, 14:02
I’m Ben Toone, assistant content producer at the BBC College of Production (CoP) website.
Laura Mvula, Chvurches, Haim – sound familiar? If not, you’ve probably heard of Dizzee Rascal, Jessie J, Adele and 50 Cent. All have featured in the BBC’s Sound of Poll, an annual multi-platform project bringing the next big thing in music to those in the know in the music industry.BBC Sound of 2013
The producer of...