Blog posts by year and month November 2013

Posts (19)

  1. Coming up in this week we have all the action from the UK Snooker Championships from York as well as highlights from the BBC Four Blues Collection and the best in 2013’s Asian Music with Asian Network Rewind.

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  2. We specify very clearly what requirements we make of a new TV or device, referencing industry standards. We also have a compliance application that we make available to a manufacturer of a new device. The compliance application can be used to test different requirements independently.

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  3. In delivering this product, we have created a completely new technical architecture to process and publish content, plus a responsive front-end to display the content to users.

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  4. We ran a BBC News Labs stand at the Mozilla Festival “Science Fair” to demonstrate and share the News Labs APIs and The Juicer, to talk about Storyline, and to see what was going on in the open source, hacker and maker innovation spaces.

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  5. Our experts discuss online learning environments such as MOOCs (massive open online courses), which can bring the classroom to the individual, meaning that more and more people can access university-standard learning resources.

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  6. This week Doctor Who celebrates 50 years and you can go behind the lens on the year’s most anticipated television drama. Plus catch up with the BBC Introducing festival, celebrating unsigned artists, and tune into rugby and Formula 1 coverage.

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  7. If you're in any doubt as to his improtance in the history of BBC Online, read this lengthy article from The Register published last year.

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  8. We currently support 438 different screen resolutions on over 1000 Android devices. The key challenge here was to produce a design that scales, rather than bespoke solutions for both iPhone and iPad.

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  9. "At the moment we treat audiences like licence fee payers. We should be treating them like owners. That’s what I meant when I said that we wouldn’t be THE BBC, but My BBC, Our BBC? The public owns us and that is what it needs to feel like."

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  10. We also allow you to “follow” a presenter which means we can present a more personalised experience when you visit Playlister. So far we have 12 presenters involved, and we aim to increase this number over the coming months, to cover a wider range of music and tastes.

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