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37 posts about iPlayer on this blog

  1. BBC iPlayer video downloads now available for all recent Android devices

    Tuesday 15 April 2014, 15:33

    David Berlin David Berlin Senior Product Manager

    In response to public demand, instead of our previous policy of comprehensively testing specific devices before enabling downloads, we are now offering video downloads functionality by default to all Android devices running Ice Cream Sandwich or above.

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  2. Accessibility on BBC iPlayer on Chromecast

    Monday 7 April 2014, 08:35

    Henny Swan Henny Swan Senior Accessibility Specialist

    For blind and low vision users, as well as some users with cognitive impairments, both the BBC iPlayer iOS and Android apps have labels on all the Chromecast buttons that can be read out.

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  3. Testing BBC iPlayer on Chromecast

    Friday 4 April 2014, 08:35

    David Colter David Colter Senior Test Engineer

    We developed our Chromecast capability in partnership with Google. They provided us with their software development kit for us to integrate Chromecast connectivity into our iPlayer apps. We were also given some design rules to define how the cast experience was to work in use.

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  4. BBC iPlayer Radio update

    Thursday 27 March 2014, 15:34

    Chris Kimber Chris Kimber Executive Product Manager

    This week we released an update to the BBC iPlayer Radio apps for Android and iOS as well as an improvement to the desktop iPlayer Radio console.

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  5. BBC iPlayer apps on Chromecast

    Wednesday 19 March 2014, 09:02

    Chris Yanda Chris Yanda Executive Product Manager

    The BBC iPlayer app, in the case of these technologies, works not by physically streaming the content from your mobile to your TV, but by sending a message from your mobile to, for example, the Chromecast dongle to tell it to request a piece of content directly from a BBC server and play it on your TV...

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  6. New BBC iPlayer: redesign insights

    Monday 17 March 2014, 11:34

    Kutlu Canlioglu Kutlu Canlioglu Creative Director

    There are around 1,200 hours of content available on BBC iPlayer at any one time... So exposing the breadth of content available, without getting in the way of those users who have come with something specific in mind, was a key consideration.

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  7. Making the new iPlayer accessible for all

    Thursday 13 March 2014, 10:41

    Henny Swan Henny Swan Senior Accessibility Specialist

    Before we began work we already had a lot of data and user feedback about likes and dislikes with the existing iPlayer website. This was fed into the design process helping to shape wireframes and UX along with the BBC requirements of standards and guidelines.

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  8. Welcome to the new BBC iPlayer on TV

    Wednesday 12 March 2014, 09:59

    Marcus Parnwell Marcus Parnwell Executive Product Manager

    We are currently offering users a preview of the new version of BBC iPlayer for big-screen devices. If the preview is available for your TV device (see list below), you will see a new link at the bottom of the screen inviting you to try out a new version.

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  9. Introducing the new BBC iPlayer

    Tuesday 11 March 2014, 09:30

    Dan Taylor Dan Taylor Head of BBC iPlayer

    The new iPlayer has been designed for a multiscreen world, so the experience is consistent, but optimised across PC, tablet, mobile and TV devices and we've built it in such a way that we can rapidly develop and release new features across those four screens.

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  10. BBC iPlayer Radio: your feedback

    Friday 14 February 2014, 15:49

    Daniel Bean Daniel Bean Senior Product Manager

    The list of radio programmes you favourited in BBC iPlayer are stored in an old system we call “Dynamite”. A request to retrieve your favourites from Dynamite would not give a complete list, it would only return those programmes which are currently available to listen to.

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  11. Testing BBC iPlayer: reading XML, JSON response into Java

    Monday 27 January 2014, 08:35

    Gaurav Kumar Gaurav Kumar Developer

    This blog-post is based on my experience of testing in iPlayer Business Layer that is a RESTful API. Instead of telling the readers about the basic principles and mechanics of API testing, I want to talk about a very important aspect of automating API testing that is reading and verifying the response...

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  12. Christmas 2013 on BBC iPlayer

    Tuesday 7 January 2014, 09:00

    Dan Taylor Dan Taylor Head of BBC iPlayer

    2013 truly proved to be the year of the tablet and after they were all unwrapped, Boxing Day saw tablet viewing overtake computer viewing for the first time in iPlayer history.

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  13. BBC iPlayer comes to the Sony PlayStation 4

    Friday 29 November 2013, 09:05

    Peter Lasko Peter Lasko Technical Product Manager

    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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  14. Links: BBC iPlayer App Downloads

    Friday 25 October 2013, 12:39

    Nick Reynolds Nick Reynolds Editor Internet blog

    The fact that BBC iPlayer app has now been downloaded more than 200 million times was reported by Metro (which has some nice infographics) and the Telegraph.

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  15. Video Factory: Transcoding Video for BBC iPlayer

    Monday 14 October 2013, 08:30

    Marina Kalkanis Marina Kalkanis Core Services Head

    This usage pattern is ideally suited for delivery using elastic cloud compute so Video Factory has moved live processing into the cloud.

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  16. Links: Tony Hall Speech, BBC Playlister and Android Update

    Friday 11 October 2013, 08:30

    Nick Reynolds Nick Reynolds Editor Internet blog

    Tony Hall's speech on "Where Next?" for the BBC on Tuesday was largely reported neutrally, with most mainstream media opting for straight forward summaries. The whole speech can be watched on the About The BBC website, with an accompanying press release.

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  17. BBC iPlayer Downloads: simpler, more reliable downloads for desktop

    Thursday 26 September 2013, 15:01

    Dan Taylor Dan Taylor Head of BBC iPlayer

    Today, I'm pleased to announce the release of a new desktop downloads solution, BBC iPlayer Downloads , which aims to address the underlying cause of many of those issues.

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  18. BBC iPlayer App on Android: Update

    Thursday 11 July 2013, 14:18

    David Berlin David Berlin Senior Product Manager

    Today we have an Android development team that is almost 3 times the size of the iOS team

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  19. BBC iPlayer launches on Windows Phone 8

    Wednesday 15 May 2013, 10:06

    Dave Price Dave Price Head of BBC iPlayer

    A couple of months ago, Cyrus Saihan announced that BBC iPlayer would be coming to Windows Phone [link to previous blog]. I’m now pleased to announce that that day has arrived and for the first time BBC iPlayer is available on Windows Phone 8 devices.

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  20. Links: iPlayer iOS app update

    Friday 10 May 2013, 13:23

    Eliza Kessler Eliza Kessler Content Producer

    News about BBC Online over the last two weeks

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