30 posts about iPlayer on this blog
Wednesday 12 March 2014, 09:59
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.
Tuesday 11 March 2014, 09:30
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.
Friday 14 February 2014, 15:49
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.
Monday 27 January 2014, 08:35
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...
Tuesday 7 January 2014, 09:00
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.
Friday 29 November 2013, 09:05
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.
Friday 25 October 2013, 12:39
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.
Monday 14 October 2013, 08:30
This usage pattern is ideally suited for delivery using elastic cloud compute so Video Factory has moved live processing into the cloud.
Friday 11 October 2013, 08:30
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.
Thursday 26 September 2013, 15:01
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.
Thursday 11 July 2013, 14:18
Today we have an Android development team that is almost 3 times the size of the iOS team
Wednesday 15 May 2013, 10:06
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.
Friday 10 May 2013, 13:23
News about BBC Online over the last two weeks
Friday 26 April 2013, 13:06
Hi everyone and welcome to another round up of news from across BBC Online.
We announced the launch of the new BBC iPlayer Radio app on Android earlier in the week and the feedback has, for the most part, been positive both on the blog and across the industry.
As Digital Spy commented:
“The folks at...
Wednesday 24 April 2013, 09:14
I’m James Simcock, Executive Producer for mobile in BBC Radio, and assisting as Product Owner in the build team for BBC iPlayer Radio on mobile devices.
Together with Chris Kimber, the Executive Product Manager for BBC iPlayer Radio (across platforms), and the mobile development team in Salford, I...
Wednesday 20 March 2013, 11:58
I'm Matthew Browning and among other things I'm executive product manager for BBC Future Media's Media Tools group.
Among the millions of daily visitors to bbc.co.uk how many stop to consider where the programmes, news and live coverage they are enjoying actually come from? This is where my team come...
Tuesday 5 March 2013, 09:39
I'm Dave Price, head of BBC iPlayer.
Last month I wrote about iPlayer’s record breaking festive period with incredible performance driven by new mobile and tablets
Tuesday 5 March 2013, 09:30
As mentioned in my post yesterday, in Business Development at the BBC we partner with a range of companies in the digital and technology space to keep the BBC at the cutting edge of...
Wednesday 2 January 2013, 13:33
I'm Dave Price head of iPlayer here at the BBC.
Christmas is always a highlight of the TV calendar. If you're anything like my family, after a long Christmas dinner and a busy day unwrapping presents we gather around the telly watching the celebs on Strictly or the drama from Albert Square.
Thursday 13 December 2012, 12:30
Hi, I'm the Executive Product Manager for BBC iPlayer Radio.
The last two months have been exciting for BBC Radio on digital platforms: in October we launched BBC iPlayer Radio, bringing together all of the BBC's English language radio stations (57 of them!) into one coherent digital product across...
Staff from the BBC's online and technology teams talk about BBC Online, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button and the BBC's digital and mobile services. The blog is reactively moderated. Your host is Nick Reynolds.
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