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58 posts about iPlayer on this blog

  1. BBC iPlayer Radio app for iPad, Kindle Fire and Android tablets

    Wednesday 17 December 2014, 14:57

    Ste Brennan Ste Brennan Senior Product Manager

    After listening to people using our existing phone app, we know listeners expect a tailored BBC iPlayer Radio app that makes the most out of both the capabilities of and the way that they use their tablet.

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  2. BBC iPlayer on Xbox: design approach

    Thursday 4 December 2014, 15:00

    Leanne Dougan Leanne Dougan Senior Designer

    One challenge we had with this approach is that some programme titles are very long and are often shortened in the UI.

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  3. BBC iPlayer on Xbox One: technical approach

    Thursday 4 December 2014, 14:59

    Julia Wilson Julia Wilson Technical Lead

    One addition that was required to support this was a new mechanism to allow navigation through the menus. The 'Next Page' buttons were added to show the next set of items in a menu, where previously it was only possible to scroll through the items one at a time via the navigation keys.

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  4. BBC iPlayer comes to the Xbox One

    Thursday 4 December 2014, 14:53

    Peter Lasko Peter Lasko Senior Product Manager

    You don’t need an Xbox Live Gold Account for BBC iPlayer.

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  5. Testing BBC iPlayer: Krispy Gherkin feature file aggregator

    Wednesday 26 November 2014, 14:16

    Miguel Gonzalez Miguel Gonzalez Senior Web Developer

    One of the problems we have been facing at BBC iPlayer for a long time is the way we approach documenting the features included in the project and our test strategy. There is no silver bullet here, as it's hard to find a solution that is fast, accurate, stable, and that works for developers, developers...

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  6. Round Up: BBC iPlayer RSS Feeds and the Ethical Dilemma Cafe

    Tuesday 11 November 2014, 13:56

    Nick Reynolds Nick Reynolds Assistant Editor

    “BBC clamps down on ILLICIT iPlayer watchers” was the Register’s colourful headline about the decision to switch off BBC iPlayer RSS feeds.

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  7. BBCiPlayer Radio iOS app: your feedback

    Wednesday 8 October 2014, 10:58

    Ste Brennan Ste Brennan Senior Product Manager

    Why did we move iPad radio users from an app optimised for the device to a phone based app?

     

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  8. Rolling out 30 Day programme availability on BBC iPlayer

    Sunday 5 October 2014, 23:01

    Dan Taylor Watt Dan Taylor Watt Head BBCiPlayer

    At launch, 30 Day availability only applies to streaming but we will soon be rolling out 30 Day availability to downloads...

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  9. New BBC iPlayer for Connected TVs: update

    Friday 8 August 2014, 06:24

    Marcus Parnwell Marcus Parnwell Executive Product Manager

    We are looking to migrate the majority of all existing devices with BBC iPlayer to the new version. However, with BBC iPlayer now available on over 1,200 devices, this is a major task and will take a bit of time. Today, I am happy to announce the next wave of devices is ready to go.

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  10. BBC Online Outage on Saturday 19th July 2014

    Tuesday 22 July 2014, 20:12

    Richard Cooper Richard Cooper Controller Digital Distribution

    We have a system comprising 58 application servers and 10 database servers that provides programme and clip metadata. This data powers various BBC iPlayer applications for the devices that we support (which is over 1200 and counting) as well as modules of programme information and clips on many sites...

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  11. Testing BBC iPlayer Mobile App

    Tuesday 22 July 2014, 14:04

    Steven Cross Steven Cross Senior Test Engineer

    We have to take a pragmatic stance when triaging defects. Some may well be prioritised for fixing in the current or forthcoming release (which is great news) whilst others may not be deemed important enough for us to expend effort fixing (which is not so great).

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  12. Video Factory: one year on

    Tuesday 15 July 2014, 09:13

    Kiran Patel Kiran Patel Senior Product Manager

    The same elastic computing and cloud storage meant we could also remove all limits in content production for BBC iPlayer. We have doubled the total number of hours of video available and have increased the number of HD hours by almost 700%

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  13. BBC iPlayer Radio app on Windows 8 phones

    Monday 7 July 2014, 17:48

    Daniel Bean Daniel Bean Senior Product Manager

    I’m pleased to say that today sees the launch of the BBC’s first iPlayer Radio app for Windows Phone 8 users

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  14. New BBC iPlayer for Children

    Tuesday 10 June 2014, 11:09

    Graham Matthews Graham Matthews Business Analyst

    The Children’s iPlayer websites are built using the same components and technology as the main version of iPlayer. This approach means that new functionality can be easily shared between the two, improving and enriching the experience for all iPlayer users.

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  15. New BBC iPlayer: comments round up

    Tuesday 3 June 2014, 10:56

    Nick Reynolds Nick Reynolds Assistant Editor

    Comments

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  16. New BBC iPlayer: internal testing of user journeys

    Monday 2 June 2014, 11:04

    Monalisa Rath Monalisa Rath Senior Developer

    The test team sat down and came up with four areas for the journeys to focus on. These were Playback, Categories & A-Z, TV Guide & Channel Schedules and the iPlayer Homepage, the individual Channel Homepages and the Search facility.

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  17. BBC iPlayer Mobile and Tablet Apps updated

    Wednesday 28 May 2014, 11:19

    Chris Tangye Chris Tangye Senior Product Manager

    There have been times when as many as four different features were being worked on at the same time all hidden behind ‘flags’ in the code that prevented the end user from seeing them.

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  18. New BBC iPlayer comes to Windows Phones 8

    Tuesday 27 May 2014, 11:31

    Navin Nair Navin Nair Business Analyst

    ...we’ve overhauled the viewing experience, switching to an adaptive bitrate media player. This means those of you with poorer internet connections will still be able to watch content while those with faster connections will get the best playback quality available.

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  19. New BBC iPlayer for TVs out of preview

    Wednesday 21 May 2014, 12:45

    Marcus Parnwell Marcus Parnwell Executive Product Manager

    The technical team in Salford has been poring over memory dumps and performance monitors to reduce the unnecessary weight in the application and remove any memory leaks.

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  20. Update to BBC iPlayer on Sky+ HD

    Friday 16 May 2014, 12:32

    Marcus Parnwell Marcus Parnwell Executive Product Manager

    It’s been over 18 months since we launched this version of BBC iPlayer and I am pleased that we have been able to work with Sky to make some significant improvements to BBC iPlayer on the Sky+ HD platform.

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