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49 posts about iPlayer on this blog

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. New BBC iPlayer: comments round up

    Tuesday 3 June 2014, 10:56

    Nick Reynolds Nick Reynolds Editor Internet blog

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. New iPlayer: preview feedback and live launch

    Tuesday 13 May 2014, 07:15

    Dan Taylor Dan Taylor Head of BBC iPlayer

    Today, we are taking the new iPlayer out of preview and making it the default iPlayer experience on computers. This blog post is to share some of the key feedback themes from the preview period and share how we've already begun making changes in response to this feedback.

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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