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  1. Head of iPlayer, BBC Digital

    BBC iPlayer enhancements: Live Restart on your TV, My Programmes and cross-device resume

    This summer, we’re rolling out some new features to give you even greater control over your iPlayer experience. We want to give you more control to make the things you love about the BBC even better and make it easier to find more of the things that might be of interest to you across the BBC.

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  2. Executive Product Manager

    Download full radio programmes to listen offline with the BBC iPlayer Radio app

    Today, we launched a major new version of the BBC iPlayer Radio app. This means for the first time, you will be able to download BBC radio programmes in full to your smartphone or tablet, listen to them offline without the need for an internet connection and keep them to enjoy for up to 30 days.

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  3. Senior UX Designer, BBC iPlayer

    BBC iPlayer Mobile Apps:  New navigation released

    We felt strongly that creating a consistent iPlayer navigation pattern across Android and iOS is the right approach, as we know more and more households have both mobile platforms accessing iPlayer; for example many use smart phones along with shared family tablets.

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  4. Senior Product Manager, BBC iPlayer Mobile Apps

    BBC iPlayer Mobile Apps: Reviewing operating system support

    To achieve the user experience and resilience that we all expect, it is crucial to find the right balance between reaching the largest possible audience and the additional complexity of supporting an ever expanding set of devices and operating systems.

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  5. Head, Business Development

    Mind control your TV

    For our latest project, we took a simple low cost brainwave reading headset and created a ‘Mind Control TV’ prototype. It allows users to open an experimental version of BBC iPlayer and select a TV programme to view, using nothing but their brainwaves.

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  6. Senior Product Manager

    BBC iPlayer on TV: BT Vision, Audio Description, Live Channels

    Over the last year, we’ve been focused on getting the same version of iPlayer to all users on the TV where possible.

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  7. Executive 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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