Round up: Wednesday 23 February 2011
Daniel is also interviewed in Digital Spy. Quote from Daniel:
"If you go to BBC.co.uk on iPhone you get our web-based experience, and it's great, it's a really good experience... It's probably one of the best web experiences on mobile that I have seen. In that sense, it was just a matter of prioritisation... It was just about where we would have the biggest impact and it was judged that was iPad and Android."
From Media Guardian: "BBC iPlayer: catch-up TV starts sharing"
"We also know that iPlayer usage peaks at around 10pm - when Alan Carr and The Joy of Teen Sex boot up Channel 4, while the News at Ten quietens ITV down for the night. That said, the appetite for live streaming TV on the iPlayer is around a tenth of catch-up popularity... It's a significant move for the BBC, but its impact on fellow broadcasters remains pure theory."
Matt Deegan: "Success From Data":
"I was reminded of data partly because of a new innovation in the BBC's iPlayer. They're now linking out to the on-demand sections of ITV, C4, C5 and other broadcasters... At the moment we're knee-deep in UK Radio Player bits and pieces. We're going to be providing pop-up players and power the search for a number of radio stations. But to do this we need stations to get their data in a fit state."
MetaBroadcast is also pleased: "content aggregation; what are you waiting for?"
"BBC's iPlayer rules are 'restrictive', claims BSkyB" from Media Guardian.
Andrew Bowden is "Using BBD to move (a bit of) the BBC to Salford":
At some point in December I took over as product manager of the Connected Homepage project at BBC Red Button... For me one of the issues was understanding the work "backlog"...Thankfully most of the backlog wasn't written in such incomprehensible lingo, but my arrival gave the team a useful reminder that everyone needs to be able to understand what a backlog item means.
From currybetdotnet: "The great BBC website massacre - the BBC replies to criticism". Ian Hunter's latest comment on this subject can be found on his blog post from last week.
Online Journalism blog interviews Bella Hurrell on "data journalism and the BBC News Specials team":
"The simple fact that loads of data has been published is not really very interesting to most people."
From Join Freesat: "Panasonic DMR-BS850, BS750 XS350 iPlayer Update"
Nick Reynolds is Social Media Executive, BBC Online