Round up Wednesday 9 February 2011
Roly Keating on the About the BBC blog: "Permanent collections - the next stage in opening up the best of the BBC":
...this isn't about all programmes, on all channels. Many of the BBC's most commercially popular titles and archive classics are of course available on DVD, or via pay-TV channels or paid downloads, and long may they continue to be so... But today's announcement confirms that in the online age the task of making more of the wealth of its fantastic archives easily accessible to audiences is an inseparable part of the BBC's mission as a public service broadcaster.
From paidContent: "Confirmed: iPlayer App Coming To iPad, Android This Week". Daniel Danker's post from yesterday has more details. According to Media Guardian I've been "valiantly" quelling a "backlash".
To suggest that the BBC sells these links to external websites, which as you rightly say would be against the BBC's charter, is clearly a very serious allegation. It's also totally untrue... None of the links to external websites from the BBC's UK-facing website are sold. All of them are editorially selected because we believe they offer useful onward reading for our audience.
...a bit of a storm in a teacup...What interests me here is the immediate leap to assume that any bad, out-dated or inappropriate links on a massive editorial site must be there because of a commercial transaction...
Comment on the changes to BBC Online announced last month continues:
From Unthinkable Consulting "BBC Online's social strategy".
And finally it's Social Media Week.
There a BBC showcase on the topic of Sport and Social media tonight at 7 p.m. chaired by Roger Mosey. Details:
How are BBC sport using social media across sports reporting, commentary and coverage? What are the plans for the future, and what social media plans are in place for BBC's London 2012 Olympics coverage?... The panel will include: Jake Humphrey, BBC Sport presenter - @jakehumphreyf1... Karen Pickering MBE, four-time world champion swimmer, England's most successful Commonwealth Games swimmer -@karen_pickering... Jeanette Kwakye, British 100m champion and only Briton to reach Olympics 100m final in last 25 years - @jnettekwakye ...Lewis Wiltshire, Editor of BBC Sport website and social media lead for BBC Sport - @lewiswiltshire...
You can find a live stream of the event here.
Nick Reynolds is Social Media Executive, BBC Online