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Cyrus Saihan

Head of Digital Partnerships

Blog posts in total 11

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  1. Feeling the weather: the future of the forecast?

    Feeling the weather: the future of the forecast?

    Cyrus Saihan explains how haptic technology is being used to help the audience actually feel weather conditions

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  2. Could smartglasses and holograms transform TV, news and education?

    Could smartglasses and holograms transform TV, news and education?

    Cyrus Saihan explains how the BBC is experimenting with Augmented Reality using smartglasses

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  3. BBC experiments with speed reading technologies

    BBC experiments with speed reading technologies

    How the BBC is experimenting with a new speed reading technology to help users read content faster than they ever have before.

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  4. BBC experiments with voiceprints

    BBC experiments with voiceprints

    For our experiment, we wanted to explore how your TV – just by hearing the unique sound of your voice – could give people a more intuitive and more personal service in the future.

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  5. Innovation, start-ups and the future of music

    Innovation, start-ups and the future of music

    It is exciting to consider what could come next from the UK’s music industry. With that in mind, as part of our Future of Music conference, we invited along some interesting start-ups to demo their products and services to the attendees.

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  6. BBC experiments with ‘Holographic’ TV

    BBC experiments with ‘Holographic’ TV

    Although the famous Princess Leia hologram from Star Wars was set a “long, long time ago”, this type of audience experience might not be that far away. Holographic experiences offer audiences a level of detail and realism that a short while ago seemed impossible but that are now becoming a reality.

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  7. Mind control your TV

    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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  8. Virtual reality: the future of TV?

    If you have an Oculus Rift developer kit, you can download the experience yourself on a MAC or on a PC. Try it out and let us know what you think.

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  9. Mobile partnerships at the BBC: Microsoft

    As mentioned in my post yesterday, in Business Development at the BBC we partner with a range of companies in the digital and technology space to keep the BBC at the cutting edge of...

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  10. Digital and technology partnerships with the BBC

    Hi I’m Cyrus Saihan, head of Business Development in the BBC’s Future Media division. In Business Development we work with third party digital and technology companies to make sure that we are using the latest technologies and platforms to help us make BBC products...

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  11. Start-ups, digital media trends and the BBC

    Hi my name is Cyrus Saihan and I work as Head of Business Development in the Future Media division of the BBC. In Business Development we work closely with a range of companies in the digital media and technology space to ensure that the BBC has a high quality presence on consumer devices (T...

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