Designing physical prototypes to create new and interesting radio experiences for a young audience.
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Making the process of choosing what to watch enjoyable.
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Where does the future of interactive storytelling lie and how are we helping to shape it?
We found people wanted to interact with Alexa - so built a skill to randomly dramatise a famously 'experimental' novel.
Browse over 2000 monographs, reports and white papers.
A new way to listen to podcasts? Our prototype adds context, data and images to audio to show our sources.
8 Feb 2019
Latest sprint notes from the IRFS team. Speaker id, NLP in the Newsroom and moving preparations
5 Feb 2019
Four public prototypes from Tellybox, recording the Next Episode, out and about with Newnews, and sad farewells to Jakub (and Freebird).
25 Jan 2019
How the industry is working towards an interoperable future for IP within broadcasting facilites.
8 Jan 2019
Another busy year, focussing on the adoption of technology and growing our community of practice.
31 Dec 2018
News Labs, the BBC’s innovation team, has been through a lot of change in 2018.
28 Dec 2018
End-to-end broadcasting that will allow a live studio to run entirely on IP networks - @BBCRD are researching IP me… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Context is key.
Where Next For Interactive Stories? Via - @BBCRD bbc.co.uk/rd/blog/2019-0…
A new way to listen to podcasts? Try our trial which adds images, data and more context to radio and audio, showing… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
The BBC experiments with radio interfaces. bbc.co.uk/rd/projects/be…
Choose your own adventure - So hot right now. @BBCRD have made a really cool audio drama version for #alexa. Naviga… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…