The BBC’s quality standards are extremely high, and our work ensures they are maintained throughout every development in audio and visual technology, from high definition TV to compressed video and 3D audio.
Discovering what audiences think about image quality and latency - while helping us to delivering personal and flexible media - universally and at scale.
Blog post on 15 Jun 2022
Continual developments in compression is needed to deliver bandwidth-intensive video formats such as ultra-high definition or panoramic video - we are exploring new approaches which use artificial intelligence techniques.
Blog post on 12 Nov 2021
Our UHD HDR workflow for covering the Euro 2020 Football Championships - and our plans to remove the SDR 'islands'.
Blog post on 16 Jul 2021
On intermittently fast internet connections, are players smart enough to switch quality when bandwidth changes?
Blog post on 21 Jun 2021
Recent developments mean that compression can be considered a computer vision problem. Neural compression is an opportunity for us to experiment and rethink.
Blog post on 7 Jun 2021
Adding colours from example images to black and white content using attention-based neural networks.
Blog post on 4 May 2021
Our new conformance testing tools can test VC-2 codec implementations more thoroughly.
Blog post on 7 Apr 2021
Creating a personalised, accessible and immersive listening experience whatever situation you are listening in, by trialling and collaborating with industry, partners, and producers.
Video compression is an essential part of high quality video streaming. We're exploring how to apply machine learning to the task.
Blog post on 9 Sep 2020
Personal. Efficient. Sustainable. Discover how BBC R&D is helping to build a better BBC in these 3 interactive experiences.
Blog post on 7 Sep 2020
We're researching the home lighting conditions where people watch video - take our survey and tell us about your environment.
Blog post on 23 Jul 2020
A summary of the variants to help you decide which is the best for your needs.
Blog post on 26 Jun 2020
Can video codecs become more efficient using machine learning which is based on fully connected networks?
Blog post on 22 Jun 2020
Using machine learning for the improvement of video compression.
Blog post on 2 Jun 2020
The BBC is famous for high-quality content, stunning visuals and breath-taking pictures. The visual data analytics group in BBC Research & Development is creating new and efficient artificial intelligence (AI)...