The Observer | Guardian :: BBC and ITV already cover the whole of the capital: what's needed is something like Lambeth TV.
A report by Peter Preston, www.guardian.co.uk
BBC :: Hi, my name is Rae Spencer, and I'm acting Senior UX experience designer at the BBC, working across all versions of BBC iPlayer including connected TVs and consoles. My collegue Katherine Aherne and I started work on iPlayer for XBox last year, and with today's release of Radio support in iPlayer on Xbox, we thought we'd provide an insight into the process we used to create a consistent and usable design for an innovative new platform.
An experience report Rae Spencer, www.bbc.co.uk
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Guardian :: Now that the Murdochs are out of the way, it is Scotland that represents the biggest existential threat to the BBC. The Scottish independence referendum of 2014 may be only of occasional interest to London's chattering classes – but the view at White City is somewhat more focused. BBC executives are only too aware of the potential implications if Scotland were to become sovereign in matters of television.
An essay by Dan Sabbagh, www.guardian.co.uk
Guardian :: Richard Klein has said that the £5m budget cut being forced on BBC4 will not "break" the channel. However, the BBC4 controller admitted that the loss of drama, entertainment and history shows will make it almost impossible to maintain its record ratings.
A report by Mark Sweney, www.guardian.co.uk
The Next Web :: It has been a phenomenally successful Olympics for Great Britain & Northern Ireland, securing third place in the gold medal table behind the might of the USA and China. But rowers, cyclists, runners and boxers aside, it has been a massive event for broadcasters too, in what the BBC was touting as the first digital Olympics. And its success on this front couldn’t have come at a better time.
A report by Paul Sawers, thenextweb.com
Guardian :: John Plunkett looks back at a superb fortnight on the public broadcaster with Maggie Brown and Olly Mann. Plus, Paul Lewis reveals the story behind the new docudrama based on Reading The Riots
Listen to the podcast audio stream here Presented by John Plunkett, produced by Matt Hill, www.guardian.co.uk
A must-read ...
BBC Internet Blog :: At the end of last week, I talked about the trends in multi-platform viewing behaviour that we're observing as this mass of data flows in. Today I want to explain a bit more about how our interactive coverage gets from the event itself to the device at your fingertips, wherever it is around the country that you are watching.
A report by Cait O'Riordan, www.bbc.co.uk
Additional (also more technical) information:
"Building the Olympic Data Services," by David Rogers, BBC
"Olympic Data Services and the Interactive Video Player," by Oliver Bartlett, BBC
HT: Phil Fearnley, here:
BBC - BBC Internet Blog: From starting gun to smartphone: delivering the Olympics to your device bbc.in/NZGSOY— Phil Fearnley (@PhilFearnleyBBC) August 7, 2012
BBC :: The International Olympic Committee has always sought the largest possible television audiences. But new technological capabilities, like those being used by BBC and Sky Italia to make many feeds available simultaneously, may be subtly altering that goal, analysts say. “The priority is still to get as many people as possible watching the Olympics,” said Ben Speight, an analyst at SportBusiness Group in London. “But now they also want the maximum amount of coverage, to give greater exposure to some of the minor sports.”
A report by Eric Pfanner, www.nytimes.com
paidContent :: UK TV viewers are gobbling up 24 simultaneous live Olympics streams the BBC is taking from web to TV. First-week data shows a big appetite for viewing of all kinds.
Data - A report by Robert Andrews, paidcontent.org
New York Times :: London Olympics have provided a variety of television “firsts.” The last such Games, in 1948, were the first to be televised to people’s homes, for example. This time, the BBC and NHK, the Japanese public broadcaster, are testing a new technology — so-called Super Hi-Vision television, which they describe as providing 16 times the resolution of conventional high-definition television.
A report by Eric Pflanner, www.nytimes.com