Category Archives: BBC

The iPlayer encoding black hole

I’m starting to notice that some programmes become ‘available’ on the iPlayer much quicker than other programmes. Whats the deal here? Is there copyrighted material which needs to me edited out? Or does news coverage take longer than lifestyle programmes … Continue reading

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At what point is the same experience fit for all?

I love watching the BBC 1 o’clock news during my lunch break at work. Its an excellent service and one which the beeb has provided for a long time via a its ‘Newsplayer’ pop-up or, if you are clever enough, … Continue reading

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Aunties estranged family

This week we have been conducting some user research into a new web project we are developing here at the BBC. As always, its been an incredibly insightful process helping us to focus our product around our audience needs. After … Continue reading

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Inappropriate use of quote marks…perhaps?

This just appeared on my twitter alert: bbcnews: A man who denies murdering his wife by asking his lover to stab her, says he loved his wife “to bits”. http://tinyurl.com/2nq3pl

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Are you sure you want good BBC services?

“The BBC Trust wants your views on whether it should allow the BBC to provide new video on-demand and podcasting services.” A similar analogy would be if the Ministry of Transport asked road users if they wanted motorways. Thankfully, the … Continue reading

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