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  • International BBC iPlayer iPad app to hit App Store
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    International BBC iPlayer iPad app to hit App Store

    By 28 July 2011

    The international version of the BBC iPlayer has finally landed, via a dedicated iPad app, ending months of speculation as to what exactly the global platform of the hugely successful video on demand platform may entail. Back in December last year Pocket-lint...

  • BlackBerry PlayBook BBC News and iPlayer apps go live....sort of
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    BlackBerry PlayBook BBC News and iPlayer apps go live....sort of

    By 19 July 2011

    BlackBerry PlayBook users are in for a double dose of BBC app action as the corporation has announced that its News and iPlayer apps are now available.....in a way. You see, these aren't dedicated QNX apps but simply icons, or shortcuts, to web pages...

  • BBC set to survey UK's Android 3G coverage
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    BBC set to survey UK's Android 3G coverage

    By 18 July 2011

    The BBC is looking to create the ultimate UK mobile coverage map, conducting an independent survey into the country's 3G and 2G services.  The survey is going to use an Android app developed by a network analysis firm called Epitiro. It will create data...

  • BBC execs campaign to stop writers and actors joining Twitter (on no they're not)
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    BBC execs campaign to stop writers and actors joining Twitter (on no they're not)

    By 4 July 2011

    A group of BBC executives are said to be spurring on a company wide initiative to stop actors, writers and talent from joining social networking website Twitter. The move comes after increasing numbers of Twitter reveals from high profile actors relating...

  • BBC blasts Glastonbury tunes in HD sound
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    BBC blasts Glastonbury tunes in HD sound

    By 24 June 2011

    The BBC has announced that it is broadcasting its radio coverage of the Glastonbury festival in HD Sound via the Radio 6 Music station. The Beeb's HD sound launched in October, promising improved encoding and higher bit rates for its output that offered...

  • BBC iPlayer begins broadcast on BT Vision
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    BBC iPlayer begins broadcast on BT Vision

    By 22 June 2011

    BT has completed the terrestrial television VOD full set with the launch of the BBC iPlayer on BT Vision. The popular video-on-demand service can now be found, along with the ITV Net Player, 4oD and Demand 5 in the TV Replay platform of the broadband...

  • APP OF THE DAY: BBC News review (Samsung TV)
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    APP OF THE DAY: BBC News review (Samsung TV)

    By 17 June 2011

    You may have read earlier on Pocket-lint how the BBC News app has hit the "fourth screen" - i.e. the TV - with the launch of the service on Samsung connected TVs (with more manufacturers to come on board in the future). Well, if you haven't had time to...

  • BBC focused on dual screen iPad experience
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    BBC focused on dual screen iPad experience

    By 17 June 2011

    The BBC's director of future media has told Pocket-lint that the corporation is working on an iPad navigation platform for its online content. Sitting down for a one on one with us at the BAFTA HQ in London after formally launching the BBC News app for...

  • BBC News app hits Samsung TVs
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    BBC News app hits Samsung TVs

    By 17 June 2011

    The BBC has unveiled the latest platform for its popular BBC News app - connected Samsung TVs. Speaking at an event at the BAFTA HQ in London, Ralph Rivera - the new director of future media at the BBC - described how the big screen platform fits into...

  • BBC to keep SD and HD channels separate on Sky...
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    BBC to keep SD and HD channels separate on Sky...

    By 16 June 2011

    The BBC has blamed regional and localised content for it not taking part in Sky’s HD swap programme. Sky, who launched the initiative earlier in the year, has automatically swapped out its SD channels for HD equivalents on its Sky HD box in order to...

  • BBC outlines its vision of TV in the future
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    BBC outlines its vision of TV in the future

    By 16 June 2011

    The BBC’s director of distribution, Alix Pryde, has outlined what she and the BBC sees as the future of television in the coming years, suggesting that life in front of the sofa is about to get a lot more interactive.  Clarifying that this isn’t...

  • BBC testing Group Record - Series Link on steroids
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    BBC testing Group Record - Series Link on steroids

    By 16 June 2011

    The BBC has teased us with a new feature that its aiming to launch in time for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Called Group Record, the new feature will allow users to record a group of programmes in a similar way to how Series Link works. However, rather...

  • BBC iPlayer app finally arrives for Boxee Box
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    BBC iPlayer app finally arrives for Boxee Box

    By 8 June 2011

    Big news for Boxee Box users in the UK - a native BBC iPlayer app has finally landed. Previously Boxee Boxers could only access Auntie's goodies through the web browser on their devices and, although this still allowed access to all the programming, it...

  • Sky applauds BBC's Wimbledon 3D coverage
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    Sky applauds BBC's Wimbledon 3D coverage

    By 8 June 2011

    The BBC's decision to broadcast the Wimbledon tennis Championships in 3D later this month has been welcomed by industry bigwigs - most notably Sky's 3D channel director John Cassy. Cassy said that the BBC's arrival to the 3D arena could open up big opportunities...

  • Wimbledon serves up BBC's first 3D action
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    Wimbledon serves up BBC's first 3D action

    By 8 June 2011

    Whoa, welcome to the revolution Auntie Beeb! That's right, the BBC has jumped on board the 3D express and confirmed that it will be showing the Wimbledon tennis Championship live in 3D. And the good news is that, as long as you've got a 3D TV, you'll...

  • Wimbledon 2011 - why tennis is going 3D
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    Wimbledon 2011 - why tennis is going 3D

    By 1 June 2011

    Sony recently announced that it would film the Wimbledon finals in 3D for the very first time. But, what does it take to take the world's most revered tennis tournament into the next dimension? And where can we watch it? Pocket-lint was invited along...

  • BBC could serve up a 3D Wimbledon final
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    BBC could serve up a 3D Wimbledon final

    By 27 May 2011

    The BBC could technically show the last three days of Wimbledon in 3D on it’s HD channel, Sony has told Pocket-lint. Sony, who has been given the job of filming the world famous tennis championship in 3D for 2011, has let slip that the Beeb could be...

  • BBC News app for Android finally arrives
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    BBC News app for Android finally arrives

    By 25 May 2011

    The BBC has announced that its popular BBC News app has spread its wings, and is now landing on Android devices. The app, which launched for iOS devices in July last year is available for versions of Android from 1.6 onwards and will even work on devices...

  • The Apprentice apps - what the expert really thought
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    The Apprentice apps - what the expert really thought

    By 11 May 2011

    While we at Pocket-lint are busy basking in the limelight of our appearance on The Apprentice, in fairness, the real star of episode 2 season 7 was a London- (and now New York) based app development and delivery company known as Grapple. Stuart, Chris...

  • Pocket-lint stars on The Apprentice
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    Pocket-lint stars on The Apprentice

    By 11 May 2011

    Ladies and gentleman, we can now officially reveal that Pocket-lint will be playing a key role in tonight's (11 May) episode of The Apprentice. The show features a challenge described by Alan Sugar himself as "all about technology" and we get involved...

  • BBC Domesday Project Reloaded for the Internet age
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    BBC Domesday Project Reloaded for the Internet age

    By 6 May 2011

    It was 925 years ago that William the Conqueror carried out a complete census of England. It was 900 years later that the BBC decided to do something similar when they asked hundreds of thousands of people around the country to supply photos, videos,...

  • Royal wedding photos - how to take them and what to do with them
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    Royal wedding photos - how to take them and what to do with them

    By 29 April 2011

    Whether you're a patriotic royalist, a strict republican or utterly indifferent, there's no denying that the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton is a significant historical event - not to mention a great opportunity for capturing some...

  • BBC R&D receives Queen's award for Piero sports graphics tech
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    BBC R&D receives Queen's award for Piero sports graphics tech

    By 21 April 2011

    The BBC's research and development department have just received an award for its Piero TV graphics system - something that has transformed sports broadcasting. The Queen's Award has been presented to the BBC for the way in which the Piero system enables...

  • BBC website goes down, dubbed #bbcblackout (UPDATE, It's back)
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    BBC website goes down, dubbed #bbcblackout (UPDATE, It's back)

    By 29 March 2011

    You don’t expect the Beeb’s entire website to go down, but that’s what’s happened on Tuesday night in the UK with the BBC's news site, main site and even iPlayer going offline. Although at the time of writing it’s unsure what the problem is,...

  • Kip Meek replaced by Alan Sugar at YouView
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    Kip Meek replaced by Alan Sugar at YouView

    By 7 March 2011

    YouView has swapped its non-executive chairman for Sugar. And before you say, "how many bags?", we're talking about the entrepreneur and host of The Apprentice. Former incumbent Kip Meek, who joined YouView when it was still known as Project Canvas,...