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  • iPlayer comes to Sony Bravia televisions
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    iPlayer comes to Sony Bravia televisions

    By 19 September 2010

    Sony has added the BBC iPlayer to it's Bravia Internet Video service the company has confirmed. The news means customers can access the on-demand service directly through their television set without the need to have a set top box or PlayStation 3....

  • BBC iPlayer going global
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    BBC iPlayer going global

    By 27 August 2010

    The BBC's Mark Thompson has said that the BBC aims to launch an international commercial version of the iPlayer within the year. "Within a year we aim to launch an international commercial version of the iPlayer," said the BBC director general at the...

  • Explore the TARDIS in new episode of Doctor Who - The Adventure Games
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    Explore the TARDIS in new episode of Doctor Who - The Adventure Games

    By 27 August 2010

    The third instalment of the BBC's Doctor Who - The Adventure Games has just been released for free download, and it allows players to wander about the TARDIS; visiting areas that have never been seen before. Following on from City of the Daleks and...

  • BBC outlines future of its websites
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    BBC outlines future of its websites

    By 11 August 2010

    The BBC has said that it plans to streamline its website arm into five key areas rather than try and tackle everything and anything on the web. In a lengthy blog post by the BBC's director of Future Media & Technology, Erik Huggers has outlined that for...

  • BBC News apps: Not popular on Fleet Street
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    BBC News apps: Not popular on Fleet Street

    By 26 July 2010

    Oh dear. It seems that not everyone is as pleased with the BBC's new iOS news apps. The Newspapers Publishers Association has accused the Beeb of pushing the apps through quickly so they don't have to be put through a public value test. The BBC Trust...

  • VIDEO: BBC News app bullets-in to the App Store
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    VIDEO: BBC News app bullets-in to the App Store

    By 23 July 2010

    The BBC is going live with its iOS news apps - according to the corporation they should be hitting the App Store today (23 July). The BBC's man in charge of apps, David Madden, has stated in his blog: "Our aim is to develop a set of core public service...

  • BBC News website gets a makeover
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    BBC News website gets a makeover

    By 14 July 2010

    If you've popped over to the BBC's news website you'll have noticed a few changes. That's right - Auntie is getting with the times and has revamped its website to offer a new streamlined service, that is more in-line with what you're used to with sites...

  • VIDEO: The BBC's World Cup homage to District 9
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    VIDEO: The BBC's World Cup homage to District 9

    By 13 July 2010

    After Spain managed to rise above the Dutch attempts to detach their legs from their bodies, and win a match by playing, you know, football, there was one last fantastic spectacle of this year's World Cup yet to come. The BBC had put together a highlights...

  • Project Canvas planned for early 2011 launch
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    Project Canvas planned for early 2011 launch

    By 30 June 2010

    Project Canvas' chief technical officer has stated that the much debated and delayed service should be arriving in the first half of 2011. The open online TV platform, which Anthony Rose describes as a "best of breed", will have an Intel system-on-a-chip...

  • Project Canvas: Approval granted by BBC Trust
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    Project Canvas: Approval granted by BBC Trust

    By 25 June 2010

    The BBC's controlling body, the BBC Trust, has given the green light for its involvement in Project Canvas, providing it sticks to certain agreements. These include the condition that the project actively engages with the industry on a wider scale as...

  • BBC Worldwide to enter paid gaming arena
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    BBC Worldwide to enter paid gaming arena

    By 18 June 2010

    BBC Worldwide is taking a gamble by asking its viewers to take a gamble. The broadcasting giant's commercial subsidiary is to add pay for gaming to its repartee. The foray will begin with a premium The Weakest Link game, which will be advertised to viewers...

  • BBC improves its HD broadcasts
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    BBC improves its HD broadcasts

    By 18 June 2010

    The BBC has revamped its HD offerings after being accused by a lobbying group of providing a poor quality HD service. The BBC HD Campaign Group visited Television Centre earlier this month to meet with Danielle Nagler who heads up BBC HD, as well as principal...

  • BBC Libero football analysis tool and exactly how it works
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    BBC Libero football analysis tool and exactly how it works

    By 9 June 2010

    Sepp Blatter does not have Pocket-Lint in his RSS feed. As the head of Fifa and the most powerful man in world football, he has long resisted the march of technological progress, steadfastly refusing to embrace systems, such as Hawk-Eye, which could help...

  • BBC HD to simulcast BBC One by autumn
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    BBC HD to simulcast BBC One by autumn

    By 28 May 2010

    The Beeb is to simulcast BBC One with a new HD channel launch in autumn 2010. BBC One HD will show high definition programmes in their native resolution, and upscale standard-def ones, much like on rival channels such as ITV1 HD and 4HD. Its existing...

  • iPad-friendly BBC iPlayer now live
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    iPad-friendly BBC iPlayer now live

    By 27 May 2010

    Well, the BBC promised us that an iPad version of the BBC iPlayer would be live by Friday, and it seems that it's beaten its deadline and made it live a day early. iPad owners in the UK, on both US and UK models that have shipped a day early, can zip...

  • Watching the World Cup...on your mobile
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    Watching the World Cup...on your mobile

    By 21 May 2010

    Whether you're stuck at some boring wedding, in hideous after work traffic or you just don't have a TV, the one option for watching the World Cup 2010 that most people have is on their trusty mobile phones. There's all sorts of ways of keeping up with...

  • Project Canvas given all-clear by OFT?
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    Project Canvas given all-clear by OFT?

    By 19 May 2010

    Project Canvas, the video-on-demand service backed by seven partners including the BBC, ITV and BT, will not be investigated by the Office of Fair Trading over competition issues; potentially given it the green light to go ahead. Speaking today, Sheldon...

  • Watching the world cup on TV
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    Watching the world cup on TV

    By 19 May 2010

    With a month of football ahead of us, being able to watch every game as it happens might not be possible unless you are a student, lazy bum, or planning on taking a month off fainting some rare disease that will miraculously disappear come the end of...

  • Watching the World Cup...in HD
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    Watching the World Cup...in HD

    By 17 May 2010

    The good news for football fans is that just about everyone in the UK will be able to watch the World Cup 2010 in HD. But before we get started on the whens, hows and whyfors, there is the small matter of making sure you've got the kit to watch high definition...

  • BBC website seeing "unprecedented" traffic
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    BBC website seeing "unprecedented" traffic

    By 7 May 2010

    The BBC has penned a post on its "The Editors" blog saying that the corporation's website has been slammed with massive traffic following the results of the UK's 2010 general election, which has ended up in a precarious hung parliament. The BBC says:...

  • Dalek’s invade... Sheffield
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    Dalek’s invade... Sheffield

    By 23 April 2010

    Like them or loath them, the newly-designed Daleks, as unveiled during last Saturday’s episode of Doctor Who, took to the streets of Sheffield yesterday in order to promote the launch of the Doctor Who Adventure games. Although many details of the episodic...

  • 10 ways to watch BBC iPlayer without using your laptop
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    10 ways to watch BBC iPlayer without using your laptop

    By 9 April 2010

    Downloading TV programmes perfectly legally has been a massive hit in the UK for a few years, but there’s no longer any need for entire families to crowd around a laptop to watch BBC iPlayer. The Beeb has been using our licence fee to work on myriad...

  • BBC News iPad app launches in US
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    BBC News iPad app launches in US

    By 6 April 2010

    The BBC Trust might have said no apps for the Beeb in the UK on the iPhone, but that hasn't stopped the corporation's worldwide commercial arm launching a dedicated BBC iPad app in the US following the launch of the internet tablet at the weekend. The...

  • Grundig, Goodmans and Bush Freesat HD set-tops get BBC iPlayer
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    Grundig, Goodmans and Bush Freesat HD set-tops get BBC iPlayer

    By 31 March 2010

    Grundig, Goodmans and Bush Freesat HD set top box customers will, from today, be able to get the BBC's iPlayer to catch up with the last 7 days of TV from the Beeb. "The vast majority of customers with Freesat HD digital boxes from Goodmans, Grundig or...

  • BBC forced to abandon iPhone apps after complaints
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    BBC forced to abandon iPhone apps after complaints

    By 30 March 2010

    British newspapers worried that the BBC is getting too powerful have forced the BBC to put on hold plans for a range of iPhone apps. First announced at Mobile World Congress in February, the BBC Trust has asked the BBC to postpone its plans while it looks...