BBC VR study highlights ‘virtual cinema’ potential and headset woes

BBC VR virtual reality test

The ability of virtual reality to remove distractions and enable viewers to enjoy an immersive cinema-like experience was one of the key benefits experienced by… Read more

BBC: reaching young people a major ‘strategic issue’

BBC director general Tony Hall

Successfully reaching young people is “one of the single biggest strategic issues” now facing the BBC, according to director general Tony Hall. In a statement… Read more

BBCWW upbeat despite drop in cash returns

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The BBC’s commercial arm reported a year-on-year increase in sales and profits, but cash returns to the corporation fell for the third consecutive year. Announcing… Read more

BBC breaks Wimbledon streaming record


The BBC served 24.1 million stream requests during Wimbledon this year, making it the most-streamed edition of the tennis tournament to date. The BBC released… Read more

BBC changes US news partner

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BBC News and CBS news have struck an editorial and newsgathering partnership that will allow both organisations to share video, editorial content, and additional newsgathering… Read more

BBC adds iPlayer live restart to set-top boxes

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The BBC is rolling out ‘live restart’ iPlayer functionality to compatible set-top boxes. Starting with Freesat, the ability to skip to beginning of a live… Read more

BBC Worldwide channels launch on Polish OTT service

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Cyfrowy Polsat-owned OTT TV service Ipla has added three BBC Worldwide channels to its programming line-up. Ipla is adding BBC Brit, the ‘best of British’… Read more

BBC works on voice-activated kids content


The BBC’s Research and Development arm has been working on prototype projects with BBC Children’s that make use of voice user interfaces. Revealing details of… Read more

BBC launches experimental VR app


The BBC has launched a virtual reality app for iOS and Android through its experimental BBC Taster division. The BBC said that the free app… Read more

BBC wants ‘demonstrably broader’ channel


UK public broadcaster the BBC wants its flagship network, BBC One, to have a “demonstrably broader range of genres in peak time” than its rivals.… Read more