All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘BBC’

BBC Tells Journalists Not To Break News on Twitter

Twitter’s growth in popularity over the last few years has seen it expand into a market its creaters never foresaw: breaking news. The real-time, rapid-fire nature of Twitter, combined with its high level of mobility makes Twitter perfect for breaking news stories as they’re happening. Heck, I knew about the deaths of Michael Jackson, Osama Bin Laden, and Steve Jobs …

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Amazon’s LoveFilm Strikes Streaming Deals With BBC And ITV

Amazon announced some new TV streaming deals for its LoveFilm product. After owning 42% of the company, Amazon acquired the remaining shares of LoveFilm, a European Netflix-like company, last year. Since then, the company has been making deals to expand the service’s streaming catalog. Last month, Amazon signed a multi-year agreement with Sony to give members exclusive streaming access to …

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Infographic: Massive Doctor Who Timeline Tells the Doctor’s Life Story

Doctor Who has been a fixture of British television since the 1960s. Though the first episode aired to dismal ratings, that was because of its aired on November 23, 1963, the day after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The episode aired again a week later, however, and from there the show took off in popularity. It ran for 26 …

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BBC iPlayer Comes to iPhone, But Not America

The BBC has announced that their popular iPlayer app has come to the iPhone today. The free app allows access to live streaming of the BBC’s television and radio programming, as well as a significant archive of BBC’s older content, in some cases going back to the 1960s. Users can stream content to their phones whether they are on a …

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Zuckerberg Assesses The Google+ Threat

Despite whether or not anyone from Facebook truly sees Google+ as a threat, or if anyone at Google even has it in their mind that the new social network is in direct competition with the veteran service – it’s always interesting to hear one side talk about the other. In the area of Mark Zuckerberg talking about Google+, we haven’t …

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Radiohead to Perform King of Limbs on TV

Well, kind of, anyway. Radiohead, the band that is single-handedly trying to change the way business is conducted in the music industry, will be performing their new album, King of Limbs on Nigel Godrich’s In The Basement. Because In The Basement is a web broadcast, the rights to Radiohead’s performance were needed before the broadcast was announced. The studio-live performance …

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The BBC Introduces Food App In Chrome Store

The BBC said today it has launched its first ever custom food app in Google’s Chrome Web Store.

Read More Launches New Travel Site has launched a new travel site in partnership with its sister company Lonely Planet. is the first in a series of lifestyle sites, announced last month with the launch of the new U.S. edition.

"We know the people who come to are curious about the world and look to us to feed that curiosity," said Miranda Cresswell, SVP,

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BBC Ties Facebook, Twitter Into iPlayer

The iPlayer, which is a popular video-on-demand service offered by the BBC in the UK, is getting a lot more social.  A new beta version ties into both Facebook and Twitter (for starters), offering users the option to let friends know what they’re viewing and recommend different shows.

This integration was accomplished through the creation of a new login called a BBC iD, and it’s supposed to offer a bit beyond the standard click-here-go-there functionality, effectively creating a "social recommendation ecosystem."

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Parliamentary Clips May Come To YouTube

Some rather important proceedings might soon become viewable to everyone with an Internet connection and access to YouTube.  A report’s indicated that a ban covering video footage of the UK’s House of Commons could be lifted in the near future.

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BBC Journalists Commanded To Use Social Media

Journalists who work for one of the most respected news organizations in the world will be making greater use of social media from now on.  Peter Horrocks, the BBC’s director of global news, has more or less ordered his reporters to become comfortable with sites like Twitter.

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