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."

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.

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.