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Posts Tagged ‘BBC’

BBC Earth Launches New Shows, Live Panda Cams

bbcearthJust in case you didn’t have enough fall television to catch up on, the BBC has released a new channel of sorts on their website. BBC Earth will have ten content “strands” of new shows and the site will also be home to it’s archives. The content hub is meant to complement BBC America’s Earth Night every Tuesday. Editor Matt Walker says in the release:

We share a never ending curiosity with our audience and being digital allows us to interact more closely with them. We want people to share their own content with us and their network through social media and show us what inspires them. Our mission is to bring visitors to BBC Earth something amazing every single day and we have an incredible wealth of content to offer from mind-bending stories to stunning photography and film that will change the way one thinks about our universe.

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TV Everywhere Let’s You Stay Plugged In During the Holidays Anywhere You Go

TV EverywhereThe holidays are here and that means long lines at department stores, waiting at the airport for delayed flights, or sitting in the carpool lane in holiday traffic. TV Everywhere is your new best friend to help pass the time and is here to remind you that you #CouldBeWatchingTV through your smartphone, tablet or laptop anywhere you go.

An interview with Shazam’s new CEO Rich Riley

There are over quarter billion people who have Shazam installed on their mobile device. This astounding number instantly makes Shazam a big player in the second screen market. When Shazam enabled TV recognition in September they made a big splash and instantly interested advertisers in seeing what they can do. Now, the mobile-first company has just announced a new CEO, Rich Riley to help take them into the now more mature mobile-first environment. We interviewed Riley, the former EVP of the Americas for Yahoo! about the importance of TV and what to look out for in the future as Shazam grows.  Read more

How TV can leverage Tumblr for social buzz and analysis

In September we asked if it's time for TV companies to take Tumblr seriously. The overwhelming answer from nearly a year ago was yes, and it's even more so the case now. The platform recently reached 20 billion blog posts and 50 billion blogs, and signed an exclusive deal with social data company Gnip to allow companies to leverage their firehose of content.

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BBC to roll out second screen app for ‘Antiques Roadshow’

The BBC has been engaging viewers with companion experiences for years with BBC Online and the interactive TV service BBC Red Button. But after a couple closed tests with shows Secret Fortune and Frozen Planet, the UK broadcaster is planning to launch several second-screen experiences starting with the popular show, Antiques Roadshow in September. "Over the course of the next year, we'll be piloting companion experiences around..."

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BBC: iPads drive more iPlayer use than connected TVs

Here's a fascinating data point. Speaking at a London conference this week, BBC's Daniel Danker shared how the network's video platform, iPlayer, gets four times as much traffic from its iPad app than from its connected TV apps -- even though there are twice as many connected TV app installs. He took the opportunity to urge connected TV makers to simplify their offerings, build user interfaces that work for TV and stop pushing firmware updates.

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BBC brings a human touch to its Twitter accounts

BBC News joins a growing list of news organizations that are shifting from automatically-updated Twitter feeds to human-powered tweets. "We want to be tweeting with value," explains Chris Hamilton, BBC News' social media editor. "Are we exposing our best content, and also tweeting intelligently?" While @BBCBreaking has been human-powered for some time, the BBC is updating @BBCNews and (soon) @BBCWorld by hand instead of automatically tweeting out headlines as stories are posted, reports NiemanLab.

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BBC News launches a Samsung TV app

BBC News joins a growing list of news organizations that are shifting from automatically-updated Twitter feeds to human-powered tweets. "We want to be tweeting with value," explains Chris Hamilton, BBC News' social media editor. "Are we exposing our best content, and also tweeting intelligently?" While @BBCBreaking has been human-powered for some time, the BBC is updating @BBCNews and (soon) @BBCWorld by hand instead of automatically tweeting out headlines as stories are posted, reports NiemanLab.

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