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Posts tagged with Bbc

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Doctor Who starring you! The BBC launches awesome new Facebook app

The BBC has launched a new Facebook app, allowing you to play the next Doctor Who, inserting your name and mugshot into the opening credits.

HTML5 video technology is used and accounts for the very slick results.

The app is fronted on the main Facebook page and ties in to the fiftieth anniversary of the Doctor and the celebratory episode airing on November 23.


Digital transformation: what it is and how to get there

Econsultancy recently surveyed 700 of its users and included questions focusing on current business challenges and digital transformation.

Only 11% failed to regard digital transformation as a challenge, with 33% describing it as a huge challenge. Respondents identified with a number of specific challenges from managing talent, to board room buy-in, to cross-function alignment.

So what's to be done? Ashley Friedlein, Econsultancy CEO, has authored a presentation intended to cut through the business speak and define digital transformation and how to get there.

You can find the presentation on our digital transformation page, but here's the digested read...

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Great British Bake Off and the rise of social TV

The Great British Bake Off finale achieved 156,000 tweets during its 8pm-9pm broadcast last night.

The flagship BBC2 show has also seen a steep rise in audience figures over its 2013 season, achieving 9m viewers during its finale, up from 6.5m who watched the crowning of last year’s winner.

Although an assured move to BBC1 and a 32.6% audience share is a huge success, perhaps The Great British Bake Off's greatest legacy is highlighting our changing viewing habits and how Twitter is transforming the way we watch TV.

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How should BBC Radio 4 grow audience engagement via digital?

In the past few years broadcasters of all shapes and sizes have accelerated their investment into digital as an audience development channel. 

But what should they be focusing on? Content distribution via digital? Social? Second screen engagement? Big data? Mobile? What are the big opportunities on the horizon?

This is a question that our friends over at the BBC Radio 4 are mulling over, to try to extend engagement beyond the linear listening experience, and to portray itself in a different light to new audiences. So what is the future of radio in an age of digital content?

To help find some answers the BBC Radio 4 team has decided to host a kind of hack day, to mine the brains of digital experts. 

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12 great examples of publishers that use responsive design

ITV recently underwent a corporate rebrand that included a new logo and colour scheme, as well as a new responsive design website.

The broadcaster’s decision to turn to responsive design follows similar transitions by a number of other content sites in the past 12 months as they attempt to cater for a growing mobile audience.

We’ve previously highlighted 10 great examples of ecommerce sites that use responsive design, as well as looking at the problems with mobile ads and how they can be overcome.

And in light of ITV’s new site, here are 12 examples of publishers that have embraced responsive design...


AOL bets the farm on responsive design

With publishers serving more and more of their audience through mobile and tablet devices, it's no surprise that responsive designs are growing in popularity.

From the BBC and Guardian to Metro and Express & Star, the number of publishers jumping on the responsive design bandwagon is growing rapidly and for good reason: there's a lot to like about responsive design and done right, it's pretty compelling.


New BBC Sport app is a clone of its mobile site. Should it offer more?

The BBC’s drive to become the world’s foremost digital broadcaster took another step today with the launch of a new Sport app on iOS.

We’ve followed developments at the Beeb with interest over the past 12 months, with iPlayer updates, mobile sites and apps being unveiled on what seems like a fortnightly basis.

One of its most impressive launches was the Olympics smartphone app, which offered a great user experience alongside a massive amount of content. 


iPlayer Radio is a great addition to BBC's mobile portfolio

The BBC has just unveiled a new iPlayer Radio app for iPhone, with an Android version coming soon.

It adds to the BBC’s portfolio of mobile apps and extends the iPlayer brand which has been a huge success for the broadcaster.

The BBC received deserved praise for its Olympic mobile app that gave users access to a huge range of video content and news from every event at the Games.

The iPlayer Radio app therefore has a tough act to follow, but how does it stack up...

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London 2012 and the digital legacy

Now that the Paralympics has finished, let’s take a moment to reflect on the digital legacy left by London 2012, which has delivered the first truly digital Olympic and Paralympic experience.

The summer of sport saw ambitious projects from two of the main broadcasters, BBC and C4, and the rather more controversial, official London 2012 site.

And, for pretty much the first time, a range of mobile and tablet apps to support our desire to keep up to date on the move.

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As European Commission sues five countries, is the cookie law starting to crumble?

For large organizations like the BBC, ignoring the recently-enacted EU cookie law probably isn't a viable option. Despite the headaches associated with implementing a solution, the threat of legal actions and fines probably outweighs the costs of compliance.

It's a different story for entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses, some of whom indicated a willingness to flout the law until given a reason to reconsider.


The BBC unveils its EU cookie law solution

The ICO's one year amnesty on enforcement of the EU e-Privacy Directive ends tomorrow, and a few more sites have been rolling out their compliance solutions. 

BBC.co.uk launched its cookie info banner yesterday, while Channel 4, The Guardian and the Telegraph have today. 

The four approaches are all very different... 


Is the 1% participation rule dead? The BBC thinks so

The UK online population is no longer content to lurk in forums and on websites without contributing, with 77% of us now actively participating in digital media in some way.

This, according to the BBC, signals the death of the 1% rule.

For those unfamiliar with it, the 1% rule states that in any given online community only 1% will create content, 9% will edit or modify that content and the rest will consume the content without contributing.