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Posts tagged with Bbc

BBC partners with IBM for video search technology

The BBC has announced that it is partnering with IBM to develop a range of new technologies across its departments, starting with a video search system for its CBeebies and CBBC programming.

Under the deal, the BBC will introduce an IBM system called Marvel, which has the ability to analyse images and video and categorise the content based on appearance.

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YouTube woos BBC, ad-supported channels planned

Google-owned YouTube has inked one of its most significant content deals by agreeing a partnership with the BBC.

YouTube will create three BBC branded channels, two for ‘short-form’ video content and a third for BBC News clips. All should prove highly popular, but two will host advertising.

The BBC signed up to the deal on a non-exclusive basis as part of its remit to “secure commercial revenue via BBC Worldwide, to supplement the licence fee”.

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Why Ceefax and Teletext rule

Chris Averill takes a look at why 'more advanced' interactive TV services haven't been a bigger hit with viewers.

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BBC on demand service gets the go ahead

The BBC is set to move into the web TV market, after the BBC Trust gave its backing to the corporation’s on demand plans, despite opposition from Ofcom.

Viewers will be able to watch programmes online or download them to a home computer up to a week after they are broadcast, through the BBC’s iPlayer application.

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BBC in talks with Google over content deal

Reports suggest that the BBC is negotiating with Google over a deal which would see the corporation's content being shown on Google Video and YouTube.

It is believed that the BBC is interested in promoting its programming via YouTube and Google Video,  in a deal similar to those with major US broadcasters, including CBS, where content is promoted on the video sharing sites via branded channels.

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Why PR is so powerful for online marketing...

For a long time we at E-consultancy have been banging the drum of how powerful 'traditional' PR and Online PR are as forms of online marketing. Particularly in terms of driving search activity and natural search rankings.

So I was interested to read which terms were the most searched for on Google in 2006...

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ITV launches broadband TV assault

ITV aims to launch the UK's first mass-market free broadband TV portal before the end of March, beating rival BBC in the internet television race.

Britain's biggest commercial broadcaster today announced it has hired a new broadband managing director in Annelies van den Belt, who previously led a digital convergence strategy as the Telegraph's new media director and took the paper to a new multimedia headquarters.

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Channel 4 launches online VOD service

Channel 4 has today launched its online video on demand service, offering a wide range of programming for download up to 30 days after broadcast.

The line up of programmes on 4oD is impressive, with 128 TV shows available to download, from recent series like Shameless to classic episodes of Father Ted. 

Films, including the magnificent Withnail And I, are also available, with more planned...

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Interview with the producers of BBC Backstage

Ian Forrester and Matthew Cashmore of BBC Backstage, the Beeb's developer network, talked to us about the challenges and opportunities of opening up your data to third parties.

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Online video reduces TV viewing

The rising popularity of online videos has started to impact on traditional TV, according to a BBC/ICM poll.

The survey, of 2,070 people, found 43% of Britons that view video on the web or mobiles at least once a week watch less TV as a result.

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Being on BBC's Watchdog - how much traffic does prime time TV drive to your site?

Yesterday evening I appeared on BBC's prime time TV show Watchdog to talk about an eBay story. During the show they displayed our site's URL on screen.

So I was intrigued to see this morning how much traffic that might have created to our site...

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Startup provides better search for BBC video clips

Former head of BBC News Online Bob Eggington has launched a video search engine called searchbbcvideo.com to allow users to scour the BBC archives for clips.

The company claims that the new site it does a better job of finding BBC videos than the corporation’s own online search tools.

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