BBC Research & Development

BBC launches interactive voice drama

The BBC has launched what it describes as its first “interactive voice drama” – an experimental experience for Amazon Alexa devices called The Inspection Chamber. The sci-fi comedy drama, which the BBC claims was inspired by authors like Douglas Adams and Franz Kafka, goes live today today via BBC Taster and the Alexa Skill Store […]

Ericsson and BBC R&D partner on live captioning

Ericsson has partnered with BBC Research & Development on a proof of concept that the companies claim, “significantly reduces latency” in live captioning. The development is designed to minimise the delay between live captions and the audio they represent, getting rid of the frustrating lag that is typically associated with live subtitles. The companies said […]