BBC Taster

BBC unveils first ‘true VR’ projects

The BBC has unveiled its first “true VR” pieces of content, marking a step forward in the UK public broadcaster’s experiments with the technology. The BBC posted a number of its Virtual Reality experiments to BBC Taster, its platform for experimental ideas, ahead of their premiere at Sheffield Doc Fest, with more projects set to […]

BBC trials new responsive news site

The BBC has launched a new responsive news website designed to present content on mobile devices, available via its BBC Taster site. BBC Drop, designed by Kenya-based startup Ongair in partnership with the BBC, emerged from a hackathon event organised by the BBC World Service and the BBC’s digital Connected Studio unit. The BBC invited […]

BBC World Service launches African digital pilot

BBC World Service has launched a prototype media player aimed at reaching young Africans through social and digital media. Optimised for smartphones, BBC Minute CatchUP was designed by Cape Town-based social enterprise hub, RLabs, as part of a hackathon held earlier this year by the BBC World Service and BBC Connected Studio. BBC Minute is a one-minute […]

BBC Taster gets Idris Elba interactive doc

February 2, 2015The BBC has commissioned Story of Now, an interactive doc for its new digital hub, BBC Taster, presented by Idris Elba (Luther, The Wire). The 20-part series will be produced by UK indie TouchCast. Each five-minute instalment will explore a question abut the human condition, including those pertaining to religion, art, morality and […]

Girls creator in BBC digital experiment

The writer of HBO drama Girls, Lena Dunham, is among names attached to BBC Taster, an experimental new platform for digital content and emerging technology. The UK’s pubcaster is billing Taster as “a place for the BBC to try new ways of telling stories, develop new talent, and put new technology through its paces”. This […]