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BBC turns to World War II for latest VR experience

The BBC’s VR Hub for virtual reality experiences has launched a new interactive VR experience based on World War II bombing raids on Berlin. BBC Northern Ireland teamed up with VR production outfit Immersive VR to stage 1943: Berlin Blitz, based on BBC sound archive recorded during war on a Lancaster bomber raid over Berlin. […]

BBC to launch first virtual reality Proms experience

The BBC is set to release a BBC Proms virtual reality experience that will commemorate this year’s World War One centenary. Nothing to be Written is due to premiere on August 21 and is the BBC’s first VR Prom. The seven-minute experience is a contemporary response to the First War World and takes the ‘field […]

BBC launches comedy series for smart speakers

The BBC has launched a nightly comedy series for smart speakers that will run for the duration of this month’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. BBC Late Night Laugh will feature bitesize chunks of comedy across 25 episodes, focusing on new comedy talent appearing at the Edinburgh Festival. Comedy will be available from 6pm each evening by […]

BBC Studios aims for Middle East expansion with BeIN Media deal

BBC Studios is set to develop its partnership with Doha-based beIN Media Group by signing a memo of understanding that establishes a strategic partnership between the two companies, “to explore opportunities for the co-development, co-production and distribution of content in Qatar, the Middle East and Turkey.” The partnership will run for three years from this […]

BBC adds green button programme restart for smart TVs

The BBC has added live-programme restart for its channels on smart TVs, which users can access by pressing the green button on their remote. Viewers are now able to watch BBC programmes from the beginning while they’re still being broadcast by pressing the green button, which loads the BBC iPlayer and automatically starts the show […]

BBC hails UHD live streaming trial as ‘great success’

The BBC’s ‘summer of Ultra HD stream trials,’ which resulted in 1.6 million iPlayer requests for live World Cup football and Wimbledon tennis, was hailed as a “great success” by the broadcaster – despite reported issues. The BBC it successfully delivered all 29 BBC One World Cup games, and every Centre Court match at Wimbledon […]

Streaming services overtake UK pay TV as viewing revolution gathers pace

Subscriptions to OTT TV services Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Now TV have overtaken traditional pay TV services in the UK, according to figures compiled by media and telecom regulator Ofcom. According to Ofcom’s latest Media Nations report, which covers major trends in UK television, pay TV revenues also declined last year after a period […]

BBC breaks online viewing record with World Cup

The BBC reported a “record-breaking” 66.8 million live and on-demand requests on BBC iPlayer and BBC sport for this summer’s Russia World Cup, which concluded at the weekend. The BBC said that England’s quarter-final match against Sweden became the BBC’s highest online-viewed live programme ever with 3.8m (3.9m including on-demand) live requests on BBC iPlayer […]

BBC announces two new VR projects

The BBC has announced two new virtual reality projects for the BBC VR Hub that will shine a light on the past by focusing on the suffragette movement and the Berlin Blitz. Make Noise is a VR experience inspired by the suffragettes that lets viewers follow Emmeline Pankhurst’s advice and ‘make more noise’ via a […]

BBC faces ‘significant risks’ due to changing audience behaviour

The BBC faces “significant risks” to future performance due to changing audience behaviour, according to a House of Commons select committee. The Public Accounts Committee report flagged risks relating to people spending less time watching TV channels and DVDs, and spending more time watching subscription VOD services from commercial competitors like Netflix and Amazon. The […]

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