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BBC To Take A Break From 3D TV After ‘Doctor Who’ Special

BBC To Take A Break From 3D TV After ‘Doctor Who’ Special

3D TV format has received another major blow. This time it’s the announcement of BBC’s taking a break from 3D TV space. BBC’s head of 3D, Kim Shillinglaw, spilled the beans to British TV guide Radio Times.

By On July 6, 2013 1 Response
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BBC Scared Of Taking Live Calls From Aliens

BBC Scared Of Taking Live Calls From Aliens

Many of us have treated the notion that there may be aliens out there on other planets. However, apparently the idea of actually talking to them live is not very dear to the folks at BBC. After all, they can utter a whole lot of politically incorrect things which may not be suitable for a live audience.

By On November 12, 2012 Respond
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BBC’s Ceefax Teletext Service To Say Farewell On October 24th

BBC’s Ceefax Teletext Service To Say Farewell On October 24th

Owned and operated by BBC for nearly four decades, Ceefax will be shutting down on October 24th. Ceefax was launched in 1974 as the world’s first teletext service known to man. After daily programming ended during the 1970s and 1980s, Ceefax was a popular method of obtaining information from earlier in the day.

By On October 23, 2012 Respond
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Microsoft ‘Mistakenly’ Issues DMCA Notices Against Wikipedia, BBC, TechCrunch

Microsoft ‘Mistakenly’ Issues DMCA Notices Against Wikipedia, BBC, TechCrunch

The original idea of sending DMCA notices to websites was to help different companies protect their copyrighted content online. DMCA notices are sent in cases where a clear infringement of copyrights occurs. Google, being the most-used search engine, is often sent DMCA notices to take down different sites from its search results over alleged infringement. Interestingly, Microsoft recently asked Google to censor BBC, CNN, Wikipedia, TechCrunch and many other mainstream websites.

By On October 8, 2012 Respond
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BBC Announces Live Video Feed Of Olympics With Interactive Options

BBC Announces Live Video Feed Of Olympics With Interactive Options

As the time to London Olympics draws closer, the preparations for the event are being ramped up in anticipation. BBC has now announced that it will be streaming the video from every single event of Olympics live. While that in itself will be a load of work, BBC has further said that it will be offering a number of interactive options on the live stream.

By On May 17, 2012 Respond
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Iran Launches Cyber-Attack Against BBC Persian Service

Iran Launches Cyber-Attack Against BBC Persian Service

The relations between Iran and the Western world have been deteriorating ever since Israel and US launched a diplomatic offensive against the country. Now, British Broadcast Corporation (BBC), the largest broadcaster in the world, is claiming that the Iranian authorities have launched a number of cyber-attacks against BBC’s Persian service in a bid to disrupt it.

By On March 16, 2012 1 Response
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BBC Plans To Launch Video Market Of Its Own, Contesting iTunes

BBC Plans To Launch Video Market Of Its Own, Contesting iTunes

British Broadcast Corporation seems to have come up with a pretty decent business idea. BBC is known for its excellent documentaries, movies and lot, lot more. The videos it has released over the decades are a precious archive. And now BBC plans to launch a video market of its own where this video will be available digitally for a reasonably low price, quite like the content offered at Apple’s iTunes.

By On March 11, 2012 Respond
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BBC Starts News Control Panel On Its Facebook Page In Beta Phase

BBC Starts News Control Panel On Its Facebook Page In Beta Phase

BBC has taken News Feed on Facebook a bit to an advance level with users of the social network. On its Facebook page BBC has launched News Control Panel in beta phase. This gives more control over the news content they are interested to see in their News Feed from BBC according to ZDNet. This will make BBC News Feed more personalized and the biggest advantage it has is that a user does not has to scroll down his or her News Feed to see the content from BBC.

By On March 9, 2012 Respond
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The Web Is Changing! BBC Switches To HTML5 For Its Video Files

The Web Is Changing! BBC Switches To HTML5 For Its Video Files

British news giant recently operated some changes, even if it is known that most of the time it does not embrace change openly. After reading a study which concluded that 80 percent of all web video is now compatible HTML 5, BBC had do make the transition and adopt HTML 5 for its videos on desktop and mobile applications.

By On December 24, 2011 Respond
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Two Similar Earth-Sized Planet Found

Two Similar Earth-Sized Planet Found

Astronomers success excel when they discover/explore something of/about a new Planet. Recently, the research team have detected the first Earth-sized planets which are orbiting a Star except Sun. According to the researchers, it’s been assuming that, in the past they might were able to support life like our present planet Earth.

By On December 22, 2011 Respond
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The BBC Introduce A New Version Of BBC iPlayer For TV

The BBC Introduce A New Version Of BBC iPlayer For TV

BBC release a version of its iPlayer on this side of the Atlantic, it’s already upgrading UK PlayStation 3s with a brand new interface. BBC iPlayer on TV is personalised, specifically designed for the living room, and easy to use and allows to control they want directly on the TV. The new UI is built on HTML5 and CE-HTML with an eye towards rolling it out easily on other devices soon, but there’s also plans for a version built with Adobe Flash and AIR technology. Checkout more details on the press release bellow.

By On August 9, 2011 Respond
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BBC iPlayer App Released For European iPads

BBC iPlayer App Released For European iPads

BBC is offering European users access to British TV programming with the launch of the new global BBC iPlayer app, which is available exclusively on iPad and this brand-new video on demand subscription service will launching first in Western Europe will deliver the award-winning programming upon which the BBC’s history and heritage is built to viewers in 11 markets. It will cost 6.99 euro per month (£6.14) with the option of an annual subscription priced at 49.99 euro (£44) and the international product will look and feel similar to the UK iPlayer, but function in a different way. The app will allow for downloading as well as streaming and marks a pilot phase for the service, which should hopefully reach the former colonial outpost of America before too long……………..

By On July 28, 2011 Respond
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BBC Experiments With 1080p Broadcasts

BBC Experiments With 1080p Broadcasts

A software encoder upgrade for BBC HD on the Freeview HD platform has led to intermittent audio dropouts on some Sony Bravia televisions and ssue appears to be caused by transitions between 1080p and 1080i high-def broadcasts on BBC HD, and affects Sony’s 2010 and 2011 HDTV models………..

By On May 24, 2011 Respond
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Raspberry Pi Minicomputer

Raspberry Pi Minicomputer

A British nonprofit has a novel idea for getting kids interested in computer programming, a computer that fits in a pocket and costs less than the latest video game, it’s called Raspberry Pi which is looks like a leftover scrap from electronics recycling day.The mission recalls other projects that have attempted to make low-cost computers available to kids, like the One Laptop per Child initiative’s dream of $100 Internet-ready laptops worldwide or a $35 tablet from India……….

By On May 8, 2011 6 Responses
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BBC iPlayer App for iPad Now Available at UK App Store

BBC iPlayer App for iPad Now Available at UK App Store

The Famous BBC iPlayer has now hits UK App Store for iPad. BBC iPlayer for iPad puts BBC’s TV and Radio programs directly on your iPad for easy access and consumption. Also, this app has been entirely written with Apple’s API and Cocoa Touch technology – it’s a native port of the iPlayer experience for the iPad.

By On February 10, 2011 2 Responses
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