Wimbledon – an anatomy of a service

Published on 8 July 2009 in , , , , , ,

If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes for big red button services like Wimbledon, well there’s now a little video to watch over on the Press Red Blog.

Wimbledon - an anatomy of a service

It’s been put together by some colleagues of mine who put some time and effort into making happen, and explains how the video is transmitted, how the matches are chosen and includes a clip of Rob Curling. What more could you want?

And, after reading the credits, you wonder what an Executive Producer does on a video like this, well I can also explain.

The answer is not very much because I was on holiday when it was filmed� Still, I did “commission” it for the blog, and was the one who spent ages trying to get the relevant JavaScript and XML working so that it would play in the BBC’s embedded media player. And if that’s not an excuse for a grandiose credit, I don’t know what is.

Anyway, what are you still doing here? Go watch… watch