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Posts about Interactive TV
The end of last week saw the launch of yet another raft of BBCi changes that I've been involved with. In fact it was a huge, chunky, bit-of-a-nightmare of a release, with most of the changes being behind the scenes so you'd never even notice, which isn't really the most encouraging thing in the world!
Tthis week, BBCi won the International Interactive Emmy award for Best Interactive Television Service. Woo!
It was great to see the new look BBCi News Multiscreen launch on digital terrestrial television at around 11:10 on Thursday morning - now with 100% more video options! (well four choices instead of 2 is a 100% increase!)
I mentioned the other day that all but four pages within the new BBCi weather service had page numbers and that I was contemplating adding in those extra four. Whether to do so or not turned out to be an interesting decision.
Urgh, thank goodness it's the weekend. It's been a particularly long week due to the launch of the revised BBCi weather service on digital terrestrial and satellite which, for us, wasn't quite as smooth as I would have liked - hence why I was still at work last night at 8pm. Especially annoying given I'd worked late the previous night and had hoped to go home early on Friday to compensate! Still the changes are done and the service is up there for people to see.
A while ago, someone emailed me to ask what was going to replace the old quarter screen BBC Parliament service on digital terrestrial television (aka Freeview). At the time I just said that something was coming, and that I couldn't say more.
I feel a bit like the grim reaper having recently been the person who took the life away from two BBCi sections which closed this week.
This year we added a bit of brown holly to the front page of BBCi on satellite. Some people may wonder why it's brown. Some might wonder why only on satellite. So here's why.
Well the news is out - BBC Parliament on DTT/Freeview will be going full screen in November, rather than the horrible quarter screen format that it goes out in now.