I seem to be making a bit of a habit of missing the BBCi Freesat launches. After being away for the initial launch due to being on holiday, I missed the launch of the new Freesat Weather service on Tuesday due to being ill with a chest infection.
Posts about "interactive television"
So if you're the one person who has been eagerly awaiting a detailed blog post about it all, well you can now have it.
Well it's 6 May 2008 and that can only mean one thing. Yep, it's the day after May Day. And of course it's the launch of Freesat and the formal launch of Phase 1 of BBCi on Freesat. That is, baring any last minute technical issues or problems.
In the world of BBCi on Freesat, we're moving towards our Phase 1 release - this particular release is one which won't be publicly viewable, nor is it a complete package, but is in effect a working service that can be made public.
Many of the pages in Ceefax have been a bit more fluid than people would often think. Pages come and pages go for all variety of reasons.
Yep, there's a hidden testcard buried behind the hidden engineering page on the BBCi service on Freeview...
I don't know what anyone else thought, but when I read that bit of the Freesat FAQ about interactive content on Freesat, I thought that the author was being just a little cagey - that they weren't really telling me much.
If you've ever wondered quite what a Senior Development Producer working on interactive TV products gets up to for a living, now is time to find out. And if you've never wondered, now is the time to find out. Below is how one day panned out.
Many many many many years ago (well okay two and a half years ago), I wrote something on this blog about the whole work/blog thing and how it would be nice to be able to talk about work projects on a proper, BBC hosted work blog. A proper engagement between the BBC and its audience on all sorts of things. To discuss why certain things were done the way they were. To talk about how it all fits together. To say "Whoops!" when things went wrong.
The last few days at work have been a bit frantic, as I've been busy rushing around trying to get up to speed with a great big huge monster of a project, whilst at the same time trying to ease the handover of another great big huge monster of a project onto someone else.