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.
Posts about "television"
November 25 in the year of 2008. A date worthy of note and regard. Why? Well because it was the first day I published Daily Links on this blog. Amongst the first links, a comment about milkmen, blog comments and Columbo eating chilli. So if that is not a milestone to celebrate, I do not know what is.
One of the comments that I occasionally hear about the red button is how people turn the TV off! Because, of course, most remotes have a red button to put them in standby.
I recently had a go using a new TV. Not that special except that the TV in question had an Ethernet connection going into it, meaning the world of internet delivered content was available. The presence of a back channel meant that communication to the viewer was no longer one way.
Yes there are some.
I mentioned the other week that I was in the process of digitising my VHS collection, to see what interesting things I could find for prosperity. Amongst it was a trailer from 1996 when the BBC was doing another of it's "the licence fee is great cos it gives you things no one else would" campaigns.
One of the colleagues has recently been spending some time trying to make some sense out of a series of long lasting code that has been given some slightly odd and meaningless names.
As I sit here typing this, my PC is hard at work recording onto computer, an old copy of News at Ten. Not just any News at Ten, but the "final" "ever" News at Ten from 1999.
Over on BBCi Labs Blog (yes yes, we know, we know. It's all red button now...) right now, you'll find a little postette from my good self about the wonders of modern technology, which is allowing us to watch a proper, bona fide Freeview signal as transmitted from Selkirk's newly reconfigured TV transmitters, despite us being in London 300 miles away.
What is the market like in the UK for bundled packages of TV/phone/broadband? Could I go start bundling my TV, broadband and phone and save some cash?