Friday, November 02, 2007

Interesting times for the BBC online

Busy (and interesting) times at work at the moment (hence the recent dearth of posts). September saw the launch of BBC Vision's new multiplatform strategy which I'd been working on for the previous six months. October heralded a new role for me, with a typically elliptical title (Portfolio Executive, Internet for BBC Vision). It also marked the beta launch of, delivering a permanent, findable page for every episode of every BBC television and radio programme (more on this from Tom Scott - huge props to Matt Wood, Paul Clifford, Jamie Tetlow, Chris Sizemore, Sophie Walpole, Duncan Robertson, Phil Gyford et al. for getting it live).

This week saw the unveiling of the BBC Internet Blog, edited by Nick Reynolds and positioned as a sister blog to the News and Sport Editors blogs. Ashley Highfield kicked off proceedings and is currently averaging an impressive (but possibly unsustainable) post per day.

Other interesting recent BBC web stuff:

Embedded video on the homepage (see currybetdotnet)

Some rather splendid programme/event minisites:
Later... with Jools Holland
Long Way Down

BBC Electric Proms

And finally, a clutch of Facebook applications (of varying degrees of officialness):
BBC Comedy DNA
BBC Friends on TV
BBC iPlayer
BBC Headlines
BBC Podcasts
BBC Radio

Interesting times...

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