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Worst blog post ever! The Simpson’s Comic Book Guy live tweets #ComicCon
He’s surly, short tempered and now on Twitter. Jeff Albertson, most commonly known as Comic Book Guy, has started live tweeting this year’s Comic Con.
BBC releases 60 years of Reith Lectures from radio archive online
The BBC has released over 60 years’ of audio archive from its acclaimed Reith Lectures online as part of its plan to make its archives more accessible.
Aerial photography confirms existence of unknown tribe deep in Brazilian Amazon
The Brazilian government has announced the discovery of a previously unknown tribe of people living deep in the Amazon rainforest. The tribe was first discovered when satellite imagery showed clearings which were likely caused by human activity. Funai, the Brazilian Government agency responsible for the protection of indigenous tribes later confirmed their existence during a fly-past in April.
International BBC News Android app launched
BBC Worldwide has today launched the BBC News Android app to audiences internationally. An iOS version of this free app has already proved very popular since it launched in April 2010, with over three million downloads outside of the UK alone.
The Saorview FAQ: What it does, How to get it & How much it costs
Saorview, RTÉ’s free-to-air digital TV service launched in Ireland at the end of May. And over the past number of months readers have been asking us about it, so here are the most common Saorview questions and their answers.
BBC confirms reduced online services with revised service license
Following on from budget cuts announced by the BBC at the start of this year regarding the national broadcaster’s online services, the BBC Trust has today published their revised service license for BBC Online. In January the BBC Trust announced a 25% budget reduction for BBC Online which would directly result in the loss of 360 jobs and the closure of over 400 BBC websites.
Brian Cox presents Wonders of the Universe on the BBC
Professor Brian Cox has returned to the BBC in a four part series titled Wonders of the Universe. Following on from Stargazing LIVE, a very successful three day solar exploration live broadcast event at the start of this year, Brian Cox returns to our screens in a new series and “reveals how the most fundamental scientific principles and laws explain not only the story of the universe, but the story of us all”.
International BBC iPlayer could cost less than €7 per month
Speaking at the Financial Times Digital Media Broadcasting Conference in London yesterday, the BBC’s Director General, Mark Thompson, revealed that the international version of the BBC iPlayer will definitely be available before the end of this year, and will likely cost less than $10, or approximately €7.
The future of BBC video on-demand is mobile
As the BBC iPlayer video on-demand service continues to break its own viewership records month-on-month, Daniel Danker, head of on-demand programming at the BBC, believes that the future of the service is becoming increasingly mobile.
Online activist saves 172 doomed BBC websites for $3.99
The BBC confirmed last month that it would proceed with a 25% online operations budget reduction, with the loss of 360 jobs as a result. As part of these budget curtailments, a decision to reportedly delete and not archive 172 BBC run websites has stirred one anonymous online citizen in particular into action.
Both BBC iPlayer iPad and Android apps now live
The long anticipated BBC iPlayer iPad and Android apps have finally arrived earlier today. Response has so far been subdued, with most complaining that the apps don’t bring anything new to the table. Nevertheless, we checked out the iPad version and were quite impressed.
iPad2 in production – BBC hints at HD display
The iPad2 is in production and should be appearing in shops “the next couple of months”, according to The Wall Street Journal. The new iPad is expected to have front, and possibly a rear, facing camera, a faster processor than its predecessor and rumours also suggest that the iPad2 will be thinner and lighter than version one. Although, the price shouldn’t be any more than version one- with prices ranging from $500 to just over $800.
BBC iPlayer for the iPad coming this Thursday, complete with HD
As speculated last month, Geoff Marshall, a BBC interactive operations engineer, has confirmed that the BBC iPlayer will get its very own iPad app – and better still, it’s arriving this Thursday, February 10th.
BBC iPlayer app coming next month
BBC iPlayer, the popular catch-up service from the BBC, is reportedly releasing a dedicated iOS app next month. The app will work on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
BBC iPlayer viewership increases significantly, particularly on the PS3
TechRadar are reporting that viewership of the BBC’s video on-demand service, BBC iPlayer, is continuing to soar, reaching a record high of 145 million people using the catch-up service in December 2010 alone.
Stargazing with the BBC
The BBC are broadcasting live over three consecutive nights of “extraordinary astronomical events” from across the UK and further afield. Professor Brian Cox (@profbriancox) and comedian Dara O’Briain (@daraobriain) host the live stargazing events that promise “epic images from observatories around the globe”.
Primeval dinosaurs invade Dublin
The BBC is set unleash a hoard of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures on Dublin City this New Year’s Day with the US and UK premiers of Primeval. The BBC’s time-jumping dinosaur series will premier in the States on BBC … Continue reading
Christmas Specials-[Simon's Cat, Misery Bear, Muppets, Lego, Dublin Airport & HRH The Queen]
Christmas is that wonderful time of year when the world gathers together, and with one breath, prepars to laugh their socks off at some of the funniest videos produced for the season. We present to you a selection box of some of the best Christmas Specials from this year (mostly) from across the web.