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Sherlock and Doctor Who included in BBC’s festive TV lineup

Sherlock and Doctor Who included in BBC’s festive TV lineup

Nov. 26 | The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is all set to reveal how Sherlock Holmes managed to survive falling to his certain death. The big revelation will be made in a festive TV lineup, which has been announced by the channel. The upcoming Christmas...

BBC updates iPlayer Android app for offline viewing

BBC updates iPlayer Android app for offline viewing

Sep. 5 | The iPlayer app for Android has been updated by BBC and it will allow users to download TV shows for offline viewing. With the recent update, users of the app can store shows on their devices for up to 30 days and watch them for seven days after the first...

BBC apologizes for defaced picture of Prince William

BBC apologizes for defaced picture of Prince William

Aug. 2 | UK-based public service broadcaster BBC published a defaced picture of Prince William and even though the picture in question was published just for a second or two, it was long enough to anger people in the country. Soon after, viewers took to their...

BBC to launch five new HD channels

BBC to launch five new HD channels

Jul. 16 | British broadcaster BBC has announced its plans to launch five new high definition channels by early 2014. The broadcaster will be launching HD versions of BBC News, BBC Three, BBC Four, CBeebies and CBBC. These channels will be available over rooftops...

BBC cancels ‘The Wright Way’ after one series

BBC cancels ‘The Wright Way’ after one series

Jul. 11 | British broadcaster BBC has confirmed that Ben Elton’s sitcom ‘The Wright Way’ has been cancelled after its first series. While talking at the Broadcasting Press Guild lunch, comedy commissioner Shane Allen said that the decision has been...

BBC to drop 3D programming due to poor response

BBC to drop 3D programming due to poor response

Jul. 6 | British public service broadcaster BBC said that it is dropping its plans of 3D programming after seeing a lack of interest from the public regarding the content. The head of BBC’s 3D department, Kim Shillinglaw said that the technology has not taken...

BBC Online and Red Button get mixed reviews

BBC Online and Red Button get mixed reviews

May. 21 | Review of BBC Online and the Red Button service by the BBC Trust found that there is an ample room for improvement, although the services are “greatly valued and highly rated in terms of quality and distinctiveness”. In 2011, BBC Online services...

BBC plans to broadcast programmes on iPlayer before regular slots

BBC plans to broadcast programmes on iPlayer before regular slots

Feb. 9 | The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is at present preparing to trial the release of new television programs on its iPlayer platform before they make it in to the scheduled program list. After the successful launch of ‘House of Cards’ on Netflix,...

BBC set to air special broadcast to mark 90-year celebration

BBC set to air special broadcast to mark 90-year celebration

Nov. 14 | The BBC will be marking 90 years of existence on November 14, 2012. To mark the event, a special musical composition by David Albarn will be played to radio listeners all around the globe. David Albarn is the front-man of the band Blur. The piece of...

Radical changes needed to restore public faith in BBC

Radical changes needed to restore public faith in BBC

Nov. 12 | The director general of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) had resigned recently, after taking the blame for airing false information in regards to child sex abuse, directed at a former politician. Chris Patten, who is the BBC Trust Chairman,...