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Summer of sport boosts iPlayer

The BBC reported a 37% increase in summer iPlayer traffic this year thanks to major sporting events, and said it is bringing a raft of new updates to the online player. Live coverage of Glastonbury, Wimbledon, The Euros and The Olympics helped BBC iPlayer, the on-demand player of the UK pubcaster, reach an average of […]

BBC’s Ralph Rivera takes Eurosport digital role

Discovery Communications has appointed the director of BBC Digital, Ralph Rivera, to the newly created position of managing director, Eurosport Digital. Rivera is due to take up the London-based role on September 26 and will be tasked with leading the expansion of Eurosport’s digital businesses – which includes sports news site and subscription-based, over-the-top […]

BBC trialling ‘Mind Control TV’

The BBC is working on a mind-control powered remote-control that lets viewers select programmes on the iPlayer using only their brainwaves. The BBC has trialled the ‘Mind Control TV’ prototype internally using a low-cost brainwave-reading headset and an experimental version of its catch-up service, in an experiment designed to give programme makers and technologists an […]