The BBC’s director of archive content, Roly Keating, has suggested the BBC is looking beyond YouView as it develops content and services for connected TVs. Speaking at the DTG Summit, Keating said connected TV brought together things that previously might have been taken apart.
“We have to reinvent the experience of pressing red, it is far too soon to say what this means, but we have a keen sense about the audience needs and those journeys that should be intuitive.” Keating said the traditional programme junction should also be revisited.
“If a kid is watching Shaun the Sheep, they should be able to access the educational game that is attached to it.” Keating gave other examples around news, the Olympics and the arts.
In addition to the traditional TV, the BBC is also working on the delivery of content to PCs, mobiles and tablet devices. “We want the broadest possible collection of routes to deliver this and YouView is one of a number of routes. We want to work with the broadest possible group of the industry to deliver these options.”
The BBC has already worked with the DTG to ensure the iPlayer is included as part of the D Book 7, confirming support for iPlayer 3, the latest iteration that features social networking capability.