The BBC is moving another 120 Future Media roles and 102 Technology roles to MediaCity UK in Salford.
The BBC has launched a new Connected Red Button service. Starting on Virgin Media, the BBC plans to add the service to other platforms including Freeview and Freesat, as well as a collection of connected TVs.
The BBC’s multiplatform coverage of the London 2012 Olympics has delivered record figures online, on mobile and the 24 dedicated TV streams.
The proportion of people participating online is now significantly higher than 10%, says the BBC’s head of audiences for BBC Future Media, Holly Goodier.
The BBC is maintaining its cautious stance on the development of Stereoscopic 3D broadcasting. In an update to its technology strategy, the BBC says much of the current hype has come from the success of recent movie titles and their imminent release on Blu-ray.
Erik Huggers, the BBC’s director of Future Media & Technology, is leaving the corporation to become vice president and general manager of Intel’s Digital Home Group. The departure will see the directorate split into two with John Linwood becoming CTO of a new Technology division and Ralph Rivera named as director of Future Media.
The BBC’s director of Future Media & Technology has said traffic management should not be used on the Internet other than in extreme circumstances.