Sarah Hartley: BBC offers experimental programming format – too soon?

Sarah Hartley takes a look at R&D TV a new offering from the BBC that allows viewers to watch and ‘mash iup’ BBC footage.

“Trouble is, only one such mashup has so far taken place despite worldwide access and awareness of the initiative is very limited,” writes Hartley.

“Is this just early days for something ahead of the curve , or is the mighty institution smothering its fledgling participatory offering before it can get out of the nursery?”

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Meanwhile, over on the BBC Editors Blog, Jon Zilkha discuss Radio 4’s recent experiments with ‘visualising’ the Today programme by introducing cameras and live video streaming to the studio.

“Experimenting with what is grandly called ‘visualisation’ is hardly new. For us, the idea was to see whether the cameras could capture something of the intensity of interviews, as well as to give an insight into the working of the programme,” writes Zilkha.

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