BBC Good Food launches its first-ever Alexa skill

BBC Good Food launches its first-ever Alexa skill

The BBC’s popular food media brand, Good Food, has launched its first skill on Amazon’s AI assistant, Alexa, giving cooks around the UK access to more than 11,000 recipes with their voice. The skill, which is now live on Alexa-enabled devices like the Echo and Echo Dot, was built for BBC Good Food by digital […]

BBC and Google Daydream take you under the sea in VR

BBC and Google Daydream take you under the sea in VR

 BBC Worldwide has teamed up with Google and BAFTA-winning game studio Preloaded to create a virtual reality experience for the audiences of the BBC’s hugely successful national history programmes like Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II. BBC Earth: Life in VR has been created by Preloaded in collaboration with BBC Earth Productions and […]

The BBC is launching its first AR app, designed to turn your living room into a museum

The BBC is launching its first AR app, designed to turn your living room into a museum

The BBC is partnering with leading museums to bring a range of historical artefacts to audiences and Licence Fee payers via a new augmented reality app. Developed by BBC Research & Development and Nexus Studios, the app supports the broadcaster’s new landmark arts and culture series, Civilisations, in which it’s teamed up with more than […]

BBC eyes vertical ads to boost mobile monetization

BBC eyes vertical ads to boost mobile monetization

The BBC became the latest publisher to introduce vertical video to its news apps, both domestic and international. Already, the overseas version carries vertical advertising. For now, that consists of static ad interstitials between videos, but in the next few weeks vertical video ads will be introduced — but the format is not without its own […]

eBay dives into Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages

eBay dives into Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages

Online marketplace eBay is one of the first retailers to try Google’s AMP, which allows mobile sites to load as fast as possible on smartphones. eBay Inc. is making sure its mobile site not only loads fast, but loads instantly. The online marketplace recently updated some of its mobile pages with Google Inc.’s Accelerated Mobile […]