The BBC’s Own It app aims to support children’s emotional wellbeing and resilience online

The BBC’s Own It app aims to support children’s emotional wellbeing and resilience online

Young people getting their first phone have a new way to help them have a happier, healthier, more positive life online, with the new BBC Own It app. Aimed at supporting children’s emotional wellbeing and resilience online, the app is a first-of-its-kind in empowering – rather than monitoring – children aged 8-13 years with their […]

Code Computerlove co-creates BBC digital wellbeing app

Code Computerlove co-creates BBC digital wellbeing app

The BBC has created a new app designed to help young people using mobile phones make smart choices, feel more confident and access advice tailored to how they’re feeling.  The first-of-its-kind app is part of the BBC’s commitment to supporting young people in today’s changing digital environment.  Its innovative features were developed through an in-depth audience research […]

BBC and tech firms join forces to fight disinformation

BBC and tech firms join forces to fight disinformation

Plans to help tackle so-called “fake news” have been announced by the BBC and some of the biggest names in journalism and technology. The new measures include an early warning system for use during elections or when lives may be at risk, extra online education and improved access to impartial resources for voters. Major publishers, […]

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 […]