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News Archive for February, 2010

  • Viewfinder 78 published

    VF78_coverViewfinder 78 was published in March 2010 and includes the supplement Media Online Focus (download here).

  • Shakespeare on BBC radio – February / March 2010

    In the coming week BBC Radio is broadcasting several programmes relating to Shakespeare and his work, the most prominent of which will be a new radio production of Othello in the Saturday Play slot on 27 February (TRILT Identifier: 014380F6) and starring Lenny Henry, whose preparation for the original 2009 stage production was also the subject […]

  • SeeSaw video-on-demand launched

    SeeSaw, a new online video-on-demand service, has just launched.  It offers more than 3,000 hours of programming, including full catch-up services from  Channel 4 and Five, and archive content from these broadcasters as well as BBC Worldwide. The service is free and funded by advertising, but a pay-per-view service will follow, requiring micropayments for viewing […]

  • BoB National Poster

    A promotional poster for institutions using BoB National is available for download. Printed versions will be sent to all BoB National administrators by the end of February 2010.

  • BBC Radio 7 available from BUFVC

    The BUFVC Off-Air Recording Back-up Service is pleased to announce that it can now supply members holding an ERA licence with copies of missed recordings of BBC 7 radio broadcasts made from 15 September 2009. Programmes can be found by searching TRILT and requested through the usual process.

  • In Our Time audio archive

    The BBC has revamped the website for In Our Time, the Radio 4 programme in which Melvyn Bragg and eminent guests discuss the history of ideas. This has been done with a view to making the audio archive of the series permanently available. Audio recordings of every episode broadcast since 1998 are available to listen to again either via […]

  • 2010 BBC Year of Science

    2010 has been designated by the BBC as its year of science. Under the generic title The World of Wonder there will be a year-long celebration of science on BBC television, radio and online, aimed at both science lovers and science novices and tied in with events across the country. A ten-minute video on the […]

  • Archiving the Future: 27-28 February

    This two-day event at York St John University focuses on the subject of film archiving by looking at it predominantly fromthe perspective of production. The event will inform those within the field of archiving about emerging technologies which could affect the future of their work, but also those in production roles of future practices which they will […]

  • Reel News – Editing

    For an illuminating rendition of 1920s newsreel editing, take a look at the Newsfilm Online high-quality download of ‘Gaumont Graphic Editor and Women’s Lacrosse Battle‘ (25/10/1928), a Gaumont Graphic newsreel story guest-edited by J. H. Thomas, British trade-union leader and politician. For viewers without an UK HE/FE subscription, the story is also accessible on the […]