Posted: 25 Apr 2011 Print Send a link
The Next Web, 23 Apr 2011, Martin Bryant: "2011 is set to be a big year for the BBC’s online operations outside the UK, as the international version of the corporation’s iPlayer on-demand video service prepares to launch. Meanwhile, last week a pretty major change was made to the bbc.com homepage seen by visitors to the website from outside the UK. As we noted at the time, gone were the widget-based customisation options, replaced by a plainer, more functional version of the site. ... While similar in some ways, the BBC’s UK and international websites are similar – they’re actually operated completely separately, with different goals. While in the UK, the site is designed to meet the corporation’s public service goals, BBC.com is operated by its commercial arm BBC Worldwide and carries banner advertising."