Mashable: David Attenborough is teaching online geography lessons to kids at home. “From today, the BBC is launching its biggest educational offering in its history, Bitesize Daily, featuring lessons from over 200 teachers and scores of celebrities. The BBC has collaborated with teachers and education specialists to compile a 14-week curriculum for youngsters across the UK. Remarkably, this program has been put together in just four weeks. ” I was able to browse the site but not play any videos because I’m not in the UK.
RadioTimes: BBC to bring classic TV and radio back to iPlayer “in unprecedented times”. “The BBC has announced it will make classic TV box-sets and radio programmes available on iPlayer as part of a wide-ranging set of measures to help the nation through “challenging times” as the coronavirus pandemic continues.”
Metro: BBC demands Tories take down Facebook adverts that ‘distort’ its clips. “The BBC has told the Conservatives to remove online adverts that use edited versions of its political broadcasts.”
The Register: Tor blimey, Auntie! BBC launches dedicated dark web mirror site. “The BBC has launched a .onion version of its news website on the Tor anonymising network aimed at readers based in countries that ban its services.”
BBC: Monty Python at 50. “Sick’, ‘tripe’ and ‘a delicious sense of the ridiculous’ .. 50 years ago today Monty Python shocked and delighted BBC audiences in equal measure. BBC History digs deep inside BBC Archives and lifts the lid on how the series was commissioned, aspiring writers use Monty Python for new comic creations, and our gallery unearths some rarely seen images to mark a very special birthday.”
Neowin: BBC launches digital wellbeing keyboard aimed at children. “The BBC has announced the availability of its Own It keyboard app which aims to improve the digital wellbeing of children. The Own It app is interesting in that it functions as an app but also doubles as a keyboard which you can use across different apps. BBC has baked in machine learning which visually alerts the child if they’re writing something negative, prompting them to rethink whether or not they want to issue the message.”
RadioTimes: BBC will make thousands of classic TV clips available on new archive website. “The BBC will make nearly 2000 video clips from its archive available to view on its brand new website. BBC Archive will feature a selection of clips from the 10 million hours of content from the BBC stores, which will be curated by the same team that man the hugely popular BBC Archive social media accounts.”