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BBC Archive Trial To Launch Soon! #153692
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Originally Posted by BBC News
The BBC is to open up its vast archive of video and audio in an on-demand trial involving more than 20,000 people in the UK.

Full-length programmes, as well as scripts and notes, will be available for download from the BBC's website.

The pilot is part of the BBC's plans to eventually offer more than a million hours of TV and radio from its archive.

The BBC's Future Media boss Ashley Highfield made the announcement at an industry conference in Cannes.

I have been eagerly waiting for the launch of the BBC Archive since they first announced details regarding it back in 2004.

I have signed up already. You can sign up to register your interest in taking part in the trial here.

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Re: BBC Archive Trial To Launch Soon! [Re: MattLFC] #153694
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Re: BBC Archive Trial To Launch Soon! [Re: Mark] #156489
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Got an email from them today, I have been accepted for the trial, they will be sending me the details in the next couple of weeks!

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Re: BBC Archive Trial To Launch Soon! [Re: MattLFC] #156492
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ha ha just checked my e-mail

me too thumbsup


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Re: BBC Archive Trial To Launch Soon! [Re: Mark] #159579
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I just got me login details, using the service now, it looks great, they currently have 257 television programmes online and 115 radio programmes.

They are sorted into decades and categories:

by decade
1930s (3)
1940s (11)
1950s (30)
1960s (89)
1970s (71)
1980s (98)
1990s (54)
2000s (16)

by category
Children's (21)
Comedy (26)
Drama (54)
Factual (234)
Light Ent (30)
Music (23)
News (32)
Sport (4)

Gonna play something and see how it works now!

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Re: BBC Archive Trial To Launch Soon! [Re: MattLFC] #159580
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Well I am watching "999 Special: Diana's Legacy" which is from 1998.

The stream is only 225Kbps, but is extremly good nevertheless, the compression is excellent. There is no buffering whatsoever and had no problems using it, it just loaded up straight away.

Jumping/forwarding the stream also causes no problems and buffers in ~1 second.

So far, im pretty impressed.

The trial is just a taster too, there will be huge amounts more content when its actually launched!

Well done the BBC thumbsup

Re: BBC Archive Trial To Launch Soon! [Re: MattLFC] #159591
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wish I signed up for this now frown

whats available from the 90's? Any amazing classic TV?


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Re: BBC Archive Trial To Launch Soon! [Re: BMW Joe] #159619
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Re: BBC Archive Trial To Launch Soon! [Re: jonah] #159622
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Ive been watching Quatermass: The Quatermass Experiment: Contact Has Been Established


Its in a little meadia player window.
And when they say Archive they mean Bloody old stuff. frown


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Re: BBC Archive Trial To Launch Soon! [Re: BMW Joe] #159625
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Originally Posted by BMW Joe
wish I signed up for this now frown

whats available from the 90's? Any amazing classic TV?


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Re: BBC Archive Trial To Launch Soon! [Re: Mark] #159626
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A LOT of the newer stuff isnt yet allowed on there without approval from the BBC Trust, also its only a "taster" of whats to come, a snapshot it what content will be available, hence its only in trial stages atm.

When it is finally launched to the public, it will be musch better and the content library will continue to grow for as long as the service is running for.

You can full screen the "little window" you know, its using the WMP applet, so just double click on the video.

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Re: BBC Archive Trial To Launch Soon! [Re: MattLFC] #159631
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I used to love tomorrows world...loads of episodes from that?

wish they never got rid of that show frown better than the modern day shows like crappy "the gadget show"


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Re: BBC Archive Trial To Launch Soon! [Re: BMW Joe] #159635
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dum dee dum dee dumm dum de de dum lol

Tomorrows world theme tune wink


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Re: BBC Archive Trial To Launch Soon! [Re: Mark] #159659
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i want to watch frown

how can i?.

Re: BBC Archive Trial To Launch Soon! [Re: Wheels] #159661
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Too late now frown

The registration for the trial is over.

We'll all have to wait until it's full released, probably within the next few months?


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