BBC to stream news site to Samsung tellies
Web repurposed for IPTV
The BBC has favoured Samsung's networkable TVs for the release of its first internet-streamed news feed.
The "BBC News product for connected TVs", as only the Corporation could call it, "combines existing video and text content from BBC News Online", the BBC said, saving viewers the need to turn to their browsers. The content will be primarily textual, with clips to illustrate each story.
While this version of BBC News will debut on Samsung tellies, the Corporation promised that it will be rolled out "on a range of connected devices over time".
Many sets now sport internet connectvity for IPTV services and some, such as Sony's top-end Bravia TVs, already present BBC iPlayer on the small screen.
The broadcaster said it will also launch an international version of the product, which will be advertising supported.
The BBC News feed will be available today through the Samsung Apps Store on Samsung Smart TVs. ®
Samsung TVs with internet capability all have Freeview built in....Freeview carries BBC News...
biased broadcasting corporation
great, now live streaming propaganda from the ministry of truth.
Bias at the BBC
John Pilger -- The War You Don't See (section on the BBC)
But... but... but...
If you've got the bloody telly turned on, just tune to a BBC news channel! What the hell is the point of sending a low-res low-info low-iq (OK, I'm judging from the current news.bbc.co.uk news-free site) signal when you're already wasting, er, sending moving pictures and real sound over the air?
It's pointlessness for the sake of it.
People can knock the BBC all they like, but lets look at the facts; First major news organisation to have a decent and constantly updated news website, First with live streaming shows and the iPlayer and now IPTV.
No doubt they were not the very first to do such things, but they are the first MAJOR media organisation into most new fields.