The BBC has announced plans to publicly test its first "companion app" designed to complement a TV show, with ancient wardrobe valuation show Antiques Roadshow the unlikely beneficiary of the first dual-screen tech test.
The public test, which follows two internal tests of Frozen Planet and Secret Fortune second screen apps, will see the BBC include behind-the-scenes information about some antiques featured, coupled with "guess the value" games and more exclusive content from other areas of the BBC.
Which sounds rather pointless, like looking at a rubbish web site full of Flash crap while watching TV. If you're so bored this sounds like a good idea, the Antiques Roadshow companion app will arrive in September, for mobiles, PC, tablets and a simplified version of it will appear through the Red Button. [BBC Blog]