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BBC Label a Child a Recovering Alcoholic

The BBC has up sticks and moved quite a large chunk of its operation up to Salford Media City. It’s all part of a cost saving effort, moving out of the expensive capital. Unfortunately not everything has been going hunky dory, as this caption balls-up shows.

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You'll Be Able to Watch Usain Bolt in 3D This Year

The BBC has laid out its plans for a few small 3D broadcasts from the Olympics this year. Not a whole lot will get the 3D treatment, but fans of arguably the biggest race of the games, the 100m men’s final, will be pleased to know you’ll get to experience it in all its stereoscopic glory.

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BBC Bringing iPlayer to Sky Boxes

By Gary Cutlack on at

Sky's Anytime+ internet-based video-on-demand service will get two whopping great updates this year, with support for both BBC's iPlayer and the rival ITV Player coming to the system.

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Watch the BBC's Coverage of London's NYE Fireworks in 1080p

By Gary Cutlack on at

The BBC's YouTube channel, which is usually little more than a collection of trailers and sample clips, is now hosting a full 1080p HD video of the London 2012 fireworks display. If you like going "Oooh!" at bright lights, 11 minutes of HD oooh-ing, with music by The Kinks and Soft Cell, is there to enjoy. [YouTube]

BBC On-Board For Netflix UK Launch

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Looks like Netflix is going to offer a tad more for Brits than just crummy American films come early 2012. The BBC has signed up to put its back catalogue on the streaming service, with highlights including Torchwood, Spooks, Little Britain and Fawlty Towers.

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Android BBC iPlayer Update to Bring 3G Streaming

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The BBC's already let loose a 3G streaming-capable iPhone version of its iPlayer app for iOS, but as of now Android-lovers have been left out in the cold. A 3G streaming update for the Android iPlayer app is on the way however; but if you're desperate to watch Have I Got News For You while on the road, and can't wait for the update, it might be worth checking out the mobile web version of the catch-up player.