The BBC has launched a beta version of its redesigned homepage as part of an effort to drive more web traffic to BBC content and outside organisations, and to reduce costs in accordance with government cuts to BBC funding. The BBC has overhauled its homepage as it looks to save money. Photo credit: BBC The homepage beta has a ‘carousel’ format, to allow users to scroll between different parts of the page, and is designed to be viewed on PCs and laptops. The BBC plans to extend this functionality to tablets, mobiles and media players, the broadcaster said. “We wanted to make sure that all of our products were available for our audiences on as broad a range of devices as possible,” Phil Fearnley, the general manager of news and knowledge for BBC Future Media, told press at a launch event on Tuesday. BBC Online has been consolidated into 10 products: News, Sport, Weather, CBeebies, CBBC, Knowledge & Learning, Radio & Music, TV & iPlayer, Homepage and Search. The broadcaster already serves content to iPads, iPhones and Android devices, and in June it launched an app for Samsung internet-connected TVs. A big part in the redesign is the use of HTML 5,… Read full this story
- Presenter Neroli Meadows departs Fox Footy due to cost cutting
- BBC payments to senior managers rise by more than 60%
- John Humphrys: BBC is 'far too big'
- OPEC to cut cost of overproduction by 50% ― Timipre Sylva
- George Osborne forces BBC to pay for over-75s' TV licences
- BBC confirms plans to make over-75s pay TV licence fee
- BBC director general Tony Hall says the BBC will not reverse plan to scrap free TV licences for over-75s
- RBI policy | Head says 'no rate action', but heart says a 'token rate cut'
- This is what would be lost if the BBC gave free TV licences to all over-75s
- Campaigners blast BBC over £7.9m staff pay hike as 'an INSULT to the older generation' after corporation scrapped free TV licences for over 75s
BBC revamps homepage as cost cuts loom have 328 words, post on www.zdnet.com at September 21, 2011. This is cached page on xBlogs. If you want remove this page, please contact us.