BBC pilots in-vision text commentary… Eurovision potential?

Something very interesting at the BBC Backstage labs from last week, an interface that takes textual content (in this example from an IRC application) and overlays the messages onto a live TV show via a set-top box.
There’s a demonstration video on the process running overlaid on BBC News (you can view it here), but I [...]

The Edinburgh Fringe Show 2010 #25 - The Final Moments of the Fringe

A final flurry of interviews with no Frisky but Mannish, Peter Buckley Hill, Rachael Sage and a report from The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence. Introduced by Ewan Spence for The Stage and The Podcast Network.

The Edinburgh Fringe Show 2010 #24 - This Podcast Belongs to Lionel Richie

It’s high, it’s free and it’s funny. But will anyone climb Arthur’s Seat for a free comedy gig that belongs to Lionel Richie? Let’s find out! Introduced by Ewan Spence for The Stage and The Podcast Network

The Edinburgh Fringe Show 2010 #23 - No Performer Left Behind

Asher Treleven dresses up smartly on his day off, Nilaja Sun takes about the New York public education system, and I set up some blind dates for Gemma Goggins.

The Edinburgh Fringe Show 2010 #22 - The Brave and the Foolish

Brendon Burns writes a book, someone decides to bring an English World Cup play to Edinburgh, and finding a magnet is a bit of a Blur. Introduced by Ewan Spence, for The Stage and The Podcast Network.

The Edinburgh Fringe Show 2010 #21 - All Roads Lead Back to Edinburgh

Andrew Lawrence on not being on the TV, Bud Takes the Wheel on the X-Men and Kerry Hodgkin on UK Border Control. All that and more from the Fringe. Introduced by Ewan Spence, for The Stage and The Podcast Network.

Don’t forget about theatre if you visit the Fringe

This week’s column over on the Caledonian Mercury looks at the issue of audiences at The Fringe, and why there is such a difference between huge numbers for “Off the Telly” comedians and the much lower numbers for Theatre.
It just upsets me when relatively few people coming to Edinburgh explore shows on offer that aren’t [...]

Edinburgh Fringe Podcast climbing up the iTunes charts towards The Archers

It’s always fun to watch the Edinburgh Fringe podcast climb up the rankings inside iTunes every year, and 2010 is no different. There’s been steady progress, and now only two mighty Arts podcasts are preventing a number one.
Yes, The Archers and the Radio 4 Food Programme are doing what they do every year and are [...]

The Edinburgh Fringe Show 2010 #20 - It’s Just a Ride

Tom Allen talks about toughening up, Rufus Jones and Alex Kirk show just how painful your Dad turning up can be, while David Benson switches effortlessly from glee to tragedy. Introduced by Ewan Spence, for The Stage and The Podcast Network.

The Edinburgh Fringe Show 2010 #19 - The Danny Kaye Appreciation Society

Kate Fox brings some poetry, I bring Reel to Real the ghost of Morecambe and Wise, while the Fitzrovia Radio Hour break the sound barrier. Introduced by Ewan Spence, for The Stage and The Podcast Network.

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