The BBC has just announced an experiment with holographic TVs, letting the broadcaster explore how BBC footage might look on these kinds of displays in the future, should they take off. The experiment was extremely low-fi but gave some striking results with archive footage, ranging from the iconic BBC globes to giant dinosaurs. Cyrus Saihan is Head of Digital Partnerships and explains more on this exciting project. “Although the famous Princess Leia hologram from Star Wars wa
A Middlesbrough trader is set to make legal history as the first person to be prosecuted for selling Android boxes. Following an 18-month investigation, Brian Thompson has been told Middlesbrough Council is taking him to court in what could prove a landmark case. The council claims the boxes are illegal, but Brian said: “I am pleading not guilty and I’m going to fight this.” The kit - also known as a ‘Kodi box’ - allows viewers to watch copyright material like Premier League
SMALL GLITCH IN IPLAYER: NOT MANY NOTICE Today's change in the law requiring all iPlayer users to hold a TV license was not quite what some expected: the BBC still trusts you to Do The Right Thing. All that's needed is to tap on the message that you have a valid license, (right) and it goes away, forever. The reason for the failure to force checks and compliance is not hard to find.
Any such measures would break iPlayer integration built into smart TVs, Sky, Freesat and YouV
The new copyright package from the European Commission includes two regulations and two directives with the aim to modernise current EU copyright rules. Overall, it should widen access to content across the EU and create a fairer deal for all online players. This new copyright reform delivers on the Commission’s December 2015 action plan for the modernisation of EU copyrights rules. The proposed regulation which governs copyright and related rights for online transmissions an