BBC Backstage

The BBC have recently launched a service called BBC Backstage, a service which encourages people to use BBC content in their own way using RSS feeds and an API.

backstage.bbc.co.uk attempts to encourage and support those who have provided most of the innovation on the inernet – the passionate, highly-skilled & public-spirited developers and designers many of whom volunteer their time and effort.

(from http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/about.html)

BBC Backstage “…aims to foster a newly constructive and open dialogue with the wider development community using BBC content and tools to deliver public value.”

This is good news for those of us who like to tinker with content provision on the internet. And for those of us who are resident in the UK, it makes the TV License fee (currently £126.50 per annum) a little more value for money…

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