The BBC has launched a 12-month trial of ‘vodcasting’ – a weekly videocast roundup of clips from news and current affairs programmes including the Ten O’Clock News, Newsnight and, later, Question Time. There’ll also be a vodcast called StoryFix which will take a tongue-in-cheek look at the last week’s news.
"TenWeekly" will be cast out every Wednesday, with StoryFix and Newsnight appearing on Friday’s.
The BBC are already fairly well advanced in providing content to UK web and mobile users which can be watched on a PC or mobile phone, and this is yet another way the BBC wants to get content to people in the ways they want to watch it.
It looks as if most of the content will be news-based to begin with, but presumably if the trial is successful and videocasting is still a hit into 2007, they’ll expand their offerings.
Would you watch the Beeb’s content this way?
BBC podcasting/vodcasting web page