BBC to revamp news and sport websites


bbclogo.pngBBC Journalism has announced that it’s given the News and Sport websites a new look, with phase one of the revamp launching next week.

Pushing its multimedia offerings more strongly, the new websites will include higher profile promotion of the new embedded video service, more emphasis placed on breaking news and live events, wider page designs, and “more ambitious use of pictures”, whatever that means.

Unlike at present, the new video service will allow users to watch video from within an article rather than being greeted with a separate pop-up window — yes, just like most other sites on the Internet do it.

Users will even be able to embed these videos on other sites, a la YouTube and the like.

Eventually, the whole of will be overhauled to include new features that reflect how people are now using the Internet.

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Andy Merrett
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