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BBC Connected Studio - Sport Innovation Brief

The next BBC Connected Studio event is the Sport Creative Studio on November 21st in Salford and the brief is now live.

The BBC would like to hear from agencies and individuals who have fresh, innovative ideas to bring to this event and to seek funding.

Adrian Woolard's BBC Internet Blog highlights the key headlines for this brief as:

  • With the use of data - how do we make armchair fans even more interested/ informed/ excited/ engaged in major sporting events like the Winter Olympics, Commonwealth Games, World Cup and Wimbledon in 2014?
  • Atmosphere is a big motive for audiences attending live sports events but what is the digital equivalent?
  • If fans were in control of BBC Sport Online, what would they do with the product?

The Connected Studio has a fund of up to £1Million available to invest in both early stage concepts and public-facing pilots across the whole of BBC Online, as well as support individual developers, project managers and UX expertise.

They are looking for external digital agencies, technology start-ups, designers and developers who want to submit and develop ideas for new innovative features and formats for BBC Online via a series of collaborative BBC Connected Studio events taking place across the UK over the next twelve months.

The Connected Studio programme kicked off on May 4th 2012 with the Homepage, Search and Navigation team running its first Creative Studio event in MediaCityUK.

Following the Sport Creative Studio in November there are some very exciting funding calls later in year-round products such as TV / iPlayer, BBC Children's, Sport, News, Radio, Knowledge & Learning to tie-in with the BBC's ambitions for connected platforms and big data.

For more information and the full brief please go to the links below.

Wed 31 October 2012