BBC have announced the launch of a new interactive platform where the audience can choose the next generation of TV stars! Viewers will be asked to rate and comment on how they feel about each audition which is open to musicians, comedians and poets who want to share their talent.
The project has recently launch on iPlayer as a test, and has been called BBC Taster. The platform will also test out other new technological features such as interactive digital poetry, improvisational comedy troupe The Noise Next Door and the BBC Big Voice Hack, an attempt to create a new voice recognition tool which can be used to call up stories on the BBC News website.
Ralph Rivera, director of BBC future media, said:
“We are still just scratching the surface. We have never really challenged the storyteller to tell their story in a different way, to tell it in a way that takes advantage of what the technology makes available. How do we take the internet and go from it being a distribution platform to being a medium unto itself? We want Taster to match the impact that the iPlayer had for online content distribution.”
If the new innovation proves to be popular, BBC will release mobile and desktop apps.