BBC Launch Web API

The BBC have launched a new API aptly dubbed ‘BBC Web API (beta)‘ and have created a series of widgets drawing on their TV-Anytime database for Yahoo and Google services.

“The purpose of this API is to allow people greater access to our content and information about our content. Two words sum up what this API is about: simple and TV-Anytime. The API is built on a TV-Anytime database and you can use it to extract information in TV-Anytime format. We have also provided a simple response format, giving quick and easy access to information.”

Interesting in their first step of adopting an entire Web 2.0 approach to running the Beebs online runnings….

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