BBC Unveils Plans for Interactive TV and Broadband Video Coverage of "T in the Park" Music Fest
The BBC has announced plans for broadband video and red-button interactive TV coverage of Scotland's annual "T in the Park" music festival (at which around 85,000 attendees will see performances from such bands as Nine Inch Nails, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, and Pet Shop Boys).
During each of the festival's three days, viewers will be able to press red while watching any BBC channel to access four different channels of performances from the festival. The red-button content will be available on Friday evening (July 10th), and from the late afternoon on Saturday and Sunday (July 11th and 12th), until midnight each day. Meanwhile live video coverage, highlights and various pieces of exclusive content will be available on a dedicated area of the BBC's Web site (bbc.co.uk/tinthepark), where videos of performances will also be available for a full week following the event. In addition, the BBC is inviting aspiring musicians to upload their music for a chance to be broadcast on its radio stations and to appear on one of the "BBC Introducing" stages which it organizes at T in the Park and other major UK music festivals. Finally, coverage of the festival from BBC Three and BBC Scotland will be made available on-demand on the corporation's BBC iPlayer online catch-up service.