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BBC in Microsoft web 2.0 deal

Content and services being developed under the "BBC 2.0" banner could be delivered over Xbox 360s, Live Messenger and Windows Media Center.

The BBC announced a memorandum of understanding with Microsoft yesterday:

This includes plans for its online archive, for a radically re-invented website in the web 2.0 world — a second generation of internet-based services — and for ways to share its online content in the future.

Ashley Highfield, the BBC's director of new media and technology said:

"Microsoft is not just a key supplier to the BBC, it is also a key gateway to audiences that the BBC needs to reach through web services it runs like MSN® and Windows Live™ Messenger, and hardware such as Xbox® and the Windows Media® Center."

According to the BBC there could be cooperation and collaboration with Micrososft on" search and navigation, distribution, and content enablement."


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