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BBC Philharmonic to send live concert updates to audiences' smartphones

Wednesday 15 May 2019 | 17:46 CET | News

The BBC Philharmonic orchestra is launching a new service for smartphones, develop with the BBC R&D teams in Salford.

The new web app, called Notes, sends information to smartphone during the orchestra's performance, giving insights into what is being played on stage at that moment. Notes will be available from September 2019 at all concerts in the BBC Philharmonic's main Bridgewater Hall (Manchester) season, which starts on 21 September.

On concert nights, users will connect over Wi-Fi or 3G and open the web app through a browser on their smartphone. Notes users will be seated in a particular area of the Hall so as not to disturb other concert goers. BBC Philharmonic Director Simon Webb said that feedback from audiences who have tested Notes has been positive. He added that there are plans to share the technology in the future with partners and other music organisations in Manchester. 

 



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Companies: BBC
Countries: United Kingdom
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