Beet.TV Crosses the Pond, Speaks with BBC News On-Demand Editor Mark Barlex

BBC News on-demand editor Mark Barlex spoke with Beet.TV executive editor Andy Plesser in the newsroom at the British Broadcasting Corp.’s television center in West London.

On selecting BBC video content to put on the Web, Barlex said:

We’ve got a lot of content that’s ready to go. We have a great resource of materials already available. Our philosophy, I guess, is to maximize that, but also to be aware that the online world is a very different medium than the TV world. While a lot of TV content can make the transition from one world to the other, there is a good proportion of content that doesn’t quite work online.