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iloveTV230442 posts since 29 Dec 2019 new member
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Does anybody know what this 'Hack to the Future' thing on CBBC is? It looks like a documentary showing what Hacker has done over the past 9 months, but a lot of it appears to be fiction.


I suspect I may be shattering a few illusions here but you do realise Hacker is a fictional character on TV a as a fictional dog? So anything that "says" what he's been "doing" will also be fiction, that's sort of how this thing works...

And you could have answered your own "Hack to the Future" question by Googling which would have took you here, a one hour "part 1 of 2" programme:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000cy1t/hack-to-the-future-series-1-episode-1


It appeared to be more along the lines of what he was doing on social media.
iloveTV230442 posts since 29 Dec 2019 new member
London London
The new version of Crackerjack starts next Friday at 6pm. Will probably be quite similiar to Big Friday Wind-Up, but we'll have to see what it's like.
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iloveTV230442 posts since 29 Dec 2019 new member
London London
The CBBC Buzz app is closing in February:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/findoutmore/cbbc-buzz-faq


Well that flopped then.

Watching CBBC HQ continuity today made me realise how cheap it is. A derivative youtuber looking at pictures shouting out random unfunny things and chucking vegetables into a tiny hoop where they wouldn’t fit. They need a rejig I think, with actual games. There was only one presenter as well, which makes it feel bland as there’s no jokes between them. It’s always felt cheap but this was worse.
Josh1,168 posts since 21 Dec 2014
The CBBC Buzz app is closing in February:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/findoutmore/cbbc-buzz-faq


Well that flopped then.

Watching CBBC HQ continuity today made me realise how cheap it is. A derivative youtuber looking at pictures shouting out random unfunny things and chucking vegetables into a tiny hoop where they wouldn’t fit. They need a rejig I think, with actual games. There was only one presenter as well, which makes it feel bland as there’s no jokes between them. It’s always felt cheap but this was worse.

Usually it's 2 presenters or 1 + puppet, but I agree with you about the continuity being a bit bland, nothing how it used to be.
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08tom700 posts since 24 Nov 2007
CBBC HQ:
The presenter on today was Joe. He use to do a lot of backstage stuff probably for the Buzz app. I think he became a official CBBC presenter in November 2019. Yes he on social media. The reason why he was on his own today because the others were busy. Dodge is CBeebies now, Katie left last year, Lauren is part time because she presents the Capital early Breakfast show, Karim is on the strictly tour in Birmingham and Rhys and the legend that is Hacker were at the Radio 2 500 words launch today. So one presenter is not the normal.

CBBC Apps:
I heard a rumor (so not official) the BBC is launching a BBC Kids app probably iPlayer branded that let's kids watch and play through one app. The interaction part of CBBC Buzz could move over to. This was a while ago so not sure if it's still the plan but it would explain the app closes.
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DVB Cornwall8,822 posts since 4 Dec 2003
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CBBC Apps:
I heard a rumor (so not official) the BBC is launching a BBC Kids app probably iPlayer branded that let's kids watch and play through one app. The interaction part of CBBC Buzz could move over to. This was a while ago so not sure if it's still the plan but it would explain the app closes.


I suspect that will be the way forward concentrating on the one device. Some means of interaction is surely necessary across the channel. Providing 'BBC Kids' would seem a legitimate way to do this and firewall other contents away from children. There is indeed a web version of the iPlayer feeding CBBC audiences so extending that to other devices would seem a realistic 'solution'.
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