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The Grand Tour

Wilman lifts lid on The Grand Tour


The former Top Gear team is on the hunt for commissions for their indie W. Chump & Sons as the first series of Amazon show The Grand Tour prepares to TX this autumn.


Broadcasters hit back at Vice MacTaggart claims


Broadcasters have put on a united defence of the public service broadcasting model in the face of Vice chief executive Shane Smith’s charge that they fail to connect with young audiences.


Vice: the story so far


Vice has made a splash with youngsters with its hard-hitting news and docs - delivered online. Now its focus turns to linear success

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Netflix UK drops archive content for new shows


Netflix UK has aggressively culled its programming over the past few months to reduce its reliance on archive content in favour of the latest shows.


Buzzfeed eyes long-form after growth in video


Buzzfeed’s video content has experienced “hockey-stick growth” since its launch, bolstered by a global distribution strategy across the likes of Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter.


BBC3 iPlayer requests jump after online launch


iPlayer requests of BBC3 content have risen by 6 percentage points following the youth-skewing channel’s move online, despite launching fewer shows.  

Drive Tribe

Clarkson unveils Drive Tribe talent


Racing driver Oliver James Webb, motoring journalist Jethro Bovingdon and Finnish blogger Sara Nase are among the first ‘tribe leaders’ selected to produce channels for Jeremy Clarkson’s forthcoming online car project.

Black Mirror

Netflix's Black Mirror to debut at TIFF


Netflix’s Black Mirror episodes are to be screened for the first time at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) as the event sharpens its international focus.


BBCW embraces artificial intelligence


BBC Worldwide has agreed a partnership with an artificial intelligence business to help it gauge which genres are most in demand around the world.


US on track to air 500 scripted shows in 2016


The boom in scripted television in the US is to continue, with more than 500 original dramas and comedies expected to air this year, according to the executive who coined the phrase ‘peak TV’.

Berlin Station

Wirewax spies 360 video deal


London-based interactive TV firm Wirewax is going undercover with forthcoming US spy drama Berlin Station after agreeing an immersive 360-degree video deal with US network Epix.


Vice unveils debut linear slate Video


Vice is to explore hedonism on the frontline of the Greek refugee crisis and tackle racist extremists through the lens of comedy as part of the debut slate of shows for its linear channel.

Crisis In Six Seconds

Amazon unveils Woody Allen comedy Video


Woody Allen is to make his TV debut in September after SVoD service Amazon revealed details of the comedy for the first time.

Barcroft TV

Barcroft hires News UK exec Video


Barcroft Media has hired the former managing editor of FHM and Heat following its investment from Channel 4.

The Get Down

The Box strikes Netflix rap deal Video


Netflix has struck a partnership with music TV channel The Box for a short-form series promoting the subscription giant’s forthcoming hip hop drama.


Sky Q bolsters on-demand viewing


Sky has revealed a surge in the amount of video-on-demand programming consumed via its next-generation set-top box – opening up the long-tail of shows in its catalogue.

House Of Cards

Ofcom: Netflix dominates Amazon and Now TV


Netflix was watched by nearly a quarter of the British viewing public between February and April 2016 as it stormed ahead of Amazon Prime Videos, its nearest SVoD rival, according to the latest Ofcom data.

The Collection

The Collection, Amazon / BBC Worldwide

An old car plant near Swansea makes an unlikely home for Amazon Prime’s lavish production about the golden age of French couture, finds Benji Wilson

House Of Cards

Netflix: diving into the data

Peter White assesses Ampere Analysis’ research into the secretive SVoD service’s content strategy in the UK


Going live on social media

As Facebook, Twitter, YouTube et al ramp up their live video capabilities, broadcasters are jumping aboard in a bid to grow their audience and reinforce their brand, says Kate Bulkley

Lord Montagu

How did a Texan come to make a feature-length doc about an aristocrat he had never heard of? Luke Korem explains

Broadcast Digital

BC Digital

Broadcast Digital - September 2014

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