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ESG digital arm eyes expansion


Endemol Shine Beyond is drawing up plans to grow its digital channels network to include services dedicated to travel, comedy and men’s lifestyle.

Food Tube

Food Tube eyes fresh outlets


Jamie Oliver-owned YouTube network Food Tube is eying expansion onto other platforms to better position the business for growth.


Amazon UK acquires Hulu comedy


Amazon has acquired the UK rights to Casual, an original comedy produced for US streaming rival Hulu.

Amazon hunts UK content chief


Subscription VoD service Amazon is hunting for an original programming chief to run its UK production division.

Watership Down

Netflix boards BBC's Watership Down


Netflix has boarded BBC1’s remake of classic children’s novel Watership Down.

Jamie Laing

C4 reveals how data informs commissioning


Channel 4 data chief Pedro Cosa has provided an insight into how his team helps inform commissioning decisions.


Fremantle & Discovery back sport start-ups


Traditional TV firms have continued to push into digital sports content with FremantleMedia investing in a football-based start-up and Discovery backing a rugby SVoD service.

James Acaster

BBC3 orders ‘anarchic’ music format


BBC3 has commissioned a short-form music show from Greenbird-network indie Rumpus Media and Phil McIntyre Television.

The Tunnel

The Tunnel box-set sparks 600k downloads


Sky Atlantic drama The Tunnel: Sabotage has been downloaded almost 600,000 times after the entire series was made available on-demand to binge-watch.


Facebook bets on live content


Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has claimed that a “golden age” of online video is dawning and said the company is betting big on live content.

The Ranch

Netflix to boost in-house production arm


Netflix is to expand its in-house production division to compete with the likes of Amazon and HBO.

Simon and Jonathan Chinn

C4 indie wins major Netflix order


Channel 4-backed indie Lightbox Media has won a landmark factual series from Netflix, Broadcast has learned.

Jeremy Clarkson

Clarkson, May and Hammond plan digital venture


Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond have teamed up with a co-founder of Zeebox to launch a “bold digital venture” to sit alongside their new series for Amazon Prime Video.

The Rack Pack

C4 and C5 ‘open’ to iPlayer distribution plan


Channel 4 and Channel 5 have indicated that they are open to distributing their programming on iPlayer as the BBC advances plans to expand the service to third-party content providers.

Ralph Rivera steps down as BBC digital boss


Ralph Rivera’s role as the BBC’s digital director has been made redundant and the online boss will take on a six-month education project for the corporation.

Red Bull

Red Bull orders adventure format Video


Red Bull TV has commissioned an adventure series from multiplatform producer Telegraph Hill in which teams will race across Europe using cans of the fizzy drink as their currency.

iPlayer kids

BBC launches kids iPlayer Video


The BBC has launched its dedicated app for children, which will serve up over 10,000 episodes of age-appropriate content.

Lord Montagu

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


Digital Video: adjusting to a digital future

As video-on-demand and catch-up become destinations in their own right, five leading digital experts debate how this development will affect broadcasters. Ann-Marie Corvin reports

Eddie Izzard: Marathon Man, BBC3

Eddie Izzard’s Sport Relief challenge was an endurance test for the production team too, says executive producer Nick Catliff


Thirteen, BBC3 Video

Commissioned before BBC3’s online move was set in stone, Thirteen had to shift from a traditional production road map to one that embraced all things digital.

Broadcast Digital

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Broadcast Digital - September 2014

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