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Vice UK staff move to unionise

9-Feb-2016

Staff at Vice UK have sent a letter to their colleagues to drum up support to “get everyone involved” in forming a union.

VoD

Commercial broadcasters pledge to protect kids

9-Feb-2016

The Commercial Broadcasters Association (Coba) has pledged to prioritise the protection of children around catch-up content.

Eastenders

Writers receive £1m in iPlayer royalties

8-Feb-2016

The growth in online viewing has helped Writers Digital Payments (WDP) pay out £960,000 in royalties to screenwriters whose shows have featured on BBC iPlayer.

making-a-murderer

SVoD giants on factual hunt

4-Feb-2016

Netflix and Amazon are ramping up their non-scripted plans and both online giants were seeking out new projects at Realscreen this week.

StyleHaul

StyleHaul boss points to rise of Facebook video

4-Feb-2016

StyleHaul president and chief executive Stephanie Horbaczewski has highlighted the shift in her network of 6,000 creators towards social storytelling across platforms such as Facebook and Snapchat.

Ofcom

Ofcom finds 'significant' rise in VoD concern

3-Feb-2016

A “significant increase” in the number of teenagers concerned by on-demand and online content has been recorded by Ofcom.

InCrowd

Sky backs sports app firm

3-Feb-2016

Sky has invested £300,000 in sports marketing company InCrowd to help maximise its sports output.

Analysts split over TV future

28-Jan-2016

The future of television continues to divide opinion, with two studies published this week painting very different pictures of the industry in the UK.

Formula E

Little Dot expands Formula E deal Video

27-Jan-2016

Little Dot Studios has extended its relationship with electric racing series Formula E to produce daily YouTube content updates.

People Just Do Nothing

Mulville & Thoday drop BBC3 campaign Video

26-Jan-2016

Jimmy Mulville and Jon Thoday have drawn a line under their year-long campaign to prevent BBC3 from moving online.

Endemol Shine acquires digital firms

26-Jan-2016

Endemol Shine UK has acquired digital production company Electric Robin and online talent management firm OP Talent.

Silicon Valley

Sky invests £7m in ad-tech firm

25-Jan-2016

Sky has invested £7m in advertising technology firm DataXu, continuing its spate of Silicon Valley-style deals.

Fox buys Hulu's Stephen King adaptation Video

25-Jan-2016

Pay-TV channel Fox has acquired 11/22/63, the TV adaptation of Stephen King’s novel produced by Lost creator JJ Abrams.

Ben Hart

Magician Ben Hart to front BBC3 Objective series

25-Jan-2016

BBC3 Killer Magic star Ben Hart is returning to the channel with a short-form series featuring a range of ‘life hacks’.

NBA

BT takes first step into VR with basketball trial

21-Jan-2016

BT Sport has taken its first step into virtual reality – trialling an immersive experience at the NBA Global Games clash at the O2 arena in London last week.

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Walter Presents hits 1m views

21-Jan-2016

Channel 4’s foreign-language VoD service Walter Presents has reached 1m views two weeks after launching.

Family shows to help Netflix hit 600 original hours

20-Jan-2016

Netflix is to feature 600 hours of original programming this year and has issued a call for producers to bring it scripted family comedies and dramas.

sky-vr

Virtual reality: the 360-degree challenge

Broadcast explores the rapidly emerging storytelling potential offered by virtual reality

Mr Kate

Dan'l Hewitt, Maker Studios

With 55,000 channels, 11 billion video views and a £340m sale to Disney, Maker Studios is a serious online player - but its sights are now set on traditional TV.

orange-is-the-new-black

Digital rights: VoD platforms

The rise of the online platforms has muddied the commissioning waters for indies, but there are opportunities if producers can find the right strategy to work with them, says Kate Bulkley

UK Election Debate, CNN

UK Election Debate, CNN

CNN has ambitions for McLaren’s ‘Thought Leadership’ hub beyond its election debates. Alex Farber paid a visit

Broadcast Digital

BC Digital

Broadcast Digital - September 2014

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