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Rightster sets up Arts Council MCN

29-Sep-2014

Rightster has landed a £1.8m fund from The Arts Council to establish a multi-channel network (MCN) dedicated to the arts.

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Barcroft TV signs long-form docs Video

29-Sep-2014

ITV Studios Global Entertainment, Off The Fence and Zig Zag Productions have signed deals with Barcroft Media to feature a raft of long-form programming on its online video channel.

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AJE ‘gamifies’ doc for online

25-Sep-2014

An investigative report into illegal pirate fishing is to be ‘gamified’ for an ambitious online Al Jazeera English (AJE) initiative.

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Endemol boosts Beyond with gaming channel

25-Sep-2014

Endemol is beefing up its multichannel network Endemol Beyond with video game channel Legends Of Gaming.

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Twitter’s TV impact revealed

25-Sep-2014

Twitter activity can increase the number of viewers tuning in to a show by up to 8%, according to a study by audience measurement firm Kantar Media.

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Screenz and Maverick seek interactive formats

25-Sep-2014

Israeli second-screen specialist Screenz has forged a partnership with Maverick Television to help it develop interactive formats.

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Netflix buys Peaky Blinders for US

25-Sep-2014

Netflix has acquired BBC2’s period drama Peaky Blinders in the US after striking a deal with The Weinstein Company and Endemol.

Hulu orders Stephen King adaptation of JFK assassination

23-Sep-2014

VoD service Hulu is making its first major move into original commissioning with a nine-hour adaptation of Stephen King’s novel 11/22/63 produced by Lost creator JJ Abrams.

Endemol launches digital gaming channel

19-Sep-2014

Endemol is beefing up its multi-channel network Endemol Beyond by launching videogame channel Legends of Gaming.

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C4 sets out Shorts strategy Video

18-Sep-2014

Channel 4 has lifted the lid on its short-form content commissioning strategy as it looks to build its Shorts hub into a destination for young online audiences.

ITV backs US digital indies

18-Sep-2014

ITV has moved quickly into digital content production after purchasing minority stakes in two burgeoning US multiplatform indies.

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ChannelFlip extends reach

18-Sep-2014

Shine-owned multi-channel network (MCN) ChannelFlip has drawn up ambitious growth plans, including proposals to work with rival networks’ YouTube stars, the launch of a talent agency and a children’s service.

Got To Dance

Got To Dance pulls in Facebook viewers

18-Sep-2014

A Got To Dance spin-off series which was distributed on Facebook notched up 17,000 views on the social media site.

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Netflix orders Judd Apatow comedy

17-Sep-2014

Netflix has made its biggest move into comedy after ordering a 20-part sitcom from The 40-Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up director Judd Apatow.

Sky Sports gets more personal

17-Sep-2014

Sky Sports is to start offering personalised VoD clips on its website after signing a deal with video streaming provider Ooyala.

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ITV backs Californian digital start-up Video

16-Sep-2014

ITV has teamed up with advertising agency WPP to invest in a Californian multiplatform start-up founded by filmmakers Jon and Jake Avnet and Rodrigo Garcia.

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Tom Toumazis joins Yahoo!

16-Sep-2014

Former Endemol chief commercial officer Tom Toumazis has joined Yahoo! to help the online portal develop media and entertainment partnerships.

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Masterclass: Using Microvideo

BBC Academy’s Paul Buller talks to three microvideo producers.

Million Pound Drop second screen

Broadcast Digital: playalong apps

After seemingly falling through a trapdoor, the second-screen app is on the rise again.

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Broadcast Digital: Viewing trends

The big screen remains the most popular way to view content but tablets and other devices are gaining ground

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Broadcast Digital: MCN evolution

As multichannel networks grow, their their success is attracting the attention of the major content players

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Broadcast Digital: Personalisation

Using data to personalise the TV viewing experience can boost audience figures and ease content discovery.

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