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C4 bolsters All 4 with short-form shows


Channel 4 has bolstered its short-form video offering with five new series ahead of the launch of its digital platform All 4.

All 4

C4 unwraps 4oD replacement All 4


Channel 4 has previewed All 4, the digital service which will replace 4oD, ahead of its launch on 30 March.


Pact warns of ‘threat’ from EU digital union


Industry trade body Pact has described EU plans to create a single digital market across Europe as a “major threat” to the UK’s television industry.

Rainbow (credit: Anna Sobotka)

BBCW hires Labs head for start-up push


BBC Worldwide has appointed Lucy Fredericks to head up its Labs initiative as it prepares to roll-out the fourth iteration of its digital media start-up initiative.

ITV claims PVR viewing cost £100m


ITV has estimated that viewing via PVRs cost the business £100m in ad revenue in 2014.

My Jihad

Weekly iPlayer show to highlight BBC exclusives


BBC iPlayer is planning a weekly show to direct viewers to its exclusive programming as part of a raft of commissions for the VoD service featuring Matt Berry, Frankie Boyle and Jo Brand.

ITV Player

ITV swoops for C4 online exec


ITV has recruited Channel 4’s head of viewer relationship management, Steve Forde, to become its director of marketing and experience for online and on demand.


Online talent firm weighs up move into television


Social media talent management company Gleam Futures is eyeing a move into television for its roster of YouTube stars after hiring Maverick TV digital producer Claire McArdle.

Now TV

Sky ups investment in video start-up


Sky has ploughed an additional £3.4m into 1Mainstream, taking its total investment in the US video delivery platform to £4.8m.


Zoella’s management firm hires Maverick exec


Social media management firm Gleam Futures has hired Maverick digital producer Claire McArdle to develop a range of ideas for its YouTube talent roster.

Helen Boaden

BBC develops 'smart' radio service


Director of radio Helen Boaden has warned the BBC risks damaging “our family silver” if it fails to innovate around its audio content and outlined plans to develop a “smart” digital radio service.


Maker Studios plots push into TV


Maker Studios has begun pitching original show ideas to broadcasters as TV begins to take advantage of the YouTube talent revolution.

Tony Hall

BBC ties with tech giants for digital initiative


The BBC has partnered with Google, Microsoft and Samsung to deliver its Make It Digital education initiative.


Microsoft plans to track sentiment around shows


Microsoft has begun talks with a range of UK broadcasters about integrating its real-time audience sentiment tracking service into live events.

The X Factor

INFOGRAPHIC: Twitter trends Video


Click for the latest data from Kanter Media about who is tweeting about TV in the UK.


Beamly targets UK after US success


Beamly, the service previously called Zeebox, has set its sights on deals with UK broadcasters after overhauling its offering and finding success in the US.

The Returned

Netflix acquires US remake of The Returned


Netflix is to offer its subscribers the US version of The Returned after striking a global rights deal with Fremantle Media International for the zombie remake.


How to turn digital natives into viewers

Louise Blyth of the BBC Academy asks industry leaders how broadcasters can use online content to drive audience growth


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.


Broadcast Digital: Viewing trends

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

Broadcast Digital

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Broadcast Digital - September 2014

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