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Row breaks out over C4's Muslim Drag Queens Video

31-Jul-2015

A row has broken out over Channel 4 documentary Muslim Drag Queens, after the creator of a Guardian film with a similar title and subject area claimed to have been sidelined from the project.

Alex Green

Amazon hires European video chief

31-Jul-2015

BT director of TV Alex Green is to become the European boss of Amazon Instant Video – the online service that yesterday struck a landmark deal with the former Top Gear team.   

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Endemol Shine gaming arm completes MBO

31-Jul-2015

Endemol Shine UK’s games developer Bossa Studios has completed a management buyout from the mega-indie.

Top Gear

Andy Wilman lifts bonnet on Top Gear team’s Amazon deal

30-Jul-2015

Andy Wilman has lifted the bonnet on the former Top Gear team’s landmark deal with Amazon Prime Video, explaining that they will be “left alone” to take the best of their old show and update it for a “new world” audience.

Former Top Gear team to make series for Amazon

30-Jul-2015

Amazon Prime Video has emerged as the surprise home of the new motoring show from Jeremy Clarkson and his former Top Gear team.

Top Gear

Five fast facts: Clarkson and co’s Amazon deal

30-Jul-2015

Broadcast rounds up the key facts from the former Top Gear team’s landmark deal with Amazon Prime Video.

Sons of Anarchy

Sky eyes Euro expansion for Now TV

29-Jul-2015

Sky is preparing to roll-out Now TV across Europe, aggressively taking on Netflix in the online video space.

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Barb prepares to publish VoD data

27-Jul-2015

Audience research organisation Barb will publish figures on the level of on-demand and live-streamed viewing for the first time in September.

VR

BBC hunts for virtual reality ideas

27-Jul-2015

The BBC is to invest £100,000 in immersive virtual reality ideas to trial via BBC Taster - its online testing ground for innovative projects.

Angry Joe Show

Maker Studios asks UK indie to make GamesMaster-style pilot

24-Jul-2015

Maker Studios has commissioned its first pilot from a UK indie – a GamesMaster-style video game show produced by Somethin’ Else.

Little Dot poaches Maverick exec for TV push

23-Jul-2015

Little Dot Studios has set its sights on a move into linear TV production after hiring three Maverick execs, including creative director of digital Dan Jones.

iplayer

Catch-up TV replaces PVR for connected consumers

23-Jul-2015

Broadcaster catch-up services are generating increased levels of traffic, with connected consumers more likely to use services such as iPlayer than to watch recorded TV, according to a Mediatel report.

iPlayer

Global audiences bypass iPlayer restrictions

22-Jul-2015

A report on the viewing demographics of iPlayer has found that almost 65m people are bypassing geo-restrictions to access the platform from outside of the UK.

Atomized wins race to follow Atlantic Challenge

22-Jul-2015

Multiplatform producer Atomized is to follow the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge rowing race after winning a competitive pitch from ad-funded programming business Precious.

Sky Sports scores online Premier League clips

22-Jul-2015

Sky Sports has won the rights to offer near live Premier League digital clips, which will also feature on The Times and The Sun website.

Ripper Street

BBCW looks to digital future

16-Jul-2015

BBC Worldwide chief executive Tim Davie is determined not to suffer the same fate as the music industry by ensuring his distribution business remains profitable as it makes the transition to digital.

Somethin’ Else to bolster MTV shows’ social profile

16-Jul-2015

Somethin’ Else is to turbocharge the online profile of shows including Geordie Shore, Ex On The Beach and Judge Geordie after picking up a social media contract from MTV.

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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

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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

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Masterclass: Using Microvideo

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

Broadcast Digital

BC Digital

Broadcast Digital - September 2014

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