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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.

ITV Player

ITV online 'very profitable' after VoD jumps 25%


ITV has reported its online and interactive divisions have become “very profitable” after VoD requests jumped by over 25% year-on-year.

EastEnders dominates Twitter chat Video


The 30th anniversary of EastEnders dominated the conversation on Twitter in February while The Brit Awards, Baftas and Academy Awards also sparked debate.

Tony Hall

BBC plans data ‘revolution’


Tony Hall will today set out plans for the BBC to harness the power of data to offer audiences Amazon-style recommendations as it bids to become a “pioneer” in the internet age.

BBC to launch ‘MyBBC’ app


The BBC will launch a personalised app this autumn that can notify users about new series launches, live sport scores, breaking news and traffic updates.


iPlayer requests hit record high Video


BBC iPlayer had a record-breaking January as requests for shows including EastEnders and Top Gear boosted the video on demand service.


Thinkbox: decline in heavy TV viewing


Overall TV viewing fell slightly in 2014 as the number of people tuning in for more than four hours per day dipped by 7%.

Comedy Blaps

Cave Bear scores debut order from C4's Blaps


Ben Cavey’s fledgling label, Cave Bear Productions, has won its first piece of business - a short-form mini-series for Channel 4’s online platform Comedy Blaps.


Sky creates Twitter game to support Critical launch Video


Sky 1 has produced a ‘choose your own adventure’-style Twitter game to support its medical drama Critical.

Guy Martin's Passion For Life

C4 to brief indies on AFP


Channel 4 is to highlight the slots available in its schedule for ad-funded programming (AFP) as part of an overview of its strategy at an event tomorrow.

Ravi Amaratunga

Dazed video chief joins Vice Media's i-D


Dazed & Confused head of video Ravi Amaratunga is leaving the publisher to head up Vice Media-owned magazine i-D’s international video output.

YouTube channel Yogscast strikes TV development deal Video


Eye/Present, the fledgling indie set up by former Cake boss Genevieve Dexter, is developing an animated series based on YouTube channel Yogscast.


Netflix spend in the spotlight


Netflix is on course to become the world’s second largest buyer of content as it continues to disrupt traditional television.


Syco and Fremantle sign up for YouTube talent hunt


Video analytics firm Vidiro has inked deals with Fremantle Media and Syco Entertainment to help the producers unearth emerging talent on YouTube.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Netflix spend estimated to break £3bn


Netflix could spend as much as £3.3bn on content in 2016, according to analysts.


Thunderbirds prepare to launch app


CITV’s revamped version of Thunderbirds is to be supported by an interactive app designed to “gamify” reading for younger users.

Jack and Dean

New Form Digital backs Jack and Dean pilot


New Form Digital, the digital studio backed by Discovery, has invested in an online short from BBC Radio 1 presenters Jack and Dean as part of a scripted pilots initiative.


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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