LATEST MULTIPLATFORM NEWS
BSkyB has increased its investment in Jaunt, a Silicon Valley business that enables virtual reality technology to be applied to live-action programming.
Amazon is piloting an adaptation of Philip K Dick’s novel The Man In The High Castle from Greenbird-backed UK indie Big Light Productions.
Barcroft Media will invest hundreds of thousands of pounds into developing a premium multichannel network (MCN) after commissioning its first presenter-led YouTube series.
MTV UK is trialling fledgling mobile social network Tunepics for the current series of Geordie Shore.
Netflix is to increase its focus on local producer relationships as it continues with its international expansion plans.
Factual indie Barcroft Media is to preparing to launch its first presenter-led show on YouTube as its channel passes the 500m views milestone.
Channel 4 has launched the playalong app for its forthcoming entertainment format The Singer Takes It All ahead of the show’s August debut.
Microsoft is to close its TV production arm Xbox Entertainment Studios responsible for its Halo series and forthcoming Kudos-coproduced Channel 4 drama Humans.
Former Zodiak Active and Fremantle Media exec Robert Marsh has been hired as global chairman for the Branded Content Marketing Association (BCMA).
Left Bank Pictures is to remake Sky 1 drama Mad Dogs for video-on-demand service Amazon.
Amazon is ramping up its strategy to acquire exclusive, first-run content for the UK market after picking up Halle Berry sci-fi drama Extant.
The BBC is ready to discuss sharing with Channel 4 its resources and expertise around developing video-on-demand technology in the UK.
The indie sector’s digital revenues tripled to £100m last year on the back of more “credible” moneymaking opportunities in the space, according to a Pact report.
Blurrt, the Twitter analysis business backed by S4C, is to integrate its technology into the broadcaster’s sport magazine strand S4/ChwaraeON.
Former ITV comedy and entertainment boss Paul Jackson has commissioned a series of comedy shorts from the producers of rugby mockumentary Don’t Drop The Egg for emerging multichannel network (MCN) Videojug.
MONDAY: Channel 5 and BBC3 performed solidly with tabloid TV documentaries Blinging Up Baby and Tulisa: The Price of Fame.
Initiatives like the John Brabourne Awards can kickstart broadcasting careers, says Richard Wilson