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The Apprentice

The Apprentice proves popular online


The Apprentice has dominated online viewing over the past four weeks – accounting for four of the top 10 most-watched shows on-demand.


BBC sets out Midlands plans


BBC Birmingham is ready to become the centre of the corporation’s digital future, according to recently installed boss Joe Godwin.


AOL takes on Vice with Huffington Post videos


AOL is hunting for a handful of short-form video series as it aims to take on Vice News by commissioning UK content for Huffington Post for the first time.

BBC Store kicks off social campaign Video


BBC Store has rolled out a social media campaign encouraging consumers to vote for their favourite drama characters to help raise awareness of the download-to-own service.


Somethin' Else cleans up at kids' Baftas


Somethin’ Else was the big winner at this year’s British Academy Children’s Awards, taking home three awards including best indie.

Sky News moves into virtual reality Video


Sky News has released a virtual reality film designed to show what the migrant crisis is like through the eyes of a refugee.


ITN establishes ‘always on’ branded video service


ITN Productions has established a branded video content service, dubbed Real Time Studios, to create an ‘always-on’ production presence for brands.


Sky unveils premium set-top box


Sky has unveiled a new premium set-top box that will support ultra high-definition channels and make it easier for subscribers to access content on the move.

Nordic digital service Viaplay moves into originals


Nordic subscription VoD service Viaplay is moving into original programming with its first commission, comedy Swedish Dicks.


App brings new audience to Agatha Christie story


Agatha Christie short story The Mysterious Mr Quin is to be transformed into an immersive app adventure, as the novelist’s rightsholder refreshes the brand for a younger generation.

Jimmy Carr

Jimmy Carr to record Netflix special Video


Jimmy Carr will become the first UK comedian to record an original stand-up show for Netflix.


Curation central to BBC Store Video


The BBC is to tap into its heritage of curating television to help set apart its download-to-own service from rivals.


Panorama trials digital-only documentary


Panorama is to tell the story of the closure of Redcar’s steelworks via a 50-day digital experiment across Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.

Vice to launch US TV channel Video


Vice is to launch its first linear TV channel in the US after striking a deal with A+E Networks.


Vice cements role as disruptor


Vice Media is set to shake up the British television landscape next year as it launches a linear channel and doubles its production presence.

The Economist eyes TV after online video debut


The Economist is eyeing commissions from traditional television broadcasters after releasing its first online film series.

Mr Kate

Dan'l Hewitt, Maker Studios

With 55,000 channels, 11 billion video views and a £340m sale to Disney, Maker Studios is a serious online player - but its sights are now set on traditional TV.


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


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

Broadcast Digital

BC Digital

Broadcast Digital - September 2014

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