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Hollyoaks Game

C4 establishes mobile games arm


Channel 4 is to promote mobile games from third-party developers across its All 4 platform as part of plans for a games publishing arm.

The Hunt

Netflix commissions Planet Earth creators


Netflix has ordered an eight-part series from the makers of Planet Earth as it expands its original content push into factual programming.

Voice UK

Wall to Wall to evolve Voice UK app for 2016 Video


Wall to Wall Television is drawing up plans to evolve its HomeCoach app after more than 10 million virtual cards were traded over the course of The Voice UK series.

Broadcast Digital Awards

Broadcast Digital Awards: first nominees unveiled


The first shortlist for the Broadcast Digital Awards 2015 has been revealed – featuring nominations in categories including best app, game, original web channel and entertainment channel.


BBC orders study into emojis


The BBC’s top presenters could be depicted online via a series of bespoke emojis after the corporation commissioned a report into the graphics ahead of BBC3’s proposed move online.

Amazon eyes international comedy push Video


MipTV: Amazon is to open its doors to international producers as it ramps up the amount of original comedy that it commissions. 


Fremantle launches digital indie Shotglass


Fremantle Media UK has relaunched its digital arm as Shotglass Media, which will produce an array of innovative digital content.

Battle for Number 10

Battle for Number 10 tops Twitter chat


The upcoming general election helped boost TV-related political conversation on Twitter, as The Battle For Number 10, Question Time and coverage of the budget all performed well.

Claire Tavernier

Endemol Shine to restructure digital divisions


Endemol Shine Group is sizing up how to integrate its separate standalone digital divisions as it emerged Channelflip boss Claire Tavernier has stepped down and the multichannel network is to relocate to west London.

Top Gear

Top Gear fuels record daily iPlayer views


BBC iPlayer generated its highest-ever number of average daily TV requests in February, fuelled by a renewed interest in Top Gear following the controversy surrounding the show.

Michelle Phan (credit Stefanie Keenan)

Endemol Beyond opens online style channel


Endemol Shine Group has partnered with YouTube star Michelle Phan to launch an online channel featuring an array of lifestyle content.

Educating Binky

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.


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

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Broadcast Digital - September 2014

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