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BBC tests holographic TV Video


The BBC’s future-thinking R&D department has created a holographic TV experiment inspired by the infamous Princess Leia scene in Star Wars.

Barcroft Animals

Barcroft strikes Drive distribution deal Video


Barcroft Media has agreed a wide-reaching distribution deal with production funding agency Drive as it prepares to roll-out its latest YouTube channel.

The Night Of

The Night Of racks up 2.5m downloads


Sky Atlantic drama The Night Of has been viewed more than 2.5m times after the broadcaster made the entire series available on-demand ahead of its linear broadcast.


In brief: Ooyala; TVPlayer


Ooyala’s latest study has found that the share of online video consumed via Apple tablets has plummeted, as online video service TVPlayer has agreed a partnership with Samsung. Click for more.

She’s Gotta Have It

Spike Lee and Netflix to re-make She’s Gotta Have It


Spike Lee has partnered with Netflix to produce a TV version of his debut feature film She’s Gotta Have It.

Trigger Happy

Dom Joly reveals Trigger Happy plans


Dom Joly has slammed the lack of imagination in hidden camera shows as he prepares to launch Shady Cabal – the label that will produce Channel 4’s Trigger Happy reboot.

BBC’s R&D unit rustles up cook-along prototype


The BBC’s future-gazing research and development division (BBC R&D) has developed a real-time, interactive prototype to help audiences cook recipes at their own pace.


Curzon renews VoD deal


Cinema chain Curzon has renewed a three-year deal with digital video business Easel TV to deliver its transactional VOD service.

Lime 'horse' show

Netflix sparks kids’ resurgence


Netflix’s push into live-action kids’ programming has triggered a “complete resurgence” in the genre, according to Lime Pictures boss Kate Little.


Sky shifts gear for VR drive


Sky has kicked off an ambitious push into commissioning virtual reality (VR) content as the BBC maintains a watching brief on consumer appetite for the format.

Ralph Rivera

Rivera resurfaces as Eurosport digital chief


Former BBC digital chief Ralph Rivera has been appointed as managing director of Eurosport’s digital division.


Fox backs Clarkson's DriveTribe


DriveTribe, the online motoring project established by the former Top Gear team, has secured almost £5m investment from 21st Century Fox.

Jody Smith

All 4 commissioner joins Flynn indie


Former Channel 4 multiplatform commissioner Jody Smith has joined David Flynn and Lucas Church’s fledgling indie.


Latimer hires BBCW & Vice execs


Youth programming producer Latimer has hired former executives from BBC Worldwide and Vice Media after securing investment earlier this year.

Horse mystery

Lime leads the way onto Netflix for All3


Lime Pictures has become the first All3Media indie to secure a Netflix series – picking up a 10-part tween drama from the SVoD giant.

Taylor Swift

BBC plans radio restructure


Radio 1 and 1Xtra boss Ben Cooper is preparing a radical production restructure to help his stations ward off the threat from the likes of Netflix, Spotify and Vice – and has urged the wider BBC to follow suit.

Brave Bison

Brave Bison cuts losses


Brave Bison, the social video firm previously known as Rightster, has narrowed its losses to £800,000.


How to win a YouTube Red deal Video

Head of content Alex Carloss calls on UK indies to pair up with online creators

The Collection

The Collection, Amazon / BBC Worldwide

An old car plant near Swansea makes an unlikely home for Amazon Prime’s lavish production about the golden age of French couture, finds Benji Wilson

House Of Cards

Netflix: diving into the data

Peter White assesses Ampere Analysis’ research into the secretive SVoD service’s content strategy in the UK


Going live on social media

As Facebook, Twitter, YouTube et al ramp up their live video capabilities, broadcasters are jumping aboard in a bid to grow their audience and reinforce their brand, says Kate Bulkley

Broadcast Digital

BC Digital

Broadcast Digital - September 2014

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