LATEST MULTIPLATFORM NEWS
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.
BBC Worldwide is hunting for a general manager of BBC Store ahead of the departure of Simon Danker this autumn.
Lime Pictures is to reveal the climax of a crucial Hollyoaks storyline on SnapChat after building up an audience of 100,000 followers on the photo-messaging app.
WEDNESDAY: BBC1’s coverage of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony peaked with over 9m viewers and dented the rest of the schedule.
TV can do more to stop talented women leaving the industry just when they reach their creative peak, says Kate Beal