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Damian Kavanagh

Kavanagh: BBC3 can be digital pioneer for the industry

22-May-2015

BBC3 digital controller Damian Kavanagh has outlined his ambition for BBC3 to act as a ‘pathfinder’ for the future of digital TV.

Sky expands kids VoD by 600%

21-May-2015

Sky is to beef up its VoD library of kids content by 600% - offering subscribers access to around 4000 episodes of shows including Spongebob Squarepants and Horrible Histories.

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BBC freezes recruitment for digital content director

20-May-2015

The BBC has called a temporary halt to its hunt for a digital content director after it struggled to find the right candidate and to allow incoming executive Emma Swain to clarify the remit of the role.

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Spotify moves into video

20-May-2015

Digital music service Spotify has agreed deals with rights holders including BBC Worldwide, Comedy Central, Maker Studios, Turner Broadcasting and Vice Media as it prepares to feature a raft of audio and video content.   

Endemol Shine reveals digital plans

19-May-2015

Endemol Shine UK is to continue to operate its multichannel networks ChannelFlip and Endemol Beyond as separate businesses and handed responsibility for both to commercial director Laurence Jones.

Versailles

Zodiak secures Versailles sales

19-May-2015

Versailles, the English-language Canal+ drama written by Simon Mirren and David Wolstencroft, has been pre-sold in Germany and Spain by Zodiak Rights.

Dubplate Drama

Maker Studios appoints head of international content

18-May-2015

Disney-owned multichannel network (MCN) Maker Studios has hired Dubplate Drama creator Luke Hyams as head of international content.

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Netflix opens up to UK indies

14-May-2015

Netflix has opened its doors to the wider UK indie community for the first time, as it hunts for ambitious entertainment and fact ent formats.

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Greg James pens pilot for BBC Comedy Feeds

14-May-2015

Radio 1 DJ Greg James has co-written a sitcom about a luckless DJ as part of the fourth wave of Comedy Feeds pilots, which will launch on BBC iPlayer later this year.

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Netflix update: SVoD giant hunts six shows a year

14-May-2015

More details have emerged of Netflix’s non-scripted commissioning push, with the SVoD giant hunting up to six shows a year.

Amazon returns to Ripper Street

13-May-2015

Amazon Prime Instant Video has continued its push into originations by commissioning a further two series of period crime drama Ripper Street.

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Viewers set to increase spend on digital content

7-May-2015

The average UK household spends £30-35 a year on digital television and movies, with 30% expecting to “significantly increase” their spending over the next two years, according to a study by OC&C Strategy Consultants.

Belgium

European Commission unveils digital content shake-up

6-May-2015

The European Commission (EC) has unveiled plans to create a Digital Single Market in a move that could have a significant impact on the way that TV series are sold across Europe and how online giants like Netflix and Amazon operate on the continent.

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VIDEO: Danny Dyer takes on C4's Two Players Video

6-May-2015

Ever wondered what would happen if Danny Dyer and Tara Palmer-Tomkinson teamed up to play video games? Well wonder no more.

The Game

BBC Store to undergo major trial

1-May-2015

BBC Worldwide chief executive Tim Davie has confirmed that download-to-own service BBC Store is to enter a major beta trial in June ahead of a full autumn launch.

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Icon’s River Monsters to hook viewers on YouTube

30-Apr-2015

Bristol-based indie Icon Films has launched a dedicated YouTube channel for River Monsters, managed by All3Media digital arm Little Dot Studios.

Car Share

Peter Kay sitcom draws 2.8m iPlayer views

29-Apr-2015

Peter Kay’s debut BBC1 sitcom, Car Share, has become iPlayer’s most successful box-set launch after it generated 2.8m requests.

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

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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

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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

BC Digital

Broadcast Digital - September 2014

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