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Vice UK staff move to unionise


Staff at Vice UK have sent a letter to their colleagues to drum up support to “get everyone involved” in forming a union.


Commercial broadcasters pledge to protect kids


The Commercial Broadcasters Association (Coba) has pledged to prioritise the protection of children around catch-up content.


Writers receive £1m in iPlayer royalties


The growth in online viewing has helped Writers Digital Payments (WDP) pay out £960,000 in royalties to screenwriters whose shows have featured on BBC iPlayer.


SVoD giants on factual hunt


Netflix and Amazon are ramping up their non-scripted plans and both online giants were seeking out new projects at Realscreen this week.


StyleHaul boss points to rise of Facebook video


StyleHaul president and chief executive Stephanie Horbaczewski has highlighted the shift in her network of 6,000 creators towards social storytelling across platforms such as Facebook and Snapchat.


Ofcom finds 'significant' rise in VoD concern


A “significant increase” in the number of teenagers concerned by on-demand and online content has been recorded by Ofcom.


Sky backs sports app firm


Sky has invested £300,000 in sports marketing company InCrowd to help maximise its sports output.

Analysts split over TV future


The future of television continues to divide opinion, with two studies published this week painting very different pictures of the industry in the UK.

Formula E

Little Dot expands Formula E deal Video


Little Dot Studios has extended its relationship with electric racing series Formula E to produce daily YouTube content updates.

People Just Do Nothing

Mulville & Thoday drop BBC3 campaign Video


Jimmy Mulville and Jon Thoday have drawn a line under their year-long campaign to prevent BBC3 from moving online.

Endemol Shine acquires digital firms


Endemol Shine UK has acquired digital production company Electric Robin and online talent management firm OP Talent.

Silicon Valley

Sky invests £7m in ad-tech firm


Sky has invested £7m in advertising technology firm DataXu, continuing its spate of Silicon Valley-style deals.

Fox buys Hulu's Stephen King adaptation Video


Pay-TV channel Fox has acquired 11/22/63, the TV adaptation of Stephen King’s novel produced by Lost creator JJ Abrams.

Ben Hart

Magician Ben Hart to front BBC3 Objective series


BBC3 Killer Magic star Ben Hart is returning to the channel with a short-form series featuring a range of ‘life hacks’.


BT takes first step into VR with basketball trial


BT Sport has taken its first step into virtual reality – trialling an immersive experience at the NBA Global Games clash at the O2 arena in London last week.

Deutschland 83

Walter Presents hits 1m views


Channel 4’s foreign-language VoD service Walter Presents has reached 1m views two weeks after launching.

Family shows to help Netflix hit 600 original hours


Netflix is to feature 600 hours of original programming this year and has issued a call for producers to bring it scripted family comedies and dramas.


Virtual reality: the 360-degree challenge

Broadcast explores the rapidly emerging storytelling potential offered by virtual reality

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

Broadcast Digital

BC Digital

Broadcast Digital - September 2014

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