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Sky ups investment in virtual reality firm

28-Jul-2014

BSkyB has increased its investment in Jaunt, a Silicon Valley business that enables virtual reality technology to be applied to live-action programming.

The Man In The High Castle

Amazon to pilot Spotnitz drama

25-Jul-2014

Amazon is piloting an adaptation of Philip K Dick’s novel The Man In The High Castle from Greenbird-backed UK indie Big Light Productions.

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Barcroft sets sights on MCN

24-Jul-2014

Barcroft Media will invest hundreds of thousands of pounds into developing a premium multichannel network (MCN) after commissioning its first presenter-led YouTube series.

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MTV UK trials Tunepics app for Geordie Shore

24-Jul-2014

MTV UK is trialling fledgling mobile social network Tunepics for the current series of Geordie Shore.

Netflix eyes local indie relationships

22-Jul-2014

Netflix is to increase its focus on local producer relationships as it continues with its international expansion plans.

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Barcroft preps debut YouTube show

21-Jul-2014

Factual indie Barcroft Media is to preparing to launch its first presenter-led show on YouTube as its channel passes the 500m views milestone.

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C4 launches Singer Takes It All app

18-Jul-2014

Channel 4 has launched the playalong app for its forthcoming entertainment format The Singer Takes It All ahead of the show’s August debut.

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Microsoft to shut Xbox Entertainment Studios

18-Jul-2014

Microsoft is to close its TV production arm Xbox Entertainment Studios responsible for its Halo series and forthcoming Kudos-coproduced Channel 4 drama Humans.

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Robert Marsh to chair BCMA

18-Jul-2014

Former Zodiak Active and Fremantle Media exec Robert Marsh has been hired as global chairman for the Branded Content Marketing Association (BCMA).

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Amazon to remake Mad Dogs

18-Jul-2014

Left Bank Pictures is to remake Sky 1 drama Mad Dogs for video-on-demand service Amazon.

Amazon Prime to chase UK first-run acquisitions

17-Jul-2014

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.

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BBC to meet C4 to discuss technology proposals

17-Jul-2014

The BBC is ready to discuss sharing with Channel 4 its resources and expertise around developing video-on-demand technology in the UK.

Million Pound Drop

Surge in indie digital income

17-Jul-2014

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.

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S4C sport show to integrate Blurrt Twitter data

17-Jul-2014

Blurrt, the Twitter analysis business backed by S4C, is to integrate its technology into the broadcaster’s sport magazine strand S4/ChwaraeON.

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MCN Videojug eyes comedy

17-Jul-2014

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.

Latest Ratings

Blinging Up Baby

Tulisa & Blinging Up Baby docs perform solidly

MONDAY: Channel 5 and BBC3 performed solidly with tabloid TV documentaries Blinging Up Baby and Tulisa: The Price of Fame.

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Children of Syria

TV Critics: Children of Syria; Timeshift; Blinging Up Baby

“It’s not an easy watch. Doucet’s commentary is weighed down with tragedy and horror, an artillery barrage of gloom”

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Opinion

Richard-Wilson

Cutting the cost of training

Initiatives like the John Brabourne Awards can kickstart broadcasting careers, says Richard Wilson

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Digital Edition

Digital Edition: Broadcast TECH

Digital Edition: Broadcast TECH

The July/August issue contains a creative review masterclass, an interview with Quantel chief executive Ray Cross and a look at how the BBC is moving its radio stations to a centralised kit model

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