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Lady Gaga

TV's top Vines Video


Broadcast selects a handful of broadcaster Vines, following Twitter’s decision to close the short-form service.


Twitter to shut Vine


Twitter is to shut down its six-second video app Vine.


Viceland US courts indies Video


Viceland in the US is opening its doors to independent producers for the first time as it eyes a move into formats.


Lime embraces WhatsApp after Hollyoaks success


Lime Pictures is to embrace messaging service WhatsApp and story curation platform Wakelet across its programme slate after a successful Stand Up To Cancer-related campaign.

Gold Rush

BBC boots up Gold Rush game maker Video


The BBC is launching a Gold Rush ‘game maker’ to tie in with Dan Snow’s forthcoming BBC2 show – enabling audiences to create their own adventure.


Fraser hunts public films for Yaddo


SVoD documentaries service Yaddo is to commission 125 documentaries from members of the public over the next 12 months.

Shameless Maya

Maker Studios heads to TalkTalk Video


Maker Studios has struck its first deal with a UK platform with a raft of short-form content made available to view on-demand via TalkTalk’s TV service.

Beyond The Walls

AMC rolls out SVoD horror service


Ahead of Halloween, AMC Networks has rolled out VoD horror service Shudder in the UK and Ireland.

The 10 VR films shaking up TV Video


Ahead of December’s VR Creative Summit, Broadcast highlights ten genre-defining pieces of virtual reality content.


BBC3 picks up Australian swimming drama


BBC3 has acquired Matchstick Pictures’ Australian drama series Barracuda from NBCUniversal.


Virgin grabs exclusive Viacom apps


Spike is set to be made available to Virgin Media subscribers, alongside a host of Viacom mobile apps, after the businesses agreed a multi-year programming deal.

Fearne on Fashion

AOL UK takes ‘huge leap’ with in-house originals


AOL UK has ordered the first batch of original series from its in-house division, as the fledgling production arm shifts gear.

The Crown

Subs growth boosts Netflix earnings


Netflix’s global membership has increased by 3.6m in the third quarter, sending shares up by 20% from £16 to £97.

Beckham VR

VR push gains momentum


The virtual reality revolution gathered pace this week as Sky launched a dedicated app, while two senior broadcasting executives founded production companies dedicated to the fledgling format.


Yaddo taps into thirst for docs


Yaddo, the SVoD documentary venture co-founded by Nick Fraser, plans to finance or coproduce up to 20 films a year and expects to work with the BBC.


Viewing rises with myBBC


The 7.2 million registered users of the BBC’s online services consume up to 40% more content than those who are not logged in, according to myBBC boss Phil Fearnley.

Game of Thrones

Facebook woos broadcasters


Facebook has urged multichannel broadcasters to take advantage of its digital services including Facebook Live, 360 video and messenger bots to help them compete for audiences with larger rivals.

Guy Slattery, Vice

Viceland’s UK ratings may not be giving its rivals sleepless nights, but general manager Guy Slattery says that bringing a new angle to broadcasting will reap rewards

Making money from VR

Unlike 3D, VR offers some potentially rich revenue streams, finds Adrian Pennington


The next evolution of VoD

Broadcasters are enhancing their online platforms with more exclusive content and greater personalisation, but improving consistency is their main priority

News for the millennials

With Facebook Live, Periscope and VR, the way viewers are consuming news is changing. Nicola Smith explores the platforms and technologies taking coverage in a new direction

Broadcast Digital

BC Digital

Broadcast Digital - September 2014

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