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BBC tests holographic TV Video

23-Sep-2016

The BBC’s future-thinking R&D department has created a holographic TV experiment inspired by the infamous Princess Leia scene in Star Wars.

Barcroft Animals

Barcroft strikes Drive distribution deal Video

21-Sep-2016

Barcroft Media has agreed a wide-reaching distribution deal with production funding agency Drive as it prepares to roll-out its latest YouTube channel.

The Night Of

The Night Of racks up 2.5m downloads

21-Sep-2016

Sky Atlantic drama The Night Of has been viewed more than 2.5m times after the broadcaster made the entire series available on-demand ahead of its linear broadcast.

Mobile

In brief: Ooyala; TVPlayer

21-Sep-2016

Ooyala’s latest study has found that the share of online video consumed via Apple tablets has plummeted, as online video service TVPlayer has agreed a partnership with Samsung. Click for more.

She’s Gotta Have It

Spike Lee and Netflix to re-make She’s Gotta Have It

15-Sep-2016

Spike Lee has partnered with Netflix to produce a TV version of his debut feature film She’s Gotta Have It.

Trigger Happy

Dom Joly reveals Trigger Happy plans

15-Sep-2016

Dom Joly has slammed the lack of imagination in hidden camera shows as he prepares to launch Shady Cabal – the label that will produce Channel 4’s Trigger Happy reboot.

BBC’s R&D unit rustles up cook-along prototype

15-Sep-2016

The BBC’s future-gazing research and development division (BBC R&D) has developed a real-time, interactive prototype to help audiences cook recipes at their own pace.

Mapple

Curzon renews VoD deal

9-Sep-2016

Cinema chain Curzon has renewed a three-year deal with digital video business Easel TV to deliver its transactional VOD service.

Lime 'horse' show

Netflix sparks kids’ resurgence

8-Sep-2016

Netflix’s push into live-action kids’ programming has triggered a “complete resurgence” in the genre, according to Lime Pictures boss Kate Little.

Sky

Sky shifts gear for VR drive

8-Sep-2016

Sky has kicked off an ambitious push into commissioning virtual reality (VR) content as the BBC maintains a watching brief on consumer appetite for the format.

Ralph Rivera

Rivera resurfaces as Eurosport digital chief

7-Sep-2016

Former BBC digital chief Ralph Rivera has been appointed as managing director of Eurosport’s digital division.

DriveTribe

Fox backs Clarkson's DriveTribe

6-Sep-2016

DriveTribe, the online motoring project established by the former Top Gear team, has secured almost £5m investment from 21st Century Fox.

Jody Smith

All 4 commissioner joins Flynn indie

5-Sep-2016

Former Channel 4 multiplatform commissioner Jody Smith has joined David Flynn and Lucas Church’s fledgling indie.

Latimer

Latimer hires BBCW & Vice execs

2-Sep-2016

Youth programming producer Latimer has hired former executives from BBC Worldwide and Vice Media after securing investment earlier this year.

Horse mystery

Lime leads the way onto Netflix for All3

1-Sep-2016

Lime Pictures has become the first All3Media indie to secure a Netflix series – picking up a 10-part tween drama from the SVoD giant.

Taylor Swift

BBC plans radio restructure

1-Sep-2016

Radio 1 and 1Xtra boss Ben Cooper is preparing a radical production restructure to help his stations ward off the threat from the likes of Netflix, Spotify and Vice – and has urged the wider BBC to follow suit.

Brave Bison

Brave Bison cuts losses

31-Aug-2016

Brave Bison, the social video firm previously known as Rightster, has narrowed its losses to £800,000.

Youtube

How to win a YouTube Red deal Video

Head of content Alex Carloss calls on UK indies to pair up with online creators

The Collection

The Collection, Amazon / BBC Worldwide

An old car plant near Swansea makes an unlikely home for Amazon Prime’s lavish production about the golden age of French couture, finds Benji Wilson

House Of Cards

Netflix: diving into the data

Peter White assesses Ampere Analysis’ research into the secretive SVoD service’s content strategy in the UK

dynamo-live

Going live on social media

As Facebook, Twitter, YouTube et al ramp up their live video capabilities, broadcasters are jumping aboard in a bid to grow their audience and reinforce their brand, says Kate Bulkley

Broadcast Digital

BC Digital

Broadcast Digital - September 2014

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