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South Side Story trials SnapChat


The BBC has kicked off a trial of messaging app SnapChat to support BBC3 reality show South Side Story.

Idris Elba

Idris Elba fronts BBC Taster interactive series Video


Idris Elba is fronting a 20-part interactive series exploring the history of the world for BBC Taster, the corporation’s innovation website.


Amazon nabs US Catastrophe rights


Amazon Prime Instant Video has secured the exclusive US rights to Channel 4 comedy Catastrophe.


Analysis: Sky in Silicon Valley


Sky will continue its spate of San Francisco acquisitions at a steady pace over the next year as the seven businesses it has already backed begin to have a direct impact on its business.

BBC Taster

BBC Taster targets YouTube generation


The BBC’s efforts to reach new audiences with digital storytelling were ratcheted up this week with the unveiling of BBC Taster.

Sky News and Facebook partner for election debate Video


Sky News has partnered with Facebook as part of its Stand Up Be Counted (SUBC) initiative for an online debate in which youngsters will grill the major political leaders.

The Jump

C4 loads up The Jump game


Channel 4 will offer fans of The Jump the chance to get involved in the action via a mobile game.

BBC Taster

BBC unveils online testing ground Video


The BBC has launched an online proving ground to test early-stage digital content and emerging technologies.

Sara Pascoe

BBC iPlayer commissions batch of shorts


House of Fools indie Pett Television, Sharon Horgan’s Merman Films and Comedy Unit are among the indies responsible for a slate of iPlayer shorts.

Richard Davidson-Houston

C4 assembles All 4 team


Channel 4 has restructured its digital team ahead of the launch of its multiplatform hub All 4.


Sherlock tops iPlayer chart for 2014 Video


Sherlock was the most-watched show in iPlayer in 2014 – as drama Murdered By My Boyfriend racked up almost as many views on the VoD service as it managed on BBC3.

Short-form plan revealed for online BBC3


The proposed online-only BBC3 will offer visitors more than 100 pieces of new-form content a month via a new Daily Stream service.

Hat Trick and Avalon to make BBC3 bid


Hat Trick Productions and Avalon Entertainment are to make an audacious bid for BBC3 in an attempt to save it as a TV channel.

BBC Philharmonic

BBC R&D tests virtual reality with BBC Philharmonic


BBC R&D has produced a virtual reality pilot of a BBC Philharmonic performance as part of ongoing tests into the format.

Victoria Derbyshire

BBC unveils plans for Victoria Derbyshire show


Victoria Derbyshire’s daytime business programme is to air simultaneously on BBC2, BBC News and online with a host of “digital-first” content.


Desi Rascals rushes to be ‘leaked’ on Twitter


The rushes from Sky Living structured reality show Desi Rascals are to be ‘leaked’ on Instagram and Twitter as the broadcaster hopes to spark reaction from viewers that will help shape the show.


Reuters to launch video app


Reuters is planning to launch a mobile video app that will offer users a personalised news bulletin.

Broadcast Digital

BC Digital

Broadcast Digital - September 2014

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