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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.

Alix Fox

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.

Robert Marsh

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).

Mad Dogs

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.

Tony Hall

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.

Simon Danker

BBC Store hunts boss ahead of Simon Danker exit

16-Jul-2014

BBC Worldwide is hunting for a general manager of BBC Store ahead of the departure of Simon Danker this autumn.

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Lime set to reveal Hollyoaks killer on SnapChat

10-Jul-2014

Lime Pictures is to reveal the climax of a crucial Hollyoaks storyline on SnapChat after building up an audience of 100,000 followers on the photo-messaging app.

Latest Ratings

Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games opener peaks with 9m

WEDNESDAY: BBC1’s coverage of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony peaked with over 9m viewers and dented the rest of the schedule.

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Opinion

W1A

Be flexible to retain talent

TV can do more to stop talented women leaving the industry just when they reach their creative peak, says Kate Beal

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Broadcast 25 July 2014

Broadcast 25 July 2014

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