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CBBC launches channel-wide app


CBBC has launched its first channel-wide app Go CBBC.


Two-thirds of top shows available to view online


Nearly two thirds of the most popular and critically acclaimed TV shows are now available to view through legal online video services like Netflix and Now TV, according to a report published by audit and consultancy firm KPMG.

Snowman & Snowdog

Snowman & Snowdog takes off as paid-for game


Channel 4 is releasing a third version of The Snowman and Snowdog game which will require users to pay to download it for the first time.


Sky looks to virtual reality


Sky plans to conduct immersive virtual reality (VR) trials on up to 15 shows in early 2015 to discover more about the technology’s potential.

6 Degrees

Amazon’s Audible seeks drama and comedy


Amazon-backed digital audio service Audible is searching for original drama and comedy projects from traditional TV producers and writers.

True Detective

Vodafone eyes Blinkbox acquisition


Vodafone is eyeing the acquisition of Tesco’s VoD service Blinkbox, according to reports.

MCN investment hits £1bn


More than $1.65bn (£1bn) has been invested in multi-channel networks (MCNs) this year, three times the previous total spend, according to an Enders Analysis report.


BBC tool helps kids’ create online game


The BBC has launched Make It: Technobabble, a spin-off online platform from the CBBC series that allows children to develop their own games.


C4 plans online One Born Every Minute spin-off


Dragonfly is to deliver an online spin-off of One Born Every Minute for Channel 4’s Shorts platform next spring.

BBC launches interactive football drama Video


The BBC is launching a Somethin’ Else-produced interactive football drama as part of its World War One season.

Hollyoaks launches game app


Hollyoaks has become the first UK soap to launch an app-based game as it attempts to build on its online interaction with its audience.

Radio 1 Live Lounge

Radio 1 to boost video quality for iPlayer move


BBC Radio 1 is to improve the quality of its video content following its launch on iPlayer.

Thierry Henry

Footballers back video sharing firm Grabyo


Footballers Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie are among the sports stars to have invested $2m (£1.3m) in clip-sharing service Grabyo.


YouTube accounts for 20% of kids viewing


A study of youngster’s media habits by Ofcom has revealed that older children watch half as much live TV as adults – but six times as much short-form content via services such as YouTube.


LoveLive hires commercial chief


Multiplatform indie LoveLive has hired former Babelgum and BT Vision executive Mark Cranwell as chief commercial officer.

Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls uncovers YouTube channel Video


Bear Grylls is to front a YouTube channel featuring a host of adventurous thrill-seekers produced by Barcroft Media.

Netflix orders Tina Fey comedy


Netflix has ordered 26 episodes of a comedy produced by 30 Rock’s Tina Fey to launch in the UK next year.

Broadcast Digital

BC Digital

Broadcast Digital - September 2014

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  • Keo Films targets young viewers with launch of K2


    Keo Films has launched a division that will inherit the Keo Digital slate and produce content aimed at a young demographic for TV and other platforms.

  • StyleHaul plans for growth


    StyleHaul is to accelerate its growth plans, including the development of 10 online pilots with Fremantle Media, after RTL Group invested nearly £80m in the multichannel network (MCN).

  • ITV to host online leader debates Video


    ITV News is to host five online debates with the leaders of the main political parties to encourage young people to engage with politics.

  • Wildseed launches YouTube comedy channel Video


    Miles Bullough’s digital content company Wildseed Studios has launched its first scripted series since rolling out a dedicated comedy channel on YouTube.

  • Hat Trick in HIGNFY Twitter trial Video


    Hat Trick Productions is trialling transforming Have I Got News For You’s Twitter account into an ongoing satirical profile.

  • Rightster gears up for Formula E push Video


    Formula E has struck a deal with content network Rightster to promote the electric racing series online.

  • Netflix confirms Left Bank’s The Crown


    Netflix has confirmed the arrival of its first original show from the UK, a £100m biopic of the Queen.

  • Youview set to launch dedicated app section


    YouTube and Spotify could be among the next wave of services to follow Netflix on to Youview, as it prepares to launch a dedicated app section.

  • Diagonal View in long-form move


    Online network Diagonal View is planning a shift into longer-form content after revealing its revenues will pass £3m this year.

  • Youview eyes app push


    YouTube and Spotify could be among the next wave of services to follow Netflix onto Youview, as it prepares to launch a dedicated apps section.

  • Whistle Sports scores Sky deal


    Whistle Sports is to work closely with Sky Sports to help online talent make the jump to TV after the pay-TV broadcaster invested £4.3m in the multiplatform network (MPN).

  • BBC Worldwide ready to open Store


    BBC Worldwide has revealed its launch and commercial plans for BBC Store after hiring a former Virgin Media and BT executive to lead the download-to-own service.

  • SBTV sets out TV strategy Video


    PPF: SBTV founder Jamal Edwards is keen to transfer his brand of online content to TV - both through VoD services and linear programming.

  • Netflix hires European content exec


    Netflix has hired Vuguru boss Larry Tanz to join its nascent European content acquisition team.

  • Russell Howard’s Good News gets YouTube channel Video


    Avalon Television is to launch an international YouTube channel for Russell Howard’s Good News that will make the BBC2 show available in countries including the US after it has aired in the UK.

  • Radio 1 to launch on iPlayer


    BBC Radio 1 is to be handed a dedicated channel on iPlayer after the BBC Trust green-lit proposals made by the radio station 12 months ago.  

  • Bagpuss returns with first app


    Animators Smallfilms has resurrected much-loved children’s character Bagpuss for a mobile game which includes a voiceover from Dan Postgate, the son of the show’s creator. 

  • RTL acquires majority stake in StyleHaul Video


    RTL Group has spent more than $107m (£67m) to take control of a fashion, beauty and lifestyle multi-channel network that features talent such as Zoella and Pixiwoo.

  • Strictly Come Dancing embraces Vine Video


    Strictly Come Dancing has generated a record number of Vine video views and plans to adopt Twitter’s live content editing tool for the show’s final. 

  • BT strikes Netflix deal


    BT has struck a deal with Netflix that will allow YouView customers to access the VoD service.

  • Vice plans to help 1m subscribers get involved


    Vice News is drawing up plans to help viewers become actively involved in the issues raised in its reports as it passes 1 million YouTube subscribers

  • Dazed renews push for talent


    Youth publisher Dazed & Confused is entering the next phase of its online commissioning drive to unearth emerging talent and help them break through with international broadcasters.

  • Amazon explains Ripper Street slot Video


    Amazon Prime Instant Video has revealed that its customers still want to consume content in a traditional way, and restated that its doors remain open to pitches from UK indies.

  • Maverick eyes brand-funding boost for YouTube channel Video


    Maverick TV, Little Dot Studios and talent agency Gleam are planning to create more brand-supported content on Daily Mix after the YouTube channel passed 500,000 subscribers.

  • Sky invests in US sports MCN Video


    Sky has invested $7m (£4.3m) in a US multichannel sports network as it continues its push to back tech start-up businesses.

  • Kids VoD service arrives on Freesat


    Freesat has extended its portfolio of VoD services with kids service Hopster.

  • Amazon grabs DC Comics' Constantine Video


    Amazon has acquired DC Comics’ Constantine adaptation in one of its most significant UK deals for first-run Hollywood content.

  • Amazon schedules Ripper Street weekly Video


    Amazon has opted to schedule Ripper Street, its first UK commission, in a regular weekly slot rather than follow the Netflix model of releasing the entire series all at once.

  • YouView turns on BBC red button


    YouView has rolled out BBC connected red button services and an updated version of BBC iPlayer to its 1m homes.

  • Sky highlights HBO bond in wake of VoD move


    Jeremy Darroch has underlined Sky’s healthy relationship with HBO after the US premium broadcaster revealed plans to launch a direct-to-consumer VoD service.

  • Comedy Central courts ‘tribes’


    Comedy Central is preparing an online video gaming and endurance series featuring YouTube star KSI and is hunting more ideas that will appeal to digital “tribes”.

  • Vice News plans to boost engagement Video


    Vice News is drawing up plans to help viewers actively become involved in the issues raised in its reports as it passes 1m YouTube subscribers.  

  • Jamal Edwards to speak at Production and Post Forum


    The founder of youth online broadcaster SBTV, Jamal Edwards, has joined the line-up of speakers at Broadcast’s Production and Post Forum.