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”.
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.
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.
The founder of youth online broadcaster SBTV, Jamal Edwards, has joined the line-up of speakers at Broadcast’s Production and Post Forum.
Vice News is capitalising on its rapid growth with the launch of seven local newsrooms and local language channels.
Facebook has hired CNN veteran Nick Wren to forge partnerships with media companies.
AOL UK has moved into commissioning for the first time, ordering online series fronted by Richard Bacon, Tess Daly and Rochelle Humes.
CBS has launched an online video service in the US which will allow subscribers to access live TV and watch series including The Good Wife, Blues Brothers and Survivor on-demand.
Netflix has blamed its decision to hike subscription fees for lower than forecast growth recorded over the past quarter.
EE is targeting its 10 million mobile customers that do not subscribe to a pay-TV provider with an EE TV set-top box.
ITV has agreed a deal with Little Dot Studios to manage its growing network of YouTube channels.
Measurement firm Kantar Media has acquired the audio watermarking arm of Civolution to bolster its second screen presence.
BBC news boss Peter Horrocks has condemned the Chinese authorities for “deliberate censorship” after they blocked access to the BBC News website earlier today.
Mipcom: Netflix has stepped up its competition with traditional broadcasters, agreeing a first-look European deal with CBS Studios International for a host of series including Penny Dreadful.
Click to watch a preview of Gogglebox Entertainment’s format for The Sun’s website - Man vs Fly.
Sky has invested $500,000 (£310,000) in Los Angeles-based video aggregator Pluto.TV as it continues to back innovative emerging businesses.
UK indies Raw Cut and True North have both launched YouTube channels in the past week as they look to diversify their revenue streams.
BBC Academy’s Paul Buller talks to three microvideo producers.
After seemingly falling through a trapdoor, the second-screen app is on the rise again.
The big screen remains the most popular way to view content but tablets and other devices are gaining ground
As multichannel networks grow, their their success is attracting the attention of the major content players
Using data to personalise the TV viewing experience can boost audience figures and ease content discovery.
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ITV plans to supercharge ITV Player as a live-streaming proposition after a number of high-profile outages during major events, according to its online boss.
Mobile operator EE has launched a set-top box, offering access to the range of Freeview channels and a host of on-demand services.
True North has launched a YouTube channel dedicated to China as the indie strengthens its ties to the country.
BBC iPlayer has extended its catch-up window for TV and radio shows to 30 days after scrapping its ‘series stacking’ feature.
Real-time data about the number of people tweeting about television shows is to be made available for the first time as part of a Kantar Media Twitter TV Ratings tool.
Barcroft Media boss Sam Barcroft has claimed that ad-funded long-form video-on-demand has the potential to become a lucrative revenue source for producers after striking distribution deals with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, Off The Fence and Zig Zag Productions.
The crime-fighting vicar in ITV’s forthcoming 1950s drama Grantchester is to get his own Twitter account as part of a social media experiment from producer Lovely Day.
Blinkbox has been put up for sale by Tesco just three years after it acquired the video streaming service.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment, Off The Fence and Zig Zag Productions have signed deals with Barcroft Media to feature a raft of long-form programming on its online video channel.
Rightster has landed a £1.8m fund from The Arts Council to establish a multi-channel network (MCN) dedicated to the arts.
Netflix has acquired BBC2’s period drama Peaky Blinders in the US after striking a deal with The Weinstein Company and Endemol.
Endemol is beefing up its multichannel network Endemol Beyond with video game channel Legends Of Gaming.
An investigative report into illegal pirate fishing is to be ‘gamified’ for an ambitious online Al Jazeera English (AJE) initiative.
Israeli second-screen specialist Screenz has forged a partnership with Maverick Television to help it develop interactive formats.
Twitter activity can increase the number of viewers tuning in to a show by up to 8%, according to a study by audience measurement firm Kantar Media.
VoD service Hulu is making its first major move into original commissioning with a nine-hour adaptation of Stephen King’s novel 11/22/63 produced by Lost creator JJ Abrams.
Endemol is beefing up its multi-channel network Endemol Beyond by launching videogame channel Legends of Gaming.
A Got To Dance spin-off series which was distributed on Facebook notched up 17,000 views on the social media site.
ITV has moved quickly into digital content production after purchasing minority stakes in two burgeoning US multiplatform indies.
Shine-owned multi-channel network (MCN) ChannelFlip has drawn up ambitious growth plans, including proposals to work with rival networks’ YouTube stars, the launch of a talent agency and a children’s service.
Channel 4 has lifted the lid on its short-form content commissioning strategy as it looks to build its Shorts hub into a destination for young online audiences.
Sky Sports is to start offering personalised VoD clips on its website after signing a deal with video streaming provider Ooyala.
Netflix has made its biggest move into comedy after ordering a 20-part sitcom from The 40-Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up director Judd Apatow.
Click for a snapshot of some of the online videos produced by ITV’s latest multiplatform US acquisitions Believe Entertainment Group and the founders of Indigenous.
Former Endemol chief commercial officer Tom Toumazis has joined Yahoo! to help the online portal develop media and entertainment partnerships.
ITV has teamed up with advertising agency WPP to invest in a Californian multiplatform start-up founded by filmmakers Jon and Jake Avnet and Rodrigo Garcia.
BBC Worldwide is preparing to launch a “future-focused” online natural history brand BBC Earth which will be available around the world – including in the UK.
Google UK boss Matt Brittin has reassured the industry that the search giant is a “partner not a predator”, and pledged that Android TV will drag big screen TVs into the 21st century.
Monterosa has created a play-along Doctor Who game for BBC America that has launched with around 100,000 players.
Online radio station aggregator Radioplayer has developed a proto type car radio adaptor that will enable drivers to convert an analogue stereo into a digital set.
Multiplatform production company Telegraph Hill has hired its first head of analytics as it bids to create content rooted in data.
Channel 4 is to scrap the 4oD brand after eight years as it prepares to launch an online destination featuring on-demand video, live streams and digital services.
Apple and Android tablet viewing is to be measured by Barb for the first time as it bolsters its multiplatform ratings data.
Sheffield Doc/Fest deputy director Charlie Phillips is to step down after seven years to take up a newly created position as head of documentaries at The Guardian.
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Twofour has merged its Arabia, Digital and Rocket Science divisions into a single business that will create branded content for a variety of platforms.
Silicon Valley investment firm Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) and A+E Networks have invested more than £300m in youth publisher Vice.
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Netflix and Warner Bros have struck a landmark global rights deal for Batman prequel Gotham.
ITV Encore, the broadcaster’s dedicated drama channel, has expanded its reach after launching on Sky’s IPTV service Now TV.
The BBC initiative to teach the nation how to write computer code has booted up with an ambitious partnership between its Children’s and Learning divisions.
BBC iPlayer is preparing to launch three fast-turnaround films from London Fashion Week.
History owner A+E Networks is to acquire a 10% stake in youth media business Vice Media for $250m (£150m).
The BBC’s global online news audience has grown by 30% since 2012 to reach over 73m unique monthly browsers.
Israeli media group Keshet is planning to develop dual screenfocused dramas and comedies to replicate the success of interactive talent format Rising Star.
A live cocktail week event, produced by Jamie Oliver’s Fresh One Productions to support its Drinks Tube online channel, helped push the volume of weekly subscribers up by almost 50%.