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Google UK boss reaches out to content creators


Google UK managing director Matt Brittin has pledged to work with professional content creators to help grow the level of investment in YouTube.

Say Yes To The Dress

Amazon ramps up non-scripted plans


Amazon has kicked off a hunt for a range of reality formats as the battle between SVoD platforms moves into non-scripted.

BBC News

BBC News website under fire from newspapers


The News Media Association (NMA) has called on the BBC to “significantly tighten” the scope of its online news service and collaborate rather than compete with the commercial news sector.

BBCW commissions YouTube duo


BBC Worldwide has partnered with YouTube talent Caspar Lee and Joe Sugg to produce a feature-length programme overseen by the team behind the Top Gear specials.

Vice News condemns arrest of filmmakers in Turkey


Vice News has condemned the Turkish government after two of its reporters were charged with terrorist offences.

Edinburgh Peter Fincham

Fincham: ITV not under threat from Netflix


Peter Fincham has played down the threat of losing out on major shows to VoD services and claimed that Netflix’s £100m commission of The Crown and Amazon’s deal with Jeremy Clarkson were “exceptional things”.


BBCW reveals online strategy


BBC Worldwide has established a dedicated Digital Studio team that will ramp up the volume of online content it creates.


Making virtual footy a reality


Sky’s Monday Night Football is pushing the boundaries of live graphics, Alex Farber reports

Richard Glossip

Sky News moves into podcasts


Sky News is to tap into the success of Sarah Koenig’s Serial with the launch of a five-part podcast.

EE TV launches mobile-first features


Mobile operator EE has unveiled a host of mobile-first features designed to help personalise its fledgling TV service.

iPlayer live restart

iPlayer turns on live restart & pause & play


iPlayer’s catch-up and personalisation features are to be extended across multiple platforms to give audiences greater control of the service.

BBC2 tops social media study


BBC2 has come out on top of a study into which terrestrial broadcaster is the best-performing on social media. 

Simon's Cat

Endemol Shine acquires animation firm Video


Endemol Shine UK has acquired a majority stake in the animation firm responsible for Simon’s Cat.

Male Body Handbook

C4 piloting Shorts on Android


Channel 4 is piloting some short-form content via its All 4 Android app to test audience interest before rolling out wider.


Endemol Beyond promotes Georg Ramme to global boss


Endemol Beyond, the digital arm of Endemol Shine Group, has appointed Georg Ramme as its global managing director.

Channel 4 Shorts strategy revealed


Channel 4 digital chief Richard Davidson-Houston has lifted the lid on the broadcaster’s burgeoning short-form content strategy after it spent around £1m in its first year.

Amazon reverses declines as Netflix extends lead


Amazon Prime Instant Video reversed declines during 2014 to reach 1.2 million UK homes this year – but it remains well behind rival VoD service Netflix, according to the latest Ofcom study.


TV’s changing identity parade

What is the value of a TV channel brand in the digital era, and how is it best realised? Chris Curtis asked a panel of controllers, producers and branding experts


Digital rights: VoD platforms

The rise of the online platforms has muddied the commissioning waters for indies, but there are opportunities if producers can find the right strategy to work with them, says Kate Bulkley

UK Election Debate, CNN

UK Election Debate, CNN

CNN has ambitions for McLaren’s ‘Thought Leadership’ hub beyond its election debates. Alex Farber paid a visit


How to turn digital natives into viewers

Louise Blyth of the BBC Academy asks industry leaders how broadcasters can use online content to drive audience growth

Broadcast Digital

BC Digital

Broadcast Digital - September 2014

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