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Sky trials Twitter recording tool


Sky is to begin trialing a mobile Twitter tool that allows its customers to watch or record TV shows by clicking on icons which appear in tweets.

The Call Centre

BBC3 and iPlayer roles likely to merge


The BBC3 controller post will likely be merged with the yet-to-be-filled role of iPlayer content boss following Zai Bennett’s decision to join Sky Atlantic.

S4C preps multiplatform kids’ series


S4C has greenlit an interactive multiplatform children’s series that will launch on TV before concluding as a four-part digital comic book.


Netflix US swoops for Hinterland


Netflix has picked up Welsh crime drama Hinterland to stream in the US after striking a deal with All3Media International.

ITV extends YouTube deal


ITV shows such as I’m A Celebrity, This Morning and Coronation Street are in line to get dedicated YouTube channels following an extension of the broadcaster’s deal with the Google-owned video-sharing site.


Zeebox rebranded as Beamly


Zeebox, the second screen TV service headed up by former iPlayer chief Anthony Rose, has rebranded as Beamly.

All Star Racing

CBBC revs up Mario Kart-style racer


CBBC is launching a Mario Kart-style racing game featuring characters including Hacker and Dodge and Wolfblood’s Rydian.


DailyMotion in scripted first with sci-fi drama


Video-sharing site DailyMotion has commissioned a ‘sci-fi hipster’ drama as its first piece of original scripted content.

Vice News

Vice chief: big business backing vital


MipTV: Vice Media chief executive Shane Smith has claimed it is “almost impossible” to build an international media brand without investment from a large media conglomerate.

When Evil Calls

Pure Grass makes it with GFM


Digital production company Pure Grass Films has inked a deal with GFM Films for its female-skewing web drama Making It.

Real Humans

Channel 4 ties with Xbox for Swedish sci-fi drama


MipTV: Channel 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox Entertainment Studios have agreed a co-production deal for Humans, a scripted series based on Swedish sci-fi drama Real Humans, to be produced by Kudos Film & Television.  


Fremantle & Vice serve up Munchies


MipTV: Fremantle Media digital chief Keith Hindle has revealed that the super-indie’s online food channel with Vice will offer an antidote to the “mounds of tired, anachronistic celebrity chef and cook-off shows”.

Downton Abbey

ITV to close online rental service


ITV is to pull the plug on its online video rental service after failing to attract enough demand from viewers for archive shows, including Downton Abbey.


iPlayer catch-up window extended


The BBC Trust has approved plans to extend iPlayer’s seven-day catch-up window to 30 days.


BBCW shortlists six for Labs 2014 scheme


A company that uses webcams to analyse viewers’ expressions and a social media video editing app are among the six companies selected for BBC Worldwide Labs 2014.

Latest Ratings

The Call Centre

The Call Centre dials up record audience

The Call Centre phoned in its biggest audience on record on Tuesday night, as BBC2 launched two new factual shows to solid ratings.

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The Big Allotment Challenge

TV Critics: The Big Allotment Challenge; Nightmare Neighbour Next Door; Watermen: A Dirty Business

“What do you expect? It’s about English allotments – it’s going to be parochial.”

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Chris Curtis

BBC3 chief: what’s the criteria?

Candidates will have to prove their online ambitions to land job says Chris Curtis

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Digital Edition

Broadcast 18 April 2014

Broadcast 18 April 2014

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