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Sky trials Twitter recording tool

16-Apr-2014

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

16-Apr-2014

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

16-Apr-2014

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

Hinterland

Netflix US swoops for Hinterland

15-Apr-2014

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

ITV extends YouTube deal

15-Apr-2014

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.

Beamly

Zeebox rebranded as Beamly

14-Apr-2014

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

11-Apr-2014

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

DailyMotion

DailyMotion in scripted first with sci-fi drama

10-Apr-2014

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

9-Apr-2014

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

8-Apr-2014

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

7-Apr-2014

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.  

Munchies

Fremantle & Vice serve up Munchies

7-Apr-2014

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

4-Apr-2014

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.

Flea

iPlayer catch-up window extended

4-Apr-2014

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

BBCW

BBCW shortlists six for Labs 2014 scheme

3-Apr-2014

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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Opinion

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

Click for the digital version of this week’s magazine.

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