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Muslim Drag Queens

Row breaks out over C4's Muslim Drag Queens Video


A row has broken out over Channel 4 documentary Muslim Drag Queens, after the creator of a Guardian film with a similar title and subject area claimed to have been sidelined from the project.

Alex Green

Amazon hires European video chief


BT director of TV Alex Green is to become the European boss of Amazon Instant Video – the online service that yesterday struck a landmark deal with the former Top Gear team.   


Endemol Shine gaming arm completes MBO


Endemol Shine UK’s games developer Bossa Studios has completed a management buyout from the mega-indie.

Top Gear

Andy Wilman lifts bonnet on Top Gear team’s Amazon deal


Andy Wilman has lifted the bonnet on the former Top Gear team’s landmark deal with Amazon Prime Video, explaining that they will be “left alone” to take the best of their old show and update it for a “new world” audience.

Former Top Gear team to make series for Amazon


Amazon Prime Video has emerged as the surprise home of the new motoring show from Jeremy Clarkson and his former Top Gear team.

Top Gear

Five fast facts: Clarkson and co’s Amazon deal


Broadcast rounds up the key facts from the former Top Gear team’s landmark deal with Amazon Prime Video.

Sons of Anarchy

Sky eyes Euro expansion for Now TV


Sky is preparing to roll-out Now TV across Europe, aggressively taking on Netflix in the online video space.

All 4

Barb prepares to publish VoD data


Audience research organisation Barb will publish figures on the level of on-demand and live-streamed viewing for the first time in September.


BBC hunts for virtual reality ideas


The BBC is to invest £100,000 in immersive virtual reality ideas to trial via BBC Taster - its online testing ground for innovative projects.

Angry Joe Show

Maker Studios asks UK indie to make GamesMaster-style pilot


Maker Studios has commissioned its first pilot from a UK indie – a GamesMaster-style video game show produced by Somethin’ Else.

Little Dot poaches Maverick exec for TV push


Little Dot Studios has set its sights on a move into linear TV production after hiring three Maverick execs, including creative director of digital Dan Jones.


Catch-up TV replaces PVR for connected consumers


Broadcaster catch-up services are generating increased levels of traffic, with connected consumers more likely to use services such as iPlayer than to watch recorded TV, according to a Mediatel report.


Global audiences bypass iPlayer restrictions


A report on the viewing demographics of iPlayer has found that almost 65m people are bypassing geo-restrictions to access the platform from outside of the UK.

Atomized wins race to follow Atlantic Challenge


Multiplatform producer Atomized is to follow the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge rowing race after winning a competitive pitch from ad-funded programming business Precious.

Sky Sports scores online Premier League clips


Sky Sports has won the rights to offer near live Premier League digital clips, which will also feature on The Times and The Sun website.

Ripper Street

BBCW looks to digital future


BBC Worldwide chief executive Tim Davie is determined not to suffer the same fate as the music industry by ensuring his distribution business remains profitable as it makes the transition to digital.

Somethin’ Else to bolster MTV shows’ social profile


Somethin’ Else is to turbocharge the online profile of shows including Geordie Shore, Ex On The Beach and Judge Geordie after picking up a social media contract from MTV.


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


Masterclass: Using Microvideo

BBC Academy’s Paul Buller talks to three microvideo producers.

Broadcast Digital

BC Digital

Broadcast Digital - September 2014

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