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Rightster sets up Arts Council MCN


Rightster has landed a £1.8m fund from The Arts Council to establish a multi-channel network (MCN) dedicated to the arts.

My Child is a Monkey

Barcroft TV signs long-form docs Video


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.

Pirate Fishing

AJE ‘gamifies’ doc for online


An investigative report into illegal pirate fishing is to be ‘gamified’ for an ambitious online Al Jazeera English (AJE) initiative.


Endemol boosts Beyond with gaming channel


Endemol is beefing up its multichannel network Endemol Beyond with video game channel Legends Of Gaming.


Twitter’s TV impact revealed


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.


Screenz and Maverick seek interactive formats


Israeli second-screen specialist Screenz has forged a partnership with Maverick Television to help it develop interactive formats.

Peaky Blinders

Netflix buys Peaky Blinders for US


Netflix has acquired BBC2’s period drama Peaky Blinders in the US after striking a deal with The Weinstein Company and Endemol.

Hulu orders Stephen King adaptation of JFK assassination


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 launches digital gaming channel


Endemol is beefing up its multi-channel network Endemol Beyond by launching videogame channel Legends of Gaming.


C4 sets out Shorts strategy Video


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.

ITV backs US digital indies


ITV has moved quickly into digital content production after purchasing minority stakes in two burgeoning US multiplatform indies.


ChannelFlip extends reach


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.

Got To Dance

Got To Dance pulls in Facebook viewers


A Got To Dance spin-off series which was distributed on Facebook notched up 17,000 views on the social media site.


Netflix orders Judd Apatow comedy


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.

Sky Sports gets more personal


Sky Sports is to start offering personalised VoD clips on its website after signing a deal with video streaming provider Ooyala.


ITV backs Californian digital start-up Video


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.

Tom Toumazis

Tom Toumazis joins Yahoo!


Former Endemol chief commercial officer Tom Toumazis has joined Yahoo! to help the online portal develop media and entertainment partnerships.


Masterclass: Using Microvideo

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

Million Pound Drop second screen

Broadcast Digital: playalong apps

After seemingly falling through a trapdoor, the second-screen app is on the rise again.


Broadcast Digital: Viewing trends

The big screen remains the most popular way to view content but tablets and other devices are gaining ground


Broadcast Digital: MCN evolution

As multichannel networks grow, their their success is attracting the attention of the major content players


Broadcast Digital: Personalisation

Using data to personalise the TV viewing experience can boost audience figures and ease content discovery.

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