LATEST MULTIPLATFORM NEWS
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 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 has greenlit an interactive multiplatform children’s series that will launch on TV before concluding as a four-part digital comic book.
Netflix has picked up Welsh crime drama Hinterland to stream in the US after striking a deal with All3Media International.
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, the second screen TV service headed up by former iPlayer chief Anthony Rose, has rebranded as Beamly.
CBBC is launching a Mario Kart-style racing game featuring characters including Hacker and Dodge and Wolfblood’s Rydian.
Video-sharing site DailyMotion has commissioned a ‘sci-fi hipster’ drama as its first piece of original scripted content.
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.
Digital production company Pure Grass Films has inked a deal with GFM Films for its female-skewing web drama Making It.
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.
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”.
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.
The BBC Trust has approved plans to extend iPlayer’s seven-day catch-up window to 30 days.
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.
The Call Centre phoned in its biggest audience on record on Tuesday night, as BBC2 launched two new factual shows to solid ratings.
Candidates will have to prove their online ambitions to land job says Chris Curtis