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Sony: “Why always me?”

One of the most gifted but controversial characters in the English Premier League is the Italian Mario Balotelli. One minute he scores a breathtaking goal for his country, the next he sets his house ablaze by letting off fireworks in his bathroom. You get the picture. Once he revealed a T-shirt in a goal celebration that read “Why always me?”. […]

iPlayer exclusive for BBC’s EastEnders

In the run-up to its 30th anniversary celebrations, the BBC’s popular primetime soap EastEnders will be launching a series – Back to Ours – exclusively on BBC iPlayer. It will relive some of the most iconic moments from the show’s past 30 years in the company of the stars who appeared in them. The series joins several cast members as […]

20th Century Fox, VICE launch VICE FILMS

VICE, the global youth media company and content creation studio, and 20th Century Fox today announced the launch of VICE FILMS. The joint venture film label will develop, produce, finance, market, acquire and distribute narrative films from emerging directors around the world, drawn from the talent pool and content that VICE has pioneered. Fox and VICE will each contribute resources […]

IOC OKs OTT Olympic Channel

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has unanimously approved the creation of an Olympic Channel. It adopted the recommendation following a Feasibility Study that suggested the creation of an Olympic Channel was a viable opportunity for the IOC: To provide a platform for the continuous exposure of Olympic sports and athletes beyond the Olympic Games period and help create anticipation while […]

Live video broadcasting becoming the new ‘selfie’

Video and visual technologies are becoming increasingly important for interacting with customers and each other, according to information technology research and advisory specialist Gartner. The firm predicts that by 2017, live video broadcasting will be the new ‘selfie’ and recommends that product managers start creating a ‘visual’ strategy straight away to accommodate this trend. “The next generation of consumer services […]

Sunset+Vine nets UEFA production for BT Sport

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Sunset+Vine, part of The Tinopolis Group, has been awarded the production contract for BT Sport’s UEFA Europa League rights from the 2015/2016 season.  The deal will see Sunset+Vine deliver a mix of host broadcast and support programming covering the competition from group stages to the final which is scheduled in May 2016 for the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland. […]

BitTorrent launching original content

Technology firm BitTorrent will launch first original TV series, entitled Children of the Machine, in the autumn of 2015. The eight-episode show will be a free download on BitTorrent’s file-sharing network supported by advertising, although fans will be able to pay $4.95 for an ad-free version, or $9.95 for that plus bonus content. “This is a science fiction show catered […]

UK AV Registration Agency launches

The Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR) and the founders of ISAN UK (International Standard Audiovisual Number) are collaborating on a new joint ID service to the film and television industry in the UK. Under the terms of the collaboration, EIDR and ISAN UK will form the UK AV Registration Agency and expand its mission to deliver both EIDR IDs and ISANs, […]

BT decodes secret to the perfect TV episode

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Aided by a study commissioned to mark BT TV’s expanded content offering, the broadcaster says it has cracked the code for the most unmissable TV episode, with the help of consumers and leading television experts. According to the analysis of the top 50 most popular shows

Amazon Prime: ‘No UHD premium’

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Amazon has confirmed it will not charge Prime Instant Video members who own a 4K compatible television a premium to stream Ultra-HD content. Michael Paull, Amazon’s Vice President of Digital Video said: “We want to be the best entertainment destination for customers. We’re confident that offering Ultra-HD content, whether it’s a TV series or a film, will help create the […]

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