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EBU, DPP partner for standards, interoperability

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has entered into a formal partnership with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to drive the development of technical standards and the adoption of interoperability across…

TF1 investing €1bn in programming

TF1 investing €1bn in programming

Confirming the pursuit of its multichannel strategy, French Media Group TF1 has revealed it will pour €1 billion into programming this season. €150 million will go on news content and…

Netflix ensures stable UK production revenues

Netflix ensures stable UK production revenues

UK TV production sector international revenues grew by 5.3 per cent in the past year and have tripled in the past eight years, the Pact 2016 Census published reveals. From…

Discovery to create shows for Facebook Watch

Discovery to create shows for Facebook Watch

Discovery Communications is to develop premium mid-form shows for Watch, a new platform for shows on Facebook. Discovery will produce shows both inspired by leading Discovery Communications’ properties and created…

Apple content may move to iconic studio

Apple is considering moving its content unit to The Culver Studios where films from including Gone With The Wind and The Matrix were made. Former owners include RKO, Howard Hughes…

BBC Studioworks re-opens Television Centre

BBC Studioworks, a commercial subsidiary of the BBC, has re-opened the studio doors to the ‘home of British television’ at the Television Centre site in Central London. Television Centre, originally…

Facebook orders original docu-series

Facebook has ordered a 12-episode docu-series from Brandon Stanton, the man behind the popular photo blog Humans of New York. The 30 minute episodes will air on the new Facebook…

Snapchat scripted content by year-end

Snapchat scripted content by year-end

Social media app Snapchat will add scripted content to its service “before the end of year”.  Nick Bell, head of content for the photo-sharing platform, said that the company was…

Sky raises TRX investment

Pan-European broadcaster Sky has invested a further £1 million (€1.09m) in TRX, the online deal-making tool for TV rights, following its initial investment of £1 million in August 2016. This…

Can Apple’s $1bn make any impact on programming?

The Wall Street Journal report that Apple is going to invest $1 billion annually on original TV content and in an attempt to climb aboard the perceived success of Netflix…