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Nielsen: More time on social media

Research from Neilsen reveals that more time than ever before is being spent using social media. “With the ubiquity of the smartphone – now firmly in the hands of over…

Sony Entertainment chief departing for Snapchat

Sony Entertainment chief departing for Snapchat

Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment, has confirmed that he is departing the company to fully focus on his role as Chair of Snap Inc – owners of social app…

Facebook testing ‘mid-roll’ ads

Facebook is preparing to test mid-roll video advertising – in which ads are played midway through a video that a user is watching. The ads would likely first appear in…

BT Sport to live stream NBA on Freeview, Facebook

BT Sport to live stream NBA on Freeview, Facebook

BT Sport is to offer a free simulcast of the NBA Global Game between the Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers on January 12th to fans across the UK on Facebook,…

Snapchat opening UK base

Snapchat opening UK base

Snap, the company behind social media messaging app Snapchat, has confirmed it will set up its main international hub in the UK. The company says it chose Britain because of…

Forscene launches UGC tool

Broadcasters and programme-makers can now incorporate user generated content into their edits and on social media with a new software development kit available on the Forscene cloud video platform. Dubbed…

Facebook hires CNN anchor for news

Facebook has appointed former CNN news anchor Campbell Brown to head up its news partnerships. Brown said that she will be helping news organisations and journalists work “more closely and more…

India: NBA streams live game on Facebook

The NBA stream a regular-season game via Facebook Live for the first time on January 2nd across India. Sunday’s game, which saw the Sacramento Kings lose against the Golden State…

Exclusive Disney/ABC content for Snapchat

Exclusive Disney/ABC content for Snapchat

Disney’s ABC Television Group (DATG) and Snap have announced an agreement through which DATG will produce original episodic shows for multimedia mobile app Snapchat in the US. ABC’s reality series…

Twitter adds live video

Twitter users can now stream stream live video directly from the app, in a similar way to Facebook and YouTube. The new service is in the process of being rolled…

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