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ITV: “90% of advertiser programming crap”

ITV’s commercial boss Simon Daglish has warned big brands that want to become programme makers that “90 per cent of advertiser made content is crap”. Daglish told the Ad Week…

TimePlanner from Thomson

Thomson Video Networks is to debut TimePlanner, a new application that is part of the XMS Network Management System, at the 2014 NAB Show. Enabling the scheduling and automation of…

Disney buys Maker YouTube net for $500m

Walt Disney Company is buying Maker Studios, a major supplier of video content to YouTube, for $500 million. Disney also agreed to pay as much as $450 million more if…

Samsung wins Fox support for Ultra-HD

Samsung wins Fox support for Ultra-HD

Consumer electronics giant Samsung has secured a JV output deal from Twentieth Century Fox in which the Hollywood studio’s films will be available in 4K/Ultra-HD on Samsung’s ‘Smart TVs’. Additionally,…

Sony original content for Playstation

Sony original content for Playstation

Sony has confirmed it is developing original TV shows for its PlayStation video game consoles. The first show, Powers, will be based on a graphic novel about a detective dealing…

FX and BSkyB partner for comedy

FX Networks and BSkyB have signed a development deal for half-hour scripted comedies. The two-year agreement will see them co-fund and co-develop series to air on both sides of the…

Canada: Adult TV not homely enough…

Canada: Adult TV not homely enough…

Canada’s adult TV broadcasters are having problems with the TV regulator. It isn’t because of the quality or content of their TV output, but because they are not meeting tough…

Canal+ takes Studio Bagel stake

Canal+ Group has confirmed the acquisition of a majority stake in Studio Bagel, a network of comedy channels on YouTube in France. Created in 2012, Studio Bagel regroups some of…

Disney opens UK production office

Disney has launched a British production division as it looks to take advantage of the TV tax credit by filming TV pilots in the UK. The Hollywood studio has launched…

Amazon debuts Round 2 original pilots

As it seeks to differentiate its online entertainment content from market rivals, Amazon has revealed the latest round of TV pilots from Amazon Studios – an initiative that allows viewers…