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UK music launches YouTube channel

UK music labels are launching their own YouTube channel, Transmitter, to promote UK artists with a mixture of live performances, interviews and album playbacks. The channel will launch in November…

Netflix: Stick or twist?

Netflix is an emblematic company; emblematic of the starkly simple fact that ubiquitous fast access is rewriting the rules of pay-TV. The California company does what ‘traditional’ players like Showtime…

Sony captures Peter Gabriel show in 4K

Musician Peter Gabriel has been busy this week performing his 25th Anniversary Back to Front show at London’s 02 Arena, and the event has been captured by production companies Done…

BBC dilemma on Ultra-HD funding

Andy Quested, the BBC’s head of technology for HD and Ultra-HD, says that the publicly-funded broadcaster cannot use licence-fee payer’s cash to fund 4K/Ultra-HD programming. Quested, quoted by 3D Focus,…

BBC daytime drama to première on iPlayer

To celebrate the return of the fifth series of BBC One’s thought-provoking and acclaimed Daytime drama Moving On, the programme will also première, in its entirety, on BBC iPlayer. The…

BBC and Discovery end partnership

Discovery and the BBC have ended their formal coproduction partnership. The long-standing arrangement meant that the BBC could count on development funding for some of the past ten years’ most…

Facebook: No plans for premium content service

Facebook: No plans for premium content service

Andy Mitchell, Director of Strategic Media and Platform Partnerships at Facebook, has confirmed that the company has no plans for a premium service allowing access to and discovery of content.…

Online, OTT video showcased at MIP Digital Fronts

Trade event organiser Reed MIDEM is to launch MIP Digital Fronts at MIPTV 2014, creating the world’s first international screenings to showcase and trade original online video programming and web…

PrivateTV set for October launch

European adult entertainment specialist Private Media Group is to launch a new adult entertainment channel — PrivateTV — later in October. The international version of the channel will be available…

Innovation at heart of Euronews strategy

To mark its 20th anniversary, Euronews is getting a fresh new look thanks to a complete reworking and redesign of its presentation. Michael Peters, Euronews’ CEO also confirmed the service’s…