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BBC World Service calls for access to chat apps

BBC World Service calls for access to chat apps

The Director of the BBC World Service Group Jamie Angus has called on chat apps to open their platforms to trusted news sources like the BBC, as part of the…

More Channel 4 content on Snapchat

Channel 4 and Snap have announced a partnership which will see upwards of 300 short form edits of Channel 4 content air on Snapchat’s Discover platform over the next year.…

BBC’s Beeb voice assistant goes beta

BBC’s Beeb voice assistant goes beta

Beeb, the new voice assistant from the BBC, first announced in August 2019, is to be made available in  an early version to UK-based members of Microsoft’s Windows Insider Programme,…

NASCAR first partner for Facebook’s Venue

NASCAR first partner for Facebook’s Venue

NASCAR has announced a partnership with Facebook that makes it the first partner for Venue, a new iOS and Android app that seeks to enhance the live event experience by…

Channel 4 reveals 4Studio plans

Channel 4 has outlined plans for its in-house digital content studio, 4Studio – formerly announced as the Digital Creative Unit. 4Studio will be at the heart of the broadcasters’ digital…

Research: Lockdown sees UK PSB viewing boost

UK comms regulator Ofcom has published its regular research on how people are receiving and acting on news and information during the coronavirus pandemic. The report summarises the findings from…

Research: Lockdown sees younger viewers turn to UKTV classics

Research: Lockdown sees younger viewers turn to UKTV classics

Multichannel programmer UKTV says it is outpacing television’s general upward viewing trend during lockdown with its mix of bold originals and classic programming proving a hit with younger viewers. The…

BBC launches pop-up ‘Corona Bot’

With the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announcing more changes to Covid-19 restrictions, and further updates on everything from shops opening to travel, the BBC has released a new online…

ESPN Last Dance audience up 128% via VoD; Netflix success

ESPN Last Dance audience up 128% via VoD; Netflix success

ESPN experienced significant audience increases for each episode of The Last Dance through time-shifted/on-demand viewing, as fans continue to consume the critically acclaimed 10-part docuseries on NBA legend Michael Jordan…

Online stores on Facebook & Instagram

Around 1 million businesses in the UK and around the world can now set up a free online store to sell products on Facebook and Instagram. The initial stage of…

BBC Together programme-sharing trial

BBC Together programme-sharing trial

Family, friends, and classmates can now watch and listen to BBC programmes together even when they’re apart, with BBC Together, a new experiment from BBC Research & Development. Available now…

Fans home videos to play out at Wembley Stadium

Fans home videos to play out at Wembley Stadium

A selection of the hundreds of videos uploaded by fans to social media using #FootballsStayingHome will be aired on EE’s big screens at Wembley Stadium on May 16th. The 27…

Study: Most UK consumers don’t trust social media ads

Study: Most UK consumers don’t trust social media ads

Kantar, the data, insights and consulting company has published a report revealing that social media is the least trusted channel of communication in the UK, while print and broadcast media…

Verizon Media scores Dugout deal

Advertising and content technology specialist Verizon Media and digital media company Dugout have struck a new global partnership, bringing Verizon Media new exclusive advertising packages to market through its sales…

Report: How could Covid-19 change AR/VR’s future?

Covid-19 is impacting the lives of billions. Early stage technology markets such as virtual and augmented reality are trivial by comparison. However, AR/VR companies are dealing with knock-on effects both…

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