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Facebook: ‘No Premier League bid’

Facebook: ‘No Premier League bid’

A bid by Facebook for the rights to the English Premier League is “not on the cards” according to the social media giant’s director of media partnerships, EMEA, Patrick Walker.…

France: Snapchat launches 18 new shows

Snapchat has launched 18 new, exclusive shows in France with various partners that include M6, France Télévisions and its digital platform slash, as well as BFM TV, among others. The…

C4 launching news show on Facebook

C4 launching news show on Facebook

Channel 4 News has formed a partnership with Facebook to produce Uncovered – a weekly news show exclusively for Facebook Watch. Scheduled to launch early next year, Uncovered will be…

Snapchat adds Barcroft Media content

Snapchat adds Barcroft Media content

Snap has agreed a deal with independent factual production company Barcroft Media to bring eight of its digital series to its mobile sharing app Snapchat. Five new TV series —…

Report: Linear TV continues decline

Report: Linear TV continues decline

GroupM, WPP’s media investment group, has released its second annual State of Video report offering intelligence on consumer video consumption, advertising platforms and demand. The report is co-authored by GroupM’s…

Report: Youth TV habits differ across EU nations

Report: Youth TV habits differ across EU nations

The January-June 2018 issue of the Kids TV Report by Eurodata TV Worldwide reviews the latest trends in youth TV programming and analyses the latest children’s hits in France, Germany,…

Snapchat boosts UK content

Snapchat boosts UK content

Snapchat, the social media sharing app, is adding 26 new UK shows from the likes of Channel 4, Sky News, Vice and Manchester City FC in an attempt to broaden…

Vimeo, LinkedIn integration

Ad-free open video platform Vimeo, has agreed a product integration with LinkedIn that will enable broader and more effective distribution from the video platform to the professional network. Anyone using…

MVIC forecasts 90% of 5G traffic will be mobile video

Openwave Mobility’s Mobile Video Industry Council (MVIC) meeting in London, which included Tier 1 mobile operators Deutsche Telekom, EE, KPN, MTS, Orange, Telefonica, Telus and Vodafone, expect that up to…

US teens prefer Instagram to Snapchat

Instagram has overtaken Snapchat as the most used social media app among US teens, according to a study by investment bank Piper Jaffray. A total of 8,600 teenagers were surveyed…

Facebook commissions Barcroft for interactive show

Facebook commissions Barcroft for interactive show

Independent popular factual producer Barcroft Media has announced a new original interactive series revealing dream homes from around the world called ‘Most Incredible Homes’. The series will premiere on Facebook Watch…

Facebook sued over inflated video figures

Facebook was fully aware of inaccuracies in the way it measured how many users viewed video on its platform for a much longer than it has previously admitted, new court…

Facebook hires Deputy PM Clegg

Facebook has hired Sir Nick Clegg, the former UK deputy prime minister, as its head of global policy and communications. Clegg will join Facebook as it struggles with mounting political…

Portugal: Eleven Sports streams Barca match on Facebook

Portugal: Eleven Sports streams Barca match on Facebook

Eleven Sports is set to deliver a La Liga first in Portugal this weekend when the sports provider live streams Barcelona v Sevilla on Facebook. The move marks the first…

MTV, Facebook Watch reimagine The Real World

MTV Studios has unveiled a partnership with Facebook Watch to reimagine the ground-breaking series MTV’s The Real World for three all new seasons debuting Spring 2019. Drawing on Facebook’s global platform, the new…