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Grabyo powers Mediacorp social & digital broadcasts

London-based video technology specialist Grabyo has agreed a new deal with Singapore’s Mediacorp to power the media company’s live and near-live social video content. Grabyo’s cloud-based video-editing and live production platform will enable Mediacorp to connect millions of fans with its broadcast-quality content across web and mobile devices, dramatically increasing social views and engagement. At […]

May 21, 2018

Report: The social media opportunity for UK TV

A report into the impact of social media on TV has been published by the ADAPT Social Media Project at Royal Holloway, University of London – which has been supported by Pact. The Report – Adapting to Social Media: Commerce, Creativity and Competition in UK Television Production – is the culmination of a major, two

May 10, 2018

BBC Three creating short-form videos for Royal Wedding

In the week leading up to the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, BBC Three and US-based network Vox will be co-producing three short-form videos. For this new collaborative partnership, BBC Three and Vox will release videos that explore the questions you’ve always wanted to know about the Royal Wedding but have […]

May 9, 2018

Facebook planning satellite system?

Over the past couple of years, social media giant Facebook has examined (and even contracted for) satellite capacity. Now a filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has revealed plans that a probable Facebook subsidiary has for its own satellite constellation. The somewhat secret business, PointView Tech, wants a satellite which is new in concept […]

May 4, 2018

Snapchat redesign sees shares plummet

Shares in Snap, Snapchat’s parent firm, dropped 17 per cent after it revealed the app’s unpopular redesign made it less attractive to current and potential users. Only four million new users were added in Q1 2018 – just over half the number forecast. Snap has further warned slower growth and revenue for it social media […]

May 3, 2018

F1 Live Show for Twitter

The digital expansion of motor sport’s premier category is continuing apace, with another important addition: an F1 Live Show exclusively on Twitter. As of the Spanish Grand Prix and for a further nine rounds of the 2018 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, followers of the official @f1 account on Twitter will be able to access […]

May 1, 2018By Colin Mann

Watching TV remains kids favourite activity

Statistics show that watching the big screen remains the activity that children dedicate the most time to, according to the latest Kids Tech Consumer Survey report from Futuresource Consulting. This was equivalent to an average of 4.8 hours a week across kids aged 3-16 years in all countries surveyed, which included: the UK, France, Germany, […]

April 25, 2018

EC threatens ‘fake news’ rules

The EC may threaten social media companies with regulation unless they move to tackle fake news and the use of personal data before the European elections in 2019. The EU security commissioner, Julian King, said “short-term, concrete” plans needed to be in place before the elections, when voters in 27 EU member states will elect […]

April 24, 2018

Facebook to try and swerve GDPR

Facebook has changed its terms of service to put 1.5 billion members outside the protection of GDPR.  The change involves users who will be regulated via its European headquarters in Ireland. The move, says Reuters, will see Facebook users outside the EU governed by Facebook Inc in the US rather than Facebook Ireland. It is […]

April 19, 2018

Report: Facebook ad spend grows 62% YoY

New data released by marketing technology company 4C reveals spend across the major social and mobile platforms in the first quarter of 2018 increased year-over-year (YoY), with the greatest revenue growth on 4C seen by Snapchat (234 per cent) and Instagram (136 per cent). Advertisers used digital platforms to engage audiences around large tentpole events […]

April 12, 2018