BBC, Amazon partner on apocalyptic comedy

Neil Gaiman

UK pubcaster the BBC and subscription VOD service are creating a six-part comedy based on the Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett novel Good Omens. Gaiman… Read more

BBC Sport taps Net Insight for scheduling

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BBC Sport has tapped Net Insight to provide its ScheduALL linear and non-linear programming schedule platform for BBC Sport. The BBC has turned to the… Read more

BBC reports record iPlayer traffic over New Year

iPlayer March 14

The BBC said that it received more iPlayer programme requests in the week from December 26 to January 1 than during any other week in… Read more

BBC must ‘reinvent PSB’ to take on Netflix and Amazon

BBC director general Tony Hall

The BBC must “reinvent public service broadcasting” in a bid to take on digital video giants like Amazon and Netflix, according to director general Tony… Read more

Clementi confirmed as BBC chairman

David Clementi

David Clementi has been confirmed as the next chairman of British public broadcaster the BBC. The UK government has confirmed the former deputy governor of… Read more

BBC Worldwide cruises into maritime market

Travis Peterson ( Eagle Entertainment) Zina Neophytou (BBC Worldwide) and Graham Douglas (Carnival UK)

The BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide has launched its first channel produced exclusively for cruise ships and the wider maritime market. The BBC HD channel… Read more

BBC looking to develop haptic VR and AR experiences

Charlotte Jones

BBC Earth is looking to experiment with ‘haptic’ virtual reality experiences – involving a sense of touch as well as sight and hearing – and… Read more

BBC hails the ‘biggest year ever’ for iPlayer

iPlayer March 14

The BBC has revealed that 2016 was the “biggest year ever” for the iPlayer with an average of 243 million monthly requests.  The BBC said… Read more

UK public backs BBC licence fee

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The UK public back the annual licence fee to fund pubcaster the BBC, although many think the price is too high. A new study from… Read more

BBC, ITV, AMC pact for BritBox US SVOD service


The UK’s two largest broadcasters and The Walking Dead cable net AMC are joining forces to launch BritBox, a new US SVOD service that will… Read more