UK

BBC to create new channel for Scotland

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The BBC is to invest £19 million (€22.4 million) in creating a new TV channel for Scotland and will up its spending on Scottish programming… Read more

VR firm brings in Bacon from Endemol Shine

James Bacon

A UK-based, Maker Studios-backed virtual reality content producer has hired senior executives from Endemol Shine Group and YouTube channels group Jukin Media. Blend Media has… Read more

Amazon to launch new Fire TV Stick in UK and Germany

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Amazon is set to launch its new Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote in the UK and Germany in April. Amazon said the new… Read more

Kids MCN brings in ex-Little Dot Studios exec

Will Mahmood

UK-based online kids network WildBrain has hired a former executive from All3Media digital business Little Dot Studios. Will Mahmood has joined as head of strategy… Read more

Liberty Global targets UK with plan to build 800k new homes in ‘17

Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries

Liberty Global will spend about US$1 billion on capital expenditure this year, with nine tenths to be spent on extending and upgrading its broadband network,… Read more

Colors launches in HD on Sky

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India’s Viacom18 has partnered with BT Media and Broadcast to launch its Hindi general entertainment channel, Colors, in HD via Sky in the UK. BT… Read more

Clementi takes up BBC Board chairman role

David Clementi

Sir David Clementi has taken up his position as chairman to the new BBC Board, following Privy Council approval. Clementi’s four year term in the… Read more

Discovery puts name to new UK free-to-air channel

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Discovery is launching Quest Red in the UK, its second free-to-air channel in the territory. Billed as ‘the home of irresistibly real TV’ the female-skewing… Read more

Next-gen Freeview Play services come to Panasonic

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Freeview and Panasonic have unveiled a new generation of TVs that will feature the first implementation of Freeview Play’s 2017 specification. The Panasonic TVs include… Read more

Discovery to launch new free-to-air channel in UK

David Zaslav

Discovery will launch a new free-to-air channel in the UK alongside other new services in the UK and Germany. CEO David Zaslav said yesterday that… Read more

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