UK

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

Viacom names new UK, northern and eastern Europe chief

James Currell

Viacom has named James Currell as EVP and managing director for the UK, northern Europe and eastern Europe, following David Lynn’s appointment as president and… Read more

Channel 4 poaches Channel 5 exec

Michelle Chappell

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has hired two commissioners for its specialist factual and documentaries commissioning team, one from rival Channel 5, and promoted another exec.… Read more

Viacom UK boss named new international chief

David Lynn

Viacom’s long-serving UK chief, David Lynn, has been named CEO of Viacom International Media Networks. He will replace Bob Bakish, who is now president and… 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

Sony first to launch on new YouView with Kids catch-up offering

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Sony has become the first media group to launch a catch-up service on the newly revamped YouView hybrid IP and digital-terrestrial TV service in the… 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

Moody’s: Liberty Global profitability goals ‘ambitious’

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While its European unit’s profitability is likely to improve this year, Liberty Global’s target of 7-9% growth in operating cash-flow in the 2015-18 period “remains… Read more

Hopster launches on Roku

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Kids educational and entertainment app provider Hopster is launching a channel on the Roku streaming platform in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland and France.… Read more

UK digital video revenues overtake physical for first time

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Digital video revenues from the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Apple overtook physical sales of DVDs and Blu-rays for the first time in the UK… Read more

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