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ITV News debuts three online-only shows

ITV News is launching three new digital-only programme formats, hosted by high-profile presenters Robert Peston, Julie Etchingham and Rageh Omaar.


01/12/2017  |  Full story...

Can social media predict the X Factor result?

With the X Factor Final set to take place this weekend and social media accurately predicting the results of the US election, Socialbakers has looked at all of the online chatter to predict who this year’s winner may be with Saara coming out on top as the “most loved” contestant, indicating she may be in line for the crown.


09/12/2016  |  Full story...

UK gives greenlight for BBC and ITV 'Netflix rival'

The BBC and ITV are teaming up to launch a Netflix-style paid streaming service, after a UK government review.

16/05/2016  |  Full story...

ITV syncs TV ads with second-screeners simultaneously

ITV Commercial has struck a new partnership with programmatic ad platform, RadiumOne, that will see the broadcaster synchronise its broadcast TV commercials with ads served to potential viewers online that check their mobiles during commercial breaks.

23/11/2015  |  Full story...

The X Factor adopts Periscope in new social media drive

The X Factor will be using Twitter’s live streaming app Periscope as part of its new social media drive in 2015.

26/10/2015  |  Full story...

ITV drops legal action over C4 ‘tweets for gifts’ documentary

ITV has dropped threats of legal action against Channel 4 over allegations that stars of Coronation Street were breaching marketing rules by promoting companies on Twitter in exchange for gifts.

08/08/2013  |  Full story...

BARB to measure online catch-up viewing- New UK audience data for marketers

Kantar Media has been appointed by BARB (Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board) to collect and report census data for online TV viewing in the UK across all devices, providing more meaningful UK audience data for marketers.

20/06/2013  |  Full story...

TVCatchup under threat? European court rules against retransmission sites

Web and mobile app TVCatchup suffered a setback this week, after the European Court of Justice ruled that broadcasters can block Internet platforms from streaming their output on the web.

08/03/2013  |  Full story...

YouTube gets UK TV channel

Google has signed a deal with Freesat to launch a YouTube TV channel in the UK, as it looks to rival traditional broadcasters in terms of video ad revenue.

11/02/2013  |  Full story...

Half of Brits ‘prefer to watch catch-up TV on the big screen’

Over half of the UK (51%) prefer to watch catch-up services on a TV, rather than a smartphone or tablet.

29/01/2013  |  Full story...

ITV rebrands with new logo and channel names

Broadcaster ITV has launched a major rebrand, including a 'colour-shifting' new logo and new identities for all five of its channels, including ITV1 changing to just 'ITV'. The new global identity is part of ITV’s ‘Transformation Plan’ and the brand feels the new look will unify the brand internationally. The new look has been introduced across ITV and all six ITV Studios production offices around the world, along with ITV's online and on-demand products including ITV Player.

15/01/2013  |  Full story...

YouView goes on sale this month- Will it be the next ‘Freeview’?

YouView is set to launch in the UK at the end of this month, with the much-delayed web TV service seen by many as a possible successor to the Freeview platform. The service was unvieled by Lord Sugar, who announced that YouView would go on sale at the end of this month for £299, a higher price than had been anticipated. “Will I be surprised in two years time if the boxes in the retail channels will be £99? Not really, you know what it’s like in the consumer electronics industry,” he said.

Watch the launch video here:

05/07/2012  |  Full story...

YouView to launch 4th July… but will set top boxes be available?

YouView is set for launch in the UK next month after much delay, but the web TV service might still be hampered by a lack of availability of set top boxes, according to a news report. YouView chairman Lord Sugar and CEO Richard Halton are to officially launch the IPTV joint venture on July 4. However, according to the Financial Times, set-top boxes will not be widely available until later this year as manufacturers plan to conduct further tests.

Watch the launch video here:

29/06/2012  |  Full story...

Britain’s Got Talent voting app goes live

ITV and FremantleMedia have launched two new ways for viewers to vote for their favourite Britain’s Got Talent contestants via their mobile phone. Viewers will be able to vote via their iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch directly from the Britain’s Got Talent app, which has already received over 500,000 downloads across the series and seen peak traffic of up to 130k users per episode interacting via the ‘buzzer’.

09/05/2012  |  Full story...

ITV appoints 4th Screen Advertising for mobile ads

ITV has picked 4th Screen Advertising to deliver creative mobile ad campaigns across its entire range of news, sport and entertainment apps and mobile sites. The ads will be integrated across ITV's mobile inventory including apps and mobile sites for news, sport and entertainment shows such as Britain’s Got Talent, X Factor and I’m A Celebrity.

29/03/2012  |  Full story...

Friends Reunited relaunches with focus on nostalgia

Former social networking pioneer Friends Reunited has relaunched under new management and with a renewed focus on ‘shared memories’. The new-look site lets users create their own 'memory boxes', as part of its emphasis on online nostalgia. These boxes can be shared on various other networks online - including Facebook, where users can add a Friends Reunited app to their profile.

View the relaunch video here:

28/03/2012  |  Full story...

ITV’s Emmerdale gets social: Characters come to life with own blogs

ITV has hired agency Somethin’ Else to take its popular soap opera Emmerdale into the "social and digital arena". The project aims to extend Emmerdale storylines "beyond the television screen and into the digital universe." Major storylines from the soap will now also develop off-air as characters come to life outside the soap's weekly episodes.

10/02/2012  |  Full story...

Sky to launch online TV for non-subscribers

Broadcaster BSkyB is to launch an online television service to non-Sky customers to combat a sharp slowdown in growth of its customer base. The channel will launch the online TV service in the first half of 2012, giving users access to Sky movies and eventually Sky Sports, on flexible tariffs, without signing a contract. The new Sky internet TV service will stream content to computers, tablets, mobile phones, games consoles and smart TVs.

31/01/2012  |  Full story...

LoveFilm to stream ITV and BBC shows

Amazon-owned LoveFilm has signed new streaming deals with ITV and the BBC, as the online video service looks to boosting its UK television archive ahead of Netflix’s launch in the UK. The deals mark the biggest two TV content agreements signed by LoveFilm to date and covers hundreds of recent and archive titles.

10/01/2012  |  Full story...

SeeSaw video-on-demand site shuts down after 2 years

UK TV-on-demand website SeeSaw, has been closed down afer failing to renew content licenses. The website had been online less than two years, offering content from BBC Worldwide, Channel 4, Channel Five and several production companies. A group of investors led by Criterion Capital Partners took a majority stake in the business in July. CCP also owns the social network Bebo.


31/10/2011  |  Full story...

4oD app coming to iPhone as C4 takes on iPlayer

Channel 4 is launching an iPhone version of its 4OD application, as the broadcaster ramps up its online and mobile services. The app, which has been available on the iPad since April, will be released for the iPhone and iPod touch in September to mark the launch of a revamped 4OD service. Users will have 30-day access to Channel 4 broadcasts, as well as archived episodes from shows such as The Inbetweeners and The IT Crowd.


31/08/2011  |  Full story...

Top 10 UK companies for Facebook and Twitter followers

The UK’s corporate giants are finally signing up to Twitter and Facebook after years of wariness, according to the latest findings of The Social Media Leaders tracking study by The Group. The last six months have seen a rapid increase in the number of FTSE 100 companies signing up to Facebook and to Twitter signalling that the need to communicate with audiences flexibly and in real time is increasingly accepted in the Square Mile.

20/07/2011  |  Full story...

Sony rejects YouView deal for Bravia TVs

The YouView internet TV project has hit another hurdle after Sony revealed they will not have the service on their Bravia range of connected TV sets. The BBC backed internet TV platform has been beset with delays and the loss of Thomson owned, Technicolor set-top box which jumped the YouView ship back in May.

It still leaves the project with several device manufacturers that are committed to the IPTV system in Huawei, Manhattan, Pace, Vestel, Cisco and Humax. YouView is comprised of six partners, the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Five, BT, TalkTalk and Arqiva.


12/07/2011  |  Full story...

ITV Player launches on Android

ITV has launched its catch-up TV service ITV Player for Android, with plans to launch on the iPhone making later this year. Viewers can watch all ITV programmes of which the rights to show on mobile are cleared, for up to seven days after broadcast. ITV Player works on Android mobile and tablet devices that run Android 2.2 (or higher), Adobe Air 2.6 (or higher) and are connected to wireless internet.


22/06/2011  |  Full story...

Google debuts first UK TV commercial

Google has broadcast its first advert on UK TV, during the Champions League Final last weekend. The advert promoted the firm's own web browser, Chrome, using an advert that has been previously seen in the US as a father documents the life of his daughter.

Google's advertising in the UK has until now been limited to billboards and posters but the new 90 second prime time advert shows the firm is serious about capturing additional market share for Google products and services. The advert shows the girl's father recording the life of his growing daughter using a variety of Google services including Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps.



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