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  • What’s Driving Facebook’s Olympics Deal With NBC? A Battle With Twitter For TV Presence

    What’s Driving Facebook’s Olympics Deal With NBC? A Battle With Twitter For TV Presence

    Facebook and NBC are expected to announce a partnership today for the London Olympic Games. In short, Facebook users will be reminded to watch NBC’s coverage and NBC viewers will be reminded to join the conversation on Facebook. On the surface, it looks like a straightforward marketing partnership where Facebook gets web traffic plus promotion on TV, while NBC gets a more engaging… Read More

  • Late, Expensive And Probably Redundant: YouView Finally Launches UK Digital TV Service

    Late, Expensive And Probably Redundant: YouView Finally Launches UK Digital TV Service

    Two years after it was meant to go live, and with a list of backers that includes the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Arqiva, BT and TalkTalk, YouView today finally crashed the UK TV party. Available by the end of July with a selection of major retailers, the service is based around an all-in-one set-top box that you can use without a subscription, which includes 100 digital TV and radio… Read More

  • Facebook Adds BBC As Latest Partner For Summer Sports Push With A New Streaming App

    Facebook Adds BBC As Latest Partner For Summer Sports Push With A New Streaming App

    Last week, Facebook staked out its claim as a prime destination for people looking for this summer’s Olympics coverage online. Today, the BBC threw its hat into the social media ring, too — it’s putting its sports coverage into a new Timeline app. The app, which is only accessible by UK users, is in beta form (pictured here) and live already: people can currently access… Read More

  • If Everyone Got Their BBC Fix Through Netflix, Could It Wipe 80% Off BBC Worldwide’s Revenues?

    If Everyone Got Their BBC Fix Through Netflix, Could It Wipe 80% Off BBC Worldwide’s Revenues?

    The VoD service Netflix has been leading a charge for consumers to watch more on-demand, digital video — with its service aggregating TV and film content from a number of media players now attracting more than 25 million subscribers, and bringing new audiences to that content. But just how much of an impact on traditional, physical sales are digital companies like Netflix making if they… Read More

  • Netflix lines up BBC for early 2012 launch in UK, Ireland

    Starting in early 2012, when Netflix is set to make its debut in the UK and Ireland, registered members will be able to instantly stream available content on their television sets, tablets, game consoles, computers and mobile phones. In the beginning of November, the video streaming giant signed up MGM as its first content provider for the regions, and this morning Netflix announced a new… Read More

  • Netflix Lines Up BBC For Early 2012 Launch In UK, Ireland

    Netflix Lines Up BBC For Early 2012 Launch In UK, Ireland

    Starting in early 2012, when Netflix is set to make its debut in the UK and Ireland, registered members will be able to instantly stream available content on their television sets, tablets, game consoles, computers and mobile phones. In the beginning of November, the video streaming giant signed up MGM as its first content provider for the regions, and this morning Netflix announced a new… Read More

  • BBC’s Global iPlayer Heads To The iPhone, iPod touch

    BBC’s Global iPlayer Heads To The iPhone, iPod touch

    While not everyone would agree, I’m firmly of the belief that news (and most everything) sounds much better delivered in a British accent. The BBC’s new global iPlayer app, which has launched in more than 11 western European countries, offers up much more than just your daily news, but is chock-full of fun words like “arse,” “blimey,” and one of my… Read More

  • The BBC’s Entire Hour-Long Facebook Special Is Pulled From YouTube

    The BBC’s Entire Hour-Long Facebook Special Is Pulled From YouTube

    The BBC did an hour-long special on Facebook, including interviews with Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, as well as cameos by Ron Conway, David Kirkpatrick, and others. The entire video is now on Youtube. Update: Well, that was fast. One version’s been pulled down, but more are popping up. It’s kind of funny to watch. “Even the Queen is on Facebook,” the… Read More

  • Tesla Sues BBC For Libel Claiming Top Gear Rigged Tests, BBC "will be vigorously defending"


    Top Gear fans? Remember the episode from a few years back where the crew tried to flog the Tesla Roadster? Yeah, it didn’t end so well for the Tesla after Clarkson started off praising the little electric supercar. The entire segment is embedded for your viewing enjoyment after the jump, but the skinny is that the Top Gear testers sort of died prematurely — a few times. The… Read More

  • Updated: Apple And The BBC To Co-Host iPad 2 Release Event?

    Let the speculation begin. The BBC is holding an event next week, on the same day and exactly the same time that iPad 2 is to be announced. The Apple event starts at 10am PST and the BBC event starts at 6pm GMT (which are exactly the same). If true, it looks like there could be some video chatting between the two companies from across the pond. Read More

  • BBC's New iPlayer App Gets A Hands-On

    We heard about the BBC’s new iPad app for the iPlayer service yesterday (Android users, be patient, it’s coming), but the player itself escaped description. Today brings a hands-on from Pocket-Lint, who pronounce the app very strong, though the lack of offline viewing, they say, is troublesome. Read More

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