Book publisher Pan Macmillan used online video and Twitter to launch Lord Sugar’s book The Way I See It, reaching an estimated 10m people. http://www.nma.co.uk/3030560.article?cmpid=NMAE01&cmptype=newsletter&email=true Advertisements
Viewers are complaining about the number of adverts in ITV1’s Downton Abbey. Will they make you abandon the show? http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/poll/2011/sep/27/downton-abbey-ads
“YouView today published its draft User Interface and Search Policy for consultation with industry, setting out how content will be presented to viewers in a way that makes it easy for them to discover,” stated YouView. http://www.techradar.com/news/television/youview-outlines-how-user-interface-will-work-1029289
It launched as part of the broadcaster’s strategy o broaden its VOD service and experiment with alternative payment methods. http://www.nma.co.uk/3030424.article?cmpid=NMAE01&cmptype=newsletter&email=true
David berates the modern button-loving gadget designers who are given free reign with their counterintuitive scratchable DVDs. Do you too lament the simple days of the VHS?
This week marks the 10th anniversary of Sky+, the personal video recorder, which took time shifted viewing and made it mainstream. Emma Barnett takes a look what the next decade holds for television. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/8779782/Television-what-does-the-next-decade-hold.html
In a blog post, YouView announced the appointment of Chris Bramley, formerly chief architect at BSkyB, as its new CTO and stated its intended release was still very much on the cards. http://www.techradar.com/news/television/youview-still-on-for-2012-launch-snaps-up-sky-go-exec-1028515