Monthly Archives: October 2011

You’re fired! Sir Alan Sugar utters dreaded catchphrase to YouView marketing team

YouView  has removed its entire internal public relations and marketing team, but said its target to launch next spring would not be affected. A YouView insider said user-testing and trials will start next month. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/youre-fired-sir-alan-utters-dreaded-catchphrase-to-youview-staff-2376863.html

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Netflix may struggle to make an impact in the UK

Had Netflix launched in the UK last year, it would be entering a very different market. But the anticipation of its arrival has given ample time to existing UK movie streaming services to up their game. http://www.nma.co.uk/3031363.article?cmpid=NMAE11&cmptype=newsletter&email=true

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It’s Time For Apple To Flip The Switch On TV

Steve Jobs was keen to reinvent the television. And after ages trying to polish it into a user-friendly interface to video content he finally felt he’d “cracked it.” http://www.fastcompany.com/1790382/its-time-for-apple-to-turn-off-its-tv-and-turn-on-its-television

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ITV creates first role for ITV Player micropayments strategy

ITV is gearing up to launch online micropayments across its ITV Player early next year with the creation of its first dedicated ecommerce role. http://www.nma.co.uk/3031330.article?cmpid=NMAE01&cmptype=newsletter&email=true

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Cinematic TV dramas spark a revolution in online viewing

US online distributors look to copy success of BBC iPlayer as ‘boxset’ culture grows among viewers http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/oct/23/cinematic-tv-dramas-online-viewing

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Xbox Live gets BBC, 4OD, LoveFilm and more

BBC content, Channel 4’s on demand service, Channel 5 and LoveFilm are amongst the biggest services now coming to Xbox 360. http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/xbox-gets-iplayer-channel-4-channel-5/085876

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BBC mulls departure from White City

Director general Mark Thompson may use his address to staff on Thursday to reveal plans to quit west London http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/oct/05/bbc-mulls-departure-white-city

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