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BBC Worldwide sells travel publisher Lonely Planet to NC2 Media at a loss of $119M

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BBC Worldwide has announced today that it has agreed to sell Lonely Planet, a website and publisher of travel guide books, to NC2 Media for £51.5 million ($77.8 million). The BBC will receive £41.2 million ($62.24 million) once the deal has been completed, followed by the remaining £10.3 million ($15.56...
BBC Worldwide sells travel publisher Lonely Planet to NC2 Media at a loss of $119M
BBC reportedly prepping 'Project Barcelona' video download service

BBC Android iPlayer app will use new Media Player tech

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Broadcaster seeks to reassure device owners that 'Android is an important platform for us'The BBC has confirmed plans to launch a new version of its iPlayer app for Android devices which will use its own BBC Media Player technology to securely stream audio and video.The technology, which was developed in-house...
BBC Android iPlayer app will use new Media Player tech

BSkyB profits up despite ad decline

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Net profit rises 8% as gains in total customers and efficiency make up for 6% advertising slide in second half of 2011BSkyB has announced net profit was 8% higher in the first half of its financial year despite a drop in advertising revenue.For the six months ending 31 December 2011,...
BSkyB profits up despite ad decline
Google+ adds fullscreen mode to Hangouts on Air live video streams

Digital brands spark thrills and fear in children's entertainment industry

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Why broadcasters want to emulate the success of Angry Birds, Moshi Monsters, Cut the Rope and others"Wherever children are, we've got to be there with them."No, not the words of an overbearing parent. The sentence above is what came from the lips of just about every broadcaster or producer who...
Digital brands spark thrills and fear in children's entertainment industry

The BBC rolls out new ‘responsive’ mobile site, tailoring news layout to suit multiple devices

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The BBC has been slowly rolling out updates and overhauls across its digital services over the past year or so, and today it launched the latest iteration to BBC News for mobile devices. The broadcaster may have native mobile apps for Android and iOS, but there are some who access...
The BBC rolls out new ‘responsive’ mobile site, tailoring news layout to suit multiple devices

Downton Abbey, Broadchurch and beyond: how ITV got back on top

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TV thriller Broadchurch was an extraordinary hit. Perhaps most surprising was the fact that it was on ITV, not always seen as the home of edgy entertainment. But that's changingThere was something out of the ordinary about Broadchurch, the TV murder mystery that kept nearly 10 million viewers guessing until...
Downton Abbey, Broadchurch and beyond: how ITV got back on top

Jeremy Paxman draws complaints for scoffing at University Challenge contestant

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BBC receives 44 complaints after broadcaster's remarks cause a University Challenge contestant to apologise for a wrong answer....
Jeremy Paxman draws complaints for scoffing at University Challenge contestant

Ofcom to investigate Sky News over 'canoe man' email hacking

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Media regulator Ofcom to investigate whether Sky News broke broadcasting rules in using hacked emails for John Darwin storyOfcom is to launch an investigation into a Sky News journalist's hacking of emails belonging to John Darwin, the "canoe man" accused of faking his won death.The media regulator said that it...
Ofcom to investigate Sky News over 'canoe man' email hacking

Sky News admits hacking emails of 'canoe man'

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Broadcaster says accessing of emails of John Darwin, who faked own death, was authorised by executives and in public interestSky News has admitted that one of its senior executives authorised a journalist to conduct email hacking on two separate occasions that it said were "in the public interest" – even...
Sky News admits hacking emails of 'canoe man'

Lord McAlpine settles with ITV for £125,000

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Former Tory treasurer settles after broadcaster inadvertently made public false allegations linking him to child abuse....
Lord McAlpine settles with ITV for £125,000

BBC's iPlayer breaks records as Olympic coverage helps drive 196 million requests

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The BBC has released its iPlayer performance stats for June to August 2012 and it’s hardly surprising that the broadcaster has seen a big bump in requests over the period where a so many of us tuned in online to catch Olympic coverage. The BBC iPlayer saw record-breaking figures in...
BBC's iPlayer breaks records as Olympic coverage helps drive 196 million requests

Livestream Broadcaster pre-orders available now, shipping at the end of May for $495

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A vivid memory of Cisco's would-be FlipLive streaming camera is all we've got, but thankfully there's existing devices out there like the Livestream Broadcaster to help fill that void. Priced at a whopping $495, Livestream's Broadcaster allows it to be paired with an array of shooters via HDMI and...
Livestream Broadcaster pre-orders available now, shipping at the end of May for $495

Livestream Broadcaster hands-on

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According to CEO Max Haot the logical next step for Livestream -- now well established as a reliable service for bringing live video feeds to the internet -- is just to get more people distributing live video by any means necessary. To that end, the company is jumping into...
Livestream Broadcaster hands-on

Absolute Radio becomes the first UK commercial station to launch an Xbox app

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UK entertainment and music broadcaster Absolute Radio has become an Xbox entertainment app partner, bringing its 7 stations to Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers. Absolute Radio is the first commercial radio station in the UK to announce an Xbox app. It provides Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers with the network’s live streams,...
Absolute Radio becomes the first UK commercial station to launch an Xbox app

What, Nokia Chairman Worry?

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Nokia’s going through a challenging transition, but according to Jorma Ollila, it’s laid the foundation it needs to regain smartphone leadership. Some day. Though its Symbian platform is burning down to ashes and it has lost its title of the world’s largest smartphone maker, Nokia is going to be just...
What, Nokia Chairman Worry?

CE-Oh no he didn't!: SpaceX creator Elon Musk says Ariane 5 rocket has 'no chance'

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Entrepreneur Elon Musk is well-known for talking trash about the vehicular competition... just not when it involves rockets instead of four wheels. Still, that's what we're facing in the wake of a BBC interview. He tells the broadcaster that the Ariane 5 rocket stands "no chance" in the face...
CE-Oh no he didn't!: SpaceX creator Elon Musk says Ariane 5 rocket has 'no chance'

VIDEO: Bercow 'should know better' on tweets

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Broadcaster Richard Bacon said he thought Sally Bercow should have known better with her tweet referring to the false Lord McAlpine child abuse allegations....
VIDEO: Bercow 'should know better' on tweets

SoftBank reportedly in talks to acquire Sprint

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SoftBank, Japan’s third-largest mobile carrier, is reportedly in talks to acquire a controlling stake in Sprint, according to a several different news reports. SoftBank hasn’t confirmed the deal and is reportedly “checking the facts” of the report. Japanese newspaper Nikkei said that SoftBank is looking to spend more than 1.5...
SoftBank reportedly in talks to acquire Sprint

Livestream HD500 portable switcher up for pre-order

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Livestream has started taking pre-orders for its portable video production switcher. The Studio HD500 is an all-in-one unit that expands on the work done with Livestream's camera-mountable hardware encoder, the Broadcaster, by creating an all-in-one live production unit that competes against the established TriCaster live broadcast and editing systems.......
Livestream HD500 portable switcher up for pre-order
French court dismisses TV network's copyright claim against YouTube

ABC to stream live TV broadcasts to mobile apps this week

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Broadcaster ABC is said to be updating its iOS app to offer live streams of shows from local ABC stations later this week. New options for a "Live" button in the Watch ABC app for iPhone and iPad will mark it as the first major US broadcaster that provides live...
ABC to stream live TV broadcasts to mobile apps this week

Roku gains $60M in new funding round, working on Smart TV software

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Roku has received another injection of investment to develop its streaming set-top box. The $60 million round of funding comes from new investors Fidelity and Hearst Corp, as well as from previous investors such as broadcaster BskyB and News Corp, and brings the total amount of money invested into Roku...
Roku gains $60M in new funding round, working on Smart TV software

Samsung grabs exclusive access to new ITV Player app until August 31 for Android users in the UK

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Samsung has today snatched the exclusive rights to an updated version of the ITV Player app for its Android smartphones and tablets being sold in the UK. The app is available right now through the Samsung Apps and Google Play store on a range of devices including the Samsung Galaxy S4, its...
Samsung grabs exclusive access to new ITV Player app until August 31 for Android users in the UK

Twitch hits 28M viewers a month as live game streaming hits its stride

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Live game video streaming site Twitch is hitting its stride, as the company announced today it drew 28 million unique viewers in February alone. Those viewers watched more than 600,000 players broadcast their own games, and each of the viewers watched more than 90 minutes of video per day....
Twitch hits 28M viewers a month as live game streaming hits its stride

20 best Android apps this week

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Aralon: Sword and Shadow, 4oD, Carbon for Twitter, Wunderlist 2, The Simpsons: Tapped Out and moreIt's time for our weekly roundup of new and notable Android apps, based on what's been released for the first time on the Google Play store in the last week.As ever, the selection includes apps...
20 best Android apps this week

Twitter fiction: John O'Farrell

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The author, broadcaster and comedy scriptwriter takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewer"Comrades, I will infiltrate the Bullingdon Club to expose it!"Next, undercover as a Tory MP, "I'm in deeper than I planned," thought Dave.• The Man Who Forgot His Wife,...
Twitter fiction: John O'Farrell

Don't break stories on Twitter, BBC journalists told

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As Sky News clamps down on staff Twitter updates, corporation tells reporters to file copy before tweeting itBBC journalists have been told not to break news stories on Twitter before they tell their newsroom colleagues.The new rules, which apply to all of the corporation's correspondents, reporters and producers, were announced...
Don't break stories on Twitter, BBC journalists told

UK's internet video regulator is here to stay

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The UK’s controversial new VOD regulator has been re-appointed to the task, after a review backed every aspect of its work. The Authority for Television On-Demand (ATVOD) has ruffled online publisher and broadcaster feathers since its introduction in 2010. Complaints included: the fees ATVOD charges operators to be regulated by...
UK's internet video regulator is here to stay
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