YouTube and Facebook, which between them boast 19 billion daily views worldwide, offer huge online platforms to video content producers but television is also entering the market.
Sky’s new TV service Sky Q includes an online video section, bringing together content from many digital creators, including Barcroft Media, Red Bull Media House and GoPro. And youth brand Vice recently announced that its first European linear TV channel, Viceland, would launch in September.
With burgeoning new models of TV consumption, opportunities for content creators and distributors are both incredibly exciting and potentially hazardous.
The television series Poldark was a huge hit, peaking with nearly 10 million viewers and sparking an unlikely national debate about topless scything. The eagerly awaited next series will be airing later this year, this time with 10 episodes.
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Analytics and big data are terms bandied around in our brave new digital world, but often they are misunderstood or poorly used. Many people prefer to talk about smart data. During this panel debate we will examine how data has the ability to transform and tailor the way we create and watch TV.
You will also hear from some of the UK's top SFX supervisors, including Danny Hargreaves, who has been at the forefront of the British TV and film industry, providing effects for films such as Submarine, Free Fire and The Killer Elite.
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According to an announcement by Ofcom, he will join the Channel 4 board on 28 January, replacing outgoing Chairman Lord Burns.
Gurassa is the former chairman of Virgin Mobile, LoveFilm and others, in addition to his role at EasyJet, and also serves as a trustee of English Heritage.
He said “I am excited to be joining Channel 4, which has a unique place in UK broadcasting. I look forward to exploring Channel 4’s important contribution in a rapidly changing sector.”