4oD


Channel 4 to drop 4oD for new All 4 service

UK terrestrial broadcaster Channel 4 is set to drop its 4oD on-demand service from next year in favour for a new all-encompassing digital home that will be branded All 4. Channel 4 said that with the evolution of 4oD to All 4, it will present all of its linear channels, digital content and services in […]

Social layer added to iPlayer, ITV Player and 4oD

Beamly, the service that was recently rebranded from Zeebox, has launched a new Chrome extension that displays Tweets as part of the UK’s leading catch-up services. The Beamly OnDemand extension adds a social panel to the BBC iPlayer (pictured), ITV Player and Channel 4’s 4oD on-demand services, displaying tweets and comments that were made about […]

Channel 4 pulls YouTube shows

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has taken down all of its programming from Google-owned streaming service YouTube. Users attempting to access shows such as Peep Show, Big Fat Gypsy Weddings and Gogglebox from the Channel 4, E4 and More4 YouTube pages were met with a message informing them the shows had been pulled in order to […]

Ofcom hails return of digital ‘1950s-style’ living room

More than half of UK adults now media multi-task while watching TV, though an increasing number still view television on their main living room screen, in what Ofcom hailed as “the reinvention of the 1950s living room”. In its 2013 Communications Market Report, published today, the UK broadcast regulator said that people are still coming […]

Former C4, Harry Potter exec to lead BinWeevils intn’l charge

Former Channel 4 and Harry Potter exec Rod Henwood is to run BinWeevils, the kids virtual world and digital service and will lead its charge into international markets Henwood invested in the kids company in 2009 and replaces fellow equity holder Richard Watney as CEO. The company said Watney will remain involved with its development. […]

Viewpoint: Is Channel 4’s content strategy fit for purpose?

Nick Thomas, principal analyst, TV & Digital Media, at Informa Telecoms & Media asks whether Channel 4’s content strategy is fit for purpose. If social media was the hottest topic in TV in 2012, the need to understand connected audiences is already the topic that will dominate industry conversations in 2013. We know that the […]

Lovefilm inks Channel 4 deal

Amazon-owned subscription video-on-demand service Lovefilm has struck a new content deal with Channel 4, giving subscribers access to content from the latter’s 4oD on-demand service. The deal will enable Lovefilm subscribers to stream shows including Peep Show, Father Ted, The Inbetweeners and Friday Night Dinner. The shows will be grouped in branded 4oD collection that […]