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Twitter announces live content deals

Twitter has announced a raft of live-streamed content deals across sports, news and entertainment at its first-ever Digital Content NewFronts presentation. Twitter unveiled details of a dozen new collaborations at the New York Event in a move that will bring new, exclusive and original live programming to the service. “We could not be prouder of […]

Twitter gears up for 24-hour video streaming

Twitter is gearing up to stream live video around the clock through its apps and website, in a move that will establish it as a 24/7 online broadcaster. In an interview with Buzzfeed News, Twitter COO and CFO Anthony Noto said: “Our goal is to be a dependable place so that when you want to […]

Mediacorp hires Twitter exec for digital

Singaporean media giant Mediacorp has hired former Twitter and Apple exec Parminder (Parry) Singh as its chief digital officer. Singh’s most recent position was MD, Southeast Asia, MEA, Africa and India at Twitter. Prior to that he was a sales MD at Google, covering the Asia Pacific region. At Mediacorp he will be chief digital […]

Snapchat users love comedy and sport, shun docs

Snapchat allows content companies to reach young viewers in a way that other social and video platforms cannot do with comedy, horror and sport among the key programming genres. New research from Ampere Analysis shows that Snapchat delivers a young audience that want to engage with content on mobile devices. It is better at reaching […]

A+E hires Asia programming chief from Fox

A+E Networks has brought on Sun Young Moon to head up programming, development and a drive into local content in North Asia. She joins from the international arm of Fox Networks Group where she was VP, programming and channel head of Nat Geo Asia, Star World and Channel [V]. At channel operator A+E, she will […]

Discovery, Sky trade barbs as channel deadline looms

Discovery and Sky have both upped the ante in the bitter carriage dispute that will see twelve Discovery nets pulled from the pay TV platform this week unless a last-minute deal can be reached. Sky said over the weekend that Discovery has demanded almost £1 billion (US$1.25 billion) for its portfolio of channels. Discovery, meanwhile, […]

A+E hires Korea boss from Twitter

A+E Networks has hired a South Korea country chief from Twitter. Youngsun Soh will oversee the channel operator’s operations in the country, which are now wholly owned by the US firm. She will oversee ad sales, content strategy and branding from the Korean capital Seoul. At Twitter Soh was market director, overseeing business development and […]

Twitter’s Biddle departs in second recent media exit

Twitter’s director of strategic innovation, Dan Biddle, is leaving the company in the second major media departure to come to light in recent weeks. Biddle, who joined Twitter’s British arm in 2012, initially as head of UK broadcast partnerships, announced his move in a string of Tweets yesterday. The news comes less than three weeks […]

Viceland hires ex-Talpa exec to lead Benelux

Vice Media has appointed a former Talpa Media and Twitter executive to helm the upcoming launch of linear channel Viceland in the Benelux region. Stefan Tieleman (pictured) has been named general manager of Viceland Benelux. He’s responsible for the launches of the youth-skewed network in the Netherlands on the Ziggo pay TV platform and in […]

YouTube, Twitter, Facebook: no plans to commission

YouTube and Twitter plan to bring more live video to their respective platform, but neither has plans to commission their own content on the model of traditional media companies, executives from both companies told attendees at a Royal Television Society event in London last night. Twitter is likely to do more deals to bring live […]