Dan Biddle

Dan Biddle to head up Facebook broadcast partnerships

Former Twitter and BBC executive Dan Biddle is joining Facebook’s EMEA team as strategic partnerships manager for broadcast, production and film. In a Tweet, Biddle was he was “looking forward to working with the most creative people in media to made video as social and impactful as possible”. Biddle has most recently been working as […]

Twitter’s Dan Biddle departs in second major 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 UK 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 after […]

Sky launches Twitter programming controls

UK pay TV operator Sky has started to trial #WatchOnSky, a new Twitter tool that lets Sky customers watch or record TV shows by clicking on icons contained within a tweet. Tweets from Sky that contain the WatchOnSky hashtag will now link to Sky’s mobile TV service Sky Go so that viewers can immediately tune […]

Twitter reveals TV stats, one billion tweets sent on the network every two days

There are now a billion tweets sent every two days on Twitter, with 15 million active users in the UK alone, according to Twitter UK’s head of broadcast partnerships Dan Biddle. Speaking at the Social TV World Summit, part of this week’s OTTtv World Summit in London, Biddle highlighted the increasingly close relationship between Twitter […]

Twitter being used to build and sustain audience attention, says broadcast partnerships chief

Evidence is emerging that Twitter is increasingly being used in a variety of ways by broadcasters to build audience loyalty and sustain viewing numbers through giving audiences a feeling of connectedness to their fellow spectators, according to Dan Biddle, head of broadcast partnerships in the UK at the social networking site. Speaking at the IBC […]