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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 […]

Bloomberg and Twitter launch TicToc social news network

Bloomberg and Twitter have launched TicToc by Bloomberg, a round-the-clock global news network built specifically for the social media platform. The companies said that the service targets the “next generation of on-the-go, mobile-first news consumers” and combines Bloomberg’s news gathering capabilities with Twitter’s digital power and immediacy. TicToc by Bloomberg goes live today and will […]

Vine founder plans ‘follow up’ service

Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann has announced plans for a “follow up” to the short-form video service, which was shut down by its parent company Twitter earlier this year. In a series of Tweets, Hofmann said he would work on this as a self-funded “outside project” separate from his work at his current company Interspace, which […]

Médiamétrie launches French social TV ratings

French audience measurement company Médiamétrie has launched social TV ratings in France to gauge the audience and impact of programmes on social networks. The new service will analyse the nature and volume of interactions on Facebook and Twitter in order to enhance Médiamétrie’s analysis of a show. Each Tweet about a programme will be indexed and […]

Eleven teams with Twitter for Ivy League football

Sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has struck a deal with Twitter to live-stream Ivy League American football games. Eleven will stream seven games during October and November on its @ElevenSportsUSA Twitter feed. The game will be available for free to logged-in and logged-out users on Twitter and connected devices globally. Eleven will post additional features including […]

BuzzFeed News partners with Grabyo on Twitter Live show

BuzzFeed News has partnered with cloud-based video platform Grabyo to broadcast daily news show AM to DM on Twitter Live. Grabyo is a video production, editing and distribution service and BuzzFeed will use the partnership to stream the daily morning news show, with the first episode due to broadcast today at 10am Eastern Time. BuzzFeed […]

RTL partners with Wochit for social video

Mediengruppe RTL has partnered with Wochit, a video creation platform aimed at editorial teams uploading to services like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Wochit said RTL had chosen its platform so it can create optimised, short-form social and online video, with its tools to be used by teams working across the RTL, RTL2, RTL Next and […]

Twitter ups live video output

Twitter said it delivered more than 1,200 hours of live premium video in Q2, with video remaining its largest and fastest-growing ad format. Announcing its second quarter results, Twitter said that the amount of live premium video delivered from existing and new content partners climbed from 900 hours in Q1 2017 and 600 hours in […]

Discovery hires Twitter TV chief

Discovery Communications has hired the global head of TV at social media service Twitter, Fred Graver. The industry veteran will become senior VP of digital content and social for Discovery Digital, the division that Karen Leever oversees. Graver will oversee Discovery’s digital networks teams across the US, and report to Discovery’s executive VP and general […]

Report: Facebook, Twitter, Snap bid for World Cup clips

Facebook, Twitter and Snap have reportedly offered 21st Century Fox “tens of millions of dollars” to broadcast clips from next year’s World Cup. According to a Bloomberg report, Fox, which shares the US broadcast rights to the Russia-hosted football tournament with Telemundo, is mulling whether to sell exclusive rights to one buyer or “spread them […]