Welcome to December’s edition of Showreel to warm your cockles on a cold winter’s evening.
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ITV1 is to undergo its biggest on screen brand overhaul in 11 years in a move to position the broadcaster ‘at the heart of popular culture’. A new logo was unveiled, modern and fresh. Looks good, check it out.
The Word, Brookside, The Big Breakfast, Brass Eye, TFI Friday or Gyspy Weddings? Channel 4 celebrated its 30th birthday in November. Which was your favourite?
In a month of anniversaries, it’s been 10 years since the launch of Sky+, a good time therefore to ‘pause for thought’ and take a look at some of the numbers behind the little black
box. Interesting reading here suggests that, when it comes to fast forwarding, it is true that ‘just because you can, doesn’t mean you will’.
60% of twitter users do so while watching TV and 40% of twitter traffic during peak time is TV related. TV and twitter’s strong relationship.
What have Mobot, pleb, gif and second screening have on common? They have all been selected by Oxford Dictionaries as words of the year. Sounds like an omnishambles to me.
Other interesting stuff:
Want to buy something you see on the TV there and then? Why not raise your hand to the TV, flick the item from the big screen to your smartphone and click to buy. More science fact than fiction.
Video on demand, catch up TV, dual screening are important trends on the future of TV viewing but live TV is remarkably dominant. Here are some facts, not metrics.
How long does the average Briton spend watching TV in their lifetime? A clue, it’s measured in years.Mark