Sky boosts Jaunt, ITV Hub announced, C4 keeps Lord Burns: DTG daily news, September 23rd 2015

Sky makes a bigger Jaunt

Virtual reality content pioneer Jaunt has received an extra £580,000 from Sky in its latest funding round, alongside investments from Walt Disney, ProSiebenSat.1 and China Media Capital.

Jaunt's 360-degree stereoscopic technology has been trialled on Sky shows including Critical, Penny Dreadful, Trollied, Fortitude and Got To Dance, as well as boxing and motor racing.

ITV Player to become ITV Hub

ITV's streaming and on-demand service will become a "more compelling TV-like experience" when it rebrands as ITV Hub in November.

ITV Hub will launch on Freeview Play as well as mobiles, PCs and connected TVs, and will debut on Amazon’s Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, including new episodes of hit animated comedy series Family Guy and American Dad.

Lord Burns sticks with Channel 4

Channel 4 will keep its high profile chairman, Lord Burns, as rumours mount that privatisation could be on the government's agenda for the broadcaster.

Although it was established as a not-for-profit state-owned public service broadcaster in 1984, Channel 4 could be worth around £1 billion if it's sold off.

DTG Staff  |  23.09.2015

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