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Video: Hipster Disney Princess musical goes viral

New York - A parody video that has gone viral on YouTube is a spoof on Disney princesses, including the Little Mermaid, Belle, Snow White and Cinderella, singing about organic food, vinyl, and poetry against a backdrop of the city of New York.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Terrorist group attacks TV Channel in Syria — 7 people dead

Damascus - Three journalists and four workers at the Syrian al-Ikhbariyia Satellite Channel were killed on Wednesday morning in an attack by an armed group.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Video: Belgian TV channel stages surprising 'drama' on street

To launch a high-definition TV channel, TNT in Belgium, a big red push button was placed in a square in a Flemish town. Over it hovered an arrow "Push to add drama". Then they waited for someone to push.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Al Jazeera channel losing staff over 'bias' on Syria

Beirut - Al Jazeera's Beirut news bureau is currently losing key staff due to 'bias' in the channel's stance on the conflict in Syria.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Poultry in motion: New channel shows nothing but roasting chicken Special

Rogers Communications in Canada announced it will launch a digital cable channel featuring only a chicken rotating on a spit, 24 hours a day seven days a week. It will be active from Feb. 28 to May 22.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg - 2 comments

Torpedo found in English Channel

Eastbourne - A six-metre (20 foot) torpedo was discovered floating in the English Channel, close to a busy shipping lane, on Tuesday.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin

Shameless materialises into Doctor Who universe

Tonight’s episode of the Channel 4 drama series Shameless, sees Frank Gallagher (David Threlfall) regenerate into the famous Time Lord from the BBC’s Doctor Who.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck

Shameless: young TV actor criticised for mocking Islam

Qasim Akhtar, one of the teenage actors in the Channel 4 drama series Shameless, has been accused of making a mockery of Islam.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck - 19 comments

Shameless: US remake premiers a day ahead of UK original’s return

Following more than two years in development, the US version of the hit British drama Shameless is set to premier on Showtime one day ahead of the original’s return to UK television.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck - 1 comment

British TV show Misfits voted 'Upstarts of the Year'

As part of the Independent's television review of the year, E4's "ASBO superhero" drama, Misfits, has been named "Upstarts of the Year".
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck - 1 comment

Misfits: season 3 confirmed, spin-off also possible

Howard Overman has confirmed that there will be a third season of E4's surprise hit, Misfits, a British TV show which follows the exploits of a group of teenagers who acquire superhero powers while on community service.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck - 2 comments

Misfits: series three and US remake likely, but no movie

Signs are emerging that the BAFTA-award winning and surprise hit of last year, Misfits, has already been commissioned for a third series as well as being remade for US television. But its creator doesn’t want a film version.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck

BBC iPlayer set to go global

People living outside the UK could soon be able to access the BBC’s popular on-demand Internet TV service, as plans for Global iPlayer are stepped up.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck - 2 comments

Channel 4 acquires UK rights to Chris Chibnall’s Camelot

Channel 4 has purchased the UK broadcasting rights to Camelot, the new fantasy drama series chronicling the life of Merlin, from Starz/GK-TV.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck

URL-TV combines drug info with life skills for teens

On Halloween Canada's youth are getting more than just treats, the first online healthy lifestyle television channel for youth aged 10 to 24, featuring programs for youth and by youth on everything from cooking and budgeting to bullying and drugs airs.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Brideshead Revisited composer Geoffrey Burgon dies, aged 69

Geoffrey Burgon, the British composer and jazz musician, who became famous to television audiences for his soundtracks on Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Brideshead Revisited, has died at the age of 69.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck

Frenchman becomes first limbless person to swim English channel

A Frenchman who had his arms and legs amputated after an electrical accident has become the first limbless person to swim the English Channel.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin

UK soap star Kieron Richardson comes out as gay

Hollyoaks star, Kieron Richardson, came out on British television yesterday, during a live interview on ITV's This Morning.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck

Are herpes-infected oysters the latest victims of warm seawater?

In previous years, oysters infected with a herpes virus have been found on French coasts, but now they've also been detected in the UK. Most die of the disease, a problem for fishers and gourmets. Unusually warm seawater may be the cause.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen - 10 comments

Sea and storms create new island from section of P.E.I.

Winter storms have created a tiny new island from a section of Prince Edward Island. The sea created a channel through the sand dunes of Blooming Point, in P.E.I. National Park.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin

China lauches its own version of CNN

The Chinese state news agency Xinhua has announced that it has launched its own 24-hour TV news channel. Not surprisingly, the language will be English, since its aim is to present the international community with a Chinese perspective on global events.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen - 1 comment

Deadly South Dakota tornadoes caught on video by Storm Chasers

Bowdle - Discovery Channel's Storm Chasers were in South Dakota this weekend and filmed the major tornadoes that hit the mid-west states. Storm's spun from this weather band are responsible for the death of one child and destruction at hundreds of farms and homes.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 1 comment

Pet cemetery in Las Vegas could get a Carl's Jr. as neighbor

It's no Stephen King nightmare novel but a Las Vegas pet cemetery and some of its clients are upset about the possibility of a Carl's Jr. opening up next door.
In the Media by Jay David Murphy - 4 comments

New station to silence bird 'twitters' on your 'tweeter'

A digital radio station which became surprisingly popular with listeners has been taken off-air in favour of a new 'A&R style' commercial radio station, that will broadcast a mix of indie, urban, rock and jazz.
In the Media by Alethea Borgman - 5 comments

Turn Twitter Into a TV Channel

Twitmatic taps into Twitter's public stream and pulls together a grouping of videos that people have posted in their Tweets.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 2 comments

YouTube Launches Journalist Channel

YouTube announces today the addition of a new Channel for journalists both professional and citizen to target an audience hungry for information.
In the Media by Samantha A. Torrence - 11 comments

HBO Launches Official YouTube Channel With Some Full Shows

Home Box Office Inc., (HBO) the premium movie channel provider, is joining forces with Google Inc’s YouTube and will offer some full-length shows of popular series and promotional content for others.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 1 comment

YouTube contributes to the search for missing children

Despite constantly being in the center of debates on copyright infringement, this time YouTube now plays a more noble role, hosting a channel exclusively dedicated to lost and missing children.
In the Media by Nathalie Caron - 3 comments

MySpace News Launches Thursday

MySpace launches News Channel today.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 6 comments

Clear Channel Signs Advertising Deal with Google

Clear Channel Communications Inc. has struck an exclusive deal to use Google Inc.'s search engine on its radio station websites, according to a internal memo obtained by Reuters.
In the Media by RobotGod - 1 comment
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