YouTube, Google's video site, has launched its first tranche of original content channels in the UK, including channels by Jamie Oliver Food Channel, Mixmag and Netmums. An example is FASH#TAG, launched by Gravity Road in partnership with Bauer Media's Grazia magazine, where users can visit a physical location in Carnaby Street to appear on the channel, along with contributions from fashion video bloggers. Others include Truthloader from ITN Productions, which explores citizen journalism; nature channel On Earth from BBC Worldwide; and The Royals, from Diagonal View/Liberty Bell, with facts on the royal family.
The Times and The Sunday Times will return to divulging corporate sales in their ABC figures after a three-year hiatus, in a move likely to boost the titles' overall circulations by around 19,000 copies.
Bauer Media has welcomed a referral of Global Radio's purchase of GMG Radio to the Competition Commission, despite suffering a knock-back after the Culture Secretary Maria Miller green-lighted the acquisition on plurality grounds.
Channel 4 used Twitter to promote the start of the new series of Fresh Meat by hosting a live-stream question-and-answer session with actors Jack Whitehall and Joe Thomas on the social network.