The dust settles today at Goodstuff HQ after fierce competition in our rescheduled AGP (Amateur Goodstuff Pong championship) tournament. In a hearty contest where the Corinthian spirit was always adhered to, at the end of the day, Pong was the winner.
Some good stuff we’ve found this week:
ITV and BBC have announced their plans for a joint subscriber VOD product named Britbox, hosting a range of classic back catalogues and original content. The streaming market is certainly a tough gig to break, with Netflix being the number on talked about brand in the UK according to YouGov. But is Netflix as a competitor the lens to view this through? According to Wired, streaming isn’t a zero sum game if the product proposition is right.
Northern Ireland’s murals are perhaps infamous for their connection to its troubled past. In recent years community groups have tried to channel murals in a more positive progressive direction. Channel 4 have worked with one of these groups to develop a mural focused around the second season of their smash hit comedy Derry Girls. We think it looks quite neat, as does the time-lapse of its creation.
Internal Comms are obviously a vital channel for any company, but BBC turned that on its head this week in promotion of This Time, the new Alan Partridge. Ahead of broadcast of the first episode, all BBC employees received an email from Alan himself, voicing his delight at being back at the Beeb, who in turn took no little glee at sharing it on social platforms. His out of office reply was also delightfully in character.
TikTok, the social video platform incredibly popular with teenagers, is perhaps too popular. Many younger users logged in to discover their accounts had been purged after the platform was hit with a record fine for violating children’s data privacy. Data protection remains pretty important
Online rating services such as TripAdvisor hold an increasingly enormous amount of sway in consumer’s decisions; so how do you manage that if you feel it’s being abused? This is the challenge for Rotten Tomatoes who this week took the decision to limit their ratings systems until after a film’s general release in response to troll attacks on films such as Star Wars and Captain Marvel. Critics have cited it as censorship, which is perhaps a bit of a stretch when dealing with people attacking films they have yet to see.
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