— TV viewing: Look out, BARB – TV overnights are no longer the sole determinant of a show’s popularity. BBC Vision director Jana Bennett writes that TV viewing is growing: “A staggering 2.6 million people recorded Doctor Who on a PVR to watch at their convenience and 1.4 million watched it on the BBC iPlayer. These new ways of watching can add anything up to 40 percent to viewing figures.”
— Slicethepie band: Fan-funding music site Slicethepie, which had gone rather quiet, has had another band signed to a label. WMG’s Atlantic get Scars On 45. Fans had “invested” £15,000 in the act, allowing it to record an album, and will get an 800 percent profit because on-site “shares” in the band had risen five-fold prior to it signing, the site explains.
— BT (NYSE: BT) football: The telco says BT Vision would offer Sky Sports packages costing from “somewhere in the mid teens”, if it wins an Ofcom ruling in the regulator’s forthcoming pay-TV wholesale review: “a massive discount compared to the minimum £25.50 Sky charges its customers for Sky Sports 1”. Via Telegraph.co.uk.