The media, this month, June 2013

BROADCAST- Barb, the organisation responsible for collating UK TV ratings, will begin taking on-demand and online viewers into account from August.
DIGITAL- Sony is preparing to launch its ‘phablet’- the world’s thinnest smartphone with the world’s largest screen, along with a ‘smartwatch’.
DIGITAL- Disney is in the process of setting up a UK version of its parenting website,, with former BBC, Emap, and Natmag staff writers.
DIGITAL- Nearly £1billion has been spent on mobile advertising so far this year, an increase of almost 90%.
PRINT- The Sunday Mirror has launched a new magazine, Notebook. Pegged as the ‘Pinterest of print’, it replaces the old Celebs On Sunday supplement.
PRINT- The re-launch of feminist magazine Spare Rib has been delayed due to issues with the name. Click here to vote for one of five alternatives.
SOCIAL- Facebook has introduced video for its Instagram photo sharing network. Take a look at some of the best pioneering campaigns here.
SOCIAL-, formerly one of Britain’s biggest niche social networks, is relaunching as a ‘Foursquare for nightlife, with editorial’.
SOCIAL – VisualDNA’s new social analytics tool, which shows the emotive characteristics of fans, has been lauded by Trinity Mirror’s Sales Director.