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A British TV Network Ran Knitted Versions of Well-Known Spots for an Entire Ad Break

In work you may have missed last year, here's a crafty campaign from British TV network ITV, which is riding fresh exposure after winning a Silver Lion in Film Craft at Cannes last month.  The network's in-house team, ITV Creative, meticulously recreated well-known ads from various advertisers, using knitted wool and stop-motion animation. The commercials aired in a block on Dec. 18 during ITV's annual Text Santa program, which raises funds for organizations like Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-A-Wish U.K. and Save the Children.

Entire Ad Break Is Made of Lego in Delightful Stunt for Toy Company’s Movie

Here's a fantastic ad stunt orchestrated by media agency PHD on Britain's ITV. On Sunday night, the TV broadcaster devoted a whole commercial break during an episode of Dancing on Ice to airing remade versions, done entirely in Lego, of four well-known British ads—to promote The Lego Movie. See the entire ad break here: The first spot was an abbreviated version of the famous 2012 Vinnie Jones CPR ad for the British Heart Foundation. That was followed by 30-second ads, remade practically shot for shot, for Confused.com, BT and Premier Inn. Short promos for The Lego Movie aired in between each of the spots, followed by a proper trailer at the end. Check out the four original ads below. Via Creative Review.

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Voice: Living the Dream

I just unwrapped my brand-new, recently released iTV. It’s amazing! It looks like a 42-inch iPad that I mounted on my living room wall. I could’ve used the stand, but there’s something gorgeous about a giant wall mounted iPad.

Rumors Build Around Apple TV

It looks like consumers may get their hands on Apple's long-rumored iTV next year.

Netflix Signs MGM Streaming Deal

Netflix has signed a licensing deal with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, giving the online video company exclusive rights to stream MGM movies in the U.K. and Ireland.

U.K. Agrees First Product Placement for Prime-Time TV

U.K. soap opera Coronation Street will be the first prime-time show on British TV to feature product placement. ITV’s deal with Nationwide Building Society means that the soap will feature a branded ATM in the street’s fictional corner shop from next month.

ITV Buys Channel Television

It’s been a big week of deals for British broadcaster ITV. It is to buy the Channel Islands’ commercial TV broadcaster, Channel Television, and has secured the rights to broadcast UEFA Europa League soccer games.