— GCap: The largest UK commercial radio group’s commercial director Duncan George resigned today, a day before full-year results are expected to show a 37 percent fall in profits to £13.9 million after a continuing slide in ad revenue. George created the GCap Interactive division in February that has so far developed MiiXfm (GCap’s stab at recreating a degree of personalization in online radio) and Xfm Uploaded (a feature for unsigned rock bands to get their material, exposed). Media Week reports George will leave on June 8 with no position to go to.
– BBC: BBC One will launch a new comedy TV show showcasing user-generated content from YouTube, Google Video and more. Hosted by comedian Lenny Henry and produced by Tiger Aspect, LennyHenry.tv invites viewers to add their humorous videos to off-site video sharing networks before e-mail producers with the URL. In a promo, Henry explains the show is about “examining, exploring and basically taking the mick out of lots of clips from the internet”. Of course, it’s not the first foray of a UK broadcaster in to UGC territory – most recently, Channel 4’s Homemade show continued what the likes of You’ve Been Framed started a couple of decades ago.
– MyDeco: Brent Hoberman and Martha Lane-Fox, who found Lastminute.com, have reunited to start , a site giving advice on home furnishings and decoration with the obligatory “social networking” angle. Times of London estimates seed funding to be around £5 ($10) million and coming from Tom Teichman of NewMedia Spark and Thomas Hoegh of Arts Alliance.fame whilst forming UK bubble poster child