UK Bits: Monkey Video Launches; Rapture’s New Appeal; GayDar For China

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Monkey: Dennis’ online men’s magazine Monkey has gone live with its anticipated new website, accompanying the basic digital edition page-turner. Dennis had said last week the site would include video, but the new offering is actually entirely video-centric, offering clips of scantily-clad ladies, funny vids, entertainment and cars. The launch is aimed squarely at the Zoo/Nuts readership. The platform is powered by Kewego. This link to the site is NSFW (not safe for work).

Rapture TV: Extreme sport and entertainment channel Rapture TV, which became an online-only broadcaster last year when it was dropped from BSkyB’s (NYSE: BSY) EPG, says it is seeking permission for a Court Of Appeal hearing over the issue, Guardian says. Rapture lost a Competition Appeal Tribunal case last month. After repeated appearances and retractions from Sky in the last few years, Rapture had protested BSkyB’s EPG fees were excessive. More on Wikipedia.

GayDar China: LGBT (NYSE: BT) web publisher GayDar‘s parent QSoft Consulting is to launch GayDar Nation China, a localisation of its social networking platform targeting an increasingly liberated gay and lesbian community in the country. The site will also roll out in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia, the Guardian says. It’s a JV with GoConnect, the Aussie web publisher with whom it launched an Australian version previously.

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