TCS RADAR FOR 19TH AUGUST

INDUSTRY 

Peppa Pig owner Entertainment One rejects ITV's £1bn takeover approach - TV and film producer says proposal to buy company for 236p a share undervalues its prospects.

Scottish viewers still concerned about BBC news impartiality, research finds - Concerns were voiced about bias during independence referendum – and Scots’ view of corporation has barely improved since. 

ITV will switch off its channels for one hour to encourage UK public to participate in post-Olympic sports event - ITV is set to switch off all seven of its channels for one hour to encourage the nation to take part in the UK’s ‘biggest ever sports day’ after the Rio 2016 Olympic Games wrap up. The sports day event has been created in conjunction with the British Olympic Association (BOA), UK Sport and supported by Join In, and will take place on 27 August, a week after the end of the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. 

TECH

Self-driving buses take to roads alongside commuter traffic in Helsinki  - Automated mini-buses will carry people on open public roads in southern district of Finnish capital during month-long trial.

Airlander 10: Moment longest aircraft takes off  - The world's longest aircraft - The Airlander 10 - has made its maiden voyage from Cardington Airfield in Bedfordshire.

Uber 'to introduce self-driving cars'  - The ride-sharing firm Uber will, for the first time, allow users to hail self-driving cars later this month, it has been reported.

WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

Rio Olympics 2016 - Chinese diver He Zi receives marriage proposal but isn’t sure of how to react - Olympic diver He Zi has said her feelings were "complicated" when fellow Chinese diver Qin Kai proposed to her after she won a silver medal. 

Thousands of animals rescued from drowning in biblical Louisiana floods  - Hordes of helpless animals have been rescued by heroes following severe floods in Louisiana.

The store bought items used as sci-fi movie props - Blockbusters might have have notoriously big budgets, but sometimes resources or time constraints mean that props and sets have to be turned around pretty speedily.

15 Tips To Win At Life In A Shared House - Your mum doesn’t live here. Some maybe too sensible tips, but also some suggestions on great apps to help you have a harmonious life with your housie. 

ONLINE & APPS

Top bantz, but no pants sees Lineker set off Twitter storm - Pundit strips down to shorts on Match of the Day after losing title bet about Leicester City

Ellen DeGeneres accused of making racist tweet - A tweet from US comedian and chat show host Ellen DeGeneres, depicting herself on Usain's Bolt's back, has been called racist. 

AND FINALLY…

Can You Identify The Animal By Its Mouth? - All the better to eat you with, my dear. 

Which Popular Emo Singer Are You? - We all have a little Pete Wentz in us.