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UK creative industries ‘worth £128bn’

UK creative industries ‘worth £128bn’

The UK’s booming creative industries could be worth £128.4 billion (€148.1bn) to the UK economy by 2025, and help to create up to 1 million new jobs by 2030, according…

Deutsche Telekom orders first original series

German pay-TV broadcaster Deutsche Telekom has ordered its first original series. The show, Germanized, will be a 10-episode comedy from Bavaria Fernsehproduktion and Newen Group-owned Telfrance. The series is described…

ZEE launches ZEE Studios International in Canada

Indian content company, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) has become the first Indian broadcaster to set up a production company, ZEE Studios International, in Canada. This also marks ZEE’s entry…

Report: Music’s £4.4bn UK economy boost

Report: Music’s £4.4bn UK economy boost

The UK music industry grew by 6 per cent in 2016 to contribute £4.4 billion (€4.95bn) to the economy, according to Measuring Music 2017, a major new report from UK…

Netflix CFO defends $20bn content spend

Netflix CFO defends $20bn content spend

Despite a debt load in excess of $20 billion, Netflix CFO David Wells has signalled that spending on big budget productions like House of Cards, and Marvel’s The Defenders has…

Analysts: SVoD will upset European TV status quo

A major 150-page research report from equity analysts at investment bank Exane/BNP-Paribas does not make good reading for Europe’s traditional FTA broadcasters, both commercial and public and even for established…

EBU, DPP partner for standards, interoperability

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has entered into a formal partnership with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to drive the development of technical standards and the adoption of interoperability across…

TF1 investing €1bn in programming

TF1 investing €1bn in programming

Confirming the pursuit of its multichannel strategy, French Media Group TF1 has revealed it will pour €1 billion into programming this season. €150 million will go on news content and…

Netflix ensures stable UK production revenues

Netflix ensures stable UK production revenues

UK TV production sector international revenues grew by 5.3 per cent in the past year and have tripled in the past eight years, the Pact 2016 Census published reveals. From…

Discovery to create shows for Facebook Watch

Discovery to create shows for Facebook Watch

Discovery Communications is to develop premium mid-form shows for Watch, a new platform for shows on Facebook. Discovery will produce shows both inspired by leading Discovery Communications’ properties and created…

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