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Market reacts to new Sky originals

Sky’s announcement this week that it would be investing in more than 50 new TV series (up from 24) and including a second series of ratings winner Riviera as well…

Sky increases original content

Sky has reinforced its commitment to offering customers original programming with the announcement of eight new commissions, following Group Chief Executive Jeremy Darroch’s pledge earlier this year to increase investment…

Amazon buys up Lord of the Rings rights

Amazon buys up Lord of the Rings rights

Amazon has acquired the global television rights to The Lord of the Rings, based on the celebrated fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment. The upcoming Amazon Prime…

Star Wars TV series for Disney SVoD service

Star Wars TV series for Disney SVoD service

Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that Disney’s currently unnamed streaming service, set to launch in 2019, will feature a new live-action TV series set in…

Amazon making Man City documentary series

Amazon making Man City documentary series

Manchester City football club has signed a deal with Amazon Prime worth more than £10 million (€11.3m) for a behind-the-scenes TV series following the club through the 2017-18 season. The…

Apple wins Aniston, Witherspoon drama

Apple has won the exclusive rights to a new TV series starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston. The drama will focus on the lives of people working in the world…

MPs: ‘UK creative industries important’

MPs: ‘UK creative industries important’

More than 90 per cent of MPs in a new poll believe the UK creative industries are vitally important to the future of the UK’s economy, job creation and positive…

Sky’s Davey: ‘TV’s Golden Age just getting started’

Sky’s Davey: ‘TV’s Golden Age just getting started’

The golden age of television is just getting started, according to Gary Davey, Managing Director, Content at Sky. Writing an Opinion piece in The Daily Telegraph, Davey says there has…

BBC chief: “SVoD services threaten British TV”

BBC chief: “SVoD services threaten British TV”

The rise of SVoD services such as Netflix and Amazon is threatening the future of British TV, the BBC’s director general Tony Hall is set to warn in a speech.Hall…

CreativeXR programme launched

CreativeXR programme launched

Up to 20 immersive content creators will be offered support to develop innovative new prototypes and projects under CreativeXR, a new programme announced by Digital Catapult and Arts Council England.…