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Original comedy, kids programming from Amazon

Amazon.com has confirmed that Amazon Studios is expanding its development efforts into comedy and children’s series. Amazon Studios is Amazon’s content development division that uses audience feedback to identify original…

FilmOn.TV launches live Internet TV Studio

The live streaming Internet website, FilmOn.TV, has launched its first television studio and is now streaming live shows, multiple times a day. FilmOn.TV Studios will create original content every day;…

ESPN offers all-day FA Cup Final

ESPN offers all-day FA Cup Final

In an affectionate nod to how English football’s showcase match used to be presented by terrestrial broadcasters the BBC and ITV, pay-TV operator ESPN is to bring fans the 2012…

BBC to ramp up 3DTV output

The BBC is planning a considerable increase in its 3DTV output. An – as yet – unnamed drama shot in 3D is being planned. This could refer to the widely…

India’s Reliance puts extra $200m into Dreamworks

Indian telco and broadcasting giant Reliance is promising another US$200 million in Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks studio. Reliance invested $325 million back in 2009. The cash helped finance movies such as…

Sky boost British films investment

Sky has announced its intention to build on its significant commitment to original British content with a major new investment in feature-length British films for television. The investment has two…

‘Augmented reality’ TV

Following on from the launch of its smart TV and mobile applications, as well as growing global distribution of its HDTV channel, Swiss-based iConcerts has finalised a deal with UK…

A+E 3D for BSkyB

A+E Networks has reached an agreement to license three new 3D titles to UK satcaster BSkyB. The three specials are, Titanic: 100 Years in 3D, History of the World in…

UK tax credit for TV drama

Chancellor George Osborne has announced a  tax credit scheme for TV production and animation firms is to be introduced, in a bid to keep creative talent in Britain. Osborne said…

Filmmaker Puttnam: “We need pan-Euro licensing and more enforcement”

Filmmaker Puttnam: “We need pan-Euro licensing and more enforcement”

Lord David Puttnam, President of the UK’s Film Distributors’ Association (FDA), has stressed the importance of continued support and public investment in UK film distribution during this Olympic year and…