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Oh to star & exec produce Netflix’s The Chair

Netflix has announced The Chair, a new six episode half-hour dramedy centred around the Chair of an English department at a major university. Sandra Oh is set to star in…

Friends back together for HBO Max special

Friends back together for HBO Max special

Rumours have been circulating for several weeks, but now WarnerMedia has confirmed that the Friends cast will be reuniting for an untitled, unscripted special that will be exclusive to SVoD…

HBO Max coming to YouTube TV

HBO Max coming to YouTube TV

WarnerMedia and YouTube TV have agreed what they say is a comprehensive distribution relationship that will deliver the media company’s entertainment, sports and news network portfolio to YouTube TV members…

DAZN US exec: “More than just boxing in 2020”

Joe Markowski, Executive VP of DAZN North America, offered his thoughts on the OTT media company’s approach in the region at the SportsPro OTT Summit USA in Atlanta. One of…

Torchwood returns to iPlayer

Torchwood returns to iPlayer

Torchwood, the Bafta award-winning sci-fi series created by Russell T Davies and starring John Barrowman, has returned to the BBC iPlayer. Its first season broke viewing records on BBC Three…

The One Show absorbs Watchdog

BBC One’s consumer rights brand, Watchdog, is to be given a year-round presence on The One Show – the channel’s flagship live, nightly magazine show. Matt Allwright and Nikki Fox…

Research: 5G to transform live entertainment

Research: 5G to transform live entertainment

Research from multiplay telco O2 has revealed the transformative impact 5G connectivity could have on the UK’s live entertainment industry. The mobile operator, which has a rich heritage in live…

A+E, Sky launching co-branded Sky History channel

A+E, Sky launching co-branded Sky History channel

A+E Networks UK and Sky will launch the co-branded Sky History channel this spring. The channel will be available on linear TV and on-demand in the UK and Ireland, and…

TiVo CEO: “Lines blurred between content producers & distributors”

TiVo CEO: “Lines blurred between content producers & distributors”

TiVo CEO Dave Shull, speaking to analysts on the company’s year-end results, said the next five-to-10 years will see choices for consumers continue to simultaneously expand and fragment. “This expansion…

UK: £65m package for 5G trials

Rural areas in the UK will benefit from a series of government-funded trials to help them seize the potential of modern technology, the Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden has announced. Nine…

Rakuten TV adds Kids TV channel

Rakuten TV adds Kids TV channel

Rakuten TV, the European AVoD platform, has announced the launch of a new Kids TV channel. The new dedicated channel extends its current catalogue within its Free section with more…

BT Sport, ITV, Queensberry share boxing content

BT Sport, ITV, Queensberry share boxing content

BT Sport, ITV and Queensberry Promotions have announced they will share boxing content and programming in the run up to Tyson Fury’s rematch with Deontay Wilder at the MGM Grand…

Eurosport extends Grand Tour event rights

Eurosport extends Grand Tour event rights

Eurosport will give its viewers the chance to watch every minute of every stage of the Tour de France until at least 2025 following a new agreement with the Amaury…

RTVE, Amazon collaborate on Boundless

RTVE and Amazon Prime Video have announced they are on pre-production of Boundless – a four-episode drama series about the historic voyage of Juan Sebastián Elcano and Ferdinand Magellan around…

Netflix acquires McKay’s Don’t Look Up

Netflix acquires McKay’s Don’t Look Up

Netflix has acquired Adam McKay movie Don’t Look Up, with Jennifer Lawrence set to star. The comedy tells the story of two low-level astronomers, who must go on a giant…