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South Africa: BBC Studios content deal with VIU

BBC Studios has secured its first content package deal with pan-regional OTT video streaming service, VIU. The multi-genre deal will bring over 150 hours of British content to VIU’s platform in South Africa, including dramas, documentaries and children’s content. The agreement will mark the first sale of Homegrown Tastes South Africa, BBC Lifestyle’s local commission […]

October 3, 2022

BBC Studioworks opens Kelvin Hall production hub

BBC Studioworks has officially launched its new purpose-built studio, set in the heart of Glasgow’s West End in the iconic Kelvin Hall. Co-funded by the Scottish Government, through Screen Scotland and Glasgow City Council, the facility boosts Scotland’s capacity to produce multi-genre TV productions and fuels the growth of Scotland’s creative workforce. BBC Studioworks will facilitate […]

October 3, 2022

Law&Crime launches SiriusXM channel

US pay-radio service SiriusXM has announced the addition of Dan Abrams’ TV network, Law&Crime, to its streaming channel lineup. The simulcast of the TV network features daily live trial coverage, expert legal analysis, and original true-crime stories. The channel is available to stream immediately on Law&Crime channel 793. Law&Crime features live trials along with expert […]

October 3, 2022

Koren drama Big Mouth on Disney+ UK

Disney+ has announced that all 16 episodes of new Korean Original thriller series, Big Mouth, are now streaming on Disney+ in the UK. The series tells the story of Park Changho, one of Korea’s most incompetent and unfortunate lawyers. Plagued by a never-ending streak of bad luck and boasting a pitiful 10 per cent success […]

October 3, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Google to shut Stadia

Google has announced that it will shut down its Stadia cloud gaming service next year after failing to gain traction in the market. Stadia launched three years ago and allows players to stream games to their TV, laptop or phone without needing a games console. In a press statement, Phil Harrison, Vice President and General […]

October 1, 2022

Sky, F1 extend partnership

Sky has announced a new multi-year extension of its broadcast partnership with Formula 1, cementing Sky as the official broadcaster of the sport in all Sky markets. Sky UK & Ireland will remain the exclusive home of F1 until 2029, having first entered partnership with the sport in 2012. Sky Germany and Italy will retain […]

September 30, 2022By Colin Mann

Dizi now on Melita

SPI/FilmBox has secured its first distribution deal with Malta multiplay operator Melita for SPI’s drama hub Dizi. Dizi is available in Melita’s L and XL packages at channel number 332. “After the huge success of Dizi in Spain and Portugal, we are very excited to introduce the wonderful world of Dizi to the Maltese audience […]

September 30, 2022

Saudi Arabia to spend $13bn on game publisher

Saudi Arabia’s state news organisation says the oil-rich nation will spend an overall $37.8 billion  (€38.5bn) on the games industry. This amount will include around $13 billion on a “leading game publisher”. The cash will come from the kingdom’s Savvy Games Group which is owned by its Public Investment Fund (PIF) sovereign wealth fund, one […]

September 30, 2022By Chris Forrester

England Rugby women’s documentary for ITV

The England Rugby women’s team, known as the Red Roses, will feature in a two-part behind the scenes documentary to be aired October 3rd and 4th on ITV and catch-up on the ITV Hub. An embedded camera crew has followed the Red Roses as they prepare to take on the world in New Zealand. The […]

September 30, 2022By Colin Mann

Netflix lands Dark Wire

Netflix has acquired the feature rights for Joseph Cox’s upcoming book Dark Wire. Hollywood star Jason Bateman (Ozark, Arrested Development) is set to direct the movie, and Matthew Orton (Operation Finale) is writing the screenplay. Dark Wire covers the unbelievable true story of how the FBI launched a fake telecom company and became the number […]

September 30, 2022By Nik Roseveare