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Beyond Rights boosts BBC Select doc content

New streaming service, BBC Select, available in the US and Canada on Amazon Prime Video and the Apple TV app,  has completed a deal for a range of new documentary…

Sky Studios names Silver Director of Commissioning for Drama

Sky Studios names Silver Director of Commissioning for Drama

Sky Studios has announced the appointment of Gabriel Silver as Director of Commissioning, Drama in the UK, overseeing a broad slate of projects. Currently Senior Commissioning Editor and Executive Producer…

Manga Entertainment rebrands as Funimation

Manga Entertainment rebrands as Funimation

Manga Entertainment has announced that it will be branded in the UK and Ireland as Funimation, commencing April 19th. The rebrand completes its acquisition by Funimation Global Group, a specialist…

MEDIAGENIX takes a supply-chain view on content rights management

MEDIAGENIX takes a supply-chain view on content rights management

Never have the challenges for content rights management been so complex. And never have they been so pivotal now that the media industry is generating an avalanche of content that…

Ireland: Virgin Media TV sees record breaking Q1  

Ireland: Virgin Media TV sees record breaking Q1    

Virgin Media has unveiled its most popular viewing trends for the first three months of 2021, a quarter which saw growth in viewing across all key genres and particularly among…

WaterBear Network expands into 30 additional countries

WaterBear Network expands into 30 additional countries

WaterBear Network, the free, interactive streaming platform, has expanded its digital platform and app into an additional 30 countries worldwide in its planned global rollout. To celebrate the expansion, WaterBear…

Sky wins first BAFTA Film Awards

Sky wins first BAFTA Film Awards

The EE British Academy Film Awards winners were announced on April 11th with Sky Original movie Promising Young Woman, picking up two awards – for Outstanding British Film and Original…

Taiwan: ELTA TV to broadcast Extreme E

Taiwan: ELTA TV to broadcast Extreme E

Electric SUV race series Extreme E, which had its debut in Saudi Arabia last week, has announced that Taiwanese broadcaster ELTA will show all of the championship’s X Prix live…

Portugal: Gametoon and FightBox on Nowo

Portugal: Gametoon and FightBox on Nowo

SPI/FilmBox has advanced its European expansion with a new deal in Portugal. SPI’s long-standing partner Nowo will now offer Gametoon and FightBox in their basic and extended basic packages, respectively.…

RAI nets exclusive Italian TV rights to 2022 World Cup

Contrary to initial Italian press reports, RAI has been awarded the exclusive Italian multi-platform (TV, digital, radio) rights to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The Italian public broadcaster will…

Netflix, Sony agree early US pay window deal

Netflix, Sony agree early US pay window deal

Netflix and Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) have agreed a multiyear, exclusive first pay window licensing deal in the US for theatrically released SPE feature films, beginning with their 2022 film…

South Africa: SuperSport acquires World Cup 2022 pay-TV rights

South Africa: SuperSport acquires World Cup 2022 pay-TV rights

All 64 matches of the FIFA World Cup 2022, to be held in Qatar, will be broadcast live on SuperSport after the broadcaster concluded a broadcast deal with FIFA. SuperSport’s…

South Africa: Extreme E signs with SABC

South Africa: Extreme E signs with SABC

Electric SUV racing series, Extreme E, has announced that South Africa’s SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) will televise all five of this year’s X Prix live on its linear channels,…

fuboTV acquires South American World Cup qualifiers

fuboTV acquires South American World Cup qualifiers

fuboTV, the US sports-first live TV streaming platform, has acquired the exclusive live streaming rights to the Qatar World Cup 2022 Qualifying matches of South American Football Confederation. fuboTV says…

WrestleMania 37 on BT Sport Box Office

WrestleMania 37 on BT Sport Box Office

WrestleMania, the WWE’s annual flagship PPV, returns this weekend and will be available to watch in the UK and Ireland via BT Sport Box Office. WrestleMania 37 will be a…

Q India in 100m TV homes

Q India in 100m TV homes

QYOU Media has announced that The Q India, the company’s Hindi language youth oriented channel available in India, has reached its 2021 goal of distribution to 100 million TV households…