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Study: Piracy sites danger for Philippine consumers

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA), with Dr Paul Watters of Cyberstronomy, have released a report, Consumer Risks from Piracy in the Philippines, that once again highlights the possible dangers Filipino consumers face when accessing pirate sites. The report found that Filipino consumers visiting pirate streaming sites are 21.66 times more likely to be infected […]

September 15, 2023By Colin Mann

BASE launches Mega Movie Weekend

The British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) has launched Mega Movie Weekend, in association with the major UK distributors and retailers. A selection of titles will be available to Download & Keep for a limited-time at discounted prices during the third weekend of each month. The campaign offers deals on a mix of fresh releases, […]

September 15, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Disney+ reveals Halloween line-up

Disney+ has announced its Halloween line-up of movies, TV shows and specials arriving this autumn. There are a whole host of brand-new series coming in celebration of Halloween, including Goosebumps, a thrilling new show inspired by R.L. Stine’s bestselling books, Appendage, starring Emily Hampshire, and season five of FX’s What We Do in the Shadows […]

September 15, 2023By Nik Roseveare

BBC iPlayer adds 90s boxsets

A number of the BBC’s celebrated shows from the 1990s have been added to iPlayer, and will be broadcast on BBC Four at 10pm on Wednesdays over the coming weeks. The selection includes Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio’s first ever TV show, 1994 medical drama Cardiac Arrest, written under a pseudonym at a time […]

September 15, 2023

Netflix confirms more One Piece

Netflix has confirmed that One Piece, its live-action manga adaptation, will be returning for a second season. The series is currently the #1 title globally on Netflix with 37.8 Million views amassed in less than two weeks since its release. The series reached the Top 10 in 93 countries, and debuted at #1 in 46. […]

September 15, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Sesame Street coming to Amazon Kids+

Recent seasons of iconic children’s series Sesame Street are set to debut on Amazon Kids+. Children in the UK will laugh and learn with eight of the latest seasons of Sesame Street, totalling 280 episodes, produced by nonprofit media and education organisation Sesame Workshop. From October 1st the all-in-one subscription service will be showing seasons […]

September 14, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Research: 42% don’t know Disney films are inspired by real places

To celebrate its 100th anniversary, The Walt Disney Company has opened its vaults to reveal a list of 30 locations across Europe, Middle East and Africa that have inspired its movies, parks and fan’s hearts over the last century. From Big Ben in London to the colourful province of Cinque Terre in Italy, the list of […]

September 14, 2023

BBC acquires Interview with the Vampire series

The BBC has acquired AMC Networks’ hit drama series Interview with the Vampire, based on Anne Rice’s best-selling novel, for BBC Two and BBC iPlayer. The seven-part series stars Jacob Anderson, Sam Reid, Bailey Bass, Eric Bogosian and Assad Zaman. It follows Louis de Pointe du Lac (Anderson), Lestat de Lioncourt (Reid) and Claudia (Bass) […]

September 14, 2023

Report: UK TV sector revenues £3.9bn in 2022

The 2023 Pact Census reveals that UK TV sector revenues reached their highest ever levels in 2022, driven largely by the growth of international revenues and a significant increase in streaming commissions. Total sector revenues returned to growth levels seen before the pandemic, increasing by 21.3 per cent on 2021 to reach a record £3.94 […]

September 13, 2023

France: Ligue 1 rights open with €800m season bid

The French football Ligue 1 TV rights tender for the 2024-2029 period has been launched with an opening bid at €800 million per season for the domestic market. Bids will be open until October 16th. After the Mediapro fiasco three years ago, French professional league LFP has opted for a simplified process with two live […]

September 13, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris