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The Farm: “Commitment to UHD is widespread”

The Farm: “Commitment to UHD is widespread”

Major post-production and TV facilities house The Farm says that the shift to Ultra-HD in production, especially drama, is near-total. “It is safe to say that at least 75 per…

Elba to star in Quibi stunt show

Elba to star in Quibi stunt show

Quibi, the soon-to-launch streaming platform offering short-form content, has signed up Idris Elba to star in a car stunt show. The series, entitled Elba vs Block, will see Elba compete…

Aldrich to oversee Netflix’s Narnia venture

Netflix has announced that Matthew Aldrich has come on board to oversee the development and creative live-action adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia series. He will work across…

BBC Studios, Discovery complete UKTV deal

BBC Studios, Discovery complete UKTV deal

BBC Studios, the Corporation’s commercial subsidiary, and multichannel programmer Discovery have confirmed the close of the UKTV transaction, announced on April 1st, 2019. Discovery formally takes over control of lifestyle…

Sky to double investment in originals

Sky to double investment in originals

Sky has unveiled plans for Sky Studios, a new Europe-wide development and production capability. With the backing of new owners Comcast, under the Sky Studios plan Sky’s investment in originals…

Analysis: British TV drama co-commissioning record high

Analysis: British TV drama co-commissioning record high

Broadcasters and SVoD players are increasingly collaborating on co-commissions to create ambitious and exciting content for UK audiences, helping drive investment in UK TV drama production to record levels, according…

UK showcases createch pioneers

UK showcases createch pioneers

Fifty breakthrough UK businesses and projects harnessing creativity and technology are featured in a report published at the Createch 2019 conference, part of London Technology Week. The Ones to Watch…

UKTV commissions new entertainment shows

UKTV’s slate of Original shows continues to grow with three new commissions announced for Dave and Gold. The rich mix of UKTV Originals span comedy and entertainment and feature well-known…

Quibi signs up Spielberg

Quibi signs up Spielberg

Legendary Hollywood director Steven Spielberg is set to create a horror series for new digital platform Quibi. The short form video platform, fronted by founder Jeffrey Katzenberg, is set for…

Marvel’s Mackie to star in & produce Netflix movie

Marvel’s Mackie to star in & produce Netflix movie

Anthony Mackie, best known for portraying Falcon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is set to star and produce a new movie for Netflix. The futuristic sci-fi show, entitled Outside The…

GroupM, Banijay Asia content production partnership

Motion Content Group, a division of GroupM, and Banijay Asia, the 50:50 joint venture between independent content creation company Banijay Group, and media veteran Deepak Dhar, has announced a partnership…

ITV Studios Norway appoints new MD

ITV Studios Norway appoints new MD

ITV Studios has announced that Lars Finnland has been appointed as the new Managing Director of its Nordic label, ITV Studios Norway. Finnland, who joins from events company 6.Sans Event…

Sky expands capacity of Sky Academy Studios

Sky has revealed its aim to inspire 11,500 more young people to pursue a career in the creative industries this year, as it expands the capacity of  its Sky Academy…

Jurassic World animation for Netflix

DreamWorks Animation has announced that Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, an animated action-adventure series, will debut globally on Netflix in 2020 as part of an ongoing multi-year agreement with the streaming…

Russos creating Magic: The Gathering series for Netflix

Russos creating Magic: The Gathering series for Netflix

Joe and Anthony Russo – co-directors of Avengers: Endgame – along with Wizards of The Coast and Hasbro’s Allspark Animation, have partnered to create a Magic: The Gathering animated series…

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