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Research: TV pilots in descent

Research from Ampere Analysis has shown that pilot episodes are losing their position as a mainstay in broadcast network’s commissioning culture. From 2015 to 2018 the volume of pilot episodes…

BBC Studios extends partnership with beIN

BBC Studios, a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group, has signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with beIN Media Group. The MOU establishes a strategic partnership between the two…

Fox, Disney stockholders approve deal

Fox, Disney stockholders approve deal

Separate special meetings of stockholders of Twenty-First Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company have approved all proposals related to Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox. The proposals included the…

Payne & McKay develop Amazon’s Lord of the Rings

Payne & McKay develop Amazon’s Lord of the Rings

After a “long process and extensive search”, Amazon Studios has chosen the duo of JD Payne and Patrick McKay to develop a live-action TV series based on The Lord of…

Netflix: Madrid base for European production hub

Netflix: Madrid base for European production hub

Netflix has announced the creation of its first production hub in Europe, located in La Ciudad de la Tele, a new campus of 22,000m2 in Tres Cantos, Madrid, currently under…

C4 reveals 6 cities for HQ and Hubs

C4 reveals 6 cities for HQ and Hubs

UK public service broadcaster Channel 4 has confirmed that it is to progress with advanced negotiations with six cities across the UK as part of the process to select its…

EMP: Top 5 EU jurisdictions for broadcasters post-Brexit

There is growing industry concern about the nature of any transitional deal between the UK and the EU, and what that deal will mean for Ofcom-licensed broadcasters whose channels are…

IHS: Amazon, Netflix ramp up global production

Since rolling out worldwide in 2016, Amazon and Netflix have both stepped up original content production, according to business information provider IHS Markit. Netflix launched 1,257 hours of original first-run…

Ofcom: SVoD subs surpass pay-TV

Ofcom: SVoD subs surpass pay-TV

The number of UK subscriptions to streaming services such as Netflix has overtaken those to traditional pay-TV for the first time, marking a major shift in the UK’s viewing habits,…

Australian creatives call for evolved content rules

Australia’s film, television and music industries have united to call on the Government to evolve Australian content rules to make them fit for purpose in the digital environment. In a…

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