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Originals and VoD fuel UKTV growth

Originals and VoD fuel UKTV growth

Multichannel programmer UKTV has revealed that its network grew by 4 per cent in 2019, with its flagship comedy channel, Dave, ranked number one non-PSB channel for 16-34s. Bumper viewing…

Netflix opens Paris HQ

Netflix, which already has at least 6.7 million subscribers in France, is out to win friends in France, and charm local politicians and build on that core viewer loyalty. Netflix…

Netflix first look deal with Big Bang Theory creator

Netflix first look deal with Big Bang Theory creator

Netflix and Bill Prady have agreed a first look deal for scripted series programming. Prady has penned scripts for a number of iconic television series including The Muppets, Married… With…

France ups local content investment for streamers

The French Culture ministry wants streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon, to invest at least 25 per cent of revenues generated locally into the creation of French content. It…

BBC Studios consolidate EMEA distribution

BBC Studios has announced the consolidation of its Europe, Middle East and Africa distribution businesses and the appointment of Nick Percy as Executive Vice President, EMEA, both with effect from…

ZEE5 Global reveals Bangladesh plans

‘Stronger Together’ was the theme at the event held In Dhaka on January 14th where ZEE5, the global video streaming platform for South Asians and beyond, shared its plans for…

StarzPlay partners with podcast specialist Finyal Media

StarzPlay, the SVoD service, has partnered with Finyal Media, the MENA Arabic production business specialised in podcast creation, to produce an Arabic podcast Series. The announcement follows StarzPlay’s increasing focus…

Triveni creating movie, TV series for Abundantia

Acclaimed filmmaker Suresh Triveni, has partnered with Abundantia Entertainment, led-by Vikram Malhotra, to co-produce and direct his next two feature films. He will also develop an original series for the…

BBC unveils new indie support

The BBC has  unveiled a new package of support for small and emerging indies (with turnovers of less than £10 million per annum) designed to help boost the strength of…

Apple TV+ content deal with ex-HBO chief Plepler

Richard Plepler, who left his position as HBO’s chief executive in February 2019 after spending 27 years working for the premium US broadcaster, has signed a five year exclusive deal…

Netflix collaborates with Egypt’s Abla Fahita

Netflix collaborates with Egypt’s Abla Fahita

Netflix has announced a collaboration with satirical puppet character Abla Fahita to produce its second Egyptian original series. Scheduled for release in 2020, Fahita’s debut on Netflix will be produced…

Netflix producing another He-Man series

Netflix and Mattel Television are producing a new animated series based on the celebrated He-Man and the Masters of the Universe franchise. The CG animated series will reimagine the Masters…

Secuoya, Planeta to invest €120m in Madrid Content City

Spanish media group Secuoya and publishing house Planeta have joined forces to turn Madrid Content City, the audiovisual facilities that host Netflix, into one of the biggest European production hubs.…

Crouch to front Euro 2020 show for BBC

Crouch to front Euro 2020 show for BBC

Former professional footballer turned radio and TV presenter Peter Crouch is bringing a new comedy entertainment series to BBC One for next year’s Euro 2020 finals. Made by Fulwell 73,…

Report: Strong growth in live IP broadcasting

LiveU has published its annual State of Live report based on data gathered from its global customer base of thousands of users. The findings reflect the substantial growth in IP…

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