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Research: Users seek quick access to credible video content

Sony has undertaken analysis of the most engaged Twitter video content linked to 2022’s top news stories across Europe, which amounted to over 201 million views and over 8.6 million points of engagement (total of shares, likes, and comments) on the platform. Stories analysed included the war in Ukraine, the Amber Heard vs Johnny Depp […]

February 8, 2023

Research: UK parents unaware of kids’ online content habits

Research commissioned by UK multiplay operator Virgin Media O2 in support of Safer Internet Day reveals parents’ concerns about their children’s online safety and spending habits, including donating to online streamers, buying downloadable content and much more. The research shows that over half of parents (57 per cent) admit they are unaware that children can […]

February 7, 2023

DC Studios announces new slate of film & TV projects

DC Studios Co-Chairmen and CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran have announced plans for their first 10 film and television projects under the new DC banner they lead across film, television, and animation. Gunn (pictured) and Safran are designing and implementing a long-term interconnected story for the iconic franchise and characters, and announced the beginning […]

February 1, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Sky expands unscripted slate

Sky has announced 12 new unscripted original commissions coming to Sky Documentaries, Sky Crime, Sky Nature and Sky Arts this year. On Sky Documentaries, new feature doc Zuckerberg: King of the Metaverse (w/t) will piece together the events of Mark Zuckerberg’s life along with the creation of Facebook and Meta, combining rarely seen archive footage […]

January 30, 2023By Nik Roseveare

IMG to produce England matches for Channel 4

IMG, a player in sports, events and media, will produce Channel 4’s coverage of England men’s UEFA Nations League matches, European Qualifiers and International Friendlies for the next two years. Under the agreement, IMG will produce the live match feed and highlights show for Channel 4’s remaining 14 games throughout 2023 and 2024, starting with […]

January 26, 2023

Aria Studios opens in North Wales

Aria Studios, a brand new 20,000 square foot facility, fully soundproofed film and television studio, has opened in North Wales. Located on the doorstep of the region of Eryri (Snowdonia), the facility has been established by Rondo Media and S4C’s commercial arm S4C Digital Media Limited, with the support of the Welsh Government through Creative […]

January 26, 2023

Amazon Freevee order The Pradeeps of Pittsburgh

Amazon Freevee has announced a greenlight for The Pradeeps of Pittsburgh, an Original comedy series starring Emmy nominee and SAG Award winner Naveen Andrews (The Dropout, Lost), comedian Sindhu Vee (Starstruck), and Tony nominee Megan Hilty (Smash, Patsy & Loretta). Inspired by the personal experiences of Emmy-nominated Vijal Patel (Black-ish, The Middle), the series follows […]

January 20, 2023

Lionsgate+ renews Outlander; greenlights prequel

Lionsgate+ has announced a renewal for an eighth and final season of the popular time-traveling fantasy drama, Outlander, and a greenlight for the Lionsgate+ Original Series, Outlander: Blood of My Blood, a prequel series from Matthew B. Roberts, Ronald D. Moore and Maril Davis, who also serve as executive producers of the original series. Outlander: […]

January 20, 2023

Tuesday’s Child takes majority stake in Interstellar

Entertainment, comedy and popular factual specialist Tuesday’s Child has acquired a controlling stake in London-based indie, Interstellar. Interstellar was founded by Managing Director David Williams and Creative Director Jamie Ormerod and has produced a string of popular shows including Singletown for ITV2, Question Team for Dave and Show Me The Honey! for CBBC, since its […]

January 19, 2023

Report: Young Audiences Content Fund ‘a success’

The BFI has published the final evaluation findings for the Young Audiences Content Fund (YACF), which concluded its three-year pilot in 2022. The findings from the independent evaluation details the success of the pilot, with 61 new commissions for young audiences supported and 160 development projects backed over the course of the three years. The […]

January 13, 2023By Colin Mann