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UK production industry reaches £3.5bn

UK production industry reaches £3.5bn

The average revenue for an hour of UK drama has increased by one-third over five years, helping to drive 2017’s production sector revenue to £3.5 billion (€3.9bn). Factual also helped…

UKTV commissions first scripted Alibi drama

UKTV has commissioned its first original scripted drama for crime drama channel, Alibi. The six-part series, Traces, is written by Amelia Bullmore and produced by RED Production Company. Traces is…

Paddington TV series from StudioCanal, Nickelodeon

Paddington TV series from StudioCanal, Nickelodeon

StudioCanal, Nickelodeon and producer David Heyman have announced a global deal for a new Paddington (working title) television series for pre-schoolers. Actor Ben Whishaw (Paddington 1 & 2) will reprise his role…

Netflix to boost spend in 2019

Netflix to boost spend in 2019

Disney is reported to have decided that its upcoming Captain Marvel movie will not find a release window on Netflix or any other online platform. The news is not unexpected…

Ofcom reins in BBC commercial activities

Ofcom reins in BBC commercial activities

UK media regulator Ofcom has published two decisions relating to the BBC’s commercial and commissioning activities. One of Ofcom’s principal functions in regulating the BBC is to set requirements around…

Netflix, WWE Studios collaboration

Netflix, WWE Studios collaboration

WWE Studios, the US film studio owned by the professional wrestling corporation WWE, has reportedly agreed a deal wth Netflix to release its content on the streaming platform. The upcoming…

Childs steps down as UKTV CEO

Childs steps down as UKTV CEO

UKTV announced that Darren Childs has decided to step down from his role as CEO. Childs’ name has been mentioned in connection with the role of chief executive at the…

Intel True View offers immersive fan experience

Intel True View offers immersive fan experience

Three leading clubs in England’s top-flight football tournament the Premier League are offering fans the possibility of watching a season-defining moment, then reliving it from any angle including from the…

Pluto TV boosts UK binge-watching

Ad—funded streaming service Pluto TV says it is dialling up the binge-watching experience on its UK offering. Adding to the recent success of Pluto TV’s Unsolved Mysteries pop-up channel, five…

Sky News taking viewers behind the scenes

Sky News taking viewers behind the scenes

Sky News is set to offer its viewers unprecedented access to every aspect of its digital, television, and radio operations during a full day of live ‘behind the scenes’ broadcasting.…

UK towns with the most film & TV businesses revealed

According to Gov.uk more than £20 million is being injected into the UK’s increasing number of creative industries, in order to attract new talent, scale up businesses, boost skills and…

Beta Film, Deutsche Telekom strategic partnership

Beta Film, Deutsche Telekom strategic partnership

Production house Beta Film and Deutsche Telekom are launching a strategic partnership to boost European series on Telekom’s Magenta TV. The long-term agreement will allow the platform to draw from…

Movistar, Telemundo sign TV production deal

Spain’s Movistar and Telemundo International Studios have entered into a TV co-production alliance to produce TV series for the US and the International markets. Under the terms of the deal,…

Brussels promotes post-Brexit creative credentials

Brussels promotes post-Brexit creative credentials

With the UK set to leave the European Union, the Brussels Capital Region is launching a major initiative to attract UK-based businesses in the film, broadcast and creative industries to…

Mediapro, Televisa sign TV production deal

Mediapro, Televisa sign TV production deal

Spain’s TVMediapro and Mexican TV giant Televisa, have signed a multi-year production alliance to co-develop and co-produce drama series for Mexico and the US. The deal includes the TV series…

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