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Analyst: Q1’22 best for streaming series renewals

Q1 2022 saw streamers display an increased commitment to returning series, with more TV shows for VoD platforms renewed for their second or later season than ever before, according to Ampere Analysis. The increase in the volume of streaming renewals is being driven by relative newcomers to the VoD landscape such as Disney+ and Discovery+, […]

May 23, 2022

BT showcases 5G contribution broadcast

BT has demonstrated its broadcast capabilities, with its Media & Broadcast, BT Sport and EE operations combining to showcase the powerful benefits that 5G and cloud-based technologies bring to broadcasters. BT delivered the broadcast innovations on May 21st at the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Saracens v Northampton Saints, where it demonstrated the power of […]

May 23, 2022By Colin Mann

EU takes Spain to court over new TV law

Brussels is taking Spain to the European Court for the delay in the approval of its new TV law that transfers the European directives to tSpanish legislation. Spain failed to meet the September 19th 2020 deadline to integrate the European rules into the Spanish legislation, resulting in Brussels taking the case to Court – seeking […]

May 19, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

VIS signs agreement with Cabezas for Paramount

VIS, Paramount’s international studio, has announced an exclusive agreement with Paco Cabezas, the prestigious showrunner and movie & television director (Penny Dreadful, Umbrella Academy, American Gods, The Alienist, Adiós) that will lead and direct several movie and television projects for the company´s brand portfolio.   Cabezas has worked in both Spain and the US over the […]

May 19, 2022

Candle Media acquires ATTN:

Next-generation media company Candle Media is acquiring purpose-driven, social storytelling company ATTN:. Candle will help provide scale, capital and expertise to accelerate ATTN:’s growth as it continues to create original content for Gen Z and Millennials across social media, network television and streaming services, in addition to growing their publishing, brand studio, creative strategy and […]

May 18, 2022

Comedy stars team on HBO Max animated special

HBO Max and Cartoon Network have announced that Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Ali G) has teamed with Greg Daniels (King of the Hill) and Mike Judge (King of the Hill, Beavis & Butthead) of the newly formed Bandera Entertainment, as well as Michael Koman (SNL, Co-Creator of Nathan for You, and Executive Producer of HBO’s How To with John Wilson) to bring their […]

May 18, 2022

Channel 4, Roku partner on reality series

A new six-part Channel 4 series from Voltage and Roku Originals will test the resistance of a group of strangers. The series will debut in the UK on Channel 4 and exclusively on The Roku Channel in the US. In Tempting Fortune, 12 strangers will spend 19 days in paradise. Arriving with basic survival gear […]

May 18, 2022

Netflix to roast Brady

Netflix has announced that it will roast Tom Brady, the legendary NFL quarterback who recently opted out of retiring to remain with the Tamba Bay Buccaneers for at least another season. The roast will be the first in a series of new Netflix specials, Greatest Roasts of All Time: GROAT. Brady will serve as executive […]

May 18, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Telestream acquires Encoding.com

In a strategic move that further extends its reach in the cloud-media processing sector, video content production, processing, storage and distribution specialist Telestream is acquiring cloud media processing platform Encoding.com. Telestream says the acquisition solidifies its position in file-based video media workflows and orchestration from on-prem to cloud. Terms of the transaction will not be […]

May 17, 2022

EBU boosts A European Perspective initiative

At a time when the need for mutual understanding in Europe has never been so great, EBU-led digital news service ‘A European Perspective’ is stepping up its efforts to offer citizens multilingual coverage of major stories by drawing on content produced by 12 public service newsrooms. Following its highly-successful launch in 2022, the content offer […]

May 17, 2022By Colin Mann