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Apple orders Fraggle Rock reboot

Apple has announced a new partnership with The Jim Henson Company to reboot the classic series Fraggle Rock. The new series will be reimagined as a global Apple Original series…

Spain: Orange, Mediapro exclusive content deal

Orange Spain and Mediapro Studios have signed an agreement to jointly acquire TV content and movies to distribute on an exclusive basis through the Orange pay-TV platform. It is a…

Netflix producing first Dutch feature film

Netflix producing first Dutch feature film

Netflix and production company Fiction Valley have announcd the first Dutch Netflix feature film. The film is written by Golden Calf winning duo, Shady El-Hamus  (De Libi, Nightshade) and Jeroen…

Sky unveils new originals for Sky Docs & Sky Nature

Sky unveils new originals for Sky Docs & Sky Nature

Sky has announced nine new Sky original documentaries and factual shows ahead of the launch of its new factual channels, Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature. The new feature length documentaries…

Apple announces Greatest Code sporting docuseries

Apple has announced Greatness Code, a short-form documentary series co-produced by Uninterrupted and Religion of Sports, and directed by Gotham Chopra. Greatness Code will debut globally on July 10th exclusively…

Anatomy of a Scandal adaptation for Netflix

Netlfix has announced it is producing a series based on the international bestselling novel Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan. Netflix said the production will be an “insightful and…

Analysis: 60% of scripted releases at risk of delay

Analysis: 60% of scripted releases at risk of delay

A report by Ampere Analysis reveals that audiences and the industry can expect disruption to the supply and release of new content for over a year as a result of…

Report: 94% of UK accessing BBC during crisis

Report: 94% of UK accessing BBC during crisis

The BBC’s Annual Plan reveals that people across the UK have turned to the broadcaster in record numbers as a source of news, entertainment and companionship during the Covid-19 pandemic.…

Edgar Wright sets up prodco; Netflix deal

Edgar Wright and Nira Park are teaming up with Joe Cornish and Rachael Prior to launch Complete Fiction, a new production company that is already working with Netflix to develop…

UK broadcasters guidelines for Covid-19 TV production

ITV, BBC, Sky, Channel 4, Channel 5, STV, ITN, the Association for Commercial Broadcasters and On-Demand Services (COBA) and Pact have joined forces to introduce new industry-wide guidelines for producing…

Loveworld sanctioned for Covid-19 claims

Loveworld sanctioned for Covid-19 claims

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has imposed a sanction on the licensee Loveworld Limited, which broadcasts the religious television channel Loveworld, after a news programme and a live sermon included potentially…

Apple first look deal with Ridley Scott

Apple has agreed a multi-year first-look deal with renowned Hollywood director Ridley Scott and his Scott Free Productions company. Under the terms of the deal, Scott Free will create TV…

Media analysts discuss pandemic impacts

Analysts at research firm Ampere Analysis are publishing a regular podcast discussing the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the entertainment industry. Here is a top line summary of the…

Report: Commissioning continues amid pandemic

Report: Commissioning continues amid pandemic

British PSBs (BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5) have commissioned 85 original shows during the lockdown, while six further commission have come from non-PSBs. A further 26 logged commissions originated…

BBC’s Top Gear, EastEnders resume production

BBC’s Top Gear, EastEnders resume production

Charlotte Moore, the BBC’s Director, Content, has confirmed that the Corporation plans to resume filming on two of its most popular shows, soap opera EastEnders and motoring magazine Top Gear.…

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