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The LEGO Movie trailer highlights legal movie experience

Pro-copyright consumer education body the Industry Trust for IP Awareness and Warner Bros. Pictures UK are teaming up to launch an exclusive trailer for The LEGO Movie, which details the many ingredients that go into making a movie experience worth paying for.  Running across UK and Irish cinemas, digital, outdoor and social media for three […]

November 28, 2013By Colin Mann

London Live first commissions for 2014 launch

London Live, the new entertainment TV channel for London, has commissioned three new series; two factual entertainment lifestyle and one entertainment as well as a run of comedy pilots to kick start the programming slate for its Spring 2014 launch. The channel’s Head of Programming, Jonathan Boseley, has commissioned Jamie Oliver’s Fresh One to make […]

November 28, 2013

Sony shifting from films to TV

Sony is making what it calls a “significant” shift into producing more quality TV shows, such as its popular drama Breaking Bad, and is moving away from blockbuster films as part of a drive to save $250 million. Sony said it will make around 18 movies a year instead of 23 at its Columbia Studios […]

November 22, 2013

Canal+ on YouTube

French pay-TV operator Canal+ Group has announced the launch of several YouTube channels based on its programmes, as well as a new brand for the promotion and expression of television and web talent, CanalFactory. From December onwards, Canal+ Group will extend its digital presence by offering a complete network of YouTube channels dedicated to the […]

November 12, 2013

Marvel action exclusives for Netflix

The Walt Disney Company and Netflix have revealed an unprecedented deal for Marvel TV to make multiple original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvel’s most popular characters for Netflix, beginning in 2015. Led by a series focused on Daredevil, followed by Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage, the narrative will unfold over […]

November 7, 2013

Karl Pilkington series sets On Demand viewing records

BSkyB has revealed that its Sky 1 travelogue programme The Moaning of Life, featuring television personality Karl Pilkington has become the biggest home-grown show on Sky 1 so far this year, as well as generating record On Demand and Sky Go viewing figures. Writing in the Sky Views blog, Stuart Murphy, Director, Entertainment Channels, notes […]

November 7, 2013By Colin Mann

Anchorman Ron Burgundy inspires legal film choice

Pro-copyright consumer education body The Industry Trust for IP Awareness and Paramount Pictures UK are launching an exclusive Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues trailer that sees Ron Burgundy inspiring audiences to choose official film. The bespoke 90 second piece – set to première November 8 – is the latest development in the ‘Moments Worth Paying […]

November 7, 2013By Colin Mann

HEVC and 4K

IBC was all about the coming of 4K. But it was a subject not without controversy with much concern that its benefits could be dissipated. In this fascinating roundtable representatives from Elemental Technologies, Entropic, Ericsson and Rovi talk about 4k, HEVC and look ahead to 8k. Are broadcasters slow off the mark with HEVC installation? […]

November 6, 2013

Mediamorph snares Sky’s Knill

Cross-platform media and entertainment intelligence and analytics firm Mediamorph, has appointed former BSkyB executive Holly Knill as its new Managing Director, International. Knill will be responsible for continuing the expansion of Mediamorph’s international sales and customer growth as well as marketing strategy, product insight and alliances. She will be based in London and will report […]

November 6, 2013By Colin Mann

Sky hails record-breaking British content month

Sky has revealed that September saw more home-grown Sky shows appearing in the broadcaster’s list of the top ten most popular programmes than ever before. Writing in the Sky Views blog, Stuart Murphy, Director, Entertainment Channels, reports that in total, eight of the top ten shows across Sky’s entertainment channels were British shows commissioned by […]

November 1, 2013By Colin Mann