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FilmOn.TV launches live Internet TV Studio

The live streaming Internet website, FilmOn.TV, has launched its first television studio and is now streaming live shows, multiple times a day. FilmOn.TV Studios will create original content every day; from talk shows to comedy shorts, music videos and interviews. FilmOn.TV Studios, located in the heart of Beverly Hills, uses state-of-the-art streaming technology and network […]

April 27, 2012

ESPN offers all-day FA Cup Final

In an affectionate nod to how English football’s showcase match used to be presented by terrestrial broadcasters the BBC and ITV, pay-TV operator ESPN is to bring fans the 2012 FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Liverpool in 3D and commercial-free as part of a full day of live FA Cup programming from Wembley Stadium. […]

April 23, 2012By Colin Mann

BBC to ramp up 3DTV output

The BBC is planning a considerable increase in its 3DTV output. An – as yet – unnamed drama shot in 3D is being planned. This could refer to the widely anticipated 3D version of Doctor Who, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2013 and where ‘multiple specials’ are known to be under consideration. The BBC’s […]

April 12, 2012By Chris Forrester

India’s Reliance puts extra $200m into Dreamworks

Indian telco and broadcasting giant Reliance is promising another US$200 million in Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks studio. Reliance invested $325 million back in 2009. The cash helped finance movies such as War Horse and The Help, both of which were critically well received, but failed to dominate the box office. The new cash injection permits DreamWorks […]

April 11, 2012By Chris Forrester

Sky boost British films investment

Sky has announced its intention to build on its significant commitment to original British content with a major new investment in feature-length British films for television. The investment has two distinct and complementary strands: new films for family audiences on Sky Movies and the best new documentary films on Sky Atlantic, which will be available […]

April 5, 2012

‘Augmented reality’ TV

Following on from the launch of its smart TV and mobile applications, as well as growing global distribution of its HDTV channel, Swiss-based iConcerts has finalised a deal with UK based 3DD Entertainment to produce the first ever live performance ‘augmented reality’ TV format which will be powered by iConcerts ViPass platform.   3DD will […]

April 3, 2012

A+E 3D for BSkyB

A+E Networks has reached an agreement to license three new 3D titles to UK satcaster BSkyB. The three specials are, Titanic: 100 Years in 3D, History of the World in Two Hours and Invisible Sku will feature Titanic: 100 Years in 3D and History of the World in Two Hours along with two other titles […]

April 2, 2012

UK tax credit for TV drama

Chancellor George Osborne has announced a  tax credit scheme for TV production and animation firms is to be introduced, in a bid to keep creative talent in Britain. Osborne said it was the government’s “determined policy” to keep Wallace and Gromit animators Aardman in Britain. Last month, Aardman bosses admitted they had been considering moving […]

March 21, 2012

Filmmaker Puttnam: “We need pan-Euro licensing and more enforcement”

Lord David Puttnam, President of the UK’s Film Distributors’ Association (FDA), has stressed the importance of continued support and public investment in UK film distribution during this Olympic year and beyond, to allow UK cinema admissions and box-office to continue to flourish. He also used his keynote speech to the UK film industry to call […]

March 20, 2012By Colin Mann

Hulu secures FremantleMedia global first look deal

Marking the first time an international distributor has signed a first look deal with an online video service, FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME), a leading creator and producer of entertainment brands, and Hulu have announced an agreement for international distribution rights to the online video service’s original commission programming. The deal, which enables FME to distribute Hulu […]

March 12, 2012By Colin Mann