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Netflix: ‘The Crown one of our most efficient shows’

Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer, presenting at a UBS Media & Communications conference, told analysts that The Crown, despite all the column inches about its cost (and the BBC…

Atresmedia sets up TV content production company

Atresmedia, operator of Antena 3 and La Sexta, has created Atresmedia Studios to go deeper into the TV content business. The studio will produce TV content to and seek to…

Australia: Inquiry into digital platforms

Australia: Inquiry into digital platforms

Australia’s Federal Government has formally directed the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) to commence an inquiry into digital platform providers such as Facebook and Google. The ACCC’s inquiry will…

EC steps up IP protection

EC steps up IP protection

The European Commission has presented measures to ensure that intellectual property rights are well protected, thereby encouraging European companies, in particular SMEs and start-ups, to invest in innovation and creativity.…

Intel, Warner Bros develop AV Entertainment Experience

Intel, Warner Bros develop AV Entertainment Experience

Technology firm Intel is to collaborate with entertainment company Warner Bros to develop in-cabin, immersive experiences in autonomous vehicle (AV) settings. Called the AV Entertainment Experience, the pair are creating…

Viacom selects Wochit for social video production

Viacom selects Wochit for social video production

Social video creation platform Wochit has announced that Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Southern and Western Europe, Middle East and Africa cluster has selected the company’s cloud-based toolset for implementation…

BBC merges Worldwide and Studios

BBC merges Worldwide and Studios

The BBC is to merge BBC Studios and BBC Worldwide to form a single commercial organisation, to be called BBC Studios, suggesting that at a time of an increasingly competitive and…

Creative industries’ record contribution to UK economy

The UK’s booming creative industries made a record contribution to the economy in 2016, new statistics show. Industries including advertising and marketing, arts and film, TV and radio, and museums…

UK creatives warn of SVoD skills impact

UK creatives warn of SVoD skills impact

Research from Creative Skillset, the UK industry skills body for the screen-based creative industries, reveals the impact on the UK’s High End Television (HETV) production sector from the recent growth…

Market reacts to new Sky originals

Sky’s announcement this week that it would be investing in more than 50 new TV series (up from 24) and including a second series of ratings winner Riviera as well…