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Netflix signs Roald Dahl content deal

Netflix and The Roald Dahl Story Company have jointly announced that Netflix is extending the Roald Dahl universe of stories for global family audiences with an exclusive new slate of…

Discovery’s GolfTV signs up Tiger Woods

Discovery’s GolfTV signs up Tiger Woods

GolfTV, the upcoming streaming service from Discovery, has signed up Tiger Woods to a multi-year global relationship. A statement from Discovery said the two will collaborate on a “wide range…

BBC R&D: Amazon Alexa interactive drama

BBC R&D: Amazon Alexa interactive drama

BBC Research & Development has launched a new interactive drama for Amazon Alexa – The Unfortunates – a reworked version of a BBC Radio 3 play, starring Martin Freeman, and…

Barclays: £200m SVoD fund

Barclays: £200m SVoD fund

Barclays Corporate Banking is doubling its SVoD fund to support UK TV producers to £200 million (€224m). The £100 million fund was launched in March 2017 in response to the…

BT Sport, EE demo live 5G broadcast

BT Sport, EE demo live 5G broadcast

BT Group’s EE and BT Sport have demonstrated the first live broadcast with remote production over 5G – an approach BT Sport will use to increase the coverage available to…

Netflix hires Sky drama chief

Netflix hires Sky drama chief

Anne Mensah is joining Netflix as Vice President of Content, leading the scripted series content team focused on British productions. Mensah, who has most recently served as Director of Drama…

C4 launching news show on Facebook

C4 launching news show on Facebook

Channel 4 News has formed a partnership with Facebook to produce Uncovered – a weekly news show exclusively for Facebook Watch. Scheduled to launch early next year, Uncovered will be…

Attenborough narrates Netflix docu-series

Attenborough narrates Netflix docu-series

Sir David Attenborough will serve as the voice of upcoming Netflix original documentary series Our Planet, which will premiere on Netflix on April 5th 2019. The series has been created…

Netflix announces 17 Asian originals

Netflix announces 17 Asian originals

Netflix marked has confirmed 17 new Asian original series at its first-ever content showcase in the region. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, as well as…

UKTV: Technology boost, Leeds office

UKTV: Technology boost, Leeds office

Following the rapid expansion of UKTV’s technology division and the team responsible for VoD service UKTV Play, the broadcaster has unveiled plans to open a regional office in Leeds. The…