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Netflix orders The Gray Man sequel and spin-off

Following the successful release of The Gray Man on Netflix, where it debuted as the #1 movie in 92 countries, Netflix has unveiled plans for the property to become a major spy franchise. A sequel to The Gray Man, based on the best-selling book series by Mark Greaney, is already in development with star Ryan […]

July 26, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Snapchat, COPA90 partner on Women’s Euro 2022 content

Snap has announced a content partnership with COPA90 to host a new show called Goals Talk. Snapchatters will be able to watch videos about the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022, including behind-the-scenes stories from the tournament, content from COPA90’s Creator Community and stories about Women’s Football. Snapchat reaches more than 90 per cent of 13-24 year […]

July 26, 2022

UK to host 2023 Eurovision Song Contest

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the BBC have confirmed that the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest will be hosted in the United Kingdom on behalf of this year’s winning broadcaster, Ukraine’s UA:PBC. Following the decision that, regrettably, next year’s event could not be held in Ukraine for safety and security reasons the EBU explored a […]

July 25, 2022By Colin Mann

Netflix to acquire Animal Logic studio

Netflix has revealed plans to acquire Animal Logic, the Australian animation studio. Netflix said the acquisition will support its ambitious animated film slate, building on films like Over the Moon, Academy Award-nominated Klaus and the recently released, record-setting The Sea Beast. Animal Logic has been producing award-winning design, visual effects and animation for over 30 […]

July 20, 2022By Nik Roseveare

C4 partners with The TV Collective for 2nd Indie Accelerator

Channel 4 has revealed details of its second Indie Accelerator which is specifically aimed at supporting eligible ethnically diverse led indies who have not had a Channel 4 linear commission in the past five years, with a view to helping strengthen their position within the channel and the industry as a whole. Delivered by The […]

July 18, 2022

A+E Networks UK commissions Rob Rinder’s Interrogation Secrets

A+E Networks UK has commissioned Rob Rinder’s Interrogation Secrets, a new crime series that takes a unique look at the battle of wits between police and suspects in some of the most disturbing criminal cases in recent years. Produced by Zig Zag Productions and scheduled to premiere on Crime+Investigation in the early autumn, the ten-part series […]

July 14, 2022

Sportscasters face freelance staff competition probe

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating suspected breaches of competition law in relation to the purchase of freelance services in the production and broadcasting of sports content in the UK. The investigation has been launched under section 25 of the Competition Act 1998 (CA98) into suspected infringements of the Chapter I prohibition […]

July 13, 2022By Colin Mann

Netflix orders Beckham docu-series

Netflix has revealed that it has a documentary series about global football icon David Beckham in producton. The streaming platform said that the multi-part series will “go beyond the shine of stardom to explore Beckham’s humble working class beginnings in East London, and the drive and determination that led him to become one of the […]

July 13, 2022By Nik Roseveare

BBC Studios reports record profit

BBC Studios, the BBC’s principal commercial subsidiary, thas published record set of results for the year. Overall sales were at £1.63 billion (€1.92bn), a jump of 30 per cent, thanks to a very healthy year for production and UKTV. EBITDA was up 50 per cent year-on-year to £226 million (2020/21: £151 million), the first time […]

July 12, 2022

Disney, HYBE content collaboration

The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific and HYBE have announced a global content collaboration that will see both companies working together to showcase content from South Korea’s music and entertainment industry to the world stage. The agreement includes global distribution of five titles from HYBE, which include two exclusive series featuring K-pop icons BTS that […]

July 12, 2022