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MPs extend production inquiry

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons has extended the deadline for submissions to its inquiry examining the current challenges faced by the British film and high-end television. Contributions can now be submitted until Wednesday October 18th. “We’ve had such an incredible response to our inquiry and we want to […]

September 18, 2023By Colin Mann

The Twits movie coming to Netflix

Following its acquisition of The Roald Dahl Story Company in September 2021, Netflix has announced it will release an animated adaptation of The Twits, written and directed by Phil Johnston, in 2025. The Twits marks the first screen adaptation based of the Roald Dahl book of the same name, which has been translated into 41 […]

September 18, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Netflix raises investment in French content

Netflix has signed its first direct deal with French creative and production organisations, TV regulator Arcom and producers have announced. After the deal Prime Video concluded in December 2022 with the same organisations, Netflix has now has agreed new financial terms with producers associations, Uspa, Spi, AnimFranve and Satev, with distributors representative Sedpa, and with […]

September 15, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Netflix confirms more One Piece

Netflix has confirmed that One Piece, its live-action manga adaptation, will be returning for a second season. The series is currently the #1 title globally on Netflix with 37.8 Million views amassed in less than two weeks since its release. The series reached the Top 10 in 93 countries, and debuted at #1 in 46. […]

September 15, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Report: UK TV sector revenues £3.9bn in 2022

The 2023 Pact Census reveals that UK TV sector revenues reached their highest ever levels in 2022, driven largely by the growth of international revenues and a significant increase in streaming commissions. Total sector revenues returned to growth levels seen before the pandemic, increasing by 21.3 per cent on 2021 to reach a record £3.94 […]

September 13, 2023

Sky orders Small Town, Big Story

Christina Hendricks and Paddy Considine will star in Sky Original Small Town, Big Story, a dramatic comedy created and directed by Chris O’Dowd (pictured). The new series from Playground and FilmNation Entertainment has started filming on location in Ireland and is expected to debut on Sky and streaming service NOW in the UK & Ireland […]

September 8, 2023

OnlyFans TV announces new reality TV series

OFTV, OnlyFans’ free-to-view streaming platform, has announced a new reality TV show called Off The Hook. The series follows a group of six OnlyFans creators as they go on a content creation trip to the island of Mallorca. The content creators will be staying in a luxury villa and experiencing the best of the Spanish […]

September 7, 2023

Sky Creative redesigns Sky Sports studio

Sky Creative, Sky’s in-house advertising and creative agency, has designed and delivered a new, arena-shaped studio home for the Sky Sports team. Surrounded by high resolution screens and immersive AR graphics, the studio blends traditional set design and innovative technologies. Started in early 2022, the project was a close-knit collaboration between design, production and technology […]

September 4, 2023

Netflix orders Gilgo Beach serial killer docuseries

Netflix has ordered a three-part documentary series from Story Syndicate which will explore the multi-decade quest to bring justice to the families and multiple victims of the mysterious Gilgo Beach serial killer. The case has been cold for 13 years until a suspect was arrested in July 2023, and continues to unfold in real time. […]

September 1, 2023

MPs call for AI copyright exemption rethink

The UK Government must follow through on its pledge and abandon plans to allow AI developers the free use of existing music, literature and works of art for the purposes of training artificial intelligence to come up with new creations, according to an all-party group of MPs. In its second report on connected technology, the […]

August 30, 2023By Colin Mann