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Report: 2022’s TV ad rankings

TV measurement company iSpot has released its 2022 TV Advertising Report, containing exclusive insights from currency initiatives with US TV Networks, findings from CTV verification studies and tallies from measuring every second of advertising on linear, time shifted and VoD on TV. The report contains rankings by ad impressions and spend for top networks, shows, […]

January 5, 2023

Disney races to extended F1 deal

In the midst of what is on track to be a record-breaking season of viewership, the Walt Disney Company, ESPN and Formula 1 have extended their relationship with a new, multi-year contract that will keep F1 races on ESPN Networks in the US through the 2025 season. The renewal was announced at the F1 Aramco […]

October 24, 2022By Colin Mann

NZ: BBC, ABC renew content deal

BBC Studios Australia and New Zealand and Australian public service broadcaster ABC have signed a multi-year, multi-genre agreement covering a number of factual, drama comedy and kids titles. Under the deal, ABC will have access to a range of factual content across documentaries, science, history and factual entertainment, including the latest titles from documentary maker […]

October 18, 2022Nick Snow @ MIPCOM

Dancing with the Stars USA moving To Disney+

Disney is moving the popular dance series, Dancing with the Stars, from ABC to Disney+ in the US and Canada this autumn, making it the first live series to debut on Disney+. The reality series has just been picked up for two more seasons (Seasons 31 and 32). Kareem Daniel, chairman, Disney Media and Entertainment […]

April 8, 2022

Data: 38% Oscar commercials purchased by M&E companies

This year’s Oscars ceremony was held on March 27th. The event proven to be a big night for advertisers to run ads during the live broadcast. MediaRadar analysed top verticals’ spend on ads on Hulu Live’s streaming of ABC’s The 94th Academy Awards. Key findings include: Media & Entertainment: During the 2022 Oscars, 38 per […]

March 29, 2022

Sony pays $350m for Industrial Media

Sony Pictures Television (SPT), a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), is set to acquire Industrial Media, the independent non-fiction production company responsible for talent show American Idol, for $350 million (€320m). SPT has also announced the formation of a new Game Show production division to be led by longtime SPT executive, Suzanne Prete. Industrial […]

March 4, 2022

BBC acquires The Newsreader

The BBC has acquired award-winning six-part drama The Newsreader from Entertainment One (eOne). The Australian series, starring Anna Torv (Mindhunter, Fringe) and Sam Reid (Prime Suspect 1973, Lambs of God), centres around the frantic, busy heart of a commercial TV newsroom set in the 1980s, while following the relationship between an ambitious young TV reporter and the star […]

February 16, 2022

Hearst Media promotes DeGregorio, Tew

Amy DeGregorio and Andrew Tew have been promoted to expanded sales, marketing and distribution roles at Hearst Media Production Group, formed in September 2021 to advance Hearst Television’s original programme production and distribution. DeGregorio has been named senior vice president, managing director of sales for educational/informational (E/I) programming.  She previously served as senior vice president, […]

January 21, 2022

Arianespace wins Optus launch contract

Australian telco Optus has chosen Arianespace and an Ariane 6 rocket to launch its latest satellite. Optus 11 is the craft, itself a replacement for Optus D1. Optus 11 is being built by Airbus Defence & Space and is due for launch in 2023. Optus 11 is a fully reconfigurable satellite and based on Airbus’s […]

November 18, 2021

Final Pixel launches virtual production academy

Final Pixel, the global creative studio specializing in end-to-end virtual production for film, TV and advertising, is launching a training academy designed to upskill and train the next generation of virtual production artists, technicians, producers and directors. The Final Pixel Academy will run courses at all levels across the virtual production workflow, including creating Unreal […]

November 17, 2021