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BBC Studios content on Vuulr marketplace

Vuulr, the online content marketplace for film and TV, has announced that BBC Studios has signed an agreement to list over 3,000 hours of its premium British content on the Vuulr marketplace, with more being made available in the coming months. BBC Studios’ library of premium Documentary, Comedy, Factual Entertainment and Lifestyle content will be […]

June 8, 2022

Channel 4 privatisation to go ahead

It has emerged that the UK government intends to proceed with the privatisation of publicly-owned commercial PSB Channel 4, having suggested in May 2021 that such a move was “on the table”. The news comes as Sir Ian Cheshire has been named as incoming Chair of the broadcaster. With the UK parliament in recess for […]

April 5, 2022By Colin Mann

Sainsbury’s to sponsor Bake Off

Channel 4 has announced supermarket Sainsbury’s as the new exclusive broadcast sponsor of the entire The Great British Bake Off franchise from 2022 in a multi-year deal, marking the biggest sponsorship deal of the show to date. Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference range will be the broadcast sponsor across the franchise which includes the upcoming thirteenth […]

March 7, 2022

BARB SVoD upgrade puts Squid Game in top 10

BARB, the UK television audience measurement currency, has rolled out what it describes as a “once-in-a-generation upgrade” in its audience reporting with the introduction of SVoD and video-sharing platform measurement, as first reported last week. In a preview of the type of new data that is now available, BARB has revealed that the most-watched programmes […]

November 30, 2021

Channel 4, Love Productions sign new Bake Off agreement

Channel 4 and Love Productions have agreed to extend the licence of The Great British Bake Off for a further three years until 2024. The multi award-winning show created by Love Productions, a Sky Studios company, first aired on Channel 4 in 2017. It is consistently one of the biggest shows for the Channel with […]

November 12, 2021

Channel 4: “We are in excellent health”

Channel 4 has launched its 2020 Annual Report and gave an interim update on the Future4 transformation strategy, from the organisation’s new National HQ in the Majestic in Leeds. The 2020 Annual Report shows that, despite the background of uncertainty and volatility resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, Channel 4 delivered a record financial surplus of […]

June 22, 2021

UK creatives call for transparent PSB discussions

Some 120 public figures, including many from the UK film and TV industries, have written an open letter to Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, complaining that a government panel on the future of public service broadcasting meets in secret, with no undertaking to publish its final report. In the […]

May 21, 2021By Colin Mann

Channel 4 draws record young streamers

Channel 4 has unveiled its most popular shows, viral social clips and viewing trends of 2020, a year which saw growth in viewing across all key platforms, particularly amongst young viewers. In an unprecedented year of global upheaval, viewers have turned to Channel 4 in significant numbers both to its streaming service, All 4, and […]

December 21, 2020

Analysis: Entertainment sector will hot up in 2021

The media and entertainment industry has been the lead player in its own disaster movie with both heroes and victims as the Covid pandemic was felt across the globe. But it will bounce back stronger than before, says accountants Mercer & Hole. Mercer & Hole points to four areas to watch in 2021. Fierce bidding […]

December 21, 2020

Bake Off final pulls record audience for C4

The final of the 11th series of The Great British Bake Off attracted a record breaking average audience of 9.2 million viewers and a 39.7 per cent share of the viewing audience from 8pm to 9.15pm on November 24th – with a 10.4 million peak (5 mins), making it the competition’s biggest ever overnight audience […]

November 26, 2020