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Top Gun: Maverick heads UK home ent rankings

Figures released by trade body the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) and the Official Charts Company (OCC) show Top Gun: Maverick flying high as the biggest selling home entertainment title in 2022, with over 1.2 million sales across DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital EST (electronic sell-through). Spiderman: No Way Home swings in to second place […]

January 5, 2023By Colin Mann

Freedom Scripted to adapt memoir by Lucy Holden

Glasgow-based production company Freedom Scripted has acquired the rights to Lucid, the memoir by author and award-winning journalist, Lucy Holden. Freedom Scripted are making the book into a TV series, with Holden herself attached to adapt. Based on her critically acclaimed memoir published in hardback earlier this year, the series follows young, ambitious journalist Lucy […]

October 31, 2022

BASE showcases the simplicity of a home movie night

Trade body the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) is releasing what it says is a UK first – with the launch of a multi-channelled educational video showcasing a step-by-step guide on renting or downloading a film or TV boxset from your favourite store. “With several digital stores to buy or rent movies from, it […]

October 12, 2022By Colin Mann

Report: UK home ent market set for £5.5bn boost

A report, The Evolution of Home Entertainment Report 2020 – 2025, from trade bodies the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) and DEGI: Digital Entertainment Group International, predicts UK category growth of £5.5 billion (€6.3bn) by 2025, a rise of 114 per cent on the pre-pandemic predictions as well as forecast transactional cumulative consumer spend […]

September 22, 2022

The 2022 BASE Awards Shortlist Announced

  The British Association for Screen Entertainment has today revealed the shortlist for the 42nd BASE Awards. The winners will be announced at the ceremony on Thursday 6th October, at the iconic Camden Roundhouse. 30 companies are shortlisted across 16 categories, including retail, distribution, creative, and media agencies. A host of new awards will recognise the full […]

August 19, 2022

UK digital download sales top 100m

The Official Charts Company and British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) have revealed that there have been 100,000,000 digital downloads since Official Charts records began. The Official Charts Company (OCC) began tracking digital downloads of home entertainment titles in 2016, before launching the Official Film Chart in tandem with BASE in November 2018 – the […]

June 25, 2021

‘Unforgettable Entertainment’ campaign targets digital boost

Industry trade bodies the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) and Digital Entertainment Group International (DEGI) have launched what they say is the biggest ever cross-category marketing campaign with Unforgettable Entertainment, driving engagement from new, lapsed and existing digital transactional customers. Building on the success of the BASE/DEGI New Release-focused Mega Movie Week campaigns of […]

March 15, 2021By Colin Mann

SPE’s Marsh new BASE Chair

The British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE), the body which represents the interests of publishers and rights-owners of pre-recorded filmed entertainment, has appointed Rob Marsh, Vice President Commercial (Home Entertainment) at Sony Pictures Entertainment, as the organisation’s new Chair announced with immediate effect. Marsh, who joined BASE Council in 2019, will serve as Chair alongside […]

February 9, 2021By Colin Mann

BASE announces 40th Annual Base Awards Winners

This year the British Association for Screen Entertainment brought the 40th anniversary BASE Awards home, with entrants and colleagues from across the industry finding their own ways to celebrate while they watched a series of specially made awards videos that announced who was commended, highly commended or a winning entry for this year’s 24 BASE […]

October 23, 2020

New UK chart reflects VoD rental growth

The UK’s Official Charts Company has launched a brand new digital rental chart and data service for the British video sector. The new service will provide the video category with the first monthly VoD chart service in the world to be based on data from digital retailers, delivering a view of consumer engagement with transactional […]

October 2, 2020