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BBC shares review into tax and spend coverage

The BBC has shared its first ever thematic review as part of the Corporation’s 10-Point Impartiality Plan. The review assesses whether due impartiality is being achieved across BBC taxation and public spending, government borrowing and debt output and considers if a breadth of voices and viewpoints are being reflected. The BBC Board commissioned review finds […]

January 30, 2023

BBC receives 7 Oscar nominations

The BBC has received seven Oscar nominations across a range of categories for the Academy Awards 2023, from Best Picture, Directing and Original Screenplay to an Animated Short, Documentary Features and Actor in a Leading Role. Films backed by BBC Film, the feature filmmaking arm of the BBC, received four Oscar nominations. Ruben Östlund’s Palme […]

January 26, 2023

WFTV mames women taking part in 2023 4 Nations Mentoring Scheme

Women in Film and TV (UK) has announced the 41 women across the UK who are taking part in its 2023 Four Nations Mentoring Scheme. This year’s mentors include BBC’s Chief Content Officer Charlotte Moore, STV Drama’s Creative Director Sarah Brown, Film Producer Iain Canning, Executive Producer and Head of Drama at Working Title TV Surian Fletcher-Jones, Founder of British […]

January 26, 2023

MPs to question BBC Chair

The House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to question BBC Chair Richard Sharp following media reports about his appointment. Sharp appeared before the Committee in January 2021 for a pre-appointment hearing in which he faced questions about his political independence and suitability for the role. The Committee subsequently approved his appointment. […]

January 25, 2023By Colin Mann

Banijay takes Marie Antoinette global

Banijay Rights, the global distribution arm of content powerhouse Banijay, has announced further sales of historical drama Marie Antoinette. Produced by Banijay Studios France, CAPA Drama and Les Gens, this Canal+ Creation Originale eight-part series – created and written by Deborah Davis (The Favourite) – has been acquired by Antenna Plus (Ant1+) in Greece, Ceska […]

January 24, 2023

We Are Not Alone on The Roku Channel in US

Roku has announced that The Roku Channel will premiere the Roku Original sci-fi comedy We Are Not Alone on January 27th. Written by Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond (co-creators and stars of Ghosts), the feature-length comedy is set six weeks after the Gu’un aliens have invaded and completely conquered Earth. We Are Not Alone explores […]

January 23, 2023By Nik Roseveare

BBC acquires North Sea Connection

The BBC has acquired North Sea Connection, with the Irish crime drama set to air on BBC Four and iPlayer in February. Written by Mark Greig (Marcella, Bulletproof), and directed by Hannah Quinn and Paul Murphy, the six-part series is a story of complex family dynamics set against a dramatic Irish landscape. Ciara Kenny fishes […]

January 23, 2023By Nik Roseveare

ESL, BBC Studios present eSports doc Game and Glory

ESL, an ESL FACEIT Group brand, and BBC Studios, the content company of the BBC, the public service broadcaster, present the upcoming eSports documentary Game and Glory. It will premiere on January 24th at 5pm CET on ESL CS’ Twitch and YouTube channels. On Twitch, viewers can watch the premiere together with Gaules and more. […]

January 20, 2023

Live NBA on BBC

The BBC has announced that it will broadcast a number of live NBA basketball games during the remainder of the 2022-23 season. The first fixture to be shown will be the NBA Paris Game between Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons tonight [January 19th], available on BBC Three and iPlayer. Per the deal, four regular season […]

January 19, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Netflix acquires Welsh-language series from S4C

Abacus Media Rights has sold S4C’s Welsh-language crime caper, Dal y Mellt, to Netflix. This will be the first Welsh-language drama licensed on Netflix and will stream this April in the UK. Dal y Mellt (which translates to  ‘Rough Cut‘) was released in October 2022 on S4C Clic and BBC iPlayer, garnering critical acclaim and proving […]

January 19, 2023By Nik Roseveare