Advanced Television


Finalists announced for British Animation Awards 2024

The finalists have been announced for the prestigious British Animation Awards 2024. Rewarding the best in UK animation across a variety of categories, the British Animation Awards (BAAs) attract the great and the good from across the industry to this biennial celebration of their craft. Now in its 28th year, this year’s BAA ceremony is […]

February 14, 2024

UK production spend down 32% in 2023

Figures published by the BFI’s Research and Statistics Unit show that in a year in which film and high-end TV production was impacted globally by the Hollywood strikes, it continued to generate billions to the UK economy. The combined spend by film and high-end television production (HETV) during 2023 reached £4.23 billion (€4.96bn), 32 per […]

February 2, 2024

Easel TV wins BFI contract

Easel TV, a specialist in streaming technology and digital media solutions, has secured a contract to deliver streaming media services for the BFI (British Film Institute) with its streaming platform BFI Player. This partnership combines Easel TV’s advanced technology with BFI Player’s collection of films and features and its existing web-based service. Easel TV’s selection […]

September 12, 2023

Amazon invests over £4.2bn in UK creative since 2010

Data from Amazon reveals that it is one of the leading contributors across the breadth of the UK creative industries. Analysis from independent macroeconomic consultancy Capital Economics shows that Amazon’s investments in the creative industries supported more than 16,000 jobs in 2022, ranging from directly employed in-house designers to indirectly employed external producers, and Amazon […]

June 22, 2023Nik Roseveare @ BFI Southbank

UK gov lauds creative industry support package

Global productions nominated for BAFTAs and Academy Awards survived and thrived through the pandemic thanks to the UK government’s film and TV support package, which also boosted the country’s economy by £2.25 billion (€2.54bn). Oscar-nominated film Living, Bafta nominees Brian & Charles, Blue Jean and Good Luck To You, Leo Grande, as well as major […]

April 14, 2023By Colin Mann

Rye Lane premieres on Disney+ UK in May

Disney+ has announced that Searchlight Pictures’ Rye Lane will begin streaming exclusively on Disney+ on May 3rd in the UK & Ireland. From director Raine Allen-Miller, Rye Lane is a romantic comedy that stars David Jonsson and Vivian Oparah , as Dom and Yas, two twenty-somethings both reeling from bad break-ups, who connect over the course […]

March 29, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Crunchyroll to host Suzume screening with Makato Shinkai at BFI

Crunchyroll, in collaboration with Sony Pictures Releasing UK l, has announced that a special UK screening of “Suzume” will take place on Wednesday 1 March at the BFI Southbank with the director, Makato Shinkai, in attendance. Tickets for the special screening go on sale on February 15th.  “Suzume” will be released in cinemas across the […]

February 14, 2023

BFI invests £14m in new education strategy

The BFI has announced £14 million National Lottery ‘good cause’ funding over three years for education for 5-18 year-olds. Investment in three programmes of UK-wide activity will see a significant shift in focus in how the BFI will support film education with National Lottery funding going forward, an outcome of its new 10 year strategy […]

February 8, 2023

Report: Young Audiences Content Fund ‘a success’

The BFI has published the final evaluation findings for the Young Audiences Content Fund (YACF), which concluded its three-year pilot in 2022. The findings from the independent evaluation details the success of the pilot, with 61 new commissions for young audiences supported and 160 development projects backed over the course of the three years. The […]

January 13, 2023By Colin Mann

Yeti wins Sky Arts commission for Spike Milligan doc

Welsh indie Yeti Television has announced its commission from Sky Arts, for Spike Milligan: The Unseen Archive (1×90’), a feature length film that provides an insight into the life and career of Spike Milligan. Spike Milligan: The Unseen Archive is an intimate and in-depth look at the newly discovered personal archive of Spike Milligan’s work, […]

November 11, 2022By Nik Roseveare