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AfroLandTV partners with FAST Channels TV

African movies are some of the most diverse and interesting stories in the world. Whether told around a campfire or passed down generations through cinematic excellence. Global audiences are now more receptive to African movies. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever had a record shattering box office thus November, opening to over $180 million domestically in the […]

November 23, 2022

Study: Marketers not connecting with black consumers

Nielsen’s Diverse Intelligence Series report, Amplifying Black voices in media: Creating informed, thoughtful and authentic experiences, explores why 2022 saw a 10 percentage point decline in Black viewers who are more likely to buy from brands that advertise in inclusive content compared to 2021. The report delves into the reasons behind this decline, examining the […]

October 18, 2022

E4 to broadcast Rated Awards

E4 will broadcast the Rated Awards, Britain’s premier award ceremony for black music, on October 25th. Returning for its 7th year, the awards will celebrate the best talent in UK music and will bring together a range of iconic talent and performances rarely seen at other award ceremonies. Full details of this year’s ceremony are now being announced, with Big Zuu and Julie Adenuga confirmed […]

October 12, 2022

Black Britain Unspoken films unveiled for Black History Month on discovery+

Following the launch of the Black Britain Unspoken filmmaking initiative earlier this year, Warner Bros Discovery and Media Trust has announced Richard Ampeh, Talisha ‘Tee Cee’ Johnson and Sheila Kayuma as the selected filmmakers whose short films, focused on what it means to be Black and British, will stream on discovery+ UK throughout Black History […]

September 23, 2022

Channel 4 appoints Williams as Director of Inclusion

Channel 4 has appointed Marcia Williams as it first Director of Inclusion. Reporting to Alex Mahon, Chief Executive, Marcia will join Channel 4 in August 2022 and will also be a member of the Executive Management Board. “Channel 4 believes that everyone, regardless of their background, ethnicity, sexuality or ability should be respected for their […]

July 13, 2022

C4 supports indies to increase diverse talent

Channel 4 is partnering with TV Talent company Gritty Talent to help indies build more diverse senior teams, in the wake of the broadcaster’s new Commissioning Guidelines published last month. The new requirements are part of the legacy of Channel 4’s The Black to Front Project to help transform on and off screen opportunities for […]

July 8, 2022

ITV announces Fresh Cuts filmmakers for Black History Month 2022

After more than a hundred submissions, ITV has revealed the five producer/directors who have been commissioned to create films as part of the Black History Month 2022 Fresh Cuts strand. ITV opened submissions for the Fresh Cuts strand, which gives rising Black filmmakers the opportunity to get their first ITV commission, in March 2022 with […]

June 27, 2022

Sky partnership with BEO

Sky has announced a £1 million partnership with newly launched civil rights group, the Black Equity Organisation (BEO), to deliver the Future 100 Growth Fund, backing Black British entrepreneurs to launch and grow their businesses. As BEO’s first official programme partner, Sky will provide funding and support over three years to help overcome the significant […]

June 20, 2022

Study: Demand for diversity content in US

As the US celebrates Juneteenth for the second time as a national holiday, it’s an opportunity for corporate America to think about ways in which they can make meaningful contributions to closing racial divides and equity gaps that exist for Black Americans, notes Horowitz Research. Over the past couple of years, there’s been a growing […]

June 17, 2022

Survey: 77% say films changed their view on cultural issues

With the Cannes Film Festival in full swing, research from Mastercard, official partner of the festival, reveals that two in five Brits (42 per cent) say movies have changed the way they see the world. The power of the cinematic voice has proved evident as the survey reveals that almost four in five people in […]

May 25, 2022By Nik Roseveare