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Banijay Rights acquires rights to Boris Johnson docuseries

Banijay Rights has acquired global distribution rights to Boris (working title), a new 72 Films documentary series that chronicles the rise and fall of former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Produced by 72 Films (The Trump Show, Crime & Punishment) for Channel 4 in the UK, Boris is the definitive documentary series that reveals the […]

February 20, 2023

Mason named BBC News Political Editor

The BBC is has announced the appointment of Chris Mason as its new Political Editor. Mason has been Political Correspondent for BBC News for over 10 years, reporting from Westminster across TV, radio and online. During that time he’s reported on everything from Brexit to the Coronavirus pandemic, taking in three General Elections along the […]

April 13, 2022

Report: EU TV fiction production down 600 hours in 2020

A new report, Audiovisual fiction production in Europe – 2020 figures, has been published by the European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. The report analyses the volume, formats, origin, commissioners and producers of original European TV films and TV series released on TV and SVoD between 2015 and 2020. Daily […]

April 5, 2022

Kuenssberg stepping down as BBC political editor

Laura Kuenssberg will step down as the BBC’s political editor at Easter 2022 after seven years in the position, to take up a senior presenting and reporting role across the BBC. Kuenssberg will take on a range of news and current affairs projects across TV, radio and online – with further details to be announced […]

December 20, 2021

Inmarsat modifies satellite for UK’s GPS

Inmarsat-3 F5, launched back in 1998, is being reconfigured in orbit from its 54 degrees West location to serve the UK’s global positioning system. The UK, because of Brexit, is officially unable to access the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) system. The modification will have the result of focusing the satellite’s beams to provide […]

December 8, 2021By Chris Forrester

BBC licence fee freeze expected

The BBC licence fee is expected to be frozen. Households will continue to pay £159 (€137) per year to fund the broadcaster’s television, radio and online content, in a bid to to help families hit hard by the rising cost of living brought on by the energy crisis and Brexit. Negotiations between the corporation and […]

November 8, 2021

Survey: Whip Media gauges thoughts on EU’s AVMSD

Whip Media has surveyed TV viewers in Spain, France, Germany and Italy to gauge their thoughts on the EUs Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) – where streaming services are required to devote at least a 30 per cent quota to European content. The majority of viewers in Spain (69 per cent) and France (58 per […]

September 15, 2021

UK seeks ‘post Brexit’ data deals

Britain is pursuing data partnerships with countries including the US, Australia, South Korea ‘and other fast-growing markets’ to boost trade after Brexit. ‘Data adequacy partnerships’ mean organisations would not have to implement costly compliance measures to share personal data internationally when doing business, the UK’s DCMS said, reports Reuters. Exiting the European Union’s GDPR regs […]

August 26, 2021

EU states face copyright rules action

Twenty-three EU countries, with the most prominent being France, Spain, Italy, risk being taken to court for delays in enacting EU copyright rules which seek to ensure a level playing field between the EU’s creative industries and online platforms, into national law. The European Commission has sent letters of formal notice, the first step of […]

July 27, 2021By Colin Mann

Brexit: Spain, Netherlands take migrating UK channels

A new report from The European Audiovisual Observatory provides an overview of the supply of services in the European audiovisual media landscape. Based on the analyses of 2020 figures from the Observatory’s MAVISE database, this publication offers insights from two perspectives: The first focuses on the supply of audiovisual media (AV) services in Europe, presenting […]

June 29, 2021