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Sky orders Bad Tidings for Christmas

Chris McCausland and Lee Mack will star in Sky Original Bad Tidings, a festive special about two perpetually feuding neighbours in Stockport who become unlikely heroes, saving their street from notorious burglars. Written by BAFTA-winning team Laurence Rickard & Martha Howe-Douglas (Ghosts, Horrible Histories) with Chris McCausland, hijinks will commence on production this month at […]

April 8, 2024

Report: Strong Q4 profits for electronics manufacturers

Analysis shows that UK electronics and telecommunication manufacturers are starting the year on a strong footing after seeing their profitability improve over the key Christmas quarter. Mid-sized firms in the sector have benefitted from demand for products and stabilising supply chains, according to the latest Manufacturers’ Health Index, compiled quarterly by inventory management software brand Unleashed, part of […]

March 5, 2024

Lopez signs Great American Media deal

Great American Media has signed TV presenter and actor, Mario Lopez, to a multi-picture, multi-year deal to star in content across the company’s media portfolio which includes linear networks Great American Family, Great American Faith & Living, Great American Pure Flix, Great American Adventures, and digital channel, Great American Faith & Home, with a focus […]

February 7, 2024

Research: UK’s favourite ads of 2023

System1 and ITV have revealed the UK’s top-performing ads of 2023, with Christmas adverts dominating the top 10. Aldi’s Kevin the Carrot took the top spot with Kevin & the Christmas Factory, meaning Kevin has now scored 5-Stars for the last five years in a row. Six of the top 10 adverts in 2023 were […]

January 31, 2024

BBC airs 9 of top 10 shows on Xmas Day

BBC’s Strictly special was the most watched show in the UK on Christmas Day in 2023 with 5.3 million viewers (excluding The King’s Christmas broadcast). BBC dominated the ratings with nine out of the top ten most watched shows as audiences tuned into the BBC across the day for a range of new episodes of […]

December 28, 2023

Data: UK retail brands serve up huge Xmas ad impressions

Samba TV, a provider of TV technology for audience data and omniscreen measuremen. has shared insights on holiday advertising in the UK. With the holiday season in full swing, retail brands are serving up massive advertising impressions to capture the attention of consumers. Key highlights include: Retail brands comprise half of the top brands leading […]

December 21, 2023

JioCinema presents Toontastic Winter Carnival

Following its recent foray into kids’ entertainment, JioCinema is further set to elevate the entertainment quotient for its young viewers and their families with its latest campaign ‘Toontastic Winter Carnival’ to welcome 2024. Promising to make this holiday season the biggest ever carnival and unforgettable for everyone, the festival brings a blockbuster lineup of 24 […]

December 21, 2023

Stephen Fry to deliver C4’s Alternative Christmas Message

Self-declared atheist and humanist Stephen Fry will deliver the 2023 Alternative Christmas Message with an plea for everyone to recognise and call out antisemitism for the racism it is. Moved to speak following the alarming rise of antisemitism in the UK following the October 7th Hamas attacks and the subsequent response from Israel, Fry reveals […]

December 18, 2023

New Neighbours on Freevee throughout Xmas

Amazon Freevee has announced that its revived soap Neighbours will air new episodes throughout the Christmas holiday and feature a special holiday-themed episode arc. These episodes will include the wedding of fan-favourite couple Chloe Brennan and Elly Conway (played by April Rose Pengilly and Jodi Gordon respectively). The holiday time-line marks the first time in […]

December 18, 2023

Channel 4 cat-dedicated ad break for Mog’s Christmas

On December 24th, Channel 4 will debut its latest creative sales innovation, partnering with four brands to keep viewers entertained in a cat-themed ad break ahead of its broadcast of Mog’s Christmas. A special animated adaptation of Judith Kerr’s much-loved classic children’s book, Mog’s Christmas will air on Channel 4 at 7.45pm on Christmas Eve. […]

December 15, 2023