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Royal Christmas Carol Service on ITV

The Princess of Wales will return to Westminster Abbey to host a special Christmas carol service on December 8th. Spearheaded by The Princess, and supported by The Royal Foundation, the service is a moment to bring people together at Christmas time and recognise those who have gone above and beyond to help others throughout the […]

November 27, 2023

Data: Effectiveness success from 2023 Xmas TV ads

Christmas TV ads in 2023 have delivered a 67 percentile improvement on effectiveness – based on metrics from Kantar, including consumer enjoyment, entertainment and the incorporation of the brand – compared with 2021 when festive campaigns languished in the bottom 16 per cent of all ads on average. Using facial coding technology, which analyses viewers […]

November 24, 2023

BBC announces Charles III doc

The BBC has announced Charles III: The Coronation Year – a new 90-minute documentary made by Oxford Films for BBC One and iPlayer. The film will offer a unique insight into the life of King Charles III and Queen Camilla and take viewers behind the scenes of the first year of the reign of King […]

November 24, 2023

The Killer stays at Netflix #1

David Fincher’s critically acclaimed thriller, The Killer, took the top spot on Netflix’s Top English film list for the second week in a row with 22.3 million views, making it the most viewed title in the week commencing November 13th. Subscribers rang in the holiday season with Best.Christmas.Ever!, the new holiday film starring Brandy, Jason […]

November 22, 2023

Analysis: Coca-Cola Xmas ads ‘exceptional’ effectiveness

System1, the creative effectiveness platform, has revealed that both of Coca-Cola’s adverts this Christmas have achieved ‘exceptional’ effectiveness rankings, with Holidays are Coming securing the highest possible Star Rating of 5.9.  System1’s 1-5 Star scale predicts commercial effectiveness by measuring people’s emotional response to ads and the intensity of their response, with just 1 per […]

November 8, 2023

EXmas movie to premiere on Freevee

Amazon Freevee has announced that EXmas, an Original romantic comedy starring Leighton Meester and Robbie Amell, will premiere exclusively on Freevee in the UK, US, Germany, and Austria on November 17th. The movie will also be available on Prime Video in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Coming home for the holidays is never […]

October 18, 2023

Dashing Through the Snow debuts on Disney+ in November

The original family holiday comedy Dashing Through the Snow, starring Lil Rel Howery, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges and Teyonah Parris, will debut November 17th, exclusively on Disney+. Dashing Through the Snow is a touching comedy about a social worker for the Atlanta police department and the Christmas Eve journey with his estranged daughter that helps him to remember the […]

September 13, 2023

Narrative relaunching GREAT! christmas channel

UK broadcaster Narrative Entertainment has announced the annual launch of popular seasonal channel, GREAT! christmas, on September 7th. The festive channel reached 5 million people in the last 12 months and grew its commercial impacts by 20 per cent year on year in contrast to a market decline of -5 per cent which delivered share […]

August 31, 2023

Lupus Films, JGA Group team to launch training scheme

London-based animation studio Lupus Films has teamed up with training provider the JGA Group to deliver a special training scheme aimed at attracting new talent into the animation industry. The scheme was supported by The JGA Group as part of ‘Creativity Squared’, an initiative to help Londoners, particularly those who are currently out of work, […]

July 7, 2023

Filming commences on Beyond Paradise Xmas special and 2nd season

Filming has commenced for the first Christmas special and second season of the hugely successful crime drama Beyond Paradise. Co-commissioned with BritBox International and coming to BBC One and iPlayer, fans will be eager to see what’s next for Humphrey and Martha following their make-or-break trip to Saint Marie at the end of the last […]

July 6, 2023