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Irvine Welsh’s Crime premieres Nov 18 on BritBox

BritBox UK has announced that first TV series from celebrated writer Irvine Welsh, Crime, will be available as a box set exclusively to stream on BritBox from November 18th. Crime tells the story of Detective Inspector Ray Lennox, played by Scott, in a city on the edge of the abyss. Lennox is a man whose […]

October 18, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Hulu, Disney+ order more Only Murders in the Building

Only Murders in the Building, the hit original comedy series starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez has been picked up for a second season. The show streams on Hulu in the US, Star+ in Latin America, and on Disney+ in all other territories, including Europe. “Everyone in our amazing ‘Building’ worked with such […]

September 14, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Rakuten TV content deal with Alchimie

Rakuten TV has sagreed a deal with Alchimie to provide a range of themed channels to the platform. The rollout of new channels under the new agreement continues Rakuten TV’s expansion of free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channels. The channels will be rolled out progressively, starting with eight channels; HUMANITY, Luxe TV, MMA TV, Big […]

September 2, 2021

Sky commissions raft of factual content

Sky has unveiled four new titles for Sky Documentaries and a series each for Sky Crime, Sky Nature and Sky History. The seven new commissions, which will also air on streaming service NOW, build on a slate that has already attracted record-breaking audiences to the channels. The newly commissioned titles for Sky Documentaries include The […]

August 26, 2021

Research: Brits favour dramatic TV shows

As streaming services seek to create content which has international appeal, research from Kantar has compared UK adults’ genre preferences against global audiences. Among the findings uncovered: Brits enjoy being kept on the edge of their seats, citing drama as their TV genre of interest, much more than the global average (55 per cent vs […]

August 23, 2021

Britbox starts production on Irvine Welsh’s Crime

Crime, the original crime thriller adapted from the best-selling novel by Irvine Welsh, has started production in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Marking Welsh’s first adaptation for television, Crime will be exclusive to BritBox UK and available to subscribers in the latter half of 2021. Set in Edinburgh and directed by James Strong (Liar, Broadchurch) and David […]

April 29, 2021

BritBox unveils debut originals

BritBox UK, the streaming service created by ITV and the BBC, has confirmed four original commissions. In addition to A Spy Among Friends; the limited series based on the best-selling book written by Ben Macintyre and produced by ITV Studios’ BAFTA award-winner Patrick Spence, BritBox UK has greenlit a raft of scripted drama. The Beast […]

July 22, 2020