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Curiosity University passes 100k subs

Curiosity has announced that the former One Day University, now rebranded Curiosity University, has surpassed 100,000 paying subscribers. The streaming service, with hundreds of lectures and talks from some of the world’s best subject matter experts, was acquired by Curiosity to complement Curiosity’s offering of premium factual content across all global platforms and territories and […]

March 18, 2024

Max orders Chasing Flavor

Celebrity chef and best-selling author Carla Hall will take Max viewers on a global adventure to explore the roots of popular dishes within American food culture on the original Max series Chasing Flavor. Beginning on February 1st 2024, Max subcribers can follow along as Hall’s curiosity about some of America’s most delicious dishes from chicken […]

December 22, 2023

Marquee TV names new CEO; updates platform

Marquee TV, the streaming service for arts and culture, has announced the appointment of a new CEO in Edward Humphrey. He brings over two decades of experience in the film and TV industry, with a focus on building and growing streaming services. He led the launch and growth of film platform BFI Player and has […]

November 6, 2023

Wonderland: Gothic to premiere on Sky Arts

The Wonderland factual TV series returns to Sky Arts this autumn with an all-new four-part series, Wonderland: Gothic, which explores the phenomenon of ‘Gothic’ and its themes of darkness, emotion, romance, mystery, and menace, and is filled with illustrations from literature, film, art, architecture, and performance. Produced by Odyssey Television, Wonderland: Gothic premieres on Sky […]

October 6, 2023

MPs seek Media Bill changes

Obligations on smart TVs, firesticks and set-top boxes to ensure public service broadcasters (PSBs) are prominent on their platforms should be strengthened, according to the UK House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee. In its report on the draft Media Bill, the Committee also wants to see current obligations on PSBs to provide programming […]

September 22, 2023By Colin Mann

Access All Areas launches production company and partners with TV Access Project

Access All Areas (AAA) is launching a new production company, co-led by learning disabled and autistic talent, that will focus on a three-part approach to improving learning disabled and neurodivergent representation in TV and film. This will coincide with a new push for inclusion by the TV Access Project (TAP) at a panel event at […]

August 21, 2023

BBC Factual announces 2 new commissions

The BBC has announced two new factual commissions at Wales Screen Summit. Both commissions are being produced out of Cardiff and are being made by South Shore.  Catherine Catton, BBC Head of Commissioning, Factual Entertainment & Events, commeted: “These two new shows showcase the food, passion and creativity of people all across the UK and […]

May 16, 2023

Culture Club gig streams globally on Caton Live Stage

Celebrated pop group Culture Club, fronted by Boy George, celebrated the 40th anniversary of the triple-platinum Colour by Numbers album with a unique one-off show, streamed live to their worldwide fan base. Thanks to Caton Live Stage, the February 25th concert in California was experienced live in cinemas and venues from Brazil to Hong Kong, […]

February 28, 2023

Arte reports 45m monthly views

Arte, the European culture broadcaster, has reported that its four European language offerings (Spanish, English, Italian and Polish) registered a 50 per cent increase over 2022 to 45 million views each month, according to the service’s annual round-up. This is in line with the global digital rise of arte.tv platform and of the various social […]

January 3, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Donelan retains DCMS brief

Michelle Donelan, appointed as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in outgoing UK Prime Minister Liz Truss’s first Cabinet, is to carry on in the role under new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Unlike some of her predecessors in the role, Donelan has relevant professional experience. Before going into politics, she worked […]

October 26, 2022By Colin Mann