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Matt Smith to star in and produce Nick Cave novel for Sky

Sky has announced that BAFTA and Emmy-nominated actor Matt Smith (House of the Dragon, The Crown) will star in and executive produce a Sky Original adaptation of Nick Cave’s darkly comic novel The Death of Bunny Munro in the titular role. The six-part series written by BAFTA winner Pete Jackson (Somewhere Boy) and directed by […]

November 28, 2023

Doctor Who commentary on iPlayer

The Doctor Who universe is set to be expanded with on-screen commentary coming to BBC iPlayer for selected upcoming episodes of the sci-fi series. Special guests will give an exclusive insight into the creation and filming of some of the new adventures. Available directly after selected episodes air on BBC One and iPlayer, viewers can […]

November 24, 2023

Report: Doctor Who boosted creative industries in Wales

A BBC report reveals that the Doctor Who series contributed approximately £134.6 million (€154.7m) in gross value added (GVA) to the Welsh economy between 2004 and 2021. Released to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the sci-fi TV series, the report also shows that for every £1 of direct economic output (GVA) generated by the […]

November 23, 2023

Vizio content deals with BBC, Paramount, Magnolia

Vizio has reached agreements with BBC Studios, Magnolia Pictures and Paramount Global Content Distribution to join the lineup of more than 20 studios and media companies including A24, AMC Networks, Disney Entertainment, Lionsgate, MarVista Entertainment, NFL Media, Relativity Media, Samuel Goldwyn Films and Sony Pictures offering content on WatchFree+. These recent agreements are part of […]

November 7, 2023

Dalek welcomes British Airways customers at Heathrow

British Airways customers were surprised to find a special guest, a Dalek, while travelling through Heathrow’s Terminal 5 on October 27th. One of Doctor Who’s fearsome foes was seen keeping a watchful eye over British Airways’ arriving customers. The Dalek also mysteriously appeared in departures where confused customers spotted one of the planet’s best-known villains […]

October 30, 2023

BBC celebrates The Beatles

The BBC will be reflecting the release of Now And Then – the last song by The Beatles – and celebrating the enduring legacy of the band with a range of programmes across TV, radio and online. The song was originally written and sung by John Lennon, developed and worked on by Paul McCartney, George […]

October 27, 2023

BBC iPlayer marks 60 years of Doctor Who

BBC iPlayer has announced the biggest collection of Doctor Who titles to the platform with hundreds of episodes becoming available with multiple accessibility features for the first time. Before the Anniversary Specials hit TV screens, viewers will have the opportunity to travel back in time with any of the Doctors through the show’s 60 year […]

October 11, 2023

BBC Studios appoints Raia to Brands & Licensing Division

BBC Studios has announced that Suzy Raia, SVP Consumer Products & Business Development, and her New York based team will join the Brands & Licensing Division from October 2nd. Raia will report into Nicki Sheard, President of Brands and Licensing.   Led by President Sheard, Brands and Licensing extends audiences enjoyment of their favourite programmes […]

September 26, 2023

Ready Eddie Go! narrated by Jodie Whittaker on Sky Kids from Sept 15

A brand-new Sky Original, Ready Eddie Go!, will launch on Sky Kids on September 15th, narrated by Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who). The series follows 6-year-old Eddie who is autistic, as he navigates everyday real-life experiences for the very first time. Whether it’s going to get his hair cut or trying an unfamiliar vegetable, the series […]

September 14, 2023

BBC Studios names Poulter as VP Digital – Commercial

BBC Studios, the commercial subsidiary of the BBC, has announced the appointment of Nat Poulter, former Co-CEO of global social publisher Jungle Creations, as Vice President of Digital – Commercial, effective immediately. Based in London, Poulter will be responsible for building a cross-platform digital consumer proposition across a portfolio of new and expanding brands with […]

September 12, 2023