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Quay Street Productions announces 5 new hires

Quay Street Productions, the Manchester-based production company launched by prolific multi-award-winning producer Nicola Shindler OBE in 2021, has made five new hires across production, development and business affairs, ahead of its first raft of productions. Richard Fee, Davina Earl, Chris Leach, Athena Stavrakis and Kate Boyle join the growing team as Executive Producer, Head of […]

January 26, 2022

New look for iPlayer on TV

Viewers will begin to see a significant change to the way iPlayer, the BBC’s catch-up and live TV platform, looks on TV. The navigation menu will move to the left hand side of the screen – making it easier to browse different categories such as comedy, drama or sport. The change also gives much more […]

November 18, 2021By Colin Mann

Boots partners with Sky’s AdSmart for Xmas campaign

Boots, the British pharmacy chain, has unveiled its 2021 Christmas campaign, starring actor Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who, Queen Victoria) as the character of Joy. Bags of Joy, created by The Pharm – the WPP partnership team dedicated to WBA – aims to reignite the magic of the holiday season. It brings into focus the happiness […]

November 5, 2021By Nik Roseveare

New BBC Channels on Samsung TV Plus in Europe

Samsung TV Plus and BBC Studios have partnered to launch new free TV channels on Samsung TV Plus in Europe. BBC Travel, History, Drama and Doctor Who are now available in France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The deal means Samsung TV Plus now offers a total 56 TV channels to Samsung phone, tablet and smart […]

October 26, 2021

Pluto TV adds new BBC channels in Europe

Pluto TV, the free streaming television service, has announced a partnership with BBC Studios that brings three new channels to the streaming service across the five European countries of Germany, Switzerland, Austria (GSA), France and Spain. In France, audiences can now enjoy a new Doctor Who channel, which features the first 10 seasons of the BBC action-adventure […]

October 11, 2021

Whittaker, Chibnall to leave Doctor Who

Having been in charge of the TARDIS since filming for the Thirteenth Doctor began in 2017, Showrunner Chris Chibnall and the Thirteenth Doctor, Jodie Whittaker, have confirmed they will be moving on from the most famous police box on Earth – and the universe. With a six-part Event Serial announced for the autumn of 2021, […]

July 29, 2021

Amazon Studios orders adaptation of Gaiman’s Anansi Boys

Amazon Studios has ordered a series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s international best-selling novel Anansi Boys. Anansi Boys will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. The six episode limited series will begin shooting in Scotland later this year. Based on Gaiman’s novel of the same name, Anansi Boys […]

July 21, 2021

BBC Studios appoints Brough in SVP role

BBC Studios’ Brands and Marketing division has recruited Penny Brough as SVP to steer its genre and brand marketing and audience insight team. Brough will be charged with ensuring the Marketing and Audiences department delivers world class insight and ambitious genre plans that engage customers and consumers and drive revenue. Brands and Marketing leads on the brand management and […]

March 30, 2021

Leonardo da Vinci drama on Prime Video UK

Amazon Prime Video will exclusively launch a new drama based on the life of Leonardo da Vinci in the UK and Ireland on April 16th. The eight parts series, titled Leonardo explores the secrets and drama behind the genius: his life, his work and his personal struggles all set against the backdrop of Renaissance Italy. […]

March 15, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Data: 487k UK homes watched Disney+ Soul at Xmas

Viewing figures from TV data and analytics company Samba TV showcases how many UK households watched Soul on Disney+ and Doctor Who on BBC One over the festive period. Reflecting Covid-19 restrictions, regions in the stricter lockdowns led the way with higher viewing figures. Some 487,000 UK households watched the new Pixar movie Soul on […]

January 7, 2021