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Study: Prime Video gaining fast on Netflix in UK

Insights and consulting company Kantar’s Entertainment on Demand study uncovers the following behaviours within the UK VoD market over the 3 months to December 2021: Between September and December 2021, the number of VoD-enabled households that subscribed to at least one video streaming service in Great Britain grew to 17.1million, up almost 400k, quarter on […]

January 25, 2022

New rules to protect ‘distinctively British’ PSBs

Hours before he was sacked in a reshuffle, former Media Minister John Whittingdale announced new measures which he said will protect the creation of British TV, and help public service broadcasters (PSBs) compete with the US streaming giants in the digital age. In a keynote speech to the Royal Television Society Cambridge Convention, Whittingdale, a […]

September 16, 2021By Colin Mann

New rules to protect ‘distinctively British’ public service broadcasting 

Media Minister John Whittingdale has announced new measures to protect the creation of uniquely British TV, and help public service broadcasters (PSBs) compete with the US streaming giants in the digital age. Shows such as Dr Who, Downton Abbey, Great British Bake Off, Top Gear, The Bodyguard and Planet Earth have been huge international hits […]

September 15, 2021By Sanjeev Bhavnani

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

UK creatives call for transparent PSB discussions

Some 120 public figures, including many from the UK film and TV industries, have written an open letter to Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, complaining that a government panel on the future of public service broadcasting meets in secret, with no undertaking to publish its final report. In the […]

May 21, 2021By Colin Mann