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Report: European cinema sector making slow recovery

The European Audiovisual Observatory reports that 2021 turned out to be another difficult year for the cinema sector in Europe. Multiple factors, like the ongoing closures of cinemas, particularly in the first half of the year, the negative effect of attendance restrictions, possible hesitancy among audiences to return to cinemas, the return of US studio […]

May 12, 2022

BT TV reveals top TV picks based on star sign

As this month marks the start of spring and the astrological New Year, research from BT TV has revealed that more than a third of Brits are falling out over what to watch on TV several times a month, and star signs could offer an explanation.  In a time where the range of entertainment content […]

March 29, 2022

HBO Max set for 15 more European markets

HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s SVoD platform, will launch in a further 15 European countries on March 8th. This follows the roll out of the service in the Nordics and Spain in October 2021. The 15 countries are: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and […]

February 1, 2022

Amazon Original Series Good Omens 2 begins production in Scotland

Production has begun in Scotland on the second season of the Amazon Original series Good Omens, starring award-winning actors Michael Sheen (Quiz, Staged)and David Tennant (Des, Staged), who return in the leading roles of the angel Aziraphale and demon Crowley.  Supporting Sheen and Tennant are many of the key cast from the first season, who return for Season […]

November 2, 2021

IMAX CEO: “The movies are back”

IMAX is back, suggested CEO Richard Gelfond. Hits such as the latest James Bond outing plus sci-fi epic Dune (which helped IMAX capture 20 per cent of the record opening weekend’s box office) helped bring in the best-ever October trading month for the large cinema screen specialists. “It is clear the global film industry has […]

November 1, 2021By Chris Forrester

Survey: ‘Young adults running out of content to stream’

As supply chain shortages from pandemic fallout are being felt everywhere, subscribers of streaming services seem to be feeling their own shortages as well, notes consumer intelligence company CivicScience. Concerns circulated earlier in 2021 over whether or not streaming services would suffer as the result of the production slowdown in the entertainment industry. Recent findings […]

October 28, 2021

Research: James Bond set to boost cinema industry

The new James Bond movie, No Time to Die, will be the spark that brings film fans back to the beleaguered cinema industry, predicts entertainment firm and online gaming site, PartyCasino. Research carried out by the site found that 83 per cent of UK movie-goers plan to watch the new Bond film, which saw its […]

September 17, 2021

HBO: 45-day Asia SVoD window for Warner titles

New blockbuster movies from Warner Bros such as The Suicide Squad will soon be available to stream on HBO GO as early as 45 days after their in-market theatrical premiere in Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The first movies out of the blocks are The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It – available […]

September 1, 2021

Cineworld confirms reopening; Warner Bros deal

Cineworld, the world’s second-largest cinema chain, has announced it will reopen cinemas across the US in April, and UK cinemas will follow suit when lockdown restrictions are lifted in May. Cineworld has also announced that it has struck an exclusivity deal with Warner Bros studio. In the UK, Cineworld will have exclusive rights to Warner […]

March 23, 2021By Nik Roseveare

HBO Max in 60 countries by year end; AVoD tier

HBO Max, the US SVoD streaming service from WarnerMedia, has revealed that it plans to launch in 60 additional countries this year, including 21 countries in Europe. HBO Max said it on track to launch in 39 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean by June and that it expects to have secured around 70 […]

March 16, 2021