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EastEnders weekly box sets returning to iPlayer

In reaction to a busy summer of sport on BBC One, EastEnders will once again premiere each week’s episodes on the BBC iPlayer, with all four episodes dropping every Monday from June 27th and continuing over the summer until mid-August. The move allows audiences to watch the programme whenever it suits them on BBC iPlayer, […]

June 21, 2022

ITV reschedules Coronation Street

ITV has announced that, from March 7th, its flagship soap Coronation Street will change to new hour long format. The soap will then air 8-9pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Coronation Street Producer Iain MacLeod said: “It’s an exciting time for the show and these [current storylines] will propel us into the hour-long era with […]

February 24, 2022

BBC reschedules EastEnders, Doctors

The BBC has announced that flagship soap EastEnders and drama series Doctors are both are moving in the schedules to make Monday to Thursday the time to watch them in their new broadcast slots on BBC One and BBC Two. From March 7th, EastEnders will air at 7.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights […]

February 22, 2022

Strictly wins Christmas Day 2021 ratings

The BBC’s Christmas Day line-up proved a winning formula once again, taking the top seven spots with new specials of popular shows. BBC secured eight out of the top ten programmes as audiences turned to the BBC across the day, showcasing a range of new programmes across drama, comedy and entertainment. Charlotte Moore, BBC’s Chief […]

December 27, 2021

UK docudrama Mercy signs distribution deal with All Channels Films

Los Angeles-based All Channel Films will represent the docudrama Mercy in the US and Canada in the areas of pay and basic cable, video/DVD, VoD/SVoD, streaming, PPV and other distribution platforms. The announcement was made by director/actress Wendy Morgan of Hear Their Voices productions and Seth Kittay, president, All Channel Films. The deal was negotiated […]

December 22, 2021

Record Q3 for iPlayer

Viewers flocked to BBC iPlayer between July and September 2021 (Q3), according to data revealed by the Corporation. Programmes were streamed 1.5 billion times – up 20 per cent on the same period last year, and up 49 per cent on the same period in 2019 – making it iPlayer’s best Q3 on record. Highlights […]

October 27, 2021

UK soap operas join forces to highlight climate change

For the first time in British television history, the country’s soaps and continuing dramas have joined forces to highlight the issue of climate change and environmental issues. Casualty, Coronation Street, Doctors, EastEnders, Emmerdale, Holby City and Hollyoaks have each filmed scenes, or have references, to cover different aspects of climate change and, in a soap […]

October 12, 2021

Sunset Studios plots £700m UK complex

Plans to build £700 million (€820m) film and TV studios facility in the UK have been revealed by the owners of Sunset Studios in Los Angeles. An investment firm has already purchased a 91-acre site in Hertfordshire for £120 million and, subject to planning permission, the facility will be built in Broxbourne. The area is […]

August 2, 2021

iPlayer sees record-breaking H1

Drama and sport fans helped BBC iPlayer to achieve a record-breaking first half of the year in 2021. Programmes were streamed over 3.3 billion times between January and June this year, up 8 per cent on the same period last year, and up a massive 59 per cent on the same period in 2019 following […]

July 29, 2021

BritBox appoints Santer as Chief Creative Officer

BritBox, the ITV & BBC Studios owned joint streaming venture, has announced that Diederick Santer has been appointed to the new role of BritBox International Chief Creative Officer. Santer will join BritBox in September and will oversee all aspects of programming on the SVoD service globally, including commissioning and acquisition across all genres and for […]

July 13, 2021