Advanced Television


France: Free launches AVoD service  

Internet service provider Free has launched its first AVoD service in France – a film and drama series offering branded OQEE Ciné. Exclusive to Freebox subscribers, the service is accessible, limitless, at no additional charge, straight from their TV or via a dedicated OQEE by Free app. At launch, OQEE Ciné boasts 300 movies, series, […]

March 7, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Amazon Studios first look deal with Safehouse Pictures

Amazon Studios has closed a three-year first look film deal with Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell’s Safehouse Pictures. Under the pact, Amazon Studios has a first look on films that Safehouse Pictures intends to produce. “We are thrilled to be collaborating with Amazon Studios­­­—who are not only ambitious and forward-thinking content creators—but also lovely and […]

September 22, 2022

Cinedigm’s DMR launches Cinehouse

Digital media and entertainment company DMR, is letting fans stream their favourite niche channels with the launch of Cinehouse. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Cinedigm, DMR says it is unveiling this new free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service to superserve enthusiast fan bases across several popular genres. Cinehouse is dedicated to bringing fans the best movies and TV shows […]

April 20, 2022

Apple TV+ lands Godzilla and Titans series

Apple TV+ has announced a series order for a new original live-action series from Legendary’s Monsterverse franchise. Following battle between Godzilla and the Titans that leveled San Francisco and the new reality that monsters are real, the series explores one family’s journey to uncover its buried secrets and a legacy linking them to the secret […]

January 21, 2022

Study: Godzilla vs Kong takes £3.3m piracy hit

Internet security advisory firm Techshielder has analysed the most pirated films over the last year to find out how much piracy cost Hollywood. Action films appear to be a big hit amongst online pirates, as this is the genre that has seen the biggest number of illegal downloads tied with the biggest amount of money […]

September 14, 2021By Colin Mann

UK cinema chains confirm reopening

Following the government’s green light for the next phase of lockdown lifting to go ahead next week, cinema chains Cineworld, Odeon and Vue have confirmed they will be reopening their screens across the UK. In a statement, Vue said: “We’re very excited to announce that we will be opening all our venues in England, Scotland […]

May 11, 2021By Nik Roseveare

IMAX to triple Japanese screens

IMAX says it is looking to triple its number of theatre screens in Japan by 2024. In an interview with Bloomberg, ahead of the company’s latest earnings statement, CEO Richard Gelfond said he wanted to top 100 screens in Japan, up from the current 39. Helping that ambition is a recent extension of its release […]

April 30, 2021By Chris Forrester

Strong debut for Mortal Kombat on HBO Max

Following the success of Godzilla vs Kong, HBO Max has another streaming hit on its hands. Nearly 3.8 million US households watched the new Mortal Kombat movie during its opening weekend, with viewership peaking at 1.7 million households on April 23rd, according to an analysis by Samba TV. That’s more viewership in just three days […]

April 27, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Godzilla vs Kong partners with World of Warships

On the heels of the debut of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ epic action adventure movie Godzilla vs. Kong, the infamous foes will take their battle to the high seas in World of Warships and World of Warships: Legends as part of an exclusive, time-limited collaboration between Wargaming, Legendary Entertainment and Toho Co, Ltd. […]

April 1, 2021

HBO Max Orbit unveiling at SXSW

HBO Max will launch HBO Max Orbit at SXSW Online, the brand’s interactive digital experience to introduce audiences to the US streaming service’s content using cutting-edge emerging technology. The HBO Max Orbit experience at SXSW Online will respond to facial movements and voice prompts to allow audiences to explore and interact with thousands of iconic […]

March 12, 2021