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Harry Potter

Study: Most expensive movie franchises to support

A study by the financial comparison company money.co.uk has revealed the most expensive (and the cheapest) film franchises for superfans. Harry Potter is crowned the most expensive film franchise for those looking to be wizarding world superfans. The study revealed that the ultimate superfan collection will set Harry Potter fans back a staggering £467.98, on […]

March 28, 2022

Media Tech SPAC acquires Drylab

Media Tech SPAC, a company formed to undertake one or more acquisitions in the media and technology sectors, has announced that it has reached and entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the share capital of Drylab, a film and TV production SaaS platform in Scandinavia. The acquisition is expected to […]

March 28, 2022

BritBox MD stepping down

Will Harrison, Managing Director at BritBox UK, is set to depart the streaming service as ITV prepares to roll out ITVX. Harrison, who has been in the role since BritBox launched in 2019, will not be replaced, with the news coming a week after major shareholder ITV said it will be folding BritBox into new […]

March 11, 2022

WarnerMedia boost for RTL+

RTL Group’s RTL Deutschland business unit has signed an exclusive agreement for an extensive, multi-year programme volume deal with Warner Bros Entertainment. Starting from Q1 2022, RTL Deutschland will receive access to exclusive films and series, including HBO Max originals, to complement the increasing number of German originals on its rapidly-growing streaming service RTL+. In […]

February 16, 2022

Monteiro named GM of HBO Max SE Asia

Jason Monteiro has been named General Manager of HBO Max Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan effective immediately. Monteiro will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of WarnerMedia’s Direct-to-Consumer business, leading content experience, brand, marketing, subscriber management, digital partnerships and data analytics. Based in Singapore, he will oversee the existing HBO GO streaming service and […]

January 10, 2022

Data: Record year for UK home entertainment

Figures released by the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) spotlight the renaissance of UK Home Entertainment, as its value rose to £3.7 billion (€3.1bn) in 2021. Based on data from the Official Charts Company, Futuresource Consulting, Omdia, and Kantar, this demonstrates 13.3 per cent growth Year on Year (YoY), finishing 2021 on a high […]

January 5, 2022

Sku unveils Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts official trailer

On New Year’s Day Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts will be coming exclusively to Sky and streaming service NOW. Take a look at the brand-new official trailer from this highly anticipated retrospective special. Announced last month, the retrospective special invites fans on a magical first-person journey through one of the most beloved film […]

December 20, 2021

UPMG signs Banijay

Universal Music Publishing Group (UPMG) has announced the signing of Banijay, the global independent content creation and distribution group to exploit its music assets. Under the deal, UMPG will work with Banijay Brands which has a portfolio spanning some of the world’s most recognisable shows, including Peaky Blinders, Survivor, Temptation Island, Lego Masters and Hunted. […]

December 17, 2021

Return to Hogwarts on Sky, NOW

Sky & NOW will be celebrating Harry Potter’s 20th anniversary in style this festive season, as the exclusive home of both Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts and Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses in UK & Ireland. Set to air on New Years Day, Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts will see […]

December 1, 2021

Adrenalin launches 2nd season of Balkan thriller BESA

The second season of BESA, the crime thriller series set in the Balkans, launched in 2018 to critical and audience acclaim, will have its world premiere on November 22nd in the TV Beats section at PÖFF, the prestigious Black Nights Film Festival held in Tallinn in Estonia. With season 2, shot in Estonia, Serbia, Montenegro […]

November 17, 2021