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Rewind Networks expands reach

Rewind Networks has expanded its reach in the Philippines, the Maldives and Papua New Guinea as partnerships with affiliates Accion, MediaNet and Digicel grow. Accion, one of Rewind Networks’ longstanding affiliate partners with a distribution network of local cable operators across the Philippines, has distributed HITS and HITS MOVIES since 2014 and 2019 respectively. Accion […]

April 17, 2024

Tata Communications opens live production facility in LA

Tata Communications has opened a new production and delivery facility in Los Angeles – an investment that will it says will support the future development of its services and business growth. The facility, named The Switch @ Victory, bolsters Tata Communications’ ability to serve a growing number of live content customers anywhere, anytime, with end-to-end […]

March 7, 2024

Bubble Agency appoints McCallum as Commercial Director

Bubble Agency, the global PR, marketing and events specialist for the media and entertainment technology and services sectors, has appointed Dayna McCallum as Commercial Director. Based in Los Angeles, McCallum will spearhead the agency’s worldwide business development efforts in the newly created role. Working closely with Bubble’s UK-based Business Development Manager, McCallum will be responsible […]

February 8, 2024

Lopez signs Great American Media deal

Great American Media has signed TV presenter and actor, Mario Lopez, to a multi-picture, multi-year deal to star in content across the company’s media portfolio which includes linear networks Great American Family, Great American Faith & Living, Great American Pure Flix, Great American Adventures, and digital channel, Great American Faith & Home, with a focus […]

February 7, 2024

Joel McHale returns to host 51st Annual Saturn Awards

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films has announced that actor, comedian, and host Joel McHale (star of Animal Control and Community), will return as host of the 51st Annual Saturn Awards on Sunday, February 4, 2024at the L.A. Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. The Saturns will once again be live-streamed on Electric Entertainment’s premium OTT app and FAST channel, ElectricNOW, and will include exclusive interviews from the Red […]

January 3, 2024

Sag-Aftra reaches tentative deal to end actors’ strike

US actors look set to resume work after their union, Sag-Aftra, agreed a tentative deal with Hollywood studios to end a four-month strike. On November 8th, Sag-Aftra reached an agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and TV Producers (AMPTP) in a unanimous vote. The shutdown – combined with a separate writers’ strike – has […]

November 9, 2023

Hollywood Houselift with Jeff Lewis returns to Amazon Freevee in December

Amazon Freevee announced today that Hollywood Houselift with Jeff Lewis will return with the first two episodes of its second season on December 6th, exclusively on Freevee in the UK, US and DE. A new episode of the 10-episode season will then be available every Wednesday. With higher stakes and even higher demands, Lewis will […]

October 13, 2023

Talks fail in actors strike

Negotiations between the US entertainment studios and unions representing actors have collapsed, with both sides saying they remained far apart on the most significant issues. The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) said that it was suspending talks because they were “no longer moving us in a productive direction”. SAG-AFTRA, the actors’ union, […]

October 12, 2023

Hollywood writers agree to end strike

After nearly five months, Hollywood writers ended their strike. The Writers Guild of America (WGA) said in a statement: “The WGA reached a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers on a new three-year Minimum Basic Agreement. On September 26th, the Negotiating Committee, the WGAW Board and WGAE Council all voted […]

September 27, 2023

Data: Majority of US support Hollywood strikes

Americans are broadly aware of Hollywood writers and actors going on strike, with 74 per cent of adults saying they have heard of it, according to data presented by Samba TV. Baby boomers and silent generation adults are most aware compared to other generations.  The majority of all generations support the strike, including 4 in […]

September 27, 2023