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BBC acquires North Sea Connection

The BBC has acquired North Sea Connection, with the Irish crime drama set to air on BBC Four and iPlayer in February. Written by Mark Greig (Marcella, Bulletproof), and directed by Hannah Quinn and Paul Murphy, the six-part series is a story of complex family dynamics set against a dramatic Irish landscape. Ciara Kenny fishes […]

January 23, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Live NBA on BBC

The BBC has announced that it will broadcast a number of live NBA basketball games during the remainder of the 2022-23 season. The first fixture to be shown will be the NBA Paris Game between Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons tonight [January 19th], available on BBC Three and iPlayer. Per the deal, four regular season […]

January 19, 2023By Nik Roseveare

BBC acquires Magpie Murders and sequel

The BBC has acquired Anthony Horowitz’s mystery series Magpie Murders, and will air its follow up, the forthcoming Moonflower Murders, which will be made by Eleventh Hour Films in association with Salt Films for PBS Masterpiece and the BBC. Based on the books of the same names, both series are adapted for television by Horowitz […]

January 18, 2023

BBC extends Olympics rights

The Olympic Games will remain on the BBC up to and including 2032, ensuring the events remain free-to-air for another decade. In a new joint partnership with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Warner Bros Discovery (WBD), the BBC will bring coverage of the Olympic Games and all the major moments on TV, radio, online […]

January 16, 2023

BBC acquires The Traitors US

Following the success of mystery game show The Traitors on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, the BBC has acquired the rights to The Traitors US from All3 Media International produced by Studio Lambert for NBC Universal. The series will land as a boxset on BBC iPlayer from January 13th, and then be shown on both […]

January 12, 2023By Nik Roseveare

iPlayer, BBC Sounds set festive records

Viewers and listeners flocked to BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds in record numbers over the festive period with millions also watching on BBC TV and listening on BBC Radio. On BBC iPlayer, every day across the ‘festive fortnight’ – December 20th to January 2nd – programmes were streamed more times on iPlayer this year than […]

January 5, 2023

BBC: World Cup sets streaming records

The World Cup Final match on December 18th brought in a peak TV audience of 14.9 million on BBC One, with a TV audience share of 58 per cent. Argentina’s dramatic victory over France was also streamed 7.1 million times on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport Online. Audiences flocked to the BBC throughout the World […]

December 19, 2022

BBC: 10m watch France vs Morocco

The France vs Morocco World Cup semi-final match pulled in a peak TV audience of 10 million on BBC One on December 14th. The match was also streamed 3.8 million times on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport Online, making it one of the BBC’s five most-streamed games so far this tournament. France won the game […]

December 15, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Freeview turns 20

On its 20th anniversary, Freeview has announced it is now home to an 60,000 hours of content. Having increased its on-demand offering by 20,000 hours since April 2022, Freeview is seeing in its 20th birthday with another milestone as more consumers consider cutting paid-for streaming subscriptions amid the cost-of-living crisis in the UK. With ITVX, […]

December 14, 2022

BBC acquires two new WBD shows

The BBC has acquired two new shows – Search Party and Our Flag Means Death – from Warner Bros Discovery International Television Distribution that will stream on iPlayer in early 2023. Sue Deeks, Head of Programme Acquisition, commented: “Search Party is a deliciously dark and quirky comedy thriller; Our Flag Means Death is a wonderfully […]

December 7, 2022By Nik Roseveare