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John Cena hosts Roku’s What Drives You

Roku, America’s #1 TV streaming platform has greenlit celebrity talk series “What Drives You,” hosted by global icon John Cena. “What Drives You,” Cena’s first-ever talk series, expands Roku Originals’ existing relationship with Cena, which includes his prior role in the comedy series “Die Hart 2: Die Harter” and the upcoming docuseries “WWE Superstars of […]

November 16, 2023

WWE Fastlane delivers record viewrship

WWE, part of TKO Group Holdings, has announced that Fastlane, which emanated from Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, became the most-watched and highest-grossing Fastlane in company history. The premium live event set new Fastlane records for viewership, gate and sponsorship. Viewership for Fastlane was up 71 per cent versus the previous record set in 2021. The […]

October 9, 2023

Barbie on Starzplay

Starzplay, the MENA SVoD service, is bringing the summer blockbuster which crossed the billion-dollar mark- Barbie to its platform, straight from the theatres. Fans can tune into Starzplay and watch Greta Gerwig’s movie starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling and get ready to immerse in the perfect-pink world of the Barbie Land. Barbie, which offers […]

October 3, 2023

WWE SmackDown signs USA Network deal

WWE, now part of TKO Group Holdings, and NBCUniversal have agreed to a five-year domestic media rights partnership in the US that will bring Friday Night SmackDown back to USA Network beginning October 2024. Additionally, beginning in the 2024/25 season, WWE will produce four primetime specials per year that will air on NBC, marking the […]

September 21, 2023By Nik Roseveare

The Lincoln Lawyer at Netflix #1

Returning series had a strong showing on Netflix in the week commencing Juy 31st with The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2 lheading back to the top of the English TV List following the release of Part 2 with 6.7 million views for the week, bringing its total views for the season to 23.3 million. Season 1 […]

August 9, 2023

Cena, Awkwafina to star in Prime Video’s Grand Death Lotto

John Cena, Awkwafina, and Simu Liu are set to star in Prime Video’s action-comedy Grand Death Lotto, from director Paul Feig. Feig is directing the film from a script penned by Rob Yescombe (Outside the Wire). The film, which hails from Amazon Studios, will be produced by Roth/Kirschenbaum Films’ Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum, and Feigco Entertainment’s Laura Fischer […]

March 3, 2023

Sky unveils “largest ever” slate of originals

Sky has announced its largest ever slate of new programming to be shown through 2022 and beyond, including a raft of new commissions across drama, comedy and original film. Announced at the Up Next 2022 event at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, hosted by Claudia Winkleman, Sky will launch over 200 Sky Original shows across all […]

May 18, 2022

WWE, MBC sign MENA broadcast partnership

WWE and MBC Group have announced a major broadcast partnership that will see MBC’s VoD streaming service, Shahid, become the new home of WWE in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the rest of the MENA region. The partnership includes all WWE premium live events, kicking off with WrestleMania 38 on April 3rd and April […]

March 23, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Peacock unveils first WWE original series

Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, has announced that its first WWE original series, WWE EVIL, will launch on March 24th. Created and hosted by John Cena, the 8-part docu-series is the latest expansion of WWE programming on Peacock, and the first-ever original from WWE Studios. Taking an unprecedented look inside the psyche some of the most […]

March 14, 2022By Nik Roseveare

HBO Max rolls out in 15 more EU countries

HBO Max, the SVoD service from WarnerMedia, is now available in 61 territories globally after launching in 15 additional European countries, including the Netherlands, Portugal, Hungary, Poland and Romania. The platform launches with a promotion offering all customers in Central and Eastern Europe and Portugal more than 30 per cent off the monthly price for […]

March 8, 2022