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Voggt launches video shopping platform in UK

Voggt, the European video e-commerce platform using livestreaming to bring shopping to mobile and web, has launched in the UK for consumers passionate about collecting and trading everything from playing cards, comic books and figurines, to sports memorabilia, fashion and sneakers. Voggt aims to enhance the traditional retail experience through livestreamed shows which bring together […]

November 24, 2022

Sky launching ad-free Sky Kids channel

Sky will launch a new Sky Kids linear channel in February 2023. The channel, aimed at children aged 1-7, will be home to commercial-free, 24-hour programming, and will showcase Sky Originals and known names at no extra cost to Sky Kids customers and NOW entertainment members. Lucy Murphy, Director of Kids Content at Sky, commented: […]

November 22, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Data: UK reacting postively to first Xmas TV ads

For advertisers, this is once again a tricky Christmas season. Prices are rising, bills are mounting up, and customers are inevitably tightening their belts. Would a cash-strapped public react favourably to the yearly flood of Christmas commercials? The early signs are an emphatic ‘yes’. System1’s Test Your Ad platform has been rating every new Christmas […]

November 10, 2022

Channel 4, Lego Group launch new digital series

Channel 4 and the Lego Group, the iconic Danish toy manufacturer, have partnered to launch Kids Rebuild the Future, a new short-form digital series for the broadcaster’s social media channels. The four-part series, produced by Kalel Productions, features comedians Judi Love, Aisling Bea, Rhys James and Katherine Ryan teaming up with kids to build Lego […]

October 19, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Netflix to acquire Animal Logic studio

Netflix has revealed plans to acquire Animal Logic, the Australian animation studio. Netflix said the acquisition will support its ambitious animated film slate, building on films like Over the Moon, Academy Award-nominated Klaus and the recently released, record-setting The Sea Beast. Animal Logic has been producing award-winning design, visual effects and animation for over 30 […]

July 20, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Ryff helps Lego Masters NZ monetise global content

Lego Masters NZ and Television New Zealand are turning to AI-powered product placement technology from Ryff to give them a clean slate for future brand integrations. The Lego Masters TV show is a global phenomenon, shot and distributed all over the world. The distributors, Banijay, were keen to ensure that the show shot in New […]

July 6, 2022

Report: Video game sales down 8% in April

As the world’s lockdowns end, the Video game sector is suffering commensurately. According to NPD, US total spending on video games (content, hardware, accessories) decreased by -8 per cent in April. NPD suggests that the Christmas/New Year holiday period showed disappointing results. For example, December’s sales were down 1 per cent compared with 2020 and […]

May 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

Rakuten TV adds Beano channel

Rakuten TV, the European VoD platforms, has added iconic children’s brands Beano to their growing children’s collection of FAST (Free Ad-Supported Streaming Television) channels. Families in the UK and Ireland now have access to the adventures of Dennis, Gnasher, Minnie the Minx and their Beanotown friends via The Beano channel. Established in 1938, Beano is […]

March 2, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Viaplay goes live in Netherlands

Viaplay has rolled out in the Netherlands with a combination of premium live sports, Viaplay Originals, Hollywood films and series, and kids content. The service comprises a single package with an introductory price of €9.99 per month (regular price from August: €13.99 per month), and is available through distribution partners KPN, VodafoneZiggo, T-Mobile Netherlands and […]

March 1, 2022

Lego content on Vuulr marketplace

Global TV and Film content marketplace Vuulr has announced children’s brand Lego has joined the platform to increase its global reach for content distribution. On Vuulr’s marketplace, the Lego Group is making 450 hours of content available for broadcasters and OTT platforms to purchase. As Lego seeks to streamline its content distribution process and connect […]

February 28, 2022