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World of Wonder, Gatekeeper announce The Little Pageant That Could doc

Emmy-winning media company World of Wonder (“RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”) and Gatekeeper Productions have recently announced the production wrap of “The Little Pageant That Could,” a feature documentary chronicling the journey of the city’s Best in Drag Show to support the Alliance for Housing and Healing. The event, which started as […]

March 27, 2023

South Africa: eMedia launches Ultraview

South Africa’s eMedia, which owns the Openview free-to-air broadcasting bundle, has launched a satellite-based pay-TV bouquet called Ultraview in the country. The new service from eMedia – which transmits the popular e.tv channel – is seen as a direct competitor to MultiChoice’s DStv pay-bouquet. “Ultraview enables viewers to see additional bouquets of content for a […]

March 6, 2023By Chris Forrester

Canada: OUTtv Proud, Shades of Black on Pluto TV

Pluto TV, the free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service, and Fuse Media, a Latino-owned multi-platform entertainment company dedicated to amplifying young multicultural voices around the world, have secured the first North American distribution deal for OUTtv Proud on the service. In addition, the companies have partnered to bring Shades of Black to Pluto TV Canada, streaming later this […]

February 6, 2023

Bros heading to Peacock

Peacock has announced that Universal Pictures Bros will be exclusively available in the streaming platform from December 2nd. Bros, written by and starring Billy Eichner, is a romantic comedy about two gay men maybe, possibly, probably, stumbling towards love. The movie currently holds an 88 per cent Fresh rating on review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes. Bros […]

November 29, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Report: Social media usage at tipping point?

Environmental apathy, customisable avatars, and a new way of using the internet are the major consumer trends to watch in 2023, according to a report by GWI. The annual Connecting the Dots report reveals the shift in consumer behaviours online and what can be expected in 2023 as a result. The report represents more than […]

November 8, 2022

RuPaul’s Drag Race moves to WOW Presents Plus

Media production company, World Of Wonder, has announced that Seasons 1-10 of the Emmy Award-winning show, RuPaul’s Drag Race, will now be exclusively available to watch in the UK on the streamer of all things drag, WOW Presents Plus. WOW Presents Plus is the official streamer of all things drag, brought to viewers by the […]

September 29, 2022

Study: Ethnic groups’ entertainment priorities

Entertainment data and insights company Luminate has released its latest quarterly Entertainment 365 study, presenting an in-depth look into how different US audience groups engage with and prioritise various types of entertainment across TV, music, film, gaming and social media. The report specifically provides insights on underrepresented populations in the US, including Black audiences, Hispanic […]

August 18, 2022

Gola-Ebue names Global Head of Advertising & Partnerships at HER

HER, the LGBTQ+ dating & community app, is strengthening its growth strategy with the appointment of advertising expert, Angie Gola-Ebue to Global Head of Advertising and Partnerships. Gola-Ebue has over 20 years’ experience assisting organisations achieve rapid growth including Tinder, VICE Media and i-D. HER currently provides a platform for over 10 million queer women, […]

August 16, 2022

Research: World Cup viewers expect diversity & sustainability ads

Research from Teads, the global media platform, reveals brands need to show diversity, promote gender equality, and sustainability in their ads during the men’s football World Cup 2022 if they are to win the hearts and minds of consumers. The research also found that leveraging high-attention premium publishers during the tournament will be key for […]

August 9, 2022

BBC Studios reports record profit

BBC Studios, the BBC’s principal commercial subsidiary, thas published record set of results for the year. Overall sales were at £1.63 billion (€1.92bn), a jump of 30 per cent, thanks to a very healthy year for production and UKTV. EBITDA was up 50 per cent year-on-year to £226 million (2020/21: £151 million), the first time […]

July 12, 2022