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Sky announces Tell Them You Love Me doc

Sky has announced that Tell Them You Love Me will launch on Sky Documentaries and streaming service NOW on February 3rd. The Sky Original feature documentary is co-produced with Topic streaming service, and will be distributed by Kino Lorber in North America. The film, which is produced by Louis Theroux’s production company, Mindhouse, and directed by […]

January 15, 2024

BBC centenary marked with 1,000+ iPlayer box sets

The BBC is celebrating its 100th year with more than 1,000 box sets being made available to stream through its iPlayer service. Dan McGolpin, Director of BBC iPlayer and Channels, says: “There’s no better time than during the BBC’s centenary year to discover a classic BBC series that you’ve never seen before or to watch […]

April 7, 2022By Nik Roseveare

BBC Three orders Eddie Hall doc

BBC Three has commissioned a new documentary with unique access to British strongman, Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall, and his journey to a climactic showdown with his arch-rival Thor Bjornsson, in what was dubbed ‘The Heaviest Boxing Match in History.’ Hall and Bjornsson used to be friends as they competed on the Strongman circuit. That changed […]

March 23, 2022

Prime Video reasserts commitment to UK productions

Amazon Studios Head of European Originals, Georgia Brown, and Head of UK Originals, Dan Grabiner, took part in an address on September 14th during which they recommitted Prime Video’s long-term ambitions for making original television in the UK. As part of a Q&A, hosted by comedian Katherine Ryan (due to star in Amazon Original Series Backstage […]

September 14, 2021

BBC Studios to launch BBC SELECT

With BritBox, its joint venture SVoD service with ITV successfully established as a source of drama and entertainment for North American viewers, BBC Studios, the Corporation’s commercial arm  – is set to launch a new, ad-free subscription streaming channel, BBC SELECT, in early 2021 on Amazon Prime Video Channels and the Apple TV app. BBC […]

December 17, 2020By Colin Mann

BBC Sounds hits 1.1bn plays in 2020

The BBC has reported that there have been 1.1 billion UK plays of radio, music and podcasts on BBC Sounds so far in 2020 (January to November). Over a similar period in 2019 (February – November 2019) there were 630 million plays. Data also shows there were 460 million plays of podcasts and on demand […]

December 17, 2020

Record listening figures for BBC Sounds

Grounded with Louis Theroux was the most popular podcast for BBC Sounds during a record period between April-June 2020, which saw 313 million plays of all content across radio, podcasts and music mixes. Other top podcasts include That Peter Crouch Podcast, The Coronavirus Newscast, Match of the Day: Top 10 and Fortunately with… Fi and […]

August 10, 2020