Advanced Television


Rakuten TV launching Top Movies Polska

Rakuten TV has announced the launch of its first owned and operated channel Top Movies Polska, a new FAST channel, which will be available to households in Poland from mid-July. Top Movies Polska will be available for streaming on the Rakuten TV app across all devices, providing convenient access to a wide range of movie […]

June 29, 2023

Research: Multitasking hinders immersion

Marking the brand’s 30th anniversary, audio solutions specialist DTS  has released its Tuning In To Sensational Entertainment Trends report, uncovering consumers’ preferences and habits around their entertainment experiences, at home and on the go. The survey, in partnership with Opinium, showcases that sound quality is very to somewhat important to 85 per cent of respondents […]

June 21, 2023

Pure Flix merges with Great American Media

Pure Flix, a faith and family streaming platform owned by Sony Pictures Television, and Great American Media, home to a portfolio of family-friendly media brands, have announced the signing of an agreement to merge the two companies. Pure Flix will become part of the merged company, with Great American Media contributing two cable networks (Great […]

May 12, 2023

Redbox expands kiosk deal with Dollar General

Redbox, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, has signed an expanded partnership agreement with Dollar General Corporation to add 1,500 Redbox kiosks over the next two years. This will bring the number of Redbox kiosks at Dollar General to over 5,000 US locations by the end of 2024. “Dollar General has been an […]

April 19, 2023

Great American Family is fastest-growing US network again

Great American Family has extended its streak as the fastest-growing network on US TV ranking #1 in ratings growth for First Quarter 2023.  The new leader in original Christmas movies, seasonal rom-coms and family-friendly series and specials closed out the quarter with the highest increases for Total Day ratings in Households and Total Viewers, and […]

March 30, 2023

Canal+ plans new Box Office movie channel

Canal+ is set to launch a cinema-focused channel, Canal+ Box Office, in September. Revealing the plan at a press conference dedicated to its film strategy, Canal+ Box-Office will be the pay-TV operator’s tenth movie service. Ahead of the César’s award ceremony on February 24th, to be shown live on Canal+, the operator has reasserted that […]

February 16, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Jonathan Ross to host movie show on ITVX

ITVX has confirmed that Jonathan Ross will be handpicking and recommending his favourite movies on the new ITV platform each month. A new show called Jonathan Ross: Must-Watch Films will launch exclusively on ITVX on February 14th. The inaugural episode will focus on some of the best films to enjoy on a date night including […]

February 2, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Amazon to invest $1bn PA in cinema releases

Amazon plans to spend more than $1 billion a year to produce movies that will be released in cinemas, according to people familiar with the company’s plans. The online retailer intends to make between 12 and 15 movies annually that will get a theatrical release. Amazon will release a smaller number of films in cinemas […]

November 24, 2022By Colin Mann

WBD to launch DTT movie channel in Italy

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) will launch a new free-to-air DTT channel in Italy by the end of October. The channel will air movies and TV series from the Warner Bros library and will be distributed throughout Italy on channel position 37. According to daily Il Sole 24 Ore, WBD has taken out a five-year lease […]

October 4, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Beast heads to Peacock

Peacock has announced Universal Pictures’ Beast will begin streaming exclusively on the service starting October 7th. The thriller movie follows recently widowed Dr. Nate Daniels (Idris Elba) and his two teenage daughters (Iyana Halley and Leah Sava Jeffries) as they travel to a South African game reserve managed by Martin Battles (Sharlto Copley), an old […]

October 4, 2022