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BARB: UK SVoD homes near 20m

Findings from the Establishment Survey for Q1 2022 from BARB, the UK’s television audience measurement currency, reveal that the number of UK households with access to a SVoD service reached 19.57 million (68.5 per cent of households), an increase of almost 500k homes since Q4 2021. Disney+ and Apple TV+ (the latter a new addition […]

June 22, 2022

NOW adding new Alibi, NBC News

Sky’s streaming service NOW is adding two new channels, Alibi and NBC News NOW, available at no additional cost from June 28th. This is further growth on the back of an increased content slate with the launch of Peacock and new channels Sky Comedy, Sky Nature and Sky Documentaries also added to the Entertainment Membership. […]

June 22, 2022

Breeders returns to Sky Comedy on July 13

Sky Original Breeders, the comedy series starring Emmy and BAFTA-winning Martin Freeman (The Responder, Sherlock, Black Panther) and International Emmy and BAFTA-nominated Daisy Haggard (Back to Life, Episodes, Black Mirror) that explores the challenges of modern parenting, returns to Sky Comedy for its third season on July 13th. Sally Phillips (Bridget Jones, Miranda) also joins the cast as a guest-star throughout the series. Breeders continues […]

June 8, 2022

Sky resurrects Fantasy Football League

Sky is bringing back Fantasy Football League, the iconic football show blending football fanaticism with celebrity chat. Originally fronted by the show’s creators, David Baddiel and Frank Skinner, the duo will be passing the ball to new hosts, Matt Lucas and Elias James. Fantasy Football League will return to TV screens this autumn for a […]

May 17, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Sky announces 6 new factual commissions

Sky has unveiled three new titles for Sky Documentaries, and a series each for Sky Crime, Sky Nature and Sky HISTORY. The newly commissioned titles for Sky Documentaries include The Assassination of Olof Palme, a thriller-esque four-part series set in Cold War Sweden about one of Europe’s most high-profile assassinations of a Prime Minister. Italia […]

May 16, 2022

Liam Gallagher 48 hours at Rockfield on Sky, NOW

Sky is kicking off the summer festival season with a one-off special featuring interviews and performances from iconic rockstar Liam Gallagher. The new show, titled Liam Gallagher 48 hours at Rockfield, will give viewers unparalleled access to the former Oasis frontman, as he heads to Rockfield Studios in Wales with his sons – Lennon and […]

May 10, 2022By Nik Roseveare

The Baby coming to Sky Atlantic and NOW on July 7

Sky has announced that eight-part Sky Original horror comedy series The Baby – a darkly funny, raw examination of motherhood, from the perspective of a woman who doesn’t want to be one – will premiere on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW on July 7th. Michelle De Swarte stars as 38-year-old Natasha, who is furious […]

April 25, 2022

Study: UK streaming market shrinks

The number of UK households that subscribe to at least one video streaming service fell as the cost-of-living crisis led some UK households (particularly younger households) to deprioritise entertainment, according to Kantar’s Entertainment on Demand study. Some 16.9 million or 58 per cent of households now have at least one paid subscription, down 215,000, quarter-on-quarter. […]

April 19, 2022

The Midwich Cuckoos coming to Sky Max & NOW in June

Sky Original drama The Midwich Cuckoos, a dark modern-day reimagining of John Wyndham’s classic science fiction novel of the same name, will debut on Sky and NOW on June 3rd. BAFTA-nominated Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard, It’s A Sin), and Max Beesley (The Outsider, Suits) lead this unnerving fable. Midwich, a small English commuter town, is liberal and […]

April 19, 2022

Sky announces M. Son of the Century

Sky has announced M. Son of the Century, a new Sky Original drama series based on Antonio Scurati’s Premio Strega-winning and international bestselling novel that chronicles the birth of fascism in Italy and the rise to power of Duce Benito Mussolini. The eight-part series from Sky Studios, produced by Lorenzo Mieli for The Apartment Pictures, […]

April 5, 2022