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Banijay Rights appoints Loumi as VP Licensing

Banijay Rights, the global distribution arm of content powerhouse Banijay Entertainment, has announced the appointment of Leila Loumi as VP Licensing. Loumi will be responsible for executing Banijay Rights’ licensing and merchandising strategy across Banijay Entertainment’s key brands, which includes MasterChef, Peaky Blinders, Black Mirror, Rogue Heroes, Simon’s Cat, Deal or No Deal, Big Brother […]

June 13, 2024

Banijay UK acquires Caryn Mandabach Productions

Banijay UK has announced its acquisition of independent scripted production company Caryn Mandabach Productions Limited (CMP). The company, founded by award-winning producer Caryn Mandabach produces the hit drama series and brand, Peaky Blinders. Mandabach will pivot to a first-look development and producer agreement with Banijay UK under her newly formed Conduit Productions umbrella. Under the […]

June 6, 2024

Study: ‘More enlightened’ TV portrayals of sex welcomed

Viewers feel that the portrayal of sex and sexual relationships in programmes has improved and modernised, according to Ofcom’s latest study into audience attitudes towards sex and violence on television. Participants in the research generally consider that the level of sexual content on TV has remained high but steady in recent years. But many viewers […]

October 31, 2023By Colin Mann

Study: Peaky Blinders is UK’s favourite British show

A study by electrical retailer Currys has discovered the UKs favourite British TV show through a series of knock out rounds, leaving one show left standing. The study asked 2,000 Brits to choose between a selection of British television shows. The shows chosen for the study were selected based on IMDb popularity, with each needing […]

February 23, 2023

World Cup boost for iPlayer

BBC iPlayer has seen its best year ever, breaking 7 billion streams for the first time ever. 2022 grew 9 per cent on 2021, and ended the year with both the best month and best quarter iPlayer has ever seen, with 700 million streams for December and 2 billion streams between October and December. The […]

January 31, 2023By Colin Mann

Data: Stranger Things most searched TV show

Research from William Hill Slots has revealed which TV shows have been the most popular over the last 12 months (October 2021 to October 2022) based on global and UK search volume data from Google Trends and AHrefs. The study showed that Stranger Things was the most searched-for show globally, but was beaten by Love […]

December 1, 2022

Drama, events drive record iPlayer numbers

The final series of Peaky Blinders, The Split, and Killing Eve, live events including Glastonbury, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and the Eurovision Song Contest, and new drama Sherwood helped bring record numbers of viewers to BBC iPlayer in the second quarter of 2022. The latest BBC iPlayer data shows: Programmes were streamed over 1.6 billion […]

August 16, 2022

Immersive Peaky Blinders experience in London

Peaky Blinders: The Rise will be the first official fully immersive 360-degree theatre show set in the world of popular TV series Peaky Blinders. The show will place at The Vanguard Theatre in Camden, London – just moments away from the setting for Solomons Yard, from June 24th onwards. Attendees will follow the rise in […]

May 24, 2022By Nik Roseveare

BBC iPlayer sees strongest ever quarter

The BBC iPlayer has reported its best quarter ever quarter on the back of new dramas including The Tourist, The Responder, This is Going to Hurt, The Rules of the Game and Chloe. January to March saw iPlayer’s strongest start to a year ever – with viewers streaming programmes a record 1.83 billion times in […]

April 29, 2022

Quay Street Productions announces 5 new hires

Quay Street Productions, the Manchester-based production company launched by prolific multi-award-winning producer Nicola Shindler OBE in 2021, has made five new hires across production, development and business affairs, ahead of its first raft of productions. Richard Fee, Davina Earl, Chris Leach, Athena Stavrakis and Kate Boyle join the growing team as Executive Producer, Head of […]

January 26, 2022