Advanced Television


WWE launches production facility in Connecticut

WWE, part of TKO Group, has launched The Studios at WWE, a 30,040-square-foot, production facility equipped with five studios, highlighted by a virtual production stage built in collaboration with AbelCine and Meptik and featuring the latest generation technology from Sony Electronics and Disguise. Located within the recently constructed WWE headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, The Studios […]

April 11, 2024

Net Insight’s Nimbra 414 elevates events production

Net Insight has announced a boost to the capability of its internet media transport offering, the Nimbra 400 encoders, to meet the growth in richer and more interactive events production with the upgraded Nimbra 414. The new version of the Nimbra 414, increases channel density and support for UHD content, making the Nimbra 414 encoder/decoder […]

April 9, 2024

Hines, Jarboe launch Happy Accidents studio

Former network and studio head Holly A Hines and Eric Jarboe, former COO of the Motion Picture Corporation of America (MPCA), have launched their new LA-based film and TV studio Happy Accidents. Happy Accidents will specialise in the production and distribution of films, scripted and unscripted series, documentaries and formats. The studio will work with […]

April 8, 2024

Channel 4 expands commissioning team

Channel 4’s Chief Content Officer Ian Katz has announced the appointments of three key roles in his senior commissioning team. Each of the Heads of Department will be tasked to deliver against the broadcaster’s recently announced Fast Forward strategy. The strategy, announced by the publicly owned broadcaster in January, aims to reshape the organisation as […]

March 28, 2024

Fremantle acquires Asacha Media Group

Fremantle has announced the completion of its acquisition of the leading global production studio Asacha Media Group and its portfolio of labels based in France, Italy and the UK. The deal sees Fremantle acquire the Group from Asacha’s founding partners, managers and funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management Asacha is made up of eight distinct […]

March 25, 2024

Italy: Streamers must invest more in local content

The Italian government has adopted amendments to the Audiovisual Media Services Law that prioritise investment in original Italian content, particularly for streaming services. Streaming players like Netflix and Prime Video must now invest 16 per cent of their Italian revenue in European productions (down from 20 per cent, but 70 per cent must be Italian […]

March 22, 2024From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Boat Rocker partners with Deadpan Pictures on Video Nasty

Boat Rocker, an independent, integrated global entertainment company, has partnered with Ireland’s Deadpan Pictures to produce Video Nasty, a new 6×30’ premium returning scripted comedy-drama series for BBC Northern Ireland, BBC Three and iPlayer, Virgin Media Television (Ireland), and WDR (Germany). The series is produced with Screen Ireland/ Fis Eireann. Boat Rocker will distribute the […]

March 20, 2024

The Neverending Story in production from Michael Ende Productions, See-Saw Films

Michael Ende Productions and See-Saw Films are going into partnership to develop and produce live action films adapted from Michael Ende’s iconic novel The Neverending Story. The partnership has been granted the rights to The Neverending Story by Ende’s executor, Dr. Wolf-Dieter von Gronau.They are starting the process of finding the right creatives to bring […]

March 20, 2024

Netflix slams Euro quotas

Larry Tanz, EMEA boss for Netflix, has told Series Mania that local European quotas “stifle creativity”. Tanz calling for “greater flexibility” given how many shows Netflix is currently making around the world. He pointed to Spain’s attitude; it has quotas in place but with “flexibility” so that Netflix can make Spanish-originated films and series but […]

March 19, 2024

Location Collective launching OMA V Film Studios

Location Collective, the UK’s third largest studio owner-operator, has announced the OMA V Film Studios set to open this spring, designed to provide purpose-made space for high-end TV shows and feature films. The announcement comes as the UK Government shows its commitment to supporting the film and TV sector through new tax reliefs and business […]

March 18, 2024