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Mercury Studios’ GIGS channel on Samsung TV Plus

Universal Music Group’s (UMG) Mercury Studios and Samsung TV Plus, Samsung’s free ad-supported streaming TV service, have announced the launch of GIGS, a new FAST channel exclusive to Samsung users in the UK. The channel will feature live performances and documentaries from across UMG’s audio-visual catalogue from artists including The Cure, Def Leppard, The Police […]

February 15, 2024

XITE expands Samsung TV Plus lineup in US

Music video platform XITE has unveiled its enhanced partnership with Samsung. The company is debuting nine new channels in the US on FAST service Samsung TV Plus, and two hundred on-demand playlists in the service’s new dedicated music destination. XITE has been making its mark on Samsung TV Plus in the US market for the […]

November 17, 2023

Channel 4 orders Marilyn Manson docu-series

UK/US producer Lightbox, founded by Simon Chinn and Jonathan Chinn is in production on a premium three-part documentary series co-financed by Channel 4 and Fifth Season examining the recent controversy around the rock star Marilyn Manson. Marilyn Manson: Behind the Mask (working title) charts the musician’s rise to fame, significance and role as a counterculture […]

October 11, 2023

PRS for Music reports record revenues

PRS for Music, the UK-based rights management organisation which represents the rights of over 165,000 writers, composers, and music publishers globally, collected a record £964 million 2022, a year-on-year increase of 22.9 per cent (£179.4 million). These landmark results indicate not only a dramatic recovery following the global pandemic, but an increase of £154 million […]

April 25, 2023

UK satellite launch benefits welcomed

Following our report on the progress of first satellite launch from UK soil, UK government ministers and industry executives have welcomed the upcoming Virgin Orbit mission and its benefits. Virgin Orbit’s carrier aircraft, ground support equipment, and rocket set to arrive in Cornwall this week. Made possible by funding from the UK Space Agency, the […]

October 11, 2022By Colin Mann

Jerry Hall files for Murdoch divorce

Former model and Mick Jagger partner Jerry Hall has filed for divorce from husband Rupert Murdoch citing “irreconcilable differences,” after six years of marriage. Filing in California, Hall, aged 66, sought unspecified spousal support from the 91-year-old News Corp chair. In court papers at the Los Angeles Superior Court, Hall claimed she was “unaware of […]

July 4, 2022

BBC celebrates 60 years of The Rolling Stones

This summer, the BBC will celebrate 60 years of The Rolling Stones with a season of programming across television, radio and digital platforms. The centrepiece is an exclusive four-part series of films, My Life as a Rolling Stone, which will premiere on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer, produced by Mercury Studios. It tells the story […]

April 1, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Rubenstein joins Rolling Stone’s Culture Council

Rolling Stone Culture Council, an invitation-only thinktank collective of leaders and business innovators from a variety of industries shaping culture and society, selects Cate Rubenstein, SVP of Global Marketing at Toluna, to join its unique community. Rubenstein was specifically selected as Rolling Stone Culture Council’s newest member because of her contributions to multiple innovative and […]

December 20, 2021

That’s TV Gold launches on Sky, Freeview

UK local TV operator, That’s Media, has announced that That’s TV Gold, a new national channel that will broadcast on Sky and Freeview from July 9th at 9pm. The new service will broadcast nostalgic content from across the decades with a programming line-up including legendary concerts, in-depth documentaries and movies. That’s TV Gold will complement […]

July 9, 2021

Survey: £160m UK music live streaming opportunity

Finding from a survey carried out by live entertainment technology company PUSH LIVE reveals the valuable untapped opportunities event organisers can leverage by live streaming to help rebuild the UK’s events sector. As the live events industry begins to organise and run the first in-person concerts, festivals, and sporting events in over a year, the […]

June 9, 2021