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First look at The Following Events Are Based on a Pack of Lies

BBC One and SISTER have released the thrilling trailer for the upcoming five-part singular thriller The Following Events Are Based on a Pack of Lies, the first original series from sibling writing duo Penelope Skinner (Fresh Meat, Linda, Briony Hatch – a graphic novel) and Ginny Skinner (Briony Hatch – a graphic novel). The series […]

August 16, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Research: Netflix’s impact on lifestyle trends

How great is Netflix’s influential impact? Between clothes, furniture, food, and travel, could Netflix really change how people want to live? Could a TV show convince people to buy a jumper or move to a different country? Data from fashion retailer GAP explores the trends inspired by Netflix shows and if these moments of pop […]

February 23, 2022

Whip Watch Report: Locke & Key tops streaming originals in Italy

While Locke & Key leads the Whip Watch Report of streaming originals among Italian viewers for the week of October 25th – 31st, a new Netflix Italian original also made the top ten ranking. The Whip Watch Report ranks the most viewed series originating from SVoD platforms in the past week. Second on the list […]

November 3, 2021

Netflix adds 4.4m subs in Q3

Netflix added 4.4 million subscribers in the three months to September 30th – more than double the previous quarter. Revenue increased by 16 per cent. The buoyant performance for Netflix follows a sluggish start to 2021, when the surging demand for streaming driven by the pandemic tapered off. The world’s biggest streaming platform said it […]

October 20, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Netflix output ‘back on track’ after Covid

Netflix says it is on track to deliver a “steady pace” of programming up to the end of 2022, after pandemic production delays left the company short on new content. Bela Bajaria, Netflix’s global head of television, said: “We are on a steady pace for the next couple of years […] unless something happens [with […]

October 11, 2021

BBC opening digital archive for formal education

Next year, the entire digitised BBC broadcast archive is being made available to students in formal education in the UK. It includes millions of TV and Radio programmes, including interviews and features with almost every major cultural, artistic, political and sporting figure of the last 100 years, as well as iconic dramas and landmark comedy […]

September 22, 2021

Virgin Media O2 online tool maps iconic TV locations

Virgin Media O2 is launching an interactive online map revealing the iconic locations featured in many of the UK’s most popular TV shows. The new online tool, TV Mapper, allows users to search by show, genre or region; plan the ultimate fan route; and follow in the footsteps of their favourite characters, virtually or in […]

July 29, 2021

Sony takes majority stake in prodco Eleven

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has agreed a deal to take a majority stake in production company Eleven –  maker of the hit Netflix show Sex Education. The company was founded in 2006 by Jamie Campbell and Joel Wilson, and has also delivered series including Glue on E4 and The Enfield Haunting on Sky. Future projects […]

July 1, 2020