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ROXi partners with smart TV brands; US launch

ROXi, the free music video streaming app for TVs backed by Simon Cowell, Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue, has announced it is  launching new strategic partnerships with a number of smart TV brands including LG, Samsung and Sky which aims to turn smart TVs into a smart speaker replacement for music. ROXi will integrate its […]

January 8, 2024By Nik Roseveare

Moon&Back, SM Entertainment parter on boy band series

K-pop entertainment company SM Entertainment has partnered with UK television production heavyweights at the newly launched Moon&Back Media to create and debut a new UK boy band to TV audiences worldwide. The new series unites power players in both K-pop and global television production to find the next worldwide boy band sensation. Korea’s SM Entertainment […]

November 16, 2023

Fremantle, Ukraine’s STB partner on Got Talent doc

Fremantle has announced Power of Talent, a new feature documentary, which reveals the real-life stories of inspiring contestants from Ukraine, who continue to wow audiences on Got Talent stages around the world, while their home country is at war. Format owner Fremantle and Ukrainian broadcaster STB channel have collaborated to create the documentary, which delves […]

August 9, 2023

ROXi on Samsung TVs; signs up Cowell

ROXi, the music streaming platform, has announced three new partnerships as it prepares for a rollout of its free music TV App in North America, following success in its home market, the UK and Ireland. Since the launch of its freemium Smart TV App in the UK and Ireland 12 months ago, growth in user […]

December 19, 2022

Simon Cowell, TikTok music collaboration

Producer, record executive and entertainment impresario Simon Cowell and talent discovery formats specialist Syco Entertainment, along with international entertainment executive Tim Van Rongen, have partnered with Universal Music Group and its Republic Records label to create StemDrop. The service is described as a new evolution of musical collaboration, curation and artist discovery to be launched […]

October 20, 2022

American Idol on Samsung TV Plus UK

Fremantle has announced that it will partner with Samsung to bring American Idol to audiences in the UK. From March 2022, viewers will be able to watch the new season of American Idol exclusively on demand, on the free-to-watch platform, Samsung TV Plus. Music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel […]

February 24, 2022

McVitie’s sponsors ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent

McVitie’s has announced their biggest ever marketing initiative to date by joining forces with ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent as the new headline sponsor of the entertainment talent show for 2022. The brand has collaborated closely with Britain’s Got Talent to roll out a fully-fledged 360-degree marketing plan across TV, digital and social media comms, bespoke […]

January 20, 2022

ITV Studios unveils Fall Festival 2021

ITV Studios has unveiled its upcoming Fall Festival this autumn, building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, with tailored Non Scripted, Drama and Formats days. The hybrid festival, with a dedicated space for buyers to connect with the ITV Studios sales team, will allow customers to deep dive into its world-leading titles with […]

September 1, 2021

Syco Entertainment & Lifted Entertainment announce Walk The Line for ITV

Simon Cowell is to return to ITV in Walk The Line, a brand new high octane musical game show format co-produced and co-developed by Syco Entertainment and Lifted Entertainment, part of ITV Studios and the team behind ITV hits including I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! and Love Island. In a departure from the traditional TV talent […]

June 23, 2021

ITV postpones Britain’s Got Talent

ITV has confirmed that production has temporarily halted on a new season of Britain’s Got Talent as London and much of the country copes with a surge in coronavirus cases. In a statement, and ITV spokesperson said:  “The filming for the 15th series of Britain’s Got Talent has been postponed from its proposed record dates […]

January 8, 2021By Nik Roseveare