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Poland: BBC iPlayer on Play Now

BBC Studios has agreed to launch BBC Player with a second affiliate partner in Poland. The VoD service is available to Play Now TV subscribers effective immediately Play Now viewers have access to some 500 hours of content from at launch, increasing to 1,000 hours within 12 months. Titles available include comedic drama Cheaters and […]

April 5, 2023

C4’s Mahon attacks sell-off plans

Alex Mahon, chief executive of Channel 4, has mounted a strong defence of the broadcaster following the UK government’s announcement that it plans to privatise the channel, describing it as “a thriving national asset with a business model that has never been in better health”. Writing for The Sunday Times online, Mahon says the reaction […]

April 11, 2022By Colin Mann

The Green Planet takes over Green Park Tube station

To launch Sir David Attenborough’s new series, The Green Planet, BBC Creative has transformed Green Park Tube station in London into an otherworldly experience for commuters that welcomes them into the world of plants. BBC Creative, the BBC’s in-house creative agency, has rebranded part of the station ‘Green Planet’, creating an immersive experience for passengers […]

January 10, 2022

BBC reveals coverage plans for COP26

The BBC has announced extensive coverage plans for the UN’s upcoming climate change conference in Glasgow, bringing audiences to the heart of November’s summit with special programming, news and digital coverage. Under the banner of ‘Our Planet Now’, the BBC will bring together its UK and global services to deliver comprehensive coverage of COP26, as […]

October 1, 2021

Consortium to produce AR app

BBC Studios, the Corporation’s commercial arm, 5G mobile network operator EE, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Talesmith and Dimension Studios have unveiled The Green Planet 5G AR Consortium, led by the immersive content studio Factory 42. The Consortium will work together on an innovation project to explore and develop a ground- breaking AR experience inspired by […]

January 13, 2021By Colin Mann

discovery+ launching in Jan

Multichannel programmer Discovery has revealed details of its SVoD service, discovery+. Declaring the day to be “very special and historic” for the company, President and CEO David Zaslav confirmed the global launch of what it calls a “definitive” non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service, debuting in the US on January 4th, 2021. The new service will […]

December 3, 2020By Colin Mann