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Prime Video, MGM+ team for live-action Marvel series

MGM+ and Prime Video have ordered a suite of live-action television series based on the Sony Pictures universe of Marvel characters. The first series to be produced under the multi-series agreement is Silk: Spider Society, from Sony Pictures Television. Based on characters created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos, Silk: Spider Society is inspired by […]

November 18, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Report: “Excellent start” to 2022 for European cinemas

European cinema admissions went back to growth in 2021 with an estimated 40 per cent increase and 580 million tickets sold, generating a €3.6 billion box office. However, those figures remain well below the 2019 €8.3 billion box office, reports Dataxis. A first reaction would be to blame the pandemic. After all, theaters remained closed […]

July 11, 2022

Sony Spider-Man movies on Disney+ UK

Disney has announced that five Spider-Man movies will be launching on the Disney+ streaming service in the UK and Ireland on June 17th. The Sam Raimi directed classics – Spider-Man (2002) and Spider-Man 2 (2004) – starring Tobey Maquire as Peter Parker, will be joined by The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 […]

June 14, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Report: European cinema sector making slow recovery

The European Audiovisual Observatory reports that 2021 turned out to be another difficult year for the cinema sector in Europe. Multiple factors, like the ongoing closures of cinemas, particularly in the first half of the year, the negative effect of attendance restrictions, possible hesitancy among audiences to return to cinemas, the return of US studio […]

May 12, 2022

IMAX: “Remarkable season ahead”

Giant screen business IMAX has reported its Q1 2022 numbers which highlighted a promising recovery from its pandemic-affected period. Its Q1 box office was up 57 per cent to $173.2 million (€164.7m) and that the number of open theatres in China – its strongest market – were up from 52 per cent to 65 per […]

May 3, 2022By Chris Forrester

Viaplay, Sony extend content deal

Viaplay and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) have agreed a multi-year extension to their long-term content partnership in the Nordic region. The latest Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) films and television series will continue to receive their Nordic streaming premieres on the Viaplay service, where viewers can also watch a range of SPE’s most popular series box […]

April 28, 2022

Report: Cinema remains key for movie studios

Ampere Analysis modelling has found that, despite the diversity of models adopted by the major studio groups, US studios’ film release strategies were all similarly successful in 2021. A report by Ampere compares how the three main film release strategies used by studios in 2021 — Theatrical-only, Premium VoD, and Duplex (films available on SVoD […]

March 28, 2022

Disney+ adding Netflix Marvel series

On March 16th, Disney+ will add more Marvel live-action series titles to its expansive content offering in the UK, the USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand with the addition of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders and The Punisher, giving fans access to more from the Marvel collection, all in one […]

March 1, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Spider-Man: No Way Home on Rakuten TV on March 22

Premium Video-On-Demand platform Rakuten TV has announce the release of their latest titles. March’s releases include original productions with motivational stories, the biggest Blockbusters, Oscar-nominated films and brand-new TV series.Available on AVOD from 2nd March, Rakuten TV will be releasing their latest original documentary, Ona Carbonell: Starting Over. The film follows the Olympic synchronised swimming […]

February 28, 2022

Forecast: IRL ad economy will reach $44.4bn in 2022

A WARC analysis comparing global ad spend with the latest citizens mobility data reveals that the recovery of investment in out-of-home and cinema is outpacing the return of consumer activity to pre-pandemic levels. As consumers worldwide steadily return to offices, restaurants and retail stores, WARC investigated the health of the advertising experienced by consumers when […]

February 24, 2022