Advanced Television


Data: Barbie out-streams Oscar rivals

Barbie has accumulated a far larger audience than any other Oscar-nominated movie, after their arrival to streaming platforms, far surpassing Netflix’s nominee, Maestro, by 45 per cent according to data from Plum Research. In the first seven days of its release Barbie (on Max) was viewed by 4.1 million unique viewers in the US, compared […]

March 8, 2024

Disney+ announces raft of 2024 exclusives

Disney+ has confirmed upcoming titles set to premiere exclusively on the service in the UK & Ireland in 2024. Titles include FX’s original adaptation of James Clavell’s bestselling novel Shōgun, the star-studded drama series Rivals, based on the iconic novel from Jilly Cooper, UK original action and adventure series Renegade Nell, from the mind of […]

December 4, 2023

Sony Pictures marks Columbia Pictures’ 100th anniversary

Sony Pictures Entertainment has unveiled the centennial logo for Columbia Pictures, ahead of its 100th year anniversary on January 10th 2024. The timeless form of the Columbia Pictures historic ‘Lady with the Torch’ iconography inspired the 100th year logo design. “There is one thing that separates a major studio from all other content producers: history. […]

November 15, 2023

BASE Awards 2023: Shortlist Announced

The British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) has revealed the shortlist for the 43rd BASE Awards. The winners will be announced at the ceremony on November 2nd at the Camden Roundhouse. Over 50 companies are shortlisted across 31 categories, including retail, distribution, creative agencies, and inclusive of the wider home entertainment ecosystem. This year saw […]

September 13, 2023

Sky, Sony extend content deal

Sky and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) have agreed a multi-year continuation of their partnership, which will see Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) feature films and SPT series come to Sky Cinema and Sky Entertainment customers in the UK and Ireland. The deal will bring some of SPE’s biggest titles and franchises to Sky Cinema customers. This […]

May 17, 2023

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