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Redbird IMI acquires All3Media for £1.1bn

RedBird IMI has agreed to acquire All3Media, the independent television production and distribution company, from its joint owners – Warner Bros Discovery and Liberty Global – for £1.15 billion (€1.35bn). RedBird IMI is a joint venture between RedBird Capital Partners and International Media Investments focused on building companies in media, entertainment and sports. All3Media, based […]

February 16, 2024

Leave the World Behind at Netflix #1

Leave the World Behind, the new apocalyptic thriller from director Sam Esmail starring Julia Roberts, Ethan Hawke and Mahershala Ali, Myha’la, debuted at #1 on Netflix’s English Films List with 41.7 million views, making it the most watched title in the week commencing December 4th. Family films proved popular in the week; Family Switch, the […]

December 13, 2023

Studio Lambert makes senior promotions

Production company Studio Lambert has promoted three members of its senior team as the company continues its growth in large scale unscripted shows and drama series. Tim Harcourt, who has been creative director since 2014, becomes chief creative officer.  Harcourt has led the company’s unscripted programming for nearly a decade and been responsible for many […]

December 11, 2023

Leo, Squid Game: The Challenge hold onto Netflix #1 spots

The four top spots on Netflix’s Top 10s in the week commencing November 27th were all holdovers from the previous week. Leo, the animated film from star, co-writer and producer Adam Sandler, held on to the top of the English Films List for the second week in a row with 23.6 million views, making it […]

December 6, 2023

Netflix opening branded retail stores

Netflix has revealed plans to launch entertainment-focused stores, where customers can shop, eat and immerse themselves in Netflix franchises such as Squid Game, Bridgerton and Stranger Things, via curated live experiences and performances. The first two stores, which will be branded ‘Netflix House’ are set to open in the US in 2025, with a global […]

October 13, 2023

Netflix: “Fair share would hurt creative community”

Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Netflix Co-CEO Greg Peters talked up the streamer’s huge investments in creative content, and claimed an ‘entertainment tax’ on the company – and its rivals – would be damaging to the creative industry, as well as broadband providers and consumers. The concept of ‘fair share’ levies on the […]

March 1, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Squid Scam launches on Audible

Audible, a provider of spoken word entertainment, has launched a new investigative podcast, Squid Scam, hosted by journalist Janhoi McGregor (The Plug, Forbes, The Guardian) which takes a deep dive into the murky underworld of crypto.  Squid Scam, an Audible Original podcast produced by ITN Productions, investigates one of the most shocking online scams in recent memory – as […]

January 12, 2023

Netflix Heads Up! game launches globally

Netflix has launched Netflix Heads Up! globally – an exclusive version of the popular mobile game that is loaded with Netflix-inspired decks. The game is a twist on charades where players have to guess the words on another player’s forehead before the one-minute timer runs out. In partnership with Ellen Digital Ventures, Netflix Heads Up! […]

August 24, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Analysis: International commissions key for Netflix growth

Netflix beat its own record by commissioning new Original first-run TV or movie content from 28 different markets in the second quarter of 2022, according to a report by Ampere Analysis. This reflects the increasing importance of the international audience to the company’s continued growth. Netflix has commissioned new content from 44 territories since the […]

August 15, 2022

Netflix orders Squid Game reality series

Netflix is bringing the global phenomenon Squid Game to life with a new reality competition series titled Squid Game: The Challenge.  Claiming to have both the largest cast and lump sum cash prize in reality TV history, the series will see 456 real players enter the game in pursuit of a reward of $4.56 million (€4.38m). As […]

June 15, 2022By Nik Roseveare