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Paramount+ arrives in UK

Paramount Global rolled out the Blue Carpet and hosted a star-studded, London event to celebrate the debut of Paramount+ in the UK and Ireland. The SVoD service offers more than 8,000 hours of content, including movies and TV series, new originals and iconic shows. “From over 100 years of storytelling experience with our Hollywood studio […]

June 21, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Paramount+ takes over London’s West End

Paramount+ has joined forces with London’s West End for a summer takeover event. Paramount+ is bringing the UK capital’s district to life with a series of consumer-led installations, pop-ups and activities, with the takeover introducing some of the world’s most recognisable stars and characters, in partnership with Heart of London Business Alliance and Westminster City […]

June 20, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Uma Thurman fronts Paramount+ UK launch campaign

Paramount Global will stage what it has called “its biggest and most ambitious marketing campaign in the UK” throughout the summer, to herald the launch of its new streaming service, Paramount+, in the region. Paramount+ will be available in the UK and Ireland from June 22nd. The launch line-up will include exclusive originals, blockbuster films […]

June 17, 2022

SyFy channel rebranding to Sky Sci-Fi

Syfy channel will be rebranding to Sky Sci-Fi from July 26th. The channel will undergo a revamp and will offer new shows while still being home to a host of sci-fi classics. The channel will be the UK home for the long-awaited release of SurrealEstate, a paranormal series featuring cast members Tim Rozon and Sarah […]

June 14, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Paramount+ sets UK launch date and pricing

Paramount+, the global streaming service from Paramount Global, will launch in the UK and Ireland on June 22nd. Paramount’s President & CEO, Bob Bakish, announced the international plans for the service as the company reported its Q1 earnings, and revealed that Paramount+ is close to 40 million subscribers in its active markets. Paramount+ will also […]

May 3, 2022

Analyst: Exclusives key for AVoD growth

Major AVoD platforms have joined the original content goldrush, with groups such as Roku, Tubi and IMDb TV (soon to be Freevee) collectively releasing over 100 brand new original titles in the last two years. A report from Ampere Analysis also finds that the US AVoD services with the highest investment in original content have […]

April 21, 2022

Whoopi Goldberg cast in Amazon Studios’ Anansi Boys

Amazon Studios has announced that Academy Award- and Emmy-winner Whoopi Goldberg has been cast as Bird Woman in the series adaptation of Anansi Boys, based on Neil Gaiman’s internationally beloved novel. The six-episode series stars Malachi Kirby in the leading roles of brothers Fat Charlie and Spider. Anansi Boys is set throughout contemporary London and […]

April 7, 2022

Survey: Most recognised TV theme tunes

A study by electronics retailer Currys has uncovered which TV theme tune is the most recognised, which one is most nostalgic and whether the UK has become a nation of intro skippers. The study surveyed 2,006 people in the UK to find out what TV theme tune springs to mind when first questioned. It turns […]

April 4, 2022

C&W brings Paramount+ to Caribbean

Paramount+, the SVoD service from Paramount, has announced an alliance with C&W Communications, the communications and entertainment provider in the Caribbean, to bring its content exclusively to subscribers of Flow and BTC video services in more than 15 new markets including Anguilla, The Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts […]

March 29, 2022

The Bezonians set for UK release on May 2

From the creator of Smoking Guns, Original Gangster and Red Rage comes Savvas D. Michael’s latest crime thriller, The Bezonians. The film will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download from May 2nd. The film stars ex-footballer and film hard-man Vinnie Jones (Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels / Snatch), alongside Marina Sirtis (Star Trek), […]

March 15, 2022