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Seven Bucks bolsters exec team

Seven Bucks Productions, the multi-platform production company co-founded by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Dany Garcia, has expanded its executive team with the addition of Scott Landsman and Melissa Fried, as Head of Television and VP of Film Development & Production, respectively. Seven Bucks say the new appointments enable the company “to keep pace with […]

November 21, 2023By Nik Roseveare

WWE Superstars talk binging, video games and more

The WWE Superstars have descended upon London for two night of hard-hitting action at The O2. First up are the Smackdown TV tapings, followed by the entertaniment behemoth’s first Premium Live Event to be held in England in 31 years – Money in the Bank. Advanced-Television spoke with a number of superstars about their TV […]

June 30, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Sport1 brings XFL to DACH

Sport1 has acquired exclusive platform-neutral rights to the XFL for Germany, Austria and Switzerland from ESPN for the next two years. The XFL Football League will restart on February 18th – one week after the Super Bowl. The rights package includes a total of 43 games – on each of the ten gamedays, two games […]

January 19, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Cineworld facing bankruptcy

The Cineworld Group is reportedly preparing to file for bankruptcy after failing to significantly pull audiences back in following the pandemic. Cineworld is expected to file a chapter 11 petition in the US and is considering insolvency proceedings in the UK, according to the WSJ. It is the second largest cinema chain in the world, […]

August 19, 2022By Nik Roseveare

WrestleMania 40 taking place in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, PHL Sports and WWE have announce that Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia will host WWE’s pop-culture extravaganza, WrestleMania 40, on April 6th and April 7th 2024. In addition to WrestleMania, other events will include Friday Night SmackDown, the 2024 WWE Hall of […]

July 27, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Survey: Will Thor and Top Gun: Maverick drive fans back to the cinema?

Summer is fast approaching, and that means a bevy of new big-budget movies are set to come out. But after back-to-back down years for summer movies due to Covid-19, which flicks have fans most excited to hit the cinema this year? Luckily, Whip Media took a closer look at that question with a new survey, […]

May 13, 2022

Bridgerton s2 sets Netflix premiere record

The second season of Bridgerton debuted on Netflix with 193.02 million hours viewed for the week beginning March 21st, making it the most viewed Netflix English language TV title in its premiere weekend. The series was #1 in 92 countries. Fans also returned to the series with Season 1, which jumped back onto the Top […]

March 30, 2022By Nik Roseveare

WWE, MBC sign MENA broadcast partnership

WWE and MBC Group have announced a major broadcast partnership that will see MBC’s VoD streaming service, Shahid, become the new home of WWE in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the rest of the MENA region. The partnership includes all WWE premium live events, kicking off with WrestleMania 38 on April 3rd and April […]

March 23, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Redbox acquires North American rights to Johnny & Clyde

Redbox Entertainment, the original content division of Redbox, has signed North American rights to Verdi Productions’ anticipated gritty action-crime film Johnny & Clyde. Starring Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap), Ajani Russell (Betty), with Tyson Ritter (Preacher) and Megan Fox (The Expendables 4), and directed by Tom DeNucci (Vault), Johnny & Clyde will premiere in theaters […]

March 15, 2022

Red Notice sets Netflix Top 10 record

As the first Madea film at Netflix, the family matriarch made a big comeback. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming debuted at #1 on the English list with 31.56 million hours viewed in the week beginning February 21st. The film also made the Top 10 in 33 countries. In its fourth week, The Tinder Swindler continued […]

March 2, 2022By Nik Roseveare