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Bridgerton prequel at Netflix #1

Netflix viewers flocked to Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story as the series debuted atop the English TV List with 148.28 million hours viewed, making it the most viewed title in the week commencing May 1st. The series has more than 22 million views in its first week (148.28 million hours viewed divided by 6.49 runtime […]

May 10, 2023

Apple TV+ signs content pact with Hanks

Apple TV+ has agreed a multi-year overall deal with Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman’s production company Playtone to exclusively develop, produce and distribute all forms of television globally encompassing series, limited series, documentaries and unscripted projects. Apple’s partnership with Playtone builds on its existing film and series relationship which includes the limited drama series Masters […]

April 13, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Sky offers 3 months free Apple TV+

Sky is offering its Sky Q and Sky Glass customers three months free access to the Apple TV+ streaming service. In a message to customers, Sky said: “For Sky VIPs, the VIP treatment never stops. That’s why you can now get a three-month free trial of Apple TV+ […] That’s Sky TV and huge Apple […]

March 21, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Pinocchio to premiere on Disney+

Disney has announced that the upcoming, all-new live action Pinocchio movie which will premiere exclusively on the Disney+ streaming service this September. Academy Award winning director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future) helms the live action retelling of the renowned tale of a wooden puppet who embarks on an enchanting adventure to become a […]

March 10, 2022By Nik Roseveare

SF Studios sets production start for new Tom Hanks comedy

Tom Hanks (Finch, Greyhound, Captain Philips) and director Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace, World War Z, Finding Neverland) are set to begin shooting on SF Studios’ life-affirming comedy A Man Called Otto, adapted from Fredrik Backman’s 1# New York Times bestseller “A Man Called Ove” and the film of the same name, written and directed […]

January 31, 2022

Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol on Sky Max, NOW

Sky has confirmed Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol will be available from November 18th on Sky Max and streaming service NOW. Based on Brown’s international bestselling thriller The Lost Symbol, the 10-part drama series follows the early adventures of young Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who must solve a series of deadly puzzles to save his […]

November 12, 2021

Hanks’ Finch Apple TV+ November premiere

Apple Original Films has announced that upcoming sci-fi road trip movie Finch, starring Tom Hanks, will debut on Apple TV+ on November 5th. Hanks’ follow-up to the blockbuster Apple Original Film Greyhound comes from filmmaker Miguel Sapochnik, with an original screenplay by Craig Luck, making his feature-film writing debut, and Ivor Powell. The film also […]

August 16, 2021

Disney+ nears 87m subs; price hikes coming

The Walt Disney Company has detailed next steps in its global streaming expansion at its 2020 Investor Day, with new details on the future of its direct-to-consumer services Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+, a first look at its upcoming international general entertainment content brand, Star, and previews of all-new content. Bob Chapek, CEO at The Walt […]

December 11, 2020By Nik Roseveare

Hanks’ Greyhound premieres July 10 on Apple TV+

Following news of its acquisition of Greyhound – a World War II action film starring and written by Tom Hanks – Apple has announced the feature will make its global debut in over 100 countries on July 10th, exclusively on Apple TV+. Hanks stars as a longtime Navy veteran who, as a first-time captain, is […]

June 12, 2020