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Dennis Quaid joins Fox Nation

Fox Nation, Fox News Media’s streaming service, will debut Top Combat Pilot, a new four-part series hosted by acclaimed Hollywood actor Dennis Quaid on November 6th, announced Jason Klarman, president of the platform. Based in Yuma, Arizona, the series will feature an inside look at the Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course, the most elite […]

October 26, 2023

Paramount+ rolling out new subscription tiers

Paramount+, the streaming service from Paramount, has announced the international rollout of Premium and Advertising tier subscriptions. The Premium plan is set to launch in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico on November 16th, offering Paramount’s movies, exclusive originals and hit shows in premium quality formats, including 4K UHD, HDR10, and Dolby Vision. Premium subscribers can also […]

October 24, 2023

BASE launches Mega Movie Weekend

The British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) has launched Mega Movie Weekend, in association with the major UK distributors and retailers. A selection of titles will be available to Download & Keep for a limited-time at discounted prices during the third weekend of each month. The campaign offers deals on a mix of fresh releases, […]

September 15, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Super Mario sets Redbox kiosk record

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has announced that its Redbox kiosks in the US saw a record week of rentals with the recent addition of the animated film The Super Mario Bros Movie. The film set several new records, including becoming the top movie rental for 2023, the most rented movie in its first […]

June 21, 2023

Cineworld halts sale plans

Cineworld, the struggling cinema chain, has announced it will raise new funding and has aborted plans to sell its businesses in the US, UK and Ireland after failing to find a buyer. Cineworld saw its share price fall by nearly 30 per cent after announcing its cancelled sale plans. At the same time, the company […]

April 3, 2023

Paramount suffers on streaming and ads

Paramount Global disappointed Wall Street estimates on quarterly revenue as a slump in the advertising market hit CBS. TV advertising revenue fell 7 per cent in the three months to December, despite a lift from political advertising on the back of US mid-term elections in November. Meanwhile, Paramount+ added a record 9.9 million subscribers, partly […]

February 16, 2023

Report: UK home entertainment market at £11.1bn in 2022

Mirroring similar findings from the British Association for Screen Entertainment, the value of the UK home entertainment market soared to £11.1 billion (€10.3bn) in 2022, an all-time record for music, video and games sales, according to preliminary figures from digital entertainment and retail association ERA. The total was 6.9 per cent up on 2021 and […]

January 10, 2023

Top Gun: Maverick heads UK home ent rankings

Figures released by trade body the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) and the Official Charts Company (OCC) show Top Gun: Maverick flying high as the biggest selling home entertainment title in 2022, with over 1.2 million sales across DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital EST (electronic sell-through). Spiderman: No Way Home swings in to second place […]

January 5, 2023By Colin Mann

SkyShowtime reveals CEE launch slate

Streaming service SkyShowtime will launch on December 14th in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia, bringing its offering of exclusive and iconic entertainment to Central & Eastern European homes for the first time.  The launches follow SkyShowtime’s arrival into Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, in September, and the Netherlands and Portugal in […]

December 5, 2022

Report: European box office revenue up 21.6% YOY

Europe’s film revenue rose 21.6 per cent year over year to $2.82 billion (€2.72bn) between January and October, according to figures from OpusData compiled by S&P Global Market Intelligence. There were 203 films released in the region in October, down 10.2 per cent from 226 titles that hit cinemas in October 2021. Further highlights from […]

November 30, 2022