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The Weeknd tops Vevo’s UK music video chart 2021

Vevo, the music video network, has released second part of its annual year-end look back on music video viewership, highlighting the top music videos of the year globally and in the UK. Both worldwide and in the UK, The Weeknd’s Save Your Tears tops the list, with 615 million views globally and 21.28 million views […]

December 13, 2021

108 Media acquires DCD Media assets

108 Media, the global financing and production studio, with a key focus on emerging markets, has acquired all the assets of AIM-listed DCD Media, the independent TV distribution and production group, in a deal worth $6.3m (€5.5m). The deal comprises all DCD Media Plc assets, which include September Films, RIZE USA and DCD Rights, which […]

December 13, 2021

Gowans joins Nine Lives Media

Television executive, Jazz Gowans, is joining production company, Nine Lives Media, as Co-Creative Director alongside CEO Cat Lewis, and will be opening a new office in Birmingham for the indie. Earlier this year the award-winning journalist and executive producer joined the board of Create Central, the industry body promoting the creative content industries in her […]

December 13, 2021

Orbex starts UK rocket launch site build

Orbex, a private, small satellite launch services provider, has started construction of its first launch platform – the first orbital space launchpad to be built in the UK for more than half a century. Orbex says it has commissioned Motive Offshore Group, a Scottish company specialising in the design and manufacture of marine and lifting […]

December 10, 2021By Chris Forrester

OneWeb to build satellites in UK

Broadband satellite operator OneWeb, which owns a 50/50 joint venture satellite construction company (with Airbus) in Florida, is to start producing its satellites in the UK. OneWeb said that the move would be worth some $3 billion (€2.6bn) to the UK economy. Chris McLaughlin, OneWeb’s head of government affairs, said that a manufacturing programme would […]

December 9, 2021By Chris Forrester

Research: Streaming driving record online usage in over 65s

The popularity of Netflix dramas such as Squid Game, Bridgerton and Tiger King is driving a significant increase in internet usage among pensioners, according to broadband usage data released by connectivity provider TalkTalk. The data, part of TalkTalk’s latest Internet Insights Report, shows that internet usage among over 65s from July to November this year […]

December 8, 2021

BAFTA announces UK and US Breakthrough participants

BAFTA has unveiled the newest UK and US Breakthrough cohort. The 36 participants were selected by a cross-industry global jury composed of leading industry professionals, including Afua Hirsch, Niamh Algar and Tim Renkow alongside Breakthrough Jury Chair Ade Rawcliffe. Netflix supports BAFTA Breakthrough in the UK, US and India, providing integral support in the global […]

December 8, 2021

Roku opening Amsterdam office

Roku has announced it is investing in an office in the city of Amsterdam. Roku says it plans to expand its existing presence in The Netherlands to help support its international growth. The Amsterdam office will be located on Weteringschans and offers space for up to 150 employees. Roku is headquartered in Silicon Valley in […]

December 7, 2021

Report: Europe produces 830hrs of animated TV each year

The European Audiovisual Observatory estimates the annual volume of the production of TV animation in Europe to be around 220 titles (TV movies or TV series seasons), 5,200 episodes and 830 hours. France and the UK are by far the main producers of animation TV content. European TV animation coproductions account for 36 per cent […]

December 2, 2021

Forecast: VoD, consoles, wearables, NFTs to trend in 2022

The technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) practice at Deloitte, has revealed its predictions for the sector in 2022. These include: No mid-life crisis for the games console: Market revenues will top £60 billion as device reaches half century Deloitte predicts that the games console market will generate £60.6 billion in 2022, up 10 per cent […]

December 2, 2021