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Apple’s Emancipation in cinemas Dec 2nd, Apple TV+ Dec 9th

Apple Original Films’ “Emancipation,” directed and executive produced by Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day,” “The Equalizer”) and starring and produced by Will Smith (“King Richard,” “The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Ali”), will premiere in theaters on December 2nd 2022, and on Apple TV+ on December 9th. The announcement was made following an advance screening of “Emancipation” hosted […]

October 3, 2022

BAFTA sets date for 2023 EE BAFTA Film Awards

BAFTA has announced that the EE BAFTA Film Awards will take place in London on February 19th. The EE BAFTA Film Awards are BAFTA’s highest film honours, celebrating and rewarding excellence in film. This year’s Awards celebrated the best in film over the past year and saw Jane Campion win Best Director for The Power […]

June 8, 2022

Peacock on American Airlines

Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, has joined the American Airlines inflight entertainment roster. Launching immediately, with a dedicated Peacock branded channel, the exclusive partnership features complimentary inflight access to the streamer’s catalogue of select Original content, with shows including Bel-Air, Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip, Girls5eva and more Customers can access Peacock’s channel via seatback devices, […]

April 1, 2022

Data: 38% Oscar commercials purchased by M&E companies

This year’s Oscars ceremony was held on March 27th. The event proven to be a big night for advertisers to run ads during the live broadcast. MediaRadar analysed top verticals’ spend on ads on Hulu Live’s streaming of ABC’s The 94th Academy Awards. Key findings include: Media & Entertainment: During the 2022 Oscars, 38 per […]

March 29, 2022

Apple’s CODA wins best picture Oscar

Apple TV+ movie CODA, which tells the story of a teenager who is the only hearing member of a deaf family, has become the first streaming movie to win the coveted best picture at the Oscars. Going into the awards ceremony on March 27th, the low-budget, independent film CODA was considered a major underdog to […]

March 28, 2022By Nik Roseveare

BBC adds more classic comedy and drama to iPlayer

BBC iPlayer users can watch even more comedy and drama box sets from the BBC archive, with 90s classics dinnerladies, Keeping Up Appearances and This Life all arriving on the streaming service. Every episode of Keeping Up Appearances will become availabke on November 16th, and This Life on November 30th, whilst dinnerladies is available immediately. […]

November 11, 2021

NatGeo first look deal with Will Smith’s prodco

National Geographic Content President Courteney Monroe has announced a first-look deal with Will Smith’s Westbrook Studios. The five-year deal encompasses the development of all unscripted projects in the areas of adventure, exploration, travel and science for all of National Geographic’s television platforms and National Geographic produced Disney+ Originals. The announcement was made during National Geographic’s […]

August 20, 2021

The Fresh Prince heads to NOW TV & iPlayer

Classic 90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is heading to Sky Comedy and NOW TV. With over 148 episodes across 6 seasons, the full series from Warner Bros Television will be available on demand from January 1st 2021. The series famously gave music and Hollywood icon Will Smith his first on-screen role. The show regularly […]

December 1, 2020By Nik Roseveare

Amazon launches podcasts in UK, US, Germany & Japan

Amazon Music announced today the launch of podcasts in the UK, US, Germany & Japan, across all tiers of service at no additional cost. Customers will be able to stream top podcasts they already know, as well as new, original shows produced exclusively for Amazon Music and hosted by creators including DJ Khaled, Becky G, Will […]

September 17, 2020

Peacock orders Fresh Prince reboot

US streaming service Peacock has ordered two seasons of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot. Original lead star Will Smith confirmed the news on his YouTube channel, commenting: “We have just officially closed the deal with Peacock with an unprecedented two-season-order from a pitch.” The series, with the title now shortened to just Bel-Air. will […]

September 9, 2020By Nik Roseveare