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Wonder Woman 1984

Redbox reveals most watched titles of 2021

Redbox, the US entertainment company, has revealed the most watched movies in 2021 across its AVoD and TVoD streaming service, as well as from its near 40,000 Redbox rental kiosks. Texas Killing Fields, a crime drama starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan is the top AVoD title; Free Guy, the action comedy starring Ryan Reynolds and Jodie […]

January 6, 2022

Data: Record year for UK home entertainment

Figures released by the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) spotlight the renaissance of UK Home Entertainment, as its value rose to £3.7 billion (€3.1bn) in 2021. Based on data from the Official Charts Company, Futuresource Consulting, Omdia, and Kantar, this demonstrates 13.3 per cent growth Year on Year (YoY), finishing 2021 on a high […]

January 5, 2022

Study: Godzilla vs Kong takes £3.3m piracy hit

Internet security advisory firm Techshielder has analysed the most pirated films over the last year to find out how much piracy cost Hollywood. Action films appear to be a big hit amongst online pirates, as this is the genre that has seen the biggest number of illegal downloads tied with the biggest amount of money […]

September 14, 2021By Colin Mann

NOW launches new marketing campaign

Sky’s streaming service NOW has unveilsed its new marketing campaign which it says dramatises its passion for curating the world’s best entertainment. The campaign stars actress Nina Toussaint-White as lead curator in an imagined NOW HQ featuring a content wall full of the latest and best entertainment on the service. Along with a team of […]

September 3, 2021

CinemaStars Entertainment launches mentor programme

CinemaStars Entertainment, a digital platform covering the world of children’s entertainment, has announced its pilot CinemaStars Mentorship Programme. The new programme consists of daily virtual sessions conducted by professionals from the film and entertainment industries. CinemaStars aims to encourage young people to develop journalism skills through this process, introduce the concept of digital marketing and […]

May 24, 2021

pixitmedia enables rapid film scanning of blockbuster releases

pixitmedia, a software-defined storage and data management solution provider, has enabled specialist film laboratory and facility Cinelab London to streamline its storage and media management for expansion in delivering rapid turnaround on some of the biggest motion pictures and episodic series of the past year. The company has worked on some of the past year’s […]

March 24, 2021

Data: HBO Max’s first WB movie of 2021 draws 1.4m viewers

On January 29th, The Little Things debuted on US streaming service HBO Max as the first Warner Bros movie to hit the service directly in 2021, coinciding with its theatrical release. According to data from Samba TV, 1.4 million US households streamed the movie, starring Denzel Washington, on its opening weekend, Viewership peaked January 30th […]

February 3, 2021

Half HBO Max subs watch Wonder Woman 1984 on Xmas Day

HBO Max has revealed anticipation for Wonder Woman 1984 was apparent, with nearly half of the US streaming platform’s retail subscribers viewing the film on Christmas Day – the day of its arrival – along with millions of wholesale subscribers who have access to HBO Max via a cable, wireless, or other partner services. HBO […]

December 27, 2020By Nik Roseveare

Amdocs: “Covid to have lingering effect on media”

Looking ahead, Darcy Antonellis, Head of Amdocs Media and CEO of Vubiquity believes that with the “new normal” comes new business models in the OTT space. Antonellis comments: “While 2020 saw 29 per cent of US consumers try a new media subscription service, there is no denying the impact Covid-19 has had on disposable income […]

December 21, 2020

Wonder Woman 1984 fast-tracked to PVoD

Wonder Woman 1984, the much-delayed DC sequel movie, finally got a cinema release in the UK on December 16th – the same day that large portions of the country were moved into stricter coronavirus restrictions, enforcing the closure of all entertainment venues. With cinemas now shut indefinitely in around three quarters of the UK, Warner […]

December 21, 2020By Nik Roseveare