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Xmas

Beyond Rights reveals Spring slate

Beyond Rights has revealed its new content slate for MIPTV, introducing a wide range of unscripted content from a variety of different genres, and numerous returning seasons of popular and well-established programme brands. In total, the business is launching more than 180 new unscripted hours into the international market at this time. Leading the new […]

March 28, 2022

FilmRise signs Nicely deal

FilmRise, the New York-based studio and streaming network, has signed a multi-faceted deal with LA-based Nicely Entertainment to produce and distribute two new feature films in the US along with US VoD distribution rights for over 20 family-friendly romance and holiday-centric films. As part of the package, FilmRise will also co-produce and exclusively distribute in […]

March 14, 2022

Die Hard joins Disney+ Xmas lineup, amidst debate

To celebrate Die Hard launching on Disney+, YouGov has conducted a nationwide survey answering the question that family and friends debate each festive season, “Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?” Over 2,000 adults (18+) from across the UK took part in the survey. The 1988 Oscar nominated movie stars Bruce Willis as a New York […]

December 3, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Boots partners with Sky’s AdSmart for Xmas campaign

Boots, the British pharmacy chain, has unveiled its 2021 Christmas campaign, starring actor Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who, Queen Victoria) as the character of Joy. Bags of Joy, created by The Pharm – the WPP partnership team dedicated to WBA – aims to reignite the magic of the holiday season. It brings into focus the happiness […]

November 5, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Apple TV+ orders another Mariah Carey Xmas special

Apple has announced that Mariah Carey will return to Apple TV+ with an all-new holiday event, Mariah’s Christmas: The Magic Continues, this December. Mariah’s Christmas: The Magic Continues, will bring multi-platinum, multi-Grammy Award-winning icon Carey together with Grammy-nominated worldwide artist Khalid and Grammy winning legend Kirk Franklin for a performance of their new single, Fall […]

November 3, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Microsoft ups gaming revenues

Drilling down into Microsoft’s record results (overall net income of $20.5 billion, up 48 per cent) and looking at its gaming division reveals the software company delivered a very solid July to September quarter. Gaming revenues were up 16 per cent with its hardware division sales sustained (+166 per cent year-on-year) driven by strong demand […]

October 28, 2021

Pluto TV reveals Italy launch line-up

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) has announced 40 original channels will be available for the official launch of AVoD platform Pluto TV in Italy on October 28th. Italian viewers will have access to a wide range of exclusive channels featuring international and Italian titles, including: Movie channels Pluto TV Romantic Films, Pluto TV Cinema Italiano and […]

October 27, 2021

Britmas on BritBox

The Britmas collection is returning to the BritBox streaming platform with over 200 episodes of classic Christmas TV episodes. From 18th November throughout December, viewers can stream a variety of Christmas specials including from classic series such as Are you Being Served?, Bread, Terry and June, The Two Ronnies, Knowing Me Knowing Yule with Alan […]

October 14, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Channel 4 commissions Pratchett animation for Xmas

Channel 4 has commissioned Terry Pratchett’s The Abominable Snow Baby for December 2021. Produced by Eagle Eye Drama, the production company recently launched by the team behind global drama brand Walter Presents, in association with Narrativia, Sir Terry’s independent production company, the animated Christmas special is based on a short story from his bestselling book […]

April 28, 2021

Stingray Naturescape’s fireplace goes live

Stingray Naturescape, the TV channel from music, media, and technology company Stingray, has announced that its fireplace is back to warm homes and set the mood for the Holiday season. Available immediately, whether the weather outside is frightful or tropical, viewers can enjoy the comforting glow of the fire and the soft crackling of the […]

December 2, 2020