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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

Study: 41% US says TV ads will help decide Xmas purchases

Video advertising platforms Unruly and Tremor Video have released the results of a joint study that explores consumer attitudes, expectations and plans ahead of the 2020 holiday season. Unruly and Tremor Video, which are both part of Tremor International, surveyed over 800 US consumers in September 2020 for this study. Despite the impact that Covid-19 has had on […]

October 16, 2020