Film / TV

ZOO Digital Looks to Future With Optimism (Yorkshire Post)

ZOO Digital, provider of cloud-based localisation and digital distribution services for the global entertainment industry, said it was looking to the future with optimism as it del... More

Study: Piracy Cost Italy €1.1Bn Last Year (Advanced Television)

Piracy cost the Italian economy €1.1 billion last year, according to an Ipsos study for the Italian Federation for the Protection of Audiovisual Content (FAPAV). The negative imp... More

Sports Broadcasters Look to the Cloud in Pandemic Return (DTE)

From dearth to excess; sports are back on TV with a vengeance to make up for lost time. The English Premier league, for example, is scheduled to cram in 92 matches between its June... More

UK Cinemas to Benefit From 5% VAT Cut in Mini-Budget (ScreenDaily)

UK cinemas will benefit from the temporary reduction in the rate of value-added-tax (VAT) to 5% from 20% for the hospitality sector announced, the Treasury has confirmed to Screen.... More

Sony Pictures Television Agrees Long-Term Partnership With Sky (RTN)

In a move including a multi-year extension of the first pay window and access to the studio’s rich film library, Sky and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) have agreed a new long-ter... More

UK Seeks Final Say on Virgin Media-O2 Merger From EU (Digital TV Europe)

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is set to ask Brussels for full control over the review and approval of the proposed merger of Liberty Global’s Virgin Media an... More

Sky Deutschland Introduces New Price, Package Structure (BTN)

Sky Deutschland is reshaping its subscription prices and packages in Germany and Austria. Notably, for the first time Sky customers will be able to choose whether they want to sign... More

Over Half of UK Households Own a Smart TV (TVB Europe)

Smart TVs can now be found in 51 per cent of UK households according to figures from Ofcom. In its annual Online Nation report, the organisation found the number of households with... More

British Cinemas are Confronting the Economics of Reopening (Fortune)

Thanks to a bumper crop of megahits, including the South Korean Oscar-winner Parasite and the British war drama 1917, Britain's cinema scene was experiencing something of a box off... More

How Has COVID-19 Contributed to the Growth of Global TV Stations? (Senal News)

The key players in the television station market are projected to stabilize at an annual growth rate of 6.9% and reach USD 158.42 billion by 2023, caused in great part by increasin... More

Cannes is Open for (Virtual) Business – But Will Anyone be Buying? (THR)

Heading into an unprecedented Virtual Cannes Market, buyers and sellers are navigating a new landscape that likely will provide the festival acquisitions template for the foreseeab... More

Bundesliga Confirms Rights Sale (DTE)

The German Bundesliga has announced the distribution of its domestic rights for the four seasons from 2021-22 with Sky, DAZN and Sat.1 all picking up matches. The value of the righ... More

Window Dissing: Has Theatrical Distribution Finally Collapsed? (Next TV)

Will shifting distribution patterns open even more opportunity for the thriving OTT sector?... More

Deluxe Powers Distribution of Content to Theaters With New Cloud-Based IP Delivery Solution (MESA)

Deluxe announced the launch of One VZN, a new cloud-based IP delivery solution distributing major studio and independent content to movie theaters and exhibitors worldwide quickly ... More

Iyuno Acquires Scalamedia to Create New Market Leader in Germany (MESA)

Iyuno Media Group announced the acquisition of the German localization company Scalamedia. Scalamedia, with six studios in Berlin and Munich, joins Iyuno Germany, a division of Iyu... More

Sky Wins Sports Rights Rebate (BTN)

Sky has reached a series of agreements with sports rights bodies that will cut its expenditure as the broadcaster looks to offset losses after coronavirus hit its live schedules.... More

SRG Chooses Kaltura for Multi-Language Cloud TV Service (BTN)

Swiss public broadcaster SRG SSR will use the Kaltura TV platform as the backbone for its upcoming domestic streaming service Play Suisse. The cloud-based platform will offer a wid... More

Sky Studios CEO: What We’ve Learned From Week One of Post-Pandemic Production (Variety)

Gary Davey, CEO of Sky Studios, shares learnings from the first week back in production, including tips from the production team on the ground.... More

BAFTA to Join Forces with Film Academy for Universal Set of Diversity Standards (Variety)

BAFTA has come out in support of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ new standards for representation, with hopes that a uniform set of diversity requirements can ap... More

Iyuno Launches iDub, a Remote Recording Solution (MESA)

Entertainment technology and localization company Iyuno Media Group announced the launch of its remote recording platform, iDub, available globally. The iDub recording platform is ... More