Film/TV

Coronavirus Gives TV a Boost (AdAge)

Having been shut out of their movie theaters, sports arenas and shopping malls, Americans looking to wait out the coronavirus pandemic have taken shelter with an old standby: TV. B... More

Coronavirus Pandemic Sees Shift in Primetime Peak Viewing (TVB Europe)

The coronavirus pandemic has seen a shift in primetime peak viewing around the world, according to a new report. Comparing the week 17th-23rd March to two weeks prior, viewing was ... More

Ampere: Global Content Trends Reveal Unscripted Boom, Surge in Female-Led Dramas (Variety)

Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, during which millions of self-isolating individuals are tuning into home entertainment, the trends shaping global content have never been... More

How the Coronavirus Will Transform TV Programming, Advertising (Forbes)

The coronavirus has put a production hold on hundreds of scripted and unscripted entertainment programs that are expected to air this year. Simply put, it is wreaking havoc on the ... More

ZOO Digital Sees Surge in Cloud Dubbing Service (MESA)

ZOO Digital is experiencing a surge in demand for its cloud dubbing services as major Hollywood studios and global streaming services turn to a work-from-home dubbing industry amid... More

The 2020 TCM Film Festival is Coming to Your House (LA Mag)

Turner announced a schedule of programming that will air on the cable network from April 16 through 19 dubbed TCM Classic Film Festival: Special Home Edition. It’s a remote alter... More

Technicolor VFX Rides High Again With Peter Chomsky on ‘Deputy’ (MESA)

The ongoing relationship with the prolific producer keeps it all in the family with Technicolor VFX and finishing work from Technicolor Picture Post.... More

Golden Globes Amend Eligibility Requirements in Light of Coronavirus (THR)

Films can qualify for Golden Globes consideration even if they do not first screen in a theater, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Thursday. Instead, in a potential... More

How Big is the Stay-At-Home TV Spike? Significant, for Now (THR)

With the coronavirus pandemic keeping millions of people at home, TV use has spiked, with figures from Nielsen showing rises across all demographics. Kids and teenagers, home from ... More

Just 8% of Consumers Think Brands Should Stop Advertising Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak (MW)

The vast majority of consumers do not think brands need to stop advertising during the Covid-19 outbreak, although they do expect companies to think about their tone and messaging,... More

How ZOO Keeps Content Secure Through the Entire Dubbing Workflow (ZOO Digital Blog)

As a dubbing services provider for the biggest names in entertainment, we recognize that we’re dealing with some of the most sought-after TV and movie content around. But how do ... More

TV Networks Scramble and Dig Into Archives to Fill Sports Broadcasting Void (LA Times)

When U.S. professional basketball, hockey, baseball, soccer and football leagues, college and most high school sports shut down last week because of the global coronavirus pandemic... More

Europe Moving to Support Entertainment Industry Hit by Coronavirus Crisis (THR)

Germany, France, Spain and Italy have pledged tax relief and other support for cinemas, independent businesses and freelance workers hit by the COVID-19 lockdown, with calls for th... More

Conan O’Brien Will Return to TV With Shows Shot on iPhone, Over Video Chat (TechCrunch)

Apple’s promise of high-quality video “shot on iPhone” is getting another real-world stress test, as late-night TV host Conan O’Brien announced he will return to doing full... More

Sky Allows Customers to Pause Sports Subscription During Pandemic (DTE)

Comcast-owned Sky will give residential customers an option to pause their sports subscriptions while the coronavirus has effectively brought the sporting world to a halt. The oper... More

Fox Unlocks Streaming for Stations, News Network (Next TV)

Fox said it is giving people who do not have pay-TV subscriptions access to its broadcast stations and cable news network during the coronavirus outbreak. Fox News will be availabl... More

Shows on the Rise: March Brings a Medley of Genres (TV Time)

Season premieres take the top 3 starting with Netflix series, On My Block. The teen dramedy rises to No. 1 with its third season as another dramedy, Red Band Club (No. 2), earns ru... More

NFL Clear to Negotiate TV Deals After Player Vote (B&C)

The National Football League is now clear to negotiation new massive television rights deals now that its players union has ratified a new collective bargaining agreement that shou... More

AMC Theatres to Close for Six to 12 Weeks (Variety)

AMC Theatres announced on Monday that it will close all theaters nationwide for six to 12 weeks in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision came as governors of a dozen s... More

ESPN Reveals How it Will Move Forward Without Live Sports During Coronavirus (CNBC)

Disney’s ESPN released its first details on how it plans to fill programming on its networks with collegiate and professional sports canceled during the coronavirus outbreak, inc... More