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Lights, camera, green action: Make real sustainability progress in your media solutions

The push towards net zero by 2050 continues: over 90 per cent of the world’s GDP is now covered by commitments to reach this objective. More than 900 companies have made pledges, including media and entertainment giants such as Walt Disney, Netflix, BBC, and Amazon Studios. However, with rising inflation and a pessimistic economic outlook, […]

May 11, 2023

BBC Studios takes Eurovision to open waters

For the first time since the Eurovision Song Contest began in 1956, BBC Studios will broadcast the BBC’s coverage of The Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final live on global cruise liners. On May 13th, BST, 37 cruise lines including Carnival, Celebrity, Cunard, P&O UK, Royal Caribbean, Seabourn and Viking will make the live show available […]

May 11, 2023

BBC orders Tabby McTat for Xmas

From BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated producers Magic Light Pictures, this Christmas the BBC will air animated adventure Tabby McTat, a story set on the streets of London about the friendship between a musical cat and a talented busker called Fred. The film is adapted from the successful picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, and […]

May 11, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Bonafide Films distribution deal with BBC Studios

Bonafide Films has agreed a development and distribution deal with BBC Studios, the BBC’s commercial production and distribution arm. The production outfit behind RTS and BAFTA winning Mood, will benefit from a deal with BBC Studios that sees an investment into the production company’s development slate and also gives BBC Studios a first look agreement […]

May 10, 2023

BBC iPlayer: King’s Coronation in UHD, surround sound

The BBC is preparing for a major weekend of live broadcasts to bring viewers across the nation – and internationally – full coverage of the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort on May 6th and the Coronation Concert on May 7th. Kate Phillips, BBC Director of Unscripted, commented: “We […]

May 5, 2023

BBC World Service emergency radio service for Sudan

The BBC World Service has launched an emergency pop-up radio service on BBC News Arabic for Sudan to provide vital access to news and information for those in the country. Broadcast twice daily, the service will feature eye witness accounts, news on diplomatic efforts and serve to counter disinformation in the country. Listeners will also […]

May 2, 2023

Sharp resigns as BBC Chairman

Richard Sharp has quit his role of Chairman at the BBC as a report into whether he had been sufficiently candid about connections with the former Prime Minister concluded he had not. He had become embroiled in a controversy surrounding his involvement in facilitating a loan for former Prime Minister Boris Johnson and had been […]

April 28, 2023By Colin Mann

MPs: ‘BBC can’t compete globally’

A report from the Public Accounts Committee of the UK House of Commons says the BBC is bullish about moving to a fully digital future but must take care that no one is left behind, suggesting the Corporation currently lacks a plan for delivering its services in the digital future it envisages. To achieve its […]

April 28, 2023By Colin Mann

Broadcast execs call for swift Media Bill progress

UK broadcast industry executives have called for swift progress on enacting the proposed Media Bill stressing that it must be future-proofed to avoid issues arising, as has become the case with existing legislation, which is 20 years-old. Delivering a keynote speech on ‘the future for the BBC – audiences, mission, scope and priorities, UK and […]

April 28, 2023By Colin Mann

BBC acquires Afterglow

The BBC has acquired Norwegian comedy drama Afterglow for BBC Four and BBC iPlayer. The series tells the story of Ester Sand (Nina Ellen Odegaard) who finds out she has cervical cancer on her 40th birthday. But after the initial shock, it’s Ester who comforts the people in her life and she has no intention […]

April 25, 2023