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Barb: SVoD subs dip in UK

Barb has released data from its Establishment Survey showing that 19.08 million UK homes (67.4 per cent of households) had access to a subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) service in Q1 2023. This was a -1.7 per cent decrease from 19.42 million in Q4 2022, despite Apple TV+ and Sky’s NOW service both making strong gains. Netflix, […]

May 30, 2023

Big Talk rebrands as Big Talk Studios

Big Talk Productions, the independent TV production company behind multi-award winning shows has rebranded to Big Talk Studios.  The company says the new name reflects the its evolution into a Global Studio to provide a comprehensive range of disciplines to support the creation, production and exploitation of original premium television and genre bending film.   The […]

April 25, 2023

Apple TV+ unveils second season of Prehistoric Planet

Apple TV+ has shared the first-look teaser for the second season of award-winning natural history series “Prehistoric Planet,” from executive producers Jon Favreau and Mike Gunton and BBC Studios Natural History Unit (“Planet Earth”), narrated by Sir David Attenborough. Set to debut globally in a five-day, week-long event on Apple TV+ starting on May 22nd, […]

April 18, 2023

France: Apple TV+ content on Canal+

Canal+ Group is to offer to all subscribers in metropolitan France and Switzerland, free-of charge, access to all the content from streaming platform Apple TV+, beginning April 20th.  According to the multi-year strategic deal between Canal+ Group and Apple, all shows will be available via on-demand platform MyCanal. A number of original series produced by […]

April 14, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Stephen Curry: Underrated in cinemas and Apple TV+

Apple Original Films and A24 have announced that the highly anticipated, critically acclaimed documentary “Stephen Curry: Underrated,” directed and produced by Emmy Award winner Peter Nicks, will be released in select theaters and premiere globally on Apple TV+ on July 21st. “Stephen Curry: Underrated” is the remarkable coming-of-age story of one of the most influential, […]

April 13, 2023

The Afterparty returns in July on Apple TV+

Apple TV+ has announced that its global hit murder mystery comedy series, The Afterparty, from Academy Award winners Chris Miller and Phil Lord, is set to return for season two on July 12th. Told through new and popular film genres, the 10-episode second season will premiere on Apple TV+ with the first two episodes, followed […]

April 11, 2023

Apple’s Napoleon to debut in cinemas

Apple Original Films has announced that the historical action epic Napoleon from acclaimed director Ridley Scott will first be released exclusively in theaters worldwide, in partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment, on  November 22nd, before streaming globally on Apple TV+. Directed by Scott from a screenplay by David Scarpa, Napoleon stars Joaquin Phoenix as the French […]

April 4, 2023

Apple TV+ celebrates Earth Day with Big Beasts

Apple has announced a new 10-part documentary series, Big Beasts, narrated by Hollywood star Tom Hiddleston. The series will premiere globally on April 21st, exclusively on Apple TV+, ahead of Earth Day on April 22nd. Two new episodes will premiere each week until May 19th. From the creative team behind the Apple TV+ award-winning Tiny […]

March 31, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Apple TV+ announces The Savant

Apple TV+ has announced “The Savant,” a new, eight-episode limited series starring Academy, SAG, Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award winner Jessica Chastain (“The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” “The Good Nurse,” “George & Tammy,” Broadway’s “A Doll’s House”) in the lead role. In addition to starring, Chastain will executive produce through Freckle Films, and FIFTH […]

March 28, 2023

Analyst: ‘Disney+ AVoD faster start than Netflix’

Disney’s ad-supported D2C tier has made a faster start than Netflix’s equivalent product, according to Jonathan Carson , Co-Founder and CEO of measurement and analytics company Antenna. In a blog post, he notes that ad-supported streaming continues to be one of the most important stories in the subscription video space as the market reacts to […]

March 20, 2023By Colin Mann