BBC Three announces linear broadcast return date

After shifting online in 2016, the channel returns to your EPG on February 1st.  After March’s plan and September’s confirmation, BBC Three’s wilderness years are finally over. The BBC’s youth-skewed channel resumes its linear broadcast position next month. Shifted online as part of a cost-cutting exercise, the channel will return to its place timesharing with … >

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BritBox International heads to Scandinavia

The UK based streamer is branching out into Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Denmark in 2022.  Following a new distribution deal, BritBox International is preparing to double its roster of countries. They currently stream archive British shows to the UK, the US, Australia and South Africa; from early 2022 the streamer’s reach will encompass Scandinavia too. … >

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Big Finish announce a further renewal of their Doctor Who licence

The prolific audio producers at Big Finish will be making Doctor Who audio dramas until at least 2030!  In news guaranteed to gladden the heart of Doctor Who audiophiles, if not their bank managers, Big Finish have announced that they have renewed their Doctor Who licence. The company have the go ahead to create audio … >

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Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 to air internationally on Pluto TV

Star Trek franchise owners ViacomCBS have reacted to the fan outcry over Discovery’s removal from Netflix.  In a surprising turnaround, Paramount owners ViacomCBS are providing an alternate way for non-North American fans to watch the latest season of Star Trek: Discovery; in anticipation of the launch of their Paramount+ service, they pulled the show from … >

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Sky begins rolling out Peacock content in the UK

Battlestar Galactica, Quantum Leap and Warehouse 13 all gain a new UK home.  While the Peacock brand name isn’t instantly recognisable to UK viewers, you’ve doubtless watched plenty of its shows. It’s the streaming brand name of the mighty NBCUniversal, whose logo has featured the multicoloured bird since the 1980s. Their new deal with Sky, … >

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Disney+ – Ms. Marvel and Andor television shows delayed

The two shows, along with the live-action Pinocchio remake are not expected until late-summer 2022. While we fans might obsess about superheroes and spaceships, for Disney there’s always the bottom line to consider. Consequently, information about upcoming shows sometimes arrives via the business, rather than entertainment pages. Thanks to reporting on, off the back … >

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ITV and Virgin Media O2 sign a long-term deal

ITV and Virgin Media O2 have signed a deal to allow for the integration of ITV content into the Virgin Media O2 platform ITV has announced a five-year deal tying up with Virgin Media O2. Virgin Media and O2 have recently been promoting themselves as Volt (to Virgin Media customers), and this new move is … >

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Jed Mercurio & Jimmy Mulville ink a deal with 20th Television

The Line of Duty creator’s company HTM Television eyes the US TV market with its multi-year first look deal.  Jed Mercurio and his partner at HTM Jimmy Mulville have struck a ‘first-look’ deal with 20th Television. With hit shows such as Bodyguard and the all-conquering Line of Duty behind him, Mercurio is seemingly looking to … >

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Squid Game exceeds expectations in the latest Nielsens

Squid Game exceeds our already high expectations in the latest Nielsen ratings We expected Squid Game to top the Nielsens for 27 September – 3 October, but little did we know how far it would exceed out predictions. Here’s what we said last week: Starting with the easier end of the table, Squid Game should dominate for … >

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