Access Entertainment buys Packer out of RatPac

Danny Cohen

Access Entertainment has bought James Packer out of PatPac Entertainment, the US production company the latter founded with Brett Ratner. The deal hands the media… Read more

BBC renews deal with Unified Streaming


UK public broadcaster the BBC has agreed to work with video-streaming technology provider Unified Streaming for a further two years. Unified Streaming has provided software… Read more

Google to add BBC content to Google Earth

BBC app Life Story

Google will have a raft of BBC content on its relaunched Google Earth service. The internet giant is refreshing its maps and mapping service and… Read more

BBC to up its investment in Northern Ireland

bbc northern ireland

The BBC is to invest an additional £11 million (€13 million) in new services in Northern Ireland over the next three years. The public broadcaster… Read more

BBC Worldwide strikes Africa SVOD deal with Iflix


BBC Worldwide has sold a raft of programmes including Top Gear and Luther to African Netflix rival iflix. The deal, the first between the commercial… Read more

Ofcom to set UK originals quotas for BBC


The BBC’s new regulator, Ofcom, will demand the UK’s pubcaster produces a minimum number of British-created series for its key channels every year. In its… Read more

TV Connect 2017: BBC and Opera showcase HbbTV 2 content syncing


The BBC is partnering with Opera TV to showcase a number of HbbTV 2  implementations at TV Connect this week relating to syncing content. The… Read more

BBC names new board members

Tim Davie

The BBC has named the three executives that will join director general Tony Hall on its new board, along with five non-executive directors from outside… Read more

British broadcasting at terminal risk from SVOD ‘insurgents’

Andrew Neil

The future of British broadcasting is at risk from SVOD “insurgents” like Netflix and Amazon, and from the threat of widespread foreign ownership, according to… Read more

Kids SVOD service Azoomee secures BBC deal


Kids SVOD service Azoomee has snagged a raft of BBC kids shows. The on-demand service has licensed a package of CBeebies titles from BBC Worldwide,… Read more