BAFTA names hosts for TV Awards; Nick + launches on Rakuten in Japan – Deadline

BAFTA names hosts for TV Awards
Richard Ayoade is back to host the BAFTA Television Awards for the second year, while actor, writer and director Gbemisola Ikumelo (Famalam) was named host of the British Television Craft Awards. The main televised prizes were scheduled on June 6 on BBC One, while the crafting ceremony takes place on May 24. Nominations will be announced on April 28 at 7:30 a.m. local UK time.

Nick + launches on Rakuten in Japan
Nickelodeon’s subscription streaming service Nick + is set to launch in Japan on the Rakuten TV video-on-demand platform. The service will go live on April 28 with shows including Sponge Bob SquarePants and Patrol patrol. It is part of a larger “long-term” partnership between ViacomCBS and Rakuten, which includes the creation of a dedicated Nickelodeon zone on the Rakuten Ichiba e-commerce platform.

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‘Viewpoint’ sells to Australia
ITV Drama Series Noel Clark Point of view sold to ABC in Australia, as well as SVT (Sweden), YLE (Finland), NRK (Norway), DR (Denmark) and Sýn (Iceland). Produced by Tiger Aspect in association with Unstoppable Film and Television, it follows a tense police surveillance investigation into a tight-knit Manchester community and explores whether it is ever possible to observe the lives of others with genuine objectivity and a sense of purpose. zero effect. Repped by Banijay Rights, the series will air on ITV in the UK on April 26.

Half Yard Productions strengthens its development team
Say yes to the dress Producer Half Yard Productions hired Ed Crick to lead development and Brittany George to lead development. Janice Mezzetti, SVP of Production and Operations, becomes COO of the company owned by Red Arrow Studios. Crick is a British television veteran, who was previously Global Head of Content Development at Red Bull and MD at Banijay Bullseye TV. George has worked in the development teams of companies such as Alkemy X, ITV America and Leftfield Pictures.

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