BritBox UK launches on Amazon Prime video channels
The BBC and ITV streamer BritBox UK is rolling out to Amazon Prime Video Channels starting today, making it accessible on over 40 million devices. Will Harrison, Managing Director of BritBox UK, said: “We are delighted to bring the best of UK entertainment to an even wider audience through Amazon Prime Video Channels, especially as we are launching even more original content in the spring, in summer and beyond. ” BritBox originals include Spitting image and the drama to come The beast must die.
Sky, WarnerMedia, ViacomCBS Team For Kids campaign
Sky, WarnerMedia and ViacomCBS unite to help improve children’s literacy by launching a Activate the subtitles countryside. Together, they will make subtitles available on over 500 of their most popular episodes of children’s content after research shows it can help kids become proficient readers. Lucy Murphy, Director of Children’s Content at Sky, said: “We are delighted to partner with WarnerMedia and ViacomCBS to support the Turn on the Subtitles campaign and help improve the literacy skills of thousands of children. in the UK and Ireland with something as easy as turning on the subtitles of their favorite shows. “
ViacomCBS Network Channel 5 Reboots The British Lifestyle Show ‘You Are What You Eat’ with Trisha Goddard
Hulu back for more ‘staging’
Hulu picked up the second season of Staging, the lockdown comedy starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant. Rainmaker Content, the international distributor, completed the renewal of Hulu alongside a number of other deals for Season 2. ABC of Australia and Huanxi Media Group of China also acquired the show, as well as BritBox in United Kingdom. Created by Simon Evans and Phin Glynn, the show chronicles the cast of a West End theater production on leave during the coronavirus pandemic.
‘Sweetheart’ wins Glasgow Festival award
Marley Morrison’s Coming of Age Story Sweetheart won the Audience Award at this year’s Glasgow Film Festival. The event, which took place in a digital incarnation this year, ended on Sunday with a screening of Suzanne Lindon’s Spring blossom. In total, the festival has drawn 37,000 viewers for its 2021 schedule. The event will hopefully return in physical form from March 2-13, 2022.