Publishing groups call on agencies to allow ads near coronavirus content

Two leading news organizations are calling on ad agencies to stop using technology that automatically bars ads from appearing alongside coronavirus news stories. “News organizations are working tirelessly to provide reliable and trustworthy information to their communities,” said David Chavern, … Read more…

Publishing groups call on agencies to allow ads near coronavirus content

Two leading news organizations are calling on ad agencies to stop using technology that automatically bars ads from appearing alongside coronavirus news stories. “News organizations are working tirelessly to provide reliable and trustworthy information to their communities,” said David Chavern, … Read more…

NENT Studios-Owned DGR, Mexico’s Dopamine Team for English-Language Content

DRG, a Scandinavian production banner owned by NENT Studios, has joined forces with the Mexican outfit Dopamine to co-finance, develop and produce English-language scripted content. DRG produces non-scripted, factual formats and some drama series, including “Doc Martin” which traveled to … Read more…

Colin Firth’s Raindog Films Wins Backing to Expand into TV Drama and Music Content

Raindog Films, the U.K. production company co-founded by actor Colin Firth and music industry veteran Ged Doherty, is to expand into TV drama, music content and documentaries after winning investment from the U.K. Creative Content EIS Fund. The U.K. Creative … Read more…

ViacomCBS’ Inauspicious Q4 Debut: Wall Street Grills CEO On New Streaming Product, Financial Forecasts, Content Costs, Affiliate Fees, Ad Revenue & Nickelodeon Ratings

Newly merged ViacomCBS is having a really bad day. The stock tanked, and is still down more than 17%, after disappointing quarterly earnings and a barrage of questions from Wall Street entertainment analysts – answers to which they clearly did … Read more…

ViacomCBS’ Inauspicious Q4 Debut: Wall Street Grills CEO On New Streaming Product, Financial Forecasts, Content Costs, Affiliate Fees, Ad Revenue & Nickelodeon Ratings

Newly merged ViacomCBS is having a really bad day. The stock tanked, and is still down more than 17%, after disappointing quarterly earnings and a barrage of questions from Wall Street entertainment analysts – answers to which they clearly did … Read more…

Endeavor Content Buys Minority Stake In ‘The Night Manager’ & ‘Fighting With My Family’ Producer The Ink Factory

Endeavor Content has struck a partnership deal with The Night Manager and Fighting With My Family producer The Ink Factory that includes the content financing arm of Endeavor taking a minority stake in the business. The deal also includes a … Read more…

‘The Weakest Link’ Co-Creator Andy Cuplin Leaves ITV’s 12 Yard To Join Elisabeth Murdoch-Backed 110% Content

ITV Studios has reshuffled the management of Eggheads producer 12 Yard following the departure of Andy Culpin to Elisabeth Murdoch-backed 110% Content. The Weakest Link co-creator Culpin has joined 110% Content, which was set up by former ITV entertainment chief … Read more…

NENT Group and NBCUniversal Sign Content Partnership for Kids, Family Programming

Following NENT Group and NBCUniversal’s long-term content partnership signed earlier this year, the two companies have inked a first-window deal for kids and family programming. Under the agreement, NENT Group will distribute NBCUniversal’s kids series and family content and DreamWorks … Read more…

Secuoya, Planeta Launch Madrid Content City, Site of Netflix’s First European Production Hub

Spain’s Secuoya Studios has teamed with publishing giant the Planeta Group to expand Madrid Content City, the audiovisual complex that hosts Netflix first European Production Hub. Madrid Content City will multiply by a factor of seven its current operating area … Read more…

Secuoya, Planeta Launch Madrid Content City, Site of Netflix’s First European Production Hub

Spain’s Secuoya Studios has teamed with publishing giant the Planeta Group to expand Madrid Content City, the audiovisual complex that hosts Netflix first European Production Hub. Madrid Content City will multiply by a factor of seven its current operating area … Read more…

Disney+ Adds Disclaimers, Content Warnings to Movies Featuring Racist Characters and Tropes

(NEW YORK) — Disney’s new streaming service has added a disclaimer to Dumbo, Peter Pan and other classics because they depict racist stereotypes, underscoring a challenge media companies face when they resurrect older movies in modern times. The move comes … Read more…

Facebook, Google and Twitter face fresh heat from Congress on harmful online content

The continued struggles of Facebook, Google and Twitter to stop the spread of hate speech, disinformation and other harmful content online has sparked heightened interest on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers are expected to unveil legislation to probe the matter in … Read more…

Netflix to Create More Interactive Content Following ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’

Following the success of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, streaming giant Netflix has officially announced it will be releasing more interactive content in the near future. Though choose-your-own-adventure storylines have existed for quite sometime in the entertainment field, there’s no doubt Charlie … Read more…