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Netflix, Amazon & Apple Spent $345M On UK Original Productions In 2018

International streaming services including Netflix, Amazon and Apple spent £280M ($345M) on original British commissions in 2018, according to UK producer trade body Pact. – Peter White, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RCb9Qn
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Netflix Creates U.K. Film and TV Production Hub at Shepperton Studios

The new hub will be situated at the iconic Shepperton Studios, which is in Surrey. It is part of the Pinewood Group, and was recently the base for “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” and “Mary Poppins Returns.” Pinewood recently bought land near the existing site and has set plans in motion to expand the studio space further, as first reported by Variety. – Stewart Clarke, Variety » https://ift.tt/2YveavZ

Netflix, Amazon Generate Twice as Much Revenue in U.K. as Broadcasters’ Streamers

The Ofcom report, prepared by Ampere Analysis, says that Netflix generated an estimated $875 million (£693 million) last year, which by itself was more than the five traditional broadcasters’ own streaming services combined. Amazon Prime generated estimated U.K. revenue of $505 million (£400 million), ahead of the leading traditional broadcaster, ITV, whose ITV Hub generated about $316 million. Sky’s NOW TV delivered about $215 million, while All 4 generated $101 million and My5 $38 million. – Robert Mitchell, Variety » http://bit.ly/2JJobSA

Two British Broadcasters to Launch a Streaming Service as Netflix Rival

BritBox already exists in the United States and Canada. For a monthly $7 fee, the service provides North American viewers access to a range of vintage British TV series such as Absolutely Fabulous. Despite relying on existing series, the service has been fairly successful, currently with more than 500,000 subscribers. – Natasha Bach, Fortune » https://ift.tt/2TanN4H

‘Friends’ Tops List of U.K.’s Most Popular Streaming Shows

Compiled by British media watchdog Ofcom, and based on a survey of 2,500 viewers, the list saw Friends – which was added by Netflix in January and is also broadcast daily on Comedy Central in the U.K. – have twice as many episodes streamed in the first three months of 2018 that its nearest rival, Amazon’s Jeremy Clarkson-fronted motoring show The Grand Tour. Netflix’s multi-million dollar and Emmy-winning original, The Crown, meanwhile, came in third.- Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter https://ift.tt/2vUeyat

Comcast confirms £22bn Sky bid

Comcast has made a formal £22 [$30.65] billion bid for Sky, valuing the broadcaster and TV platform at £12.50 [$17.42] per share. The move by the US cable network threatens plans by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to take full control of Sky and any subsequent takeover by Disney. – Julian Clover, Broadband TV News https://ift.tt/2qYUCla
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