10 Stories You Should Know: 09/13/2023

Post by: Rick Ellis 13 September, 2023

Here are the global TV and streaming video stories that should be on your radar for Wednesday, September 13th, 2023:

Writers Guild Of Great Britain’s Sandi Toksvig Urges Streamers To End “Buy-Out Agreements” & Embrace Residual Model (Deadline)
Sandi Toksvig, the President of the Writers Guild of Great Britain (WGGB), has urged streamers to end their practice of “buy-out agreements” and embrace residuals, aligning with the WGA’s demands.

Western Europe Set To Overtake North America In Streaming In 2024 (Rapid TV News)
Research from Ampere Analysis has revealed that the number of households taking at least one subscription OTT service in Western Europe is set to surpass North America next year, with the UK and Germany driving much of this growth.

SkyShowtime “On Track To Have 50% Of 2023 Box Office” (Advanced-Television)
Less than one year since its initial launch in the Nordicsm six months since completing its roll-out across more than 20 European markets, SkyShowtime now boasts a strong line-up of first-run feature films and exclusive series.

Amazon’s James Bond Reality TV Series ‘007’s Road to a Million’ Already Casting Second Season (Variety)
The Bond-inspired series, which will debut later this year on Amazon’s Prime Video platform, sees “Succession” star Brian Cox control the fate of the show’s contestants as they go on a Bond-style race around the world in the hopes of winning a £1 million ($1.2 million) cash prize. Among the 007-inspired destinations they visit are the Scottish Highlands, Venice and Jamaica.

'Han River Police' Cast Hopes To Continue On Disney+ Success (Korea JoonGang Daily)
Disney+ is looking to seize the opportunity after experiencing massive success with its recent Korean series "Moving." Next is another Korean series titled “Han River Police,” starring actors Kwon Sang-woo, Kim Hee-won and Bae Da-bin.

Sky News Executive Chair David Rhodes: “We Want Our Coverage to Set an Agenda, Not Present One” (The Hollywood Reporter)
Sky News, the news arm of Comcast-owned European media and technology giant Sky, David Rhodes, executive chairman of the Sky News Group, said in London on Tuesday evening. Speaking during a Sky News showcase at Somerset House in central London, he talked about the news brand’s approach.

Report: UK TV Sector Revenues £3.9bn In 2022 (Advanced-Television)
The 2023 Pact Census reveals that UK TV sector revenues reached their highest ever levels in 2022, driven largely by the growth of international revenues and a significant increase in streaming commissions. Total sector revenues returned to growth levels seen before the pandemic, increasing by 21.3 per cent on 2021.

Orange España Adds Seven Sport-Themed Channels To TV Service (Digital TV Europe)
Orange España has announced it has added seven new sports-focused channels to its TV offering. Orange TV subscribers in Spain will have access to the new channels at no extra cost, with content such as American football, basketball, golf, motor racing, tennis, winter sports and more.

Apple TV+ debuts On Indian OTT Aggregator Tata Play Binge (Live Mint)
Direct-to-home (DTH) service provider Tata Play Ltd (earlier Tata Sky) on Tuesday added Apple TV+ on its over-the-top (OTT) aggregation service Tata Play Binge. This marks the American streaming video platform’s debut on any Indian aggregator, and its only second such tie-up worldwide.

BBC Studios & UKTV Stock Up On AMC Networks Dramas For UK & Benelux (TBIVision)
BBC Studios and its broadcast group UKTV have jointly acquired the UK and Benelux rights to a slew of AMC Networks shows for FTA channels Drama and Alibi and streamer UKTV Play, and BBC First in Benelux.

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