13 items from 2016
Broadcast’s Peter White assesses Ampere Analysis’ research into the secretive SVoD service’s content strategy in the UK.
Netflix is cementing its growth in the UK, where it has 6.1 million subscribers, by overhauling its programme library to move from a longtail warehouse to a premium platform.
The SVoD service’s second stage of growth is built around a constant refresh of its TV catalogue, with original commissions and high-profile acquisitions replacing older titles.
Exclusive data, provided by research firm Ampere Analysis, reveals that Netflix refreshed an average of 10.6% of its titles each month between July 2015 and March 2016. That rate jumped to 13% of programmes in April 2016.
This turnover comes alongside a huge cull in titles more than two years old. Netflix UK cut its catalogue by 490 TV and film titles from December 2015 to June 2016, from 2,502 to 2,012.
This echoes similar moves in the Us, where the firm reduced the total number TV shows on offer from 1,609 in January »
To mark the release of Danger Mouse Quark Games on 15th August, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD. Hunger Games spoof Quark Games follows Danger Mouse as he fights for his and Penfold’s lives on an alien planet in super villain Quark’s latest money spinning event: The Quark Games! Kidnapping all […]
The post Win Danger Mouse Quark Games on DVD appeared first on HeyUGuys. »
British singer Michael Kiwanuka returns with sophomore album Love & Hate, which builds on the folk-soul of his debut through bluesy acoustic renditions, a sleek production and a growing vocal and lyrical vulnerability. ‘Love & Hate’ by Michael Kiwanuka Album Review On Love & Hate Kiwanuka teams up with producer Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton and delivers a more mature […]
The post ‘Love & Hate’ by Michael Kiwanuka Album Review: Pushing the Boundaries of Genre & Creativity appeared first on uInterview. »
- Antonia Georgieva
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 11th studio album The Getaway is full of surprises — from Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse, at the production helm instead of long-term collaborator Rick Rubin to joining forces with Elton John. The Getaway is a groundbreaking feat in the band’s music, marking a turn towards a more nuanced and laid-back sound. ‘The Getaway’ by Red Hot […]
The post ‘The Getaway’ by Red Hot Chili Peppers Album Review: Band Returns With A Revamped Soul-Driven Sound appeared first on uInterview. »
- Antonia Georgieva
Love them or hate them, reboots are here to stay -- until they get remade once again. And while some franchises are better left alone (cough, cough, "Fuller House"), others are even stronger the second time around, especially when you're not old enough to remember the original. Here's a look at the best and worst kids' shows making comebacks faster than you can say "cannibalizing my childhood."
'The Powerpuff Girls' (1998 - 2005)
Way back in 1998, Cartoon Network did something amazing and produced a cartoon that was equal parts "Spider-Man," "My Little Pony," and Ms. Magazine: "The Powerpuff Girls." Audiences eager to see that girls could kick butt too responded strongly, keeping the show on the air for seven years. The carefully crafted blend of silliness, standard villain plots, and adorable sisters charmed kids all over the world, spawning merchandise, cosplay, and even a full-length feature film. So naturally, a reboot was inevitable, »
- Jaime Vazquez
ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette’ popped the question “What’s wrong with being confident?” this week, and was answered with more likes, shares, and comments than any Facebook post the program has published online in more than a year.
The teaser for the upcoming season, which follows up on last season’s dramatic final episodes of “The Bachelor,” has generated more than 7.6 million views, spurred on by nearly 55,000 shares of the post, and has attracted 35,000 more responses than the previous top post from July 2015, which featured a photo of Kaitlyn & Shawn and racked up 121,000 responses on Facebook.
Provided by ListenFirst Media, Dar – TV measures what entertainment content is resonating most across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube and Wikipedia combined. For more on the methodology behind Dar – TV, scroll to the bottom of the article.
Digital Audience Ratings (Dar) – TV Broadcast Monday Apr 25, 2016 – Sunday May 1, 2016 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 The Voice »
- Jason Klein
Eventually, everything you enjoyed as a child will be revived in some capacity on Netflix. They’ve got a new Voltron series on the way, a show based on the work of Dr. Seuss, and a new adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events. Liked Stretch Armstrong as a young person? Netflix has got you covered. Pee-Wee […]
The post ‘Danger Mouse’ Trailer: He’s the Ace, He’s Amazing, He’s the Strongest, He’s the… appeared first on /Film. »
- Jacob Hall
With a month to go before the premiere, AMC's TV series adaptation of the acclaimed "Preacher" comics has released multiple photos and launched a new promo counting down to the start of what will hopefully be an acclaimed run. Ruth Negga can be seen in the clip in her role as ex-girlfriend Tulip O'Hare, one of three major roles which also include Dominic Cooper as the preacher himself Jesse Custer, and Joe Gilgun as his hard-drinking Irish vampire buddy Cassidy.
"Happy Endings" creator David Caspe, "Horrible Bosses" director Seth Gordon, Black List writer Jordan Cahan and "Life In Pieces" executive producer Aaron Kaplan are all teaming for the half-hour buddy action comedy series "Manhunt" at Showtime. Specifics of the plot are under wraps. Caspe and Cahan penned the project, Gordon will direct while all four will executive produce. [Source: Deadline]
Wgn America's breakout original drama series "Underground" has been »
- Garth Franklin
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
Are you ready for another ride with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube? In "Ride Along 2," the comedy duo return as partners (and brothers-in-law-to-be) to tackle a new crime in Miami. The movie comes out on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand on Tuesday, April 26. The DVD and Blu-ray both include deleted scenes, a gag reel, feature commentary, and several featurettes; the Blu-ray also includes five other special features.
This film has a rather labored history to the big screen, but you can see the results for yourself on DVD/Blu-ray April 26. Natalie Portman plays »
- Gina Carbone
In April, fire up Netflix and prepare to binge-watch hit movies like "The Princess Bride" and "The Shawshank Redemption" as they're added (finally!) to Netflix streaming. Also new to streaming: Stanley Kubrick classics "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968) and "A Clockwork Orange" (1971).
Here's the complete list of what's new on Netflix in April 2016. Of course, titles and release dates are always subject to change.
Available April 1, 2016
"16 Blocks" (2006)
"2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968)
"A Clockwork Orange" (1971)
"Anthony Bourdain": Parts Unknown": Season 5
"The Ascent of Woman": A 10,000 Year Story
"Beat Bobby Flay": Season 1
"Best in Show" (2000)
"Bob's Burgers": Season 5
"Boogie Nights" (1997)
"Charlie and "The Chocolate Factory" (2005)
"Cutthroat Kitchen": Seasons 34
"Deep Impact" (1998)
- Sharon Knolle
Launch of abstract branding follows claims that corporation’s explanation of BBC3 revamp was ‘pure W1A’
The BBC has unveiled a new Cbbc logo that its controller has admitted “doesn’t scream ‘children’s TV’”.
Just your average #MondayMorning. Get up, have breakfast, Introduce The Amazing New @cbbc Logo To The World! pic.twitter.com/9ANPeXe8KE
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- John Plunkett
Reports surfaced Thursday morning that streaming giant Netflix is in talks with the BBC to acquire some rights on the revamped car show Top Gear. The deal could mirror the one signed by the two companies on Danger Mouse, the BBC's reboot of the classic children's animated series. On that show, the BBC retained UK broadcast rights, exclusively at first, with Netflix taking selected international rights. Netflix passed on acquiring former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson’s… »
Daniel Craig’s fourth or Roger Moore’s eighth? The former of course but you get the point. The almost-realistic stylings of early Craig have given way to the full blown pantomime excess of mid-Moore (or late Connery, in fairness). Desert lairs, endless car chases, free-wheelin’ helicopters and indestructible airplanes are all very much back in vogue. The result is a largely enjoyable, extremely silly film which attempts to tie previous Craig outings together at the expense of consistency and logic. There isn’t a plot: more a succession of scenes stitched together. And it still can’t manage a decent finale! Fun but ultimately frivolous. Now who does that remind me of?
The Villain: It’s Blofeld! »
13 items from 2016
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