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Kirsten Howard Aug 16, 2017
ITV have set a date for the first annual International Thunderbirds Day, with screenings galore. Here are the details...
ITV are planning a celebration of all things International Rescue-related this year, declaring that the first annual International Thunderbirds Day will take place on the 30th of September.
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ITV have released this statement, detailing their first plans for the day.
"Vue Entertainment will be helping fans across the UK celebrate with a programme of exciting exclusive Thunderbirds Day screenings. This unique event, held at 2.00pm on Saturday 30thSeptember, in 52 venues nationwide »
"We're ready to rock and roll." Recently, Netflix announced season three of Thunderbirds Are Go will debut later this month.Based on the original ’60s series, the animated show follows five brothers who "pilot remarkable, cutting-edge Thunderbird vehicles from the depths of the oceans to the highest reaches of space - all for one purpose: to help others in need."Read More… »
It's a new year for Amazon and that means new season premieres. Today, the streaming platform announced the premiere dates for new seasons of Hand of God, Bosch, Thunderbirds Are Go, and more.Season three of Bosch debuts on April 21st, the same day season three of Thunderbirds Are Go premieres. Season two of Hand of God unveils its second season on March 10th.Read More… »
Annual British television exports rose 10% to £1.33 billion ($1.66 billion), according to newly released research. Sales of digital rights were up 79%, with streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon becoming major buyers of U.K. shows.
Among the top-selling shows were “Sherlock,” “Doctor Who” and “The X Factor,” as well as foreign-language series represented by British sales companies, such as Germany’s “Deutschland 83,” according to “UK TV Exports Report 2015-2016.” The report was released by British producers’ association Pact, ITV Studios and BBC Worldwide. Figures are for April 2015 to March 2016, and have been compared with the preceding 12 months.
Sales to the U.S., which remains the U.K.’s largest export market, increased by 16% to £497 million ($624 million). Australia is the second-largest market, with sales of £106 million ($133 million). Exports to France grew 5% to £73 million ($91.6 million), making it Britain’s biggest non-English-speaking market and its third biggest overall.
North America represented 41% of total export revenue, with »
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