BT And Warner Bros Discovery UK Sports Joint Venture Approved
Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has given approval for BT Group and Warner Bros. Discovery to kind a 50-50 sports activities three way partnership for the UK & Ireland. Both firms sports activities belongings will now mix over coming weeks. BT Sport and WBD’s Eurosport will initially retain their model propositions earlier than uniting below a single model title sooner or later. BT’s Consumer division CEO Marc Allera, who has been named Chairman of the JV, mentioned the approval marked a “milestone.” The chair will rotate between the 2 shareholders, with administration of the JV going to board member Andrew Georgiou, President and Managing Director, Warner Bros. Discovery Sports Europe. The CMA had initially determined too examine the merger greater than six weeks in the past.
Netflix Ties With ‘Descendants Of The Sun’ Team For Ok-Drama
Netflix has greenlit a Korean collection from the screenwriter behind fashionable Ok-drama Descendants of the Sun a couple of girl who lives for absolute revenge towards the childhood bullies who destroyed her life. Screenwriter Kim Eun-sook (Mr Sunshine, The King: Eternal Monarch) has penned The Glory, which stars Descendants of the Sun actress Song Hye-kyo, performs the lead, a rage-filled girl eager to inflict the last word comeuppance on the bullies and those that didn’t care to assist. Ahn Gil-hi (Happiness, Record of Youth) is directing and up-and-coming actor Joo Yeo-jeong has additionally landed a task.
Amazon Picks Up UK Rights To British Mockumentary Keep Calm & Carry On (Exclusive)
Prime Video has acquired British mockumentary Keep Calm & Carry On, which is about three totally different however linked households take care of the ups and downs of household life as they attempt to push via the gruelling year of 2020, with a documentary crew following them.The collection, from Kayleigh-Paige Rees’ Raspberry Films, stars Rees (Sanditon, All About Casey) Harriet Thorpe (Absolutely Fabulous), Kellie Shirley (In the Long Run, The Office), Jess Impiazzi (The Strike), and Curtis Walker (In the Long Run). Martyn Thomas is director and Lawrence Prestidge the author.
VFX Collective Territory Group Launches, Acquires LA-Based Cantina Creative
Territory Studio, the London-based VFX company based by David Sheldon-Hicks and Nick Glover in 2010, is scaling up its actions below the brand new banner of Territory Group. Under the transfer, the brand new group has acquired Cantina Creative, the Los Angeles-based design and VFX studio that has labored on productions similar to Avengers: Endgame, Iron Man 2. This first acquisition provides Los Angeles and Vancouver bases to current Territory Group studio areas in San Francisco, Barcelona, and the United Kingdom. “It’s very exciting for Territory Studio and Cantina Creative as they are incorporated into the group, and this is just the start. As a group, we are built for scale and for success, we have an ambitious roadmap laid out for the years ahead,” mentioned Sheldon-Hicks.
Seven.One Entertainment Secures German-Speaking Rights To Beta’s Finnish Co-Pro Drama ‘Estonia’
Germany’s Seven.One Entertainment Group has acquired German-speaking territory rights to Finnish drama Estonia from distributor Beta, marking the newest community to affix the European co-production. Production started on the present three weeks in the past, with CMore, TV4 Sweden, MTV Finland and Telia all connected. Swedish director Måns Månsson (Chernobyl) and Finnish director Juuso Syrjä (Bordertown) are overseeing the eight-hour drama in regards to the deadliest civil maritime catastrophe in current European historical past – the sinking of the MS Estonia on September 28, 1994, which claimed the lives of over 850 people. The collection follows the occasions of the fateful night time and the try to search out the trigger.