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Universal Music launches Mercury Studios, led by BBC Children’s alum Alice Webb

Universal Music Group (UMG) has launched a “multi-faceted content studio” focused on music-based storytelling, which will be led by former BBC Children’s boss Alice Webb. Mercury Studios will develop, produce and invest in “innovative” music-skewing content, while also becoming home to film and TV producer, Eagle Rock Entertainment (ERE), which is to be moved into […]

BBC Children’s chief Alice Webb to join Universal’s Eagle Rock

BBC Children’s director Alice Webb is leaving the UK public broadcaster to join Universal Music-backed Eagle Rock Entertainment. Webb had been with the BBC for more than 15 years and had been director of its children’s division since 2015, overseeing the creative and strategic direction of the kids arm which includes channel brands CBBC and […]

Music icons set for Canuck Netflix competitor

The upcoming Canadian SVOD service known as ‘Project Latte’ has acquired music themed programming including documentary Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways and Aussie miniseries INXS: Never Tear Us Apart. The Bell Media-owned service has lined up an in-house music team, who will curate the programmes. The deals see Bell buying HBO doc series Foo Fighters: Sonic […]

AMC/Sundance buys Python reunion live show, Rectify

AMC/Sundance Channel Global has acquired the upcoming Monty Python reunion show, and exclusive rights to season two of drama series Rectify. The 1x120mins Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five to Go has been picked up from Eagle Rock Entertainment. It will go out live on Sundance-branded channels in Latin America, the Middle East and […]