Matthew Graham

What Friends tells us about rights ownership in 2019

Media giants building SVODs to rival Netflix are talking the talk, but who will walk the walk? Manori Ravindran investigates the knock-on effects of consolidation and the bigger picture around windowing and rights ownership. If 2018’s media disruption taught us anything, it was to expect the unexpected in the laser-focused drive for scale. As potential […]

Acorn TV expands global footprint to 30 territories

Acorn TV, the US streaming service specialising in British television, is expanding into 30 countries, including India and Australia. The SVOD service, which was launched in the US and Canada in 2011, is now also available for US$4.99/month in Spain, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Venezuela and the Bahamas, among a number […]

BBC, BBC America order horror series from Life on Mars Team

BBC1 and BBC America are coproducing The Living and the Dead, a new period ghost-hunter drama from the writing team behind Life on Mars (pictured) and Ashes to Ashes. The six-parter from Ashley Pharoah and Matthew Graham will be produced by BBC Wales Drama and BBC America. It will air on the BBC’s flagship entertainment […]