UK multichannel programming spend rockets to £623 million

Commercial multichannel broadcasters spent £623 million on content last year, a 31% year-on-year increase. A report compiled by Oliver & Ohlbaum for the Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA) showed that investment in original first-run programming increased sharply last year, as did money spent on acquisitions of finished shows. Many multichannel broadcasters, notably BSkyB, have upped their […]

Turner to launch two kids channels across Asia

Turner is launching two new kids channels across Asia as its expands its channel portfolio in the region. The company’s Asian division Turner Broadcasting System, Asia Pacific, is launching boy skewing network Toonami and European preschool channel Cartoonito. Both channels will launch early next year and will sit alongside Turner’s existing kids channels Cartoon Network, […]

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