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RTS Convention Spotlight C4 Sale and Britishness – Deadline – Illinois News

RTS Convention Spotlight C4 Sale and Britishness – Deadline – Illinois News

Happy Friday International Insider. Coming here Tom Greater will be coming live from the San Sebastian Film Festival with this week’s Top International News. To send this to your inbox every Friday Please sign up here. Royal affair On the block: At this week’s Royal Television Society Convention, one theme dominated above all else. It’s

Happy Friday International Insider. Coming here Tom Greater will be coming live from the San Sebastian Film Festival with this week’s Top International News. To send this to your inbox every Friday Please sign up here.

Royal affair

On the block: At this week’s Royal Television Society Convention, one theme dominated above all else. It’s the potential for sale of the iconic British broadcaster Channel 4. British Bake Off, Goggles Box When Is a sin channel. Or I made a knot so that it doesn’t have a knot. The government revealed its position late Tuesday night in a press release from DCMS and Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden explaining why the Conservatives wanted to be privatized. Dauden was scheduled to give a keynote on this subject later that day, but got a chop as part of Boris Johnson’s remodeling. His speech was instead given by Archbrexitter and privatization champion John Whittingdale, who he himself got a chop a few hours later. It was all a little comical. But when it turned out that Dauden’s successor was a BBC critic and Nadine Dorries, the tragedy of “Snowflake,” few people were laughing at the meeting.You can check the government speech on the subject here..And C4 CEO Alex Mahon’s repost here.. New Sky CEO Dana Strong was asked if Comcast could be interested in acquiring a broadcaster. This is her reaction..

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Definition of Britishness: Another issue that emerges from the conference is that the UK Government will introduce requirements for public service broadcasters (PSBs) to produce “clearly UK” content and for all platforms to carry PSB content prominently. It was a new plan for. Whittingdale said the move would ensure Britain remains a creative powerhouse for high-quality television programming as competition with US streamers intensifies. The proposed measures will be published in the White Paper on Broadcasting published this fall.You can read more about the plan here..

American view: The event also served some heavy hitters from across the pond.Hillary and Chelsea Clinton are among the highlights, apparently away from Britain’s politicized events. Their Hidden Light Productions Banner, And former Disney Big Wig Kevin Mayer Make fun of further acquisitions For a media company backed by his unnamed Blackstone, who recently splattered into Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine and is negotiating to buy Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Westbrook.

Piers Morgan Homecoming

Landing point: Another topic that was often discussed at this year’s RTS conference was what the future holds for two of Britain’s most valuable (and often controversial) broadcasters, Piers Morgan and Andrew Neil. .. It was Free contract player. There is no news about Neil yet, but Morgan found his new home (or his new old home) on Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News media. Presenter and former newspaper editor, he left ITV badly after a runaway earlier this year. Good Morning Britain When disputed about his comments on Megan Markle’s mental health Sign the overall contract At a company that sees him take on various responsibilities.

It’s easy to say: One of those responsibilities is to host a “global show” on talkTV, a new channel launched by Murdoch’s News UK in 2022. Shortly after launching the network as its face. Can Morgan and Neil team up on talkTV? You’ll know over time.

Netflix world view

Global growth: Netflix did not keep secret the fact that most of the potential growth came from the international market and we see subscribers reaching the relative caps of the English-speaking world. CEO Reed Hastings is currently visiting Turkey and Germany this week before heading to India to tour the company’s international hub. He stopped in Berlin, greeted local employees and officially opened the company’s new German headquarters. And Q & A will be held.. “It’s such an opportunity for Germans to thrive and create content that spreads around the world,” said executives, saying that the international dissemination of local language content continued to be “a really special thing about Netflix.” I added.Hastings also visited a set of high-profile series 1899Comes from the creator of dark, The virtual production facility used in the show is described as “the most advanced production technology in the world”. Also this week, Netflix Signed the contract When Unorthodox Creator Anna Winger attending an event in Berlin.

In Spain: The San Sebastian Film Festival is held today to commemorate the opportunity deadline We talked to two of Netflix’s top content executives in the country, Diego Avalos, who directs television, and Teresamoneo, who takes care of the film. In an extensive chat, discuss their strategies in the major European markets, which also act as a content bridge to Latin America. Netflix opened its first European production hub in Spain in 2018. Streamer is currently doubling the number of sound stages on its Madrid site as it continues to grow its international content. Go deeper.

Commitment to change

heritage: Anna Serner will be the hottest figure on 50/50 by 2020 and will leave the Swedish Film Institute for 10 years after the #MeToo debate. Diana sat down with a respected executive and looked back on her tenure.Read the latest international disruptor features here..

Latest from Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Special Report: Veteran diplomatic correspondent Holly McKay is back with another this week Dispatch from Kabul When the Taliban keeps turning the screws in the city. As always, it’s worth reading.

Essential

🌶️ This week’s hot: Universal won the race For Christopher Nolan’s next movie, J. About Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the nuclear bomb.

🌶️ Another: Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments Actor Dominic Sherwood starred in the 1996 restart of Warner Bros. Pictures of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s action photo eraser..

🤝 Completed transactions: Streaming service Chai Flicks Acquired North American rights To the three Israeli series Shtisel When Fauda Costume Yes Studio.Anton acquired shares in Benedict Cumberbatch Production banner Sunny March..

🍿 International box office: I have a lot of box office this week. Dunes had First day of stars in France When the movie starts to be released internationally.Read a full preview of Nancy for this week’s session here..Nancy also wrote an intriguing pen Analytical piece, This is projected to reach $ 20.2 billion in global box office revenue in 2021, an increase of 68% compared to 2020.

🚚 Move: Sky’s drama transmission director, Cameron Roach, launches Rope ladder fiction, Manchester-based indie production company.

🏆 Award circuit: Germany selected I am your man As this year’s international Oscar entry.

🎦 Trailer watchCheck out the first footage from: Engine noise Prior to the San Sebastian premiere.

And finally…

Venice Film Festival, Covid Test

Small number: An interesting bite from a closing interview in Venice, the fest returned only three positive results from a total of 4,500 Covid tests during the period. Earlier this year, Cannes averaged three times a day at most fests, so that number seems encouraging. Are these events getting the protocol correctly? Read Andreas Scoop.

Andrea Swiseman contributed to this week International Insider..

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