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Rakuten TV ties with Kaleidoscope on first UK day-and-date release 'Hurricane'

Second World War pilot thriller to be company’s first UK theatrical release.

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Japan's Yoshimoto to launch streaming platform for Asian content

New platform to distribute films, TV series, manga, anime and live performances.

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'Stranger Things' season three casts Cary Elwes, Jake Busey

Elwes will take on the guest role of Mayor Kline.

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David Puttnam: data misuse by digital giants "threatens democracy itself"

FDA chairman was delivering his annual keynote address to UK film distributors.


NAGRA to introduce myCinema at CinemaCon

Cannes president Pierre Lescure hails service as potential ‘response’ to rise of digital platforms.

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Netflix Cannes snub could enflame France's theatrical windows debate

Festival under pressure from France’s powerful exhibition lobby.


Netflix keeps mum over Cannes boycott threat report

Festival to unveil official line-up on April 12.

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Disney EMEA strikes first Amazon deal with 'Cloak & Dagger' and 'The Crossing'

Prime UK customers to get Marvel series Cloak & Dagger and ABC’s The Crossing.

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Steven Spielberg: "TV poses clear and present danger to filmgoers"

Netflix films should compete for Emmys, not Oscars, says Ready Player One director.

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First look at Anthony Hopkins, Florence Pugh in BBC's 'King Lear'

The adaptation by BAFTA-winning director Richard Eyre premieres this spring.

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YouTube buys Susan Sarandon, Matt Bomer feature 'Vulture Club'

Google-owned video service plans 2018 theatrical release with possible awards run.

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'The Crown' producers apologise to cast over pay row

Sony-owned producer plans to work with equality campaigners.

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Fox boss: Netflix deals have opened a 'Pandora's box'

Gary Newman says SVoD giant’s talent spend is ‘unsustainable’.

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Netflix renews 'Black Mirror' for fifth season

New episodes will be the third season to premiere exclusively on the streaming giant.

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Sky and Netflix team up with European partnership deal

SVoD service to be made available in 2m Sky Q homes.


Netflix to release Berlin premiere 'Sunday's Illness' outside of Spain (exclusive)

Film will receive a theatrical release in Spain before going on the VoD platform.

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Sales agents including LevelK and Celsius sign up to new Blockchain VOD platform

Swedish start-up Cinezen have set up the world’s first blockchain video-on-demand.

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Netflix announce surprise release of 'The Cloverfield Paradox'

The film is available to stream immediately.

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'Narcos' producer Gaumont sets up UK division

Kudos executive producer Alison Jackson will take the role of UK president.