10 Stories You Should Know: 03/17/2023
Here are the global TV stories that should be on your radar.
Here are the global TV and streaming stories that should be on your radar for Friday, March 17th 2023:
Laura Trevelyan Says Her Success Is Tied To Slavery After Quitting The BBC To Confront Colonialism (Deadline)
Laura Trevelyan has said that her professional success can be traced back to Britain’s colonial history after quitting the BBC this week to tackle her family’s slave trade legacy.
DAZN Launches Dedicated Sky Boxing Channel (Rapid TV News)
In what could be a portent of how rights owners market massive sports events, Dazn Group has launched the DAZN 1 HD channel on the Sky pay-TV platform in the UK and Ireland ahead of the return of British boxing’s biggest name Anthony Joshua, on 1 April 2023.
‘Marie Antoinette,’ Canal+’s Lavish Costume Drama, Renewed For Season 2 (Variety)
The series, which is being backed by Banijay and Capa Drama (Newen Studios), is expected to start filming in the fall. The new season will continue telling the epic story of the avant-garde young queen, played by Emilia Schüle (“Ku’damm 56/ 63”), with Louis Cunningham (“Bridgerton”) as the king of France, Louis XVI.
RTÉ, Virgin Media Secure Rugby World Cup 2023 Rights (Advanced-Television)
RTÉ and Virgin Media will be the destination for fans in Ireland wanting to watch every moment of Rugby World Cup 2023, World Rugby has confirmed.
MBC Group Extends NBCUniversal Licensing Deal (Rapid TV News)
Bringing more Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation titles to audiences across the MENA region, MBC Group and NBCUniversal have announced a multi-year extension to their ongoing business relationship which has continued for over 20 years.
‘The Great British Bake Off’ Confirms Alison Hammond As New Presenter (Deadline)
Alison Hammond has been confirmed as the new host of The Great British Bake Off. Hammond, who co-hosted the BAFTA Film Awards last month, will replace Matt Lucas on Channel 4’s baking competition. The show has a loyal following on Netflix in the U.S.
Viacom18 In Catch-22 With Voot (Hindustan Times)
On Tuesday, Viacom18 Sports announced T20 batsman Suryakumar Yadav as the brand ambassador for JioCinema, the company’s digital app that will live-stream the cricket Indian Premier League (IPL) this season. He is the second cricketer to be signed up after MS Dhoni who was also appointed brand ambassador to promote Viacom18’s vision of making live sports viewing synonymous with digital.
Access Entertainment Invests In Israeli Series ‘Red Skies,’ Co-Created By ‘Euphoria’s’ Ron Leshem (Variety)
High-flying Access Entertainment, a division of Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries and equity investor in A24 and “His Dark Materials” producer Bad Wolf, is investing in “Red Skies,” one of the biggest titles set to world premiere at this year’s Series Mania, in main International Competition.
Polish Progress For France’s iliad (Broadband TV News)
iliad’s Polish operator Play gained 1.5 million new customers in 2022 thanks to its record quick integration with UPC Polska, which the company acquired from Liberty Global.