Anime SVOD platform Crunchyroll has raised its subscription rate on the back of the launch of an original content arm. Crunchyroll’s Brady McCollum tells Christopher Barrett that, in a swiftly expanding VOD market, there remains an important place for physical video and specialist digital services.
The brains behind British success stories Wallace & Gromit and Peaky Blinders are joining ambitious new projects led by industry leaders in the games and immersive entertainment sectors to blaze a trail into the world of virtual and augmented reality entertainment – backed by millions of pounds of government investment.
MUBI GO, the app that gives MUBI subscribers a ticket to a hand-picked film in cinemas every single week, is expanding into Showcase Cinemas in the UK and key cinemas in Ireland in a project backed by Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union.
After a very quiet Easter box office weekend, data expert Applaudience forecasts that Avengers: Endgame will match the astronomical financial expectations set by the previous films and is set to become the highest grossing film of 2019.
Universal Pictures UK leads the way on the 2019 BASE Awards shortlist, with 18 nominations across the 24 categories set to be unveiled at Tobacco Dock on June 6, with new host, Richard Ayoade.