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Netflix paid just £4m in UK corporation tax on £1.15bn from British subscribers
Streaming company adds 2 million UK subscribers in 2020 and vows to pay more tax

Mark Sweney

15, Oct, 2021 @9:13 AM

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After the intermission: films are back in cinemas – but will the crowds return too?
Covid and the boom in streaming platforms are being touted as a huge threat to cinema-going. But so was telly. And surely we’re all desperate to leave the house and make a big social occasion of it all?

Peter Bradshaw

24, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Lord Frost: we can’t stop EU cutting amount of UK content on European TV
Brexit minister says EU move would be to the detriment of viewers but admits UK is powerless to prevent it

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

22, Jun, 2021 @1:11 PM

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Sony Movie Channel has been renamed Great! But how? And why?!
Sony’s Freeview TV staple has a new name, with an exclamation mark to show how exciting it is! What’s the thinking behind the rebrand? And who’s watching?

Paul MacInnes

26, May, 2021 @9:01 AM

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Classical highlights: concerts and opera to watch in March
From witches to Weber, and Andriessen to Zimmermann – our pick of this month’s streamed music

Andrew Clements

28, Feb, 2021 @3:41 PM

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No hiding place: Travolta and Willis get an unwelcome dose of limelight in the Covid era
With VOD now the way to watch new releases, Hollywood’s old-timey workhorses might be washed up, but they are suddenly getting plenty of attention

Stuart Heritage

08, Feb, 2021 @1:47 PM

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Netflix to spend $1bn in UK in 2020 on TV shows and films
Exclusive: streaming giant ups budget by 50% as Disney also invests in production facilities at Pinewood Studios

Mark Sweney Media business correspondent

25, Nov, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Dan Snow sells History Hit network to Little Dot Studios
Podcast and video business sold to business owned by Fleabag and 1917 producer All3Media

Mark Sweney

11, Aug, 2020 @11:47 AM

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Sound recovery: how live music is returning to Munich
Led, masked and alone, to an underground lair below the Bavarian State Opera house, our writer joined a tiny handful of others for a thrilling chamber concert. Now the company is reclaiming its stage

AJ Goldmann

22, Jun, 2020 @9:30 AM

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Streaming services add 4.6m new subscribers during UK lockdown
Survey reveals extent to which ‘stay at home’ advice has benefitted Netflix and other

Mark Sweney

15, May, 2020 @12:01 PM

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Studios bypass cinemas with lucrative lockdown premieres
Universal’s latest on-demand hit, kept out of theatres by Covid-19, has made more profit in three weeks than its predecessor did in five months on the big screen

Mark Sweney

02, May, 2020 @3:00 PM

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The sofa is your multiplex: how to keep cinema alive in the age of coronavirus
From Netflix Party to attending a film festival in your living room, here is how to keep calm and carry on communal film watching – at a safe social distance

Guy Lodge

23, Mar, 2020 @4:29 PM

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