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BFI Player launches on Apple TV in UK

The British Film Institute’s s subscription streaming service, BFI Player, is now available to UK customers through Apple TV channels on the Apple TV app across iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and select Samsung smart TVs. Customers can subscribe directly to the service on the Apple TV app for £4.99 per month. Subscribers to BFI Player through Apple TV channels can […]

BFI launches classic British cinema app on Roku in the US

The BFI has launched a version of its BFI Player SVOD platform on Roku in the US. The BFI Player Classics platform offers 140 of ‘the best quintessentially British films’ to viewers for a fee of US$5.99 (€5.35) per month. Classic titles on offer include Brighton Rock, The Wicker Man, and The Man Who Fell […]

BFI: 2017 UK production spend hit record

Total UK production spend for high-end television programmes reached £938 million (€984 million) in 2017, the highest amount yet according to BFI research. The latest figure is a 9% increase from UK spend of £861 million in 2016. A combination of inward spend, where titles are substantially financed and controlled from outside the UK, and […]

BFI: Tax credits spur record levels of TV production spend

High-end tax credits for the UK’s television sector generated a record spend of £896.7 million in 2016, marking a doubling of local production over four years, according to a new report by The British Film Institute. The BFI report has shown that an estimated £632 million in tax relief seeded £3.2 billion in direct production […]

BFI: TV production spend jumps to £938m in the UK

Total UK production spend for high-end television programmes reached £938 million (US$1.33 billion) in 2017, the highest amount yet according to BFI research. The latest figure is a 9% increase from UK spend of £861 million in 2016. A combination of inward spend, where titles are substantially financed and controlled from outside the UK, and […]

UK Treasury pledges to underwrite content funding shortfall post-Brexit

The UK Treasury has pledged to underwrite any shortfall resulting from content companies receiving EU funding when Brexit is enacted. There has been widespread concern and confusion among UK producers about the status of projects receiving Creative Europe funding when the UK exits the European Union, which will happen following the result of June’s national referendum. […]

BFI launches subscription VoD service

The British Film Institute (BFI) has launched a new subscription video-on-demand offering, featuring a curated selection of “classic and critically-acclaimed films”. BFI Player+ will offer hundreds of film titles and will cost £4.99 (€6.97) per month, with no fixed contract. The BFI said that service was shaped through user feedback and aims to celebrate “the […]

BFI rolls out new on-demand Player

The British Film Institute (BFI) has tapped design consultancy Ostmodern to launch a revamped on-demand player. Following a consultation with 1,000 BFI Player users, the consultancy produced a design for a new player that provides access to a catalogue of about 1,400 films. The amount of new content on the service has been enhanced, with […]