Category: Leisure & Entertainment

24 Aug

Channel 4 partners with luxury fashion house Balmain

2 Aug

Hollywood’s Sunset Studio to open new base in Hertfordshire

20 Jul

HMV backs High Street with plans for 10 new stores

12 Jul

ITV scores Euros ad windfall after netting £500,000 per spot during England semi- final

8 Jul

Men’s makeup and beauty is going mainstream

8 Jul

Depop rival from Norway, Tise scored £8M funding, coming to UK soon

8 Jul

Pokemon GO still going strong, scores $5 billion in lifetime revenue

24 Jun

Streaming giants may be in the running to buy Channel 4

24 Jun

Lego plans to sell bricks from recycled bottles in two years

21 Jun

Love Island predicts record revenues, but brands tread carefully after tragedies

17 Jun

Halfords sees profits rise as demand increases for bikes and e-scooters

16 Jun

Claap, an asynchronous meeting platform secures £2.1m to offer remote workers flexibility

10 Jun

Hornby sales jump as UK turns to hobbies in lockdown

9 Jun

Manchester-based luxe smart sportswear startup Prevayl bags £7.5m

27 May

Evidence is piling up that Netflix wants to be the Netflix of games

27 May

Amazon acquires iconic Hollywood studio MGM for £5.97bn

17 May

Co-op renews music festivals sponsorship with Live Nation UK

17 May

AT&T nearing £106bn Discovery streaming merger

10 May

Must-watch TV to fuel £1bn summer advertising bonanza

6 May

ITV eyes summer boost to advertising revenue with Euro 2020 and return of Love Island

28 Apr

The next-gen dating app from London is a cross between Tinder and TikTok

22 Apr

Bloom & Wild buys Dutch rival Bloomon in European expansion push

23 Mar

Government tops Nielsen’s list of ten biggest UK advertisers

23 Mar

Cineworld to reopen in May in time for blockbuster releases as lockdown eases

22 Mar

Nike profits rise as China leads sales recovery

22 Mar

Bouquets of flowers are now ‘substitute hugs’, says blooming florist

12 Mar

Lego sales soar on back of Covid lockdowns and Nintendo tie-up

12 Mar

Netflix begins account sharing crackdown

26 Feb

Mr. Potato Head drops ‘Mr.’ from brand name

25 Feb

Reading and Leeds music festivals could go ahead in August

19 Feb

Snapchat shares New Insights into Gen Z Consumption and Engagement Trends

25 Feb

Dettol teams up with the FA to provide football hygiene guidance

19 Feb

TikTok strikes deal with UFC to live-stream content

23 Feb

Spotify to expand into more than 80 new markets

15 Feb

A sweet Valentine’s Day for Bumble- but what about UK dating startups?

12 Feb

Disney + signs up 95 million subscribers in just over a year

9 Feb

Lockdown opened ‘astonishing’ generation gap in media habits

4 Feb

Spotify hints towards plans for podcast subscriptions

22 Jan

Spotify launches Podcast Ads in UK in ‘step change’ for industry

20 Jan

Bridgerton and The Crown help streaming service top 200m subscribers as lockdowns spur record growth

11 Dec

Google to let YouTube users opt out of gambling and alcohol ads

4 Jan

Streaming grows for sixth straight year as Brits turn to music during lockdown

4 Jan

Poundland reveals new “divorce range”

18 Nov

Pinterest predicts Christmas trends including skincare, plants and kitchen gift baskets

18 Nov

Halfords profits soar in ‘very strong’ first half

5 Nov

E-scooter startup Neuron Mobility to provide free passes to NHS and Emergency Service workers in Slough

5 Nov

Santa to visit virtually as Christmas grottos cancelled

26 Oct

Sales of continental meats boom during lockdown

26 Oct

Library ebook lending surges as UK turns to fiction during lockdown

16 Oct

Hamleys tips kissing pups and Lego Super Mario as Christmas hits

5 Oct

Cineworld shares crash as it confirms UK cinema closures

30 Sep

Vans Launches ‘Musicians Wanted’ Global Music Competition

28 Sep

Caesars in ‘advanced discussions’ over £2.9bn William Hill deal

7 Sep

Co-op steps up commitment to parkrun, continuing its support through the pandemic

7 Sep

Napster buyer bets on VR gigs as music streaming thrives in lockdown

13 Aug

Amazon donates $6m to support film and TV production

7 Jul

JD Sports posts profits rise and calls for ‘rental realism’

7 Jul

Halfords profits beat forecast despite Covid impact

1 Jul

Punchdrunk to develop AR video games with creator of Pokemon Go

26 Jun

Celebrate Glastonbury anniversary at home

25 Jun

Beckham bets on $1bn esports market

23 Jun

BBC commits £100m to increasing diversity on TV

12 Jun

McDonald’s brings back the global CMO role less than a year after scrapping it

11 Jun

Selfridges set to re-open with live entertainment

2 Jun

Grindr removes ‘ethnicity filter’ after complaints

2 Jun

Proper makes TV debut with ‘Popcorn Done Properly’ advert

1 Jun

Argos invites nation to take up drumming at home in lockdown content series

21 May

Niantic looks to cash in on AR gold rush

21 May

Sony pushes AR efforts

21 May

Amazon launches video game Crucible

19 May

Comparethemarket reunites Take That and Robbie Williams to lift spirits

12 May

Lockdown walk inspired social distancing game

12 May

PinkNews spearheads virtual Pride procession

11 May

TikTok unveils first-ever UK TV ad

7 May

LoveBox release limited edition Tees to raise funds for NHS

6 May

Bud Light hosts Bank Holiday England football pub quiz

6 May

MyRepublic launches esports platform for popular games

6 May

BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2020 goes virtual

5 May

Social distance cinema: drive-in theatres boom

5 May

Sky offers £1m free ad time to 100 SMEs

4 May

ITV invites public to create versions of TV spots for ‘The people’s ad break’

29 Apr

Bushmills whiskey revamps masterclass series

28 Apr

Curzon creates ‘home cinema kit’

28 Apr

Gambling firms say goodbye to TV and radio ads for lockdown

30 Apr

Sprinklr Partners TikTok on video ads

27 Apr

Minecraft virtual nightclub raises money for NHS

29 Apr

Streaming movies will now be eligible for Oscar nominations

23 Apr

One in Three Reading more during lockdown

21 Apr

Sir David Attenborough to teach kids geography as part of BBC education initiative

17 Apr

The Week That Was – 17th April

17 Apr

GQ launches Happy Hour

16 Apr

Team GB partner with TikTok for Isolation Games

15 Apr

Secret Cinema partners Haagen-Dazs to launch ‘Secret Sofa’

15 Apr

Snowbombing Launches Online Festival

15 Apr

Airbnb hosts virtual experiences

14 Apr

Quibi reaches 1.7m downloads in the first week

9 Apr

The Week That Was – 9th April

9 Apr

Disney+ passes 50 million subscribers in just 5 months

9 Apr

Camp Bestival Launches Virtual Festival for Easter