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    Movies preferred to TV shows during lockdown in UK

    by Andy Bassett
    Movies preferred to TV shows during lockdown in UK
    A wide ranging survey has revealed certain UK viewer’s habits during lockdown and it’s good news for Disney+ and movies in general, with some surprises topping the 'most anticipated' lists going forward.  
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    Disney Plus announces Star Wars: The Bad Batch spin-off

    by Andy Bassett
    Disney Plus announces Star Wars: The Bad Batch spin-off
    Disney is expanding the Star Wars universe and has confirmed production of Star Wars: The Bad Batch, an animated spin-off series from its popular Clone Wars franchise.  
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    TV licence fee now applies to over 75s from 1st Aug

    by Andy Bassett
    TV licence fee now applies to over 75s from 1st Aug
    The BBC’s plans to charge over 75s for the TV licence were put on hold when coronavirus struck but with restrictions easing, 1st Aug is now the date from which most older pensioners will no longer be exempt from payment.  
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    New H.266 video codec promises 50 percent data saving

    by Andy Bassett
    New H.266 video codec promises 50 percent data saving
    Fraunhofer HHI has officially unveiled H.266, the next evolution of international video codecs, which can reduce data requirements and provide efficient transmission and storage of video resolutions from SD all the way to 8K.  
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    Sky Q updates smart features and adds Disney Plus in HDR

    by Andy Bassett
    Sky Q updates smart features and adds Disney Plus in HDR
    Sky’s premium entertainment service Sky Q gets its biggest update since its launch in 2016 and brings a host of smart improvements, an expanded UI and Disney+ in HDR.  
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    Ennio Morricone: Legendary film composer dies aged 91

    by Andy Bassett
    Ennio Morricone: Legendary film composer dies aged 91
    Ennio Morricone, one of the film world’s most well known and respected composers, has died in Rome at the age of 91.  
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    Sky comedy panel shows back to film new series

    by Andy Bassett
    Sky comedy panel shows back to film new series
    Sky’s hugely popular A League of Their Own and the more recent There’s Something About Movies are both set to start production for airing later in the year.  
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    Sky Brave New World trailer released

    by Andy Bassett
    Sky Brave New World trailer released
    Sky has released the first trailer for Brave New World, one of its big upcoming autumn releases.  
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    Sky Original Gangs of London renewed for second season

    by Andy Bassett
    Sky Original Gangs of London renewed for second season
    After a record-breaking first season, Sky’s Gangs of London will officially be returning for a second outing.  
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    Disney+ teases Hamilton with first trailer

    by Andy Bassett
    Disney+ teases Hamilton with first trailer
    The official film of the Hamilton stage musical is coming to Disney+ in July and the first trailer has been released to get everyone salivating.  
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    Cineworld Cinemas to reopen by 10th July

    by Andy Bassett
    Cineworld Cinemas to reopen by 10th July
    After closing its doors on March 20th, UK based exhibitor Cineworld has announced its theatre chain in England will re-open on July 10th.  
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    Oscars and BAFTAs 2021 re-scheduled for April

    by Andy Bassett
    Oscars and BAFTAs 2021 re-scheduled for April
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has confirmed that the 93rd Academy Awards will move from the originally planned date of 28th February 2021 and will now take place on 25th April 2021.  
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    Sky upgrade to HDR compatible box to cost £50

    by Andy Bassett
    Sky upgrade to HDR compatible box to cost £50
    Although the general consensus is that Sky’s newly introduced HDR service is a nice improvement over image quality on the few programmes that support it, not every Sky Q subscriber can access it. Sky has now announced an upgrade scheme.  
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    AMC Cinemas in UK and US set to re-open in July

    by Andy Bassett
    AMC Cinemas in UK and US set to re-open in July
    Following huge losses from the closure of its theatres due to the coronavirus pandemic, AMC Cinemas are set to re-open the majority of its cinemas across the globe in July.  
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    Film festivals move online: We Are One starts 29th May

    by Andy Bassett
    Film festivals move online: We Are One starts 29th May
    Replacing a brace of cancelled film events, the We Are One: A Global Film Festival kicks off on the 29th May for a 10-day online experience.  
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    Bafta 2020 TV Awards to proceed behind closed doors

    by Andy Bassett
    Bafta 2020 TV Awards to proceed behind closed doors
    Host Richard Ayoade will present the delayed Bafta TV awards ceremony behind closed doors and with virtual acceptance speeches.  
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    Sky HDR launch rumoured for 27th of May

    by Andy Bassett
    Sky HDR launch rumoured for 27th of May
    UPDATED with hardware list, 27th May 2020: Sky is launching three new factual channels and a number of online sources indicate that it could be using this as an opportunity to roll out HDR compatibility too.  
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    HBO Max to air 'Snyder Cut' of Justice League in 2021

    by Andy Bassett
    HBO Max to air 'Snyder Cut' of Justice League in 2021
    As competition between streaming services hots up, HBO Max has officially announced it will be airing Zack Snyder’s mythical cut of 2017’s Justice League in 2021.  

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