Riding the Audio Wave: How Podcasts are Taking the TV Industry by Storm

Our researcher Kaiya Simon recently enjoyed a midweek webinar on the rise of Podcasts within the TV industry chaired by broadcaster and podcaster Anita Rani Hearing from commissioning, production and IP experts from both the UK and US, the session explored the latest trends, how to convert an idea from one medium to the other, […]

Intro to Kaiya

We at Lumina Search are delighted to introduce you to our newest team member, Kaiya Simon. Kaiya has been an Executive Search Researcher with Lumina Search since September, and as a lover of all things entertainment, she has thoroughly enjoyed the beginning of her professional career within the media industry. With a BA in Journalism, […]

Placement | Christina Wayne, MBC

Lumina is delighted to announce the appointment of Christina Wayne as Managing Director, Studios for MBC. The prominent U.S. producer will lead MBC Studios Group’s film/series production arm created with a primary objective to increase focus on Regional/Arabic and international film and TV drama series that resonate with audiences in MENA, through cinema, television and […]

Landmark Report Published on Disability Representation in U.K. TV

A recent landmark report has been published describing the representation of disabled people in the U.K. TV industry on and off screen The report, from Creative Diversity Network (CDN), reveals it will take almost twenty years for disability to be fully represented in the industry. While 17% of the U.K. workforce is disabled, and 18% […]

The future of BBC – online-only within a decade?

Director general of the BBC Tim Davie has revealed the corporation will combine its brands digitally as he begins online-only vision The BBC is starting to make its linear channels online-only within the next ten years, Tim Davie has revealed. Speaking at an RTS event on the 7th of December, the director general warned that […]

International AVOD Income Anticipated to More than Double

Worldwide AVOD revenues for TV series and films are predicted to hit US$91 billion in 2028, an increase from US $38 billion in 2022, as per the latest market forecast from Digital TV Research As stated by the research outfit, the top 10 countries will represent 81% of the world’s total by 2028. By 2028, […]

Welcome to Stephanie Hatton

Lumina Search would like to warmly welcome Stephanie Hatton to the team. Steph has already been working closely alongside Anne who plans to step back to become Chair early next year. Steph began her career as a Co-ordinator in live children’s television, based at the Maidstone Studios in Kent and then moved to London to […]

Future Viewing – How Broadcasters & Platforms are Working Together

On Tuesday, 11th of October, members of the Lumina team enjoyed an evening with the Royal Television Society. A panel from Snapchat, YouTube, 4Studio & Little Dot Studios discussed future viewing, & how broadcasters and social media platforms are embracing each other as a promotional tool, as well as a viewing platform to reach new […]

ITVX debuted December 8th

The oldest commercial network in the UK, ITV, has joined the streaming platform group with ITVX. The free-to-air public broadcast television network that was launched in 1955 as independent television has replaced ITV Hub with a new streaming service/app. It officially launched on December 8th 2022, although some of the audience saw changes before then, […]

Life on the Fast Track

There was a lot of buzz surrounding Fast Channels at MIPCOM this year, so what is it all about? FAST television – Free Ad-supported Streaming Television – is a group of streaming tv services that are available to customers without a paid subscription. The services are funded exclusively by advertising, and stream traditional tv programming, […]