Lumina Updates

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%

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    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

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      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,

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        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

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          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

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            ITVX to debut December 8th

              The oldest commercial network in the UK, ITV, is about to join the streaming platform group with ITVX. The free-to-air public broadcast television network that was launched in 1955 as independent television is set to replace ITV Hub with a new streaming service/app. It is officially launching on December 8th 2022, although some of the

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              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,

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                PLACEMENT | Fleur Wheatley, Keshet International

                  Lumina is delighted to announce the appointment of Fleur Wheatley as Vice President of Sales for Israel’s Keshet International (KI). She will lead KI’s sales activities in the US, Canada, UK and Nordics, and with global and regional Stood services and channels. At KI, Wheatley will be responsible for sales of formats, scripted and unscripted

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                  PLACEMENT | Doug Davis, Park Circus

                    Lumina is delighted to announce the appointment of Doug Davis as Chief Executive Officer for Park Circus, UK. He will lead the company on its next phase of growth within the Arts Alliance Group of companies driving synergies with sister companies Met Film and Garden Studios, too. Doug will supervise and control all strategic operational

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                    PLACEMENT | Abigail Hughes, ITV Global Distribution

                      Lumina is delighted to announce the appointment of Abigail Hughes as Head of Sales Operations for ITV Global Distribution. At ITV, Hughes will be responsible for driving change across ITV’s systems and business processes. She will provide key insight and direction across the Global Distribution division, driving transformational programs that deliver maximum value, quality, and

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