BBC Studioworks expands as three studios re-opened at Television Centre site – PSNEurope

BBC Studioworks today re-opens the studio doors to the ‘home of British television’ at the Television Centre site in central London.

Television Centre, originally opened in 1960 and the biggest TV production facility of its kind in the world at the time, has been undergoing major redevelopment works since 2012 when it was sold by the BBC to property company Stanhope.

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‘Guess Who Died’: Norman Lear & Peter Tolan Comedy Lands At NBC | Deadline

Very excited for this one!!!

Norman Lear’s longtime passion project Guess Who Died is coming closer to reality. The single-camera comedy, on which he has teamed with Rescue Me creator Peter Tolan, has landed at NBC with a pilot production commitment. Sony TV, where Tolan is under an overall deal and where Lear has the Netflix revival of his One Day At A Time, is the studio.

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Four book series that are shaping the future of science fiction on television | Ars Technica

Looks like television is going to just keep getting better and better!

If recent Hollywood deals are any indication, science fiction on TV is about to get even more interesting and complex. The trend started with the surprising announcement in late 2016 that Lin Manuel-Miranda’s next project—after completing his run on Hamilton and writing the music for Moana—would be to adapt Patrick Rothfuss’ cult fantasy series The Kingkiller Chronicle for TV and film. Just in the past two months, three more gamechanging options were announced: HBO will adapt Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Deat

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Women in TV: CW Aims to Close the Gender Gap With New Shows ‘Valiant’ and ‘The She World’

When it comes to TV and film, men haven’t just dominated the screen, they’ve also been at the helm of executive, directing and writing positions for years. Of the overall behind-the-scenes roles—like writers, executive producers, producers, editors and cinematographers—women only accounted for roughly 17 percent of the industry in 2016, according to Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film 19th annual Celluloid Ceiling report.

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Can’t see the solar eclipse? Tune in online or on TV – ABC News

Ronald Dantowitz has been looking forward to Monday’s solar eclipse for nearly 40 years.

An astronomer who specializes in solar imaging, he’s been photographing eclipses for more than three decades, and will be using 14 cameras to capture the Aug. 21 celestial event. The cameras have solar filters to capture the eclipse in its partial phases, along with custom modifications that can photograph the corona and light wavelengths that are invisible to the human eye, allowing scientists to view and study the sun’s temperature and composition in a way only possible during a total eclipse, he said.

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Binge-watching television leads to fatigue, poor sleep in young adults, says study

Binge-watching television can cause poorer sleep quality, more fatigue, and increased insomnia in young adults, a study has found.

The findings suggest that the mechanism explaining this relationship is increased cognitive alertness resulting from binge-watching.

Researchers found that more than 80 per cent of young adults identified themselves as a binge-watcher, with 20.2 per cent of them binge-watching at least a few times a week in the previous month.

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Disney’s Streaming Dreams: How Disruptive Is Its New Netflix-Style Strategy, Really? | Variety

The Mouse House is moving to cut the cord: Disney plans to launch at least two direct-to-consumer streaming subscription services, for ESPN and Disney movies and TV shows, in the next two years.But right now, it’s not clear how dramatic the change will be for Disney as a whole. More than anything, it looks like a hedge against declining pay-TV subs — a desire to better control over its destiny in a streaming world.

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HBO’s Game of Thrones Season 7: Medieval scholars are finding the show’s historical roots — Quartz

Of all Monday morning Game of Thrones recaps, one of the most delightfully esoteric can be found on the Instagram and Tumblr accounts of the Getty museum in Los Angeles.

Since the start of the HBO show’s fourth season in 2014, assistant curator of medieval manuscripts Bryan C. Keene has recapped every episode with 10 images or objects corresponding to its themes.

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JAY-Z’s ‘Friends’-Spoofing ‘Moonlight’ Clip & More Music Videos Inspired by TV Shows | Billboard

Music videos might not dominate television airwaves anymore, but TV has infiltrated music videos.

In fact, a fair amount of videos have taken inspiration from TV shows, including Friday’s (Aug. 4) latest JAY-Z visual for “Moonlight,” which recasts the classic sitcom Friends with a buzzy string of actors, including Insecure’s Issa Rae and comedian Hannibal Buress.

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