Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Freemantle launches comedy website

From Jessica Rogers for Broadcast Now:
Fremantle Media Enterprises has launched a comedy download website in a bid to make money out of classics such as George and Mildred and Love Thy Neighbour.

TVComedyClassics.com will be updated with content from Fremantle's archive on a regular basis. Visitors to the site will also have the opportunity to download additional content such as unseen episodes and interviews with talent.
Episodes of George And Mildred (written by Brian Cooke and Johnnie Mortimer), for example, can be downloaded for £0.99 each.

1 comment:

  1. The great thing about the digital age (which I keep telling anyone who will listen) is that ALL of our work, regardless of when it was done and in what media, be it telly, film, radio or print, has a street value. And it's to be earning money for its creator forever... as long as we get the proper agreements and gatekeepers in place NOW.

    This is what the Guild and other like-minded writers' associations are working desperately hard to achieve, and we're getting there. But part of all of our jobs is to vigilant about copyright theft. No one will pay for what they can easily steal. So we must all report illegal websites and downloads whenever possible. It's all our livelihoods, now and in the future, which we'll be saving. And do we really want to rely on Gordon Brown for our incomes or pensions?

    Gail Renard
    Chair of the WGGB Television Committee


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