Press Releases

JustWatch joins the British Association for Screen Entertainment and DEGI: The Digital Entertainment Group International

Today, JustWatch have become the newest hybrid member of the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) & DEGI: The Digital Entertainment Group International, with immediate effect. They join over 30 BASE and DEGI community members in an exciting time of collaboration, conversation, and rapid growth and change within the home entertainment industry. JustWatch is a […]

First-of-its-kind Mega Movie Weekend campaign launches in the UK

A brand new cross-category monthly film promotion will run to the end of 2023 with the potential to carry on into 2024 Today, British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) launches Mega Movie Weekend, in association with the major UK distributors and retailers. A broad selection of fresh and exciting titles will be available to Download […]

BASE Awards 2023: Shortlist Announced

The number of entries from the broadest range of companies at all-time high The British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) has today revealed the shortlist for the 43rd BASE Awards. The winners will be announced at the ceremony on Thursday 2nd November at the Camden Roundhouse. Over 50 companies are shortlisted across 31 categories, including retail, distribution, creative agencies, and inclusive of the wider […]

1980’s Cult Classics Storm the 4K & Blu-ray Chart

Blu-ray and 4K UHD had a very good year in 2022, which saw the formats claim 40% of the physical market and 4K UHD demonstrating 14.7% YoY growth. More recently, two 4K titles dominated the physical charts just last week, debuting in the Number 1 & 2 spots, where 99% of their physical sales were […]

BASE & hmv Fans Choice Award and Hidden Gem Shortlist announced

Today, the BASE team is delighted to announce the 2023 BASE Awards Shortlist for the ‘BASE & hmv Fans Choice Award’* and ‘Hidden Gem‘ (supported by Discussing Film) Award, which can be found below. From now until September 15th, voting will reopen, allowing everyone to pick the overall winner from both shortlists. The winner will be announced at the BASE Awards ceremony at the […]

BASE/DEGI 2023 Insights Session: The New Movie Lifecycle with OCC and Fancensus

On Thursday March 9th, the audiovisual community met at NBCUniversal’s stunning meeting space – the Skyline – for the first of BASE/DEGI’s exclusive 2023 Insights Sessions. The packed session, hosted by the Official Charts Company’s Commercial Director Becca Monahan and Fancensus’ VP Insights David Sidebottom, spoke to a new report that explores the significant fragmentation […]


The value of the UK Home Entertainment Category rose to £4.43bn in 2022 inclusive of all SVoD, DIGITAL and DISC sales, and rental (PEST, EST, PVoD, VoD[1], DVD, BLU-RAY, 4K UHD, BOXSET), up 3% Year on Year (YoY)[2] , demonstrating choice and scale in a dominant UK entertainment category The total value of the UK […]


TOP GUN MAVERICK[1] was the biggest selling title on Digital Electronic Sell Through (EST), Blu-ray and DVD in 2022 TOP GUN[2] (1986) was the biggest rental title on Video on Demand (VOD)[3] SPIDERMAN: NO WAY HOME[4] swung into second place across sales of EST, Blu-ray and DVD, in addition to over 450k digital rentals from […]

Local films shine in Nordic ‘Hitlist’ 2022 Rankings

December 16th, 2022: The Nordic ‘Hitlist’ end of year rankings have revealed the most downloaded and rented films across Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland each week for the last 12 months. The rankings show while blockbusters consistently perform well, the Scandinavians keep coming back for homegrown content! The ‘Hitlist’ is compiled from data gathered across […]

BASE launch UK industry-first ‘One Night Only’ weekly film and TV promotion

A first-of-its-kind weekly 24-hour promotion launches every Thursday to drive digital transactional market growth Today, UK trade body the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) launches ‘One Night Only’, a first-of-its-kind weekly UK wide 24-hour film and TV promotion which will run across Amazon Prime Video, the Apple TV App, BT TV Store, CHILI, Sky […]