Press Releases

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 […]

Introducing CROWDY: In-store Experts-on-Demand, Support Transactional Category

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Field Marketing Agency eXPD8, a close partner of BASE and our broader membership, has launched a new service titled CROWDY. With some clients not necessarily wanting to commit to the complete retail package that eXPD8 can offer, CROWDY offers a short, sharp, agile, data-first model that matches the right person to the right brand in the right location. […]

Independents and Studios Triumph on a Night to Remember at 2022 BASE Awards

The British Association for Screen Entertainment hosted the 42nd annual BASE Awards at Camden’s Roundhouse last night, with over 30 awards presented to winners spanning distributors, retailers, media owners, individuals and suppliers from across UK Home Entertainment. The evening saw the UK industry out in full force, with over 600 guests from over 60 member […]

BASE Awards 2022: Category Hero Spotlight

This year saw the return of the Category Hero Awards, an incredible acknowledgement of a special group of individuals who deserve recognition for their outstanding contribution to our industry. We’re thrilled to be able to award Category Hero status to this elite group of individuals for their ability to move the goalposts, challenge and champion […]

BBC presenter Ayo Akinwolere announced as host for the 2022 BASE Awards

British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) today announced the BAFTA nominated presenter Ayo Akinwolere as the host of the 2022 BASE Awards on Thursday October 6th, the biggest Home Entertainment night of the year. Ayo is an award-winning British television presenter, BBC Journalist, speaker, and multiple BAFTA nominee with over 13 years of broadcasting experience. […]

UK Cinemas Come Together as the Industry Trust supports National Cinema Day

Cinema venues across the U.K. are coming together on September 3rd to celebrate cinema and cinema-going under the banner of National Cinema Day – a collaboration between Cinema First, the Film Distributors’ Association, and UK Cinema Association. On September 3rd, tickets for all screenings at participating venues will start from just £3. As proud supporters of the Big Screen experience, […]