Press Releases

Whole Foods Market bring Betty Buzz to the Camden Roundhouse as the official Mocktail sponsor for the 2023 BASE Awards!

  Today, we are excited to announce that Whole Foods Market will provide premium sparkling soda from Betty Buzz as this year’s BASE Awards Mocktail sponsor! Betty Buzz non-alcoholic sparkling drinks landed in the UK earlier this year and are currently only available in Whole Foods Market stores. Betty Buzz was founded by the star of […]

Home Entertainment 2023-2024 Annual Wrap Up & Industry Outlook

  Please join BASE & The Digital Entertainment Group International (DEGI) as we welcome our members, partners and a select room of your industry colleagues, for an exciting new event this December. For the first time, BASE & DEGI will combine and expand their AGMs, bringing our Boards, Committees, guests and industry experts together for […]

The Uncommon – Wine of England announced as the reception sponsor for the 2023 BASE Awards

We’re delighted to announce that The Uncommon – Wine of England will be this year’s BASE Awards reception sponsor! The Uncommon will be delivering a truly local experience to the BASE Awards. All grapes are grown and handpicked within just a 50-mile radius of London – The Uncommon is committed to keeping things local. However, […]

Warner Bros. Discovery’s ‘Barbie’ sets a new 2023 record for Week 1 value

  Last week, it was confirmed by the Official Charts Company that Warner Bros. Discovery’s ‘Barbie’ achieved the largest digital value (Week 1) of 2023, narrowly beating ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ previous record. ‘Barbie’, a true global phenomenon since its theatrical launch in July, was released across multiple premium home formats on September 12th […]

The Power and Importance of Industry Community: Celebrating Together

By Robert Marsh (Chair at British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) & Vice President, International Account Management / Sales, & UK Home Entertainment at Sony Pictures Entertainment) In a world that has seen unprecedented change, both due to the challenges of a global pandemic and the shift towards more flexible working patterns and remote office […]

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 […]