Press Releases

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

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 […]

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, […]

The 2022 BASE Awards Shortlist Announced Today

With just 7 weeks to go, excitement builds for the biggest night in the UK Home Entertainment Calendar The British Association for Screen Entertainment has today revealed the shortlist for the 42nd BASE Awards. The winners will be announced at the ceremony on Thursday 6th October, at the iconic Camden Roundhouse. 30 companies are shortlisted across 16 […]

Nick Arran, Managing Director – GAME

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In Conversation is a new BASE LINE editorial feature for 2022. Each quarter BASE LINE speaks to a key retail partner, who shares their insights and vision for the future.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”9709″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]What does 2022 look like for GAME customers? 2022 is going to be a great year for GAME customers who are certainly in for […]

The British Association for Screen Entertainment & Mumsnet Join Forces to Dispel Confusion with the ‘What to Watch’ Club

Today, the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE), in association with, has announced a collaboration with the UK’s most extensive online network for parents, Mumsnet, with the launch of the ‘What to Watch’ Club, a site first for the platform, to amplify the renaissance of home entertainment that continues to emerge post-lockdown with families and parents alike. […]