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Sky and Netflix have agreed to a new multi-year deal

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The new deal will see Sky customers have more forms of entertainment in one place, with the option to have Netflix’s Basic Plan on Sky Q.

With just one service, customers will be able to switch seamlessly between Sky and Netflix content.

From Sky original productions like Chernobyl, to new shows such as Third Day and returning shows like Save Me Too, plus Netflix’s own original roster including dramas, films and documentaries, with content such as The Witcher, The Irishman and the new series of Sex Education.

Sex Education creators discuss the new series at a screening for RTS Cymru Wales

During what will prove to be 2020’s most astonishing opening sequence – even this early in the year – Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) tries and fails to control his newly discovered sexual urges in a scene that ends in excruciating embarrassment in front of his therapist mother (Gillian Anderson).

Sex Education creator Laurie Nunn on transforming the awkward teenage experience into a TV masterpiece

“I had got to a point before this happened where I was thinking about retraining. I’d just turned 30 and I thought, I’ve been doing this for so long and I can’t see it happening.” This frank admission by Laurie Nunn might bring some comfort to the thousands of other aspiring writers, hoping to emulate her apparently instant success and become Netflix’s next creative wunderkind.

Watch the new trailer for Sex Education series two

The trailer shows Otis' (Asa Butterfield) nightmare coming true as his mother (Gillian Anderson) gives a very open sexual health talk at his school.

While dealing with his continuing embarrassment of his mother's profession seeping into his personal life, he is faced with the challenges of having a new girlfriend...who also happens to be the daughter of his mother's new boyfriend. 

Netflix confirms release date for Sex Education series two

Sex Education (credit: Netflix)

The first series saw the socially awkward and introverted Otis (Asa Butterfield) become an unlikely sex and relationships advisor to his teenage classmates as he followed in the footsteps of his sex therapist mother, Jean (Gillian Anderson).

The brand new eight-part series will follow Otis’s first ever relationship with his girlfriend Ola (Patricia Allison), and the new sexual urges and awkward encounters that come with it.

Trailer drops for the second series of The End of the F***ing World

Alyssa (Jessica Barden) and Bonnie (Naomi Ackie) (Credit: Robert Chiltern/Clerkenwell Fi/Channel 4)

Jessica Barden returns as Alyssa, runaway teenager turned café waitress, who adjusts to normal life after being detained by the police in connection with the death of rapist and murderer Professor Clive Koch (Jonathan Aris).

Killed by Alyssa’s boyfriend and fellow runaway James (Alex Lawther), the teenager was last seen being fired upon by the police, with his fate still to be revealed.

Watch the trailer for The Crown’s third series

Olivia Colman as HRM Queen Elizabeth II (Credit: Sophie Mutevelian)

The series takes place during a rapidly changing Britain that faces a failing financial climate and the rise of political agendas against royalism.

The new trailer opens with The Queen reflecting on her reign and the inner tensions within the Royal family as they endure personal struggles in service of their subjects.

Mark Thompson discusses the risks facing the UK media landscape at the Steve Hewlett Lecture

Mark Thompson (Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

The UK is facing “a total loss of cultural sovereignty”, which risks leaving the country culturally impoverished unless action is taken to stop US giants such as Netflix from dominating the media landscape.

This was the frank message from Mark Thompson, the former Director-General of the BBC who, for seven years since 2012, has been engaged in a wholesale transformation of The New York Times from a print company into a digital-based global news operation with 5 million subscribers.

RTS London reflect on this year's RTS Cambridge Convention

Reed Hastings and Kirsty Wark (Credit: RTS/Richard Kendal)

The late-September event was hosted by the University of Westminster, and chaired by media producer and consultant Aradhna Tayal. It featured Bloomberg media reporter Joe Mayes, London Centre Chair Phil Barnes and James Cordell, a London committee member and first-time attendee at the convention.

The panel noted that one of the key themes throughout was the rise of streaming and whether the already established subscription video on demand (SVoD) companies – with more set to enter the market – will dominate the UK broadcast industry.