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From September 2024 Hollyoaks will move to a drop pattern built around evolving viewing habits with three new episodes each week on Streaming, E4 and YouTube
The data-led move is part of Channel 4s Fast Forward strategy to accelerate its transformation to be a digital-first public service streamer and builds on the success of Hollyoaks transition to the UKs first genuinely digital soap
The shows offering to be supercharged by appointment of new Executive Producer, Hannah Cheers
Hollyoaks 30th year to be one of renewal with a reaffirmed commitment from Channel 4 and more hard-hitting and ground-breaking storylines to engage fans, and attract a new generation of viewers
As part of its recently announced Fast Forward strategy, Channel 4 is switching up the schedule of its ground-breaking soap, Hollyoaksthe first UK soap to move to a genuinely digital first model last yearwith a new episode strategybuilt around evolving viewing habits.
From September 2024, the new, data-led drop pattern will see the soap move from five new episodes per week to three on streaming, E4 and YouTube. Extensive research has identified this as the optimum pattern to keep heartland audiences hooked and attract new ones in a highly saturated content market.There will also be a drama packed hour-long weekly omnibus episode broadcast on Channel 4 and available to stream.
The move reflects how young audiences are already consuming Hollyoaks, with Channel 4 data showing that the most loyal soap fans watch an average of three episodes per week. The new strategy will enable the show to cut through more powerfully with fewer, higher impact episodes.
Alongside the episodic changes, Lime Pictures have appointed Hannah Cheers as Executive Producer to lead Hollyoaks exciting evolution.Cheers has been interim showrunner since September 2023, overseeing standout, critically acclaimed storylines, includingdriving the January stunt episode, which along with outstanding production values solidified the success of streaming-first, as well as masterminding the return of iconic characters likeJacqui, Myra, Cleo and Theresa McQueen and FreddieRoscoe.
While audiences continue to love strong brands and familiarity, they are confronted with ever increasing choice and a growing number of titles. Fewer episodes mean greater focus on the characters and gripping storylines that we know audiences love most. The new format will ensure Hollyoaks stays relevant, competitive, and ahead of the curve in a changing TV market.
Hollyoaks will continue to focus on being the youngest-skewing and most innovative soap tackling real-life issues in an authentic way. It will offer more spectacular storylines and drama, focusing on fan-favourite characters and their interconnected lives, which research tells us is what viewers want more of.
It will build on the huge success of recent special episodes, which have demonstrated the way in which concentrated, well-crafted instalments resonate with viewers.Januarys special episode that featured an explosive multi-vehicle collision, exploding a number of stories and introducing new characters saw streaming views up 62% over the previous four-week average making it the biggest Hollyoaks episode ever on Channel 4 streaming*.
The new digital first streaming pattern for Hollyoaks launched in September last year, is also performing strongly with theshows streaming views up +33% since November 2023 on the four months prior.
The changes to the drop pattern of the show will have an impact on its production. Channel 4 will work alongside Lime Pictures to minimise these impacts where possible.
Ian Katz, Chief Content Officer said:Hollyoaks is on sparkling creative form at the moment and these changes will ensure it remains compulsive viewing for a new generation of fans as viewing habits change. The show has always been at the forefront of innovation in all of its forms, including increasing and decreasing episode numbers in response to viewing habits. These changes are a decisive step forward, designed to reflect how audiences are watching. A tighter schedule promises a new era of more scale and impact. We are of course mindful of the impacts on the production team and will work closely with Lime Pictures to minimise these where possible.
We are also delighted that the brilliant Hannah Cheers will be leading Hollyoaks into its fourth decade. Hannah is passionate, rigorous and has an outstanding track record of finding and developing talent.
Hollyoaks has played a crucial role in nurturing talent for nearly thirty years, and we are excited to continue to develop new opportunities and nurture the stars of tomorrow. I would like to thank all the Hollyoaks cast and crew who have been involved in the programme since its inception.
MDs of Lime Pictures, Kate Little and Claire Poyser said: Given the success of the new streaming-first model, we are delighted that Hollyoaks remains at the forefront of Channel 4s digital first strategy, bringing authentic, unexpected and untold stories that inspire younger audiences in a way that they want to consume them.
We are absolutely thrilled that Hannah Cheers will lead the show into its next exciting chapter. Evidently there are implications that will mean we have to reshape Hollyoaks production model and amidst the buoying news for the future of the show and its audience, we must also acknowledge that a reduction in cast and crew, will be very difficult and we will support everyone in that process.
Hannah Cheers, Executive Producer said: Hollyoaks offers a unique proposition: bold, escapist, relatable, youth-skewing and multi-generational stories, told in its innovative and technicolour signature style. The show continues to bring people together by making them feel something, and everything. Approaching its 30th anniversary in 2025, Hollyoaks matters just as much now as it did at its trailblazing launch.
There may be speculation about the future of Continuing Drama, but as someone who was brought up on the nations soaps – and remains a true fan – I believe their value must not be underestimated.
Soap audiences grow up alongside their favourite characters over a period of many years; the investment in their stories is huge. The genres ability to initiate important conversations is unparalleled, especially when it all comes served up with joy, humour and jaw-dropping twists. I want future generations to experience that.
I am honoured to lead Hollyoaks into its fourth decade on Channel 4 and drive the vision of this transition.
Ben Wadey, Channel 4 Commissioning Executive for Hollyoaks said: In January I promised a blockbuster year for Hollyoaks and after a powerful start with our breath-taking hour long special, theres no let-up in momentum. At Hollyoaks we have always been brave, leading the way and not only tackling stories that others wouldnt dare to, but changing and evolving to the needs of our viewers. Dont forget Hollyoaks initially launched with just one episode per week in 1995, gradually increasing to two in 1996, three in 1999, four in 2001 and finally five in 2003.But now in 2024 we must flex again, as we have always done, to best serve our audiences and keep our young skewing soap in step with young viewers. Were not afraid of change, it has been key to Hollyoaks longevity so far and will be the key to its future.
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*Not including Christmas specials
About Channel 4
Channel 4 exists to create change through entertainment. Publicly owned yet commercially funded, Channel 4 generates significant and sustainable cultural, economic and social impact across the UK at no cost to the taxpayer.
The broadcasters distinctive remit is set by Parliament, and it has a role to represent unheard voices, challenge with purpose and reinvent entertainment. For more than 40 years, it has been a British success story, engaging generation after generation of young people.
With a unique publisher-broadcaster model, Channel 4 commissions its content from the UK independent production sector. Working with hundreds of creative companies every year, Channel 4 makes a major contribution to the local, regional and national economy, creating and supporting thousands of jobs and businesses across the country.
In 2024, Channel 4 launched its Fast Forward strategy to accelerate its transformation into an agile and genuinely digital-first public service streamer by 2030. It is designed to ensure Channel 4 embraces the generational shift in TV viewing, elevates its impact across the UK and stands out in a crowded market.
From its bases in London, Leeds, Manchester, Bristol and Glasgow, Channel 4 is fully committed to harnessing the power of its regional structure to increase its impact across the UK. Through its training and development initiative 4Skills is opening up opportunities in broadcasting, with a particular focus on disadvantaged young people and addressing skills gaps across the Nations and Regions. 4Skills invests 5m in training, development and learning opportunities annually and this will double to 10m by 2025.
Channel 4 has the UKs biggest free streaming service. Through Film4 Productions, Channel 4 also invests in British filmmakers to huge critical acclaim, producing 37 Oscar wins and 97 BAFTA wins in its history.
About Lime Pictures
Lime Pictures, with bases in Liverpool and London, produces world-class, cutting-edge programming, covering a wide range of genres from reality drama, through to kids scripted to Channel 4s multi-award-winning daily soap, Hollyoaks. With more than 30 years experience in producing content for global audiences, it produces for all platforms, both linear and VOD, and has played a pioneering role in the launch of new formats as well as using television as a way of on-screen storytelling, and as an off-screen platform, to communicate with a younger audience.
Lime Pictures extensive catalogue of programming includes worldwide Netflix hits Dance Monsters, Zero Chill and double Emmy award-winning Free Rein, Hollyoaks for Channel 4, Vinnie Jones In The Country for Discovery+, and the BAFTA award-winning reality series The Only Way Is Essex for ITVX. Productions for MTV include Geordie Shore (the highest rated series outside of North America), Geordie OGs, True Love or True Lies, Love at First Lie: Whos A Couple and Whos A Con and Are You The One? UK. Lime Pictures also produces E4s highly successful Celebs Go Dating as well as ITVXs Georgia and Tommy: Baby Steps and Drama Queens.
U.S. Polo Assn., the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), served as the Official Apparel Partner of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup 2024. This world-renowned polo tournament was hosted at the iconic Al Habtoor Polo Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) from Feb. 6-24, 2024.
In collaboration with the Aydinli Group, U.S. Polo Assn.’s brand partner in the Middle East, the classic, sport-inspired brand provided performance jerseys for multiple teams, branded apparel for all on-site staff, and gifts to the finalists including branded leather duffle bags and watches.
The Dubai Polo Gold Cup was an unforgettable two-week tournament ending with the final game between two strong teams, Habtoor Polo and Dubai Wolves By CAFU, that fought to have their name etched into the Gold Cup trophy. Ultimately, Habtoor Polo won the cup with a final score of 11-10. The event offered spirited sports fans and generous sponsors the ability to watch the highest-rated polo in the UAE while also enjoying international musical entertainment, delicious cuisines, and retail shops.
“U.S. Polo Assn. is proud to once again support the iconic Dubai Polo Gold Cup as the Official Apparel Sponsor in one of the great venues for polo in the UAE,” said J. Michael Prince, President and CEO of USPA Global, which manages the multi-billion-dollar U.S. Polo Assn. brand. “This region is a key market for U.S. Polo Assn., and we are honored to highlight the sport of polo along with our global, sport-inspired brand in front of so many sports fans and consumers in the Middle East.”
U.S. Polo Assn.’s popularity in the UAE has grown since the launch of the first brick-and-mortar store in March 2012 at the Dubai Marina Mall. Available to consumers in the region on all sales channels, the classic, sport-inspired lifestyle brand currently has 10 stores in the UAE with Lals Group, U.S. Polo Assn.’s UAE Partner, with plans to launch additional locations in 2024. Globally, the U.S. Polo Assn. brand is in 190 countries and has global retail sales of more than $2.4 billion.
“We are proud to represent U.S. Polo Assn. in the UAE, and the Dubai Polo Gold Cup is the perfect opportunity to connect our authentic global brand with the sport of polo in Dubai,” said Seref Safa, Chairman of the Board of Aydinli Group, the Middle Eastern and Eastern European partner for U.S. Polo Assn. “This tournament hosts some of the best polo teams and ponies in the world, creating an exciting mix of top-class sportsmanship and glamour for event attendees.”
The Dubai Polo Gold Cup was founded in 2009 by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. This tournament is now one of the most prestigious events on the international polo calendar, on par with world-class events held in Argentina, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The Al Habtoor Polo Club was established in 2000 by Mohammed Al Habtoor, who played a pivotal role in the development of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup and was also a player in the 2024 tournament.
About U.S. Polo Assn. and USPA Global
U.S. Polo Assn. is the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), the governing body for the sport of polo in the United States and one of the country’s oldest sports governing bodies, founded in 1890. With a multi-billion-dollar global footprint and worldwide distribution through some 1,200 U.S. Polo Assn. retail stores as well as thousands of additional points of distribution, U.S. Polo Assn. offers apparel, accessories, and footwear for men, women, and children in more than 190 countries worldwide. A recent, multi-year deal with ESPN to broadcast the premier polo championships in the world, sponsored by U.S. Polo Assn., has made the thrilling sport accessible to millions of households globally for the very first time.
U.S. Polo Assn. has consistently been named one of the top global sports licensors alongside the NFL, NBA, and MLB, according to License Global. In addition, the sport-inspired brand is being recognized around the world with awards for global growth, expansion, licensing, and digital presence. Due to its tremendous success as a global brand, particularly in the last five years, U.S. Polo Assn. has been featured in Forbes, Modern Retail, and GQ as well as on Yahoo Finance and Bloomberg, among many other noteworthy media sources around the world.
For more information, visit uspoloassnglobal.com and follow @uspoloassn.
USPA Global is the for-profit subsidiary of the USPA and manages the global, multi-billion-dollar U.S. Polo Assn. brand, providing the sport with a long-term source of revenue. Through its subsidiary, Global Polo Entertainment (GPE), USPA Global also manages Global Polo TV, which provides sports and lifestyle content. A historic, multi-year, global arrangement between USPA Global and ESPN now showcases many of the top championship polo games in the U.S., enabling millions of sports fans and consumers to enjoy the sport across ESPN’s broadcast and streaming platforms. For more sport content, visit globalpolo.com.
About Aydinli Group
Aydinli Group is the Middle Eastern and Eastern European partner for the global, multi-billion-dollar U.S. Polo Assn. brand. Aydinli Group adopts the principle of quality service and universal values, produces environmentally conscious products, and provides world-class, customer-oriented service. With more than 690 stores, 300 of which are abroad, and more than 7,500 employees, it is one of the largest apparel retailers in the region. Aydinli Group, which has operations in nearly 50 countries with U.S. Polo Assn., 10 countries with Pierre Cardin, and eight countries with Cacharel, has license rights in 55 countries in total. For more information, visit aydinli.com.
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M4 Engineering Inc. Announces the opening of Midwest Technical Center
The M4 Engineering Technical Center will accelerate innovation in the region.
M4 Engineering Inc., a leading Engineering firm in the field of conceptual design, analysis and prototype development is happy to announce that it has opened an office in Shakopee, MN. The purpose of this office is to leverage M4’s extensive experience in Aerospace and advanced materials and to assist commercial companies, startups and government agencies in driving innovation and pushing technology envelopes.
The primary goals of this office are:
Cross pollinate industry experience.
Provide advanced engineering support to local companies in MedTech, Electronics, Transportation, and other industries.
Develop and recruit local engineering talent to support M4 projects at large.
The project lead for this effort is Vitaly Rezekulov, Technical Center Manager at M4.
Dr. Myles L. Baker, President, at M4 Engineering asserted: “We are excited to expand M4 into the Midwest. Opening up the technical center allows us to seed our extensive aerospace experience into other industries and tap into unique local knowledge and talent to accelerate innovation and develop new technologies and products faster. We have spent twenty years solving complex problems for a variety of clients and industries, and we look forward to applying this to a new set of customers in this region.”
By cross pollinating processes, materials and tools from various industries, M4 hopes to provide value both regionally and across the country. This is especially important at this time due to the ongoing transportation renaissance that M4 is taking part in. Recent demands to reduce carbon emissions have created advances in electric propulsion, battery storage and manufacturing processes and materials that make it possible to design totally new types of vehicles and applications where previous methods used didn’t apply well.
Vitaly Rezekulov, Technical Center Manager added, “I’m excited to embark on this new frontier, as M4 Engineering expands beyond CA. This expansion is a key step in our mission to serve a broader clientele, gain access to fresh pools of talent, and to develop new expertise. I extend a warm invitation to those eager to collaborate and shape the future to reach out to us. Our team brings together top-tier consulting professionals, advanced technologies, and an expertise in Siemens engineering software.”
The choice to open up the Technology Center in Shakopee, MN was based on M4’s desire to provide better support for some of our local partners, like Polaris Industries, and to help develop an innovation ecosystem in their area.
“Polaris Industries applauds M4 and their commitment to customer service by opening their new office in Minnesota. This strategic move enhances accessibility to superior services, comprehensive training, and advanced technical support. This reflects a shared dedication to exceeding customer expectations and fostering strong partnerships. Polaris appreciates M4 Engineering’s proactive approach and look forward to continued collaboration in their new chapter.” Rob Considine, Acoustics & Vibration Manager offered these kind words of encouragement and support leading to what M4 hopes will be a great future in the region.
About M4 Engineering, Inc.: M4 Engineering solves the technology challenges which arise in the development of new products and manufacturing processes. M4, founded in 2001 by Dr. Myles L. Baker, helps commercial companies and government agencies design, analyze and optimize product performance. M4 also supports STEM in high schools and colleges. Inventors, Startups and Partners work with us to connect the dots and make their ideas fly. M4 is headquartered in Long Beach, CA with additional offices around the country.
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“The Power of Money Mindset”: a presents informative resources for understanding the key components of financial success. “The Power of Money Mindset” is the creation of published authors, Antony Otieno Odhiambo and Louisa Libese.
Odhiambo and Libese share, “The Power of Money Mindset is a groundbreaking personal finance book that explores the vital connection between mindset and financial success. Authored by a renowned financial psychologist, this book goes beyond conventional financial advice by focusing on the power of money mindset and beliefs in shaping one’s financial journey.
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“The Power of Money Mindset delves into various aspects of personal finance, starting with the fundamental concept of financial self-awareness. Readers are guided through a process of self-reflection to uncover their core beliefs about money, wealth, and success. By identifying and challenging limiting beliefs, readers can open themselves up to new possibilities and create a mindset conducive to financial abundance.
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