Advanced Television


BBC acquire Disney’s Love, Victor

The BBC has acquired all three seasons of US teen comedy-drama Love, Victor from Disney Entertainment. The series – inspired by and set in the same world as the 2018 film Love, Simon – focuses on a new student at Creekwood High School, Victor (played by Michael Cimino). Episodes follows his journey of self-discovery: facing […]

September 22, 2023

ONE Championship signs DirecTV deal

ONE Championship (ONE), thet martial arts organisation, has announced an agreement with DirecTV for Business to carry monthly Friday night primetime martial arts events commercially in bars and restaurants across the US.  DirecTV for Business will provide live, action-packed ONE Fight Night events to both national chains and independently owned establishments. Fans visiting participating venues […]

September 22, 2023

FilmRise expands content on Samsung TV Plus

FilmRise, the film and television studio and streaming network, is expanding its content offering available on Samsung TV Plus to include additional FAST/AVoD channels in the US and Canada. The deal includes over 600 hours of new programming including 19 TV series and over 120 films. The additional programming brings the total content from FilmRise […]

September 22, 2023

Astro unveils Astro Premier channel

Astro, the Malaysian digital streaming and content company, has launched new channel, Astro Premier as the destination for all premium content locally and regionally. Available to all Astro customers until February 1st 2024, Astro Premier offers Astro Originals’ complete library of popular series. The channel will showcase a selection of content with the latest Astro […]

September 22, 2023

Murdoch stepping down at Fox, News Corp

Rupert Murdoch, 92, has announced is stepping down as chairman of the board of both Fox Corp and News Corp. He will be appointed chairman emeritus of each company. Lachlan Murdoch, 52, one of his sons, will become sole chairman of News Corp and will continue as Fox Corp’s executive chair and CEO. “Our companies […]

September 21, 2023

Forecast: AVoD revenues $69bn by 2029

AVoD revenues for TV series and movies will reach $69 billion (€64.7m) by 2029, up by $30 billion from $39 billion in 2023, according to forecasts from Digital TV Research. The US will contribute 31 per cent to the 2029 AVoD total; down from 40 per cent in 2023 – showing that other countries are […]

September 21, 2023

Study: CTV content beats linear on attention, co-viewing

LG Ad Solutions, in partnership with CTV measurement specialist TVision, have released the findings of a study that reveals CTV content has a 13 per cent higher attention index and a 74 per cent higher co-viewing incidence than linear TV content. LG Ad Solutions partnered with TVision to use a combination of their camera Sensor, […]

September 21, 2023

Amazon upgrades Fire TV

Amazon has announced a range of updates to its Fire TV family, adding enhanced conversational voice search with generative AI, upgrades to the Fire TV Ambient Experience, and what it calls its “most powerful Fire TV Sticks yet” – the all-new Fire TV Stick 4K Max, now with the Fire TV Ambient Experience, and Fire […]

September 21, 2023

ACE shuts down French video hosting services

Anti-piracy coalition the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) has shut down Uptobox and Uptostream, two of the digital piracy world’s most notorious illegal video hosts. The action, conducted in France and the United Arab Emirates, puts an end to a piracy operation that was well known for a decade among distributors of infringing content. […]

September 21, 2023By Colin Mann

Nippon TV takes controlling stake in Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli, the celebrated Japanese animation studio founded by Hayao Miyazaki, is to become a subsidiary of Nippon Television Network. The boards of both companies have agreed that the Japanese commercial broadcast network will become Studio Ghibli’s top shareholder, with a 42.3 per cent stake. Financial details were not disclosed. Nippon TV’s Senior Operating Officer […]

September 21, 2023