Advanced Television


Women’s National Football Conference on DAZN

The Women’s National Football Conference (WNFC) has announced the launch of wSCORE, a direct-to-consumer streaming service going live to air all games for the upcoming 2023 season. Additionally, the WNFC has announced a streaming deal with DAZN, the global sports entertainment platform, securing additional access to live WNFC matches for audiences around the world. “Creating […]

March 31, 2023

Apple TV+ celebrates Earth Day with Big Beasts

Apple has announced a new 10-part documentary series, Big Beasts, narrated by Hollywood star Tom Hiddleston. The series will premiere globally on April 21st, exclusively on Apple TV+, ahead of Earth Day on April 22nd. Two new episodes will premiere each week until May 19th. From the creative team behind the Apple TV+ award-winning Tiny […]

March 31, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Media Bill: Industry response

Following publication by the UK government of its draft Media Bill, which it says will enable public service broadcasters better to compete with streaming giants, a number of political and industry figures have shared their thoughts on the proposals. Shadow culture secretary Lucy Powell said that the bill was “long overdue”, adding: “British TV and […]

March 30, 2023By Colin Mann

Forecast: Mixed fortunes for APAC pay-TV

Asia Pacific pay-TV revenues will reach $26 billion (€24bn) by 2028 – $1.6 billion (€1.48) less than 2022, according to the Asia Pacific Pay TV Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. Pay-TV revenues will fall in 10 countries, including Japan (down by $889 million) and China (down by $309 million), between 2022 and […]

March 30, 2023

Advertisers taking part in C4 digital ad experiment

Advertisers on Channel 4’s streaming service are set to take part in an experiment to see if fewer adverts from a single brand, broadcast in a less cluttered advertising environment, can deliver more effective and impactful campaigns. The trial will determine whether High Impact campaigns, delivering a lower frequency of adverts, can deliver more cut […]

March 30, 2023

BBC: Increased annual savings requirement

The BBC has published its Annual Plan for 2023/24 which commits to providing a wealth of programming and services for all audiences across the UK, but which recognises the increased savings requirement caused by the 2022 licence fee settlement and economic environment. The publication confirms the BBC maintains its position as the UK’s number one […]

March 30, 2023By Colin Mann

Forecast: Games revenue to pass pay-TV, cinema

Findings from analyst firm Omdia indicate that global consumer spend on games is set to reach $215 billion (€198bn) by 2027. Following a 50 per cent increase in games adaptation in 2022, the transmedia space continues to expand and profit as more video game franchises make their way to the large and small screen. “Alongside […]

March 30, 2023

Holebrook named MD of Digital 3&4

Channel 4 and ITV’s multiplex service Digital 3&4 has appointed Steve Holebrook as its new Managing Director as Greg Bensberg steps down after ten years in the role. Reporting into the Digital 3&4 board, Holebrook will lead the strategic approach of the business and manage the operations of the Digital 3&4 service across all engagement […]

March 30, 2023

France: Amazon extends Roland-Garros rights

Amazon has secured the rights to exclusively broadcast the Roland-Garros French Open Tennis night sessions on Prime Video in France for an additional four years to 2027. From 2024, this will increase to 11 live and exclusive night sessions on the Philippe-Chatrier court, delivering tennis fans the most anticipated matches each day on Prime Video. […]

March 30, 2023

AMC Networks, VIZIO expand partnership

VIZIO has announced an expanded partnership with AMC Networks, bringing more of the company’s range of programming to VIZIO Smart TVs. The expanded partnership includes the recent addition of the AMC+ app, nine free streaming channels and over 150 on-demand feature films available on VIZIO’s free streaming service, WatchFree+. New AMC Networks’ channels featured thanks […]

March 30, 2023