Advanced Television

Nick Snow

Nick Snow

Nick Snow is the founder of Advanced Television Ltd and is publisher & editor-in-chief of and Euromedia. In 1984 he worked on the debut issue of Cable & Satellite Europe, and over the years his companies have published many of the industry’s most highly regarded titles. He is also a screenwriter, producer and playwright.

5G a battleground for the new Cold War

In the latest issue of Euromedia we bring our annual tour of the test and measurement landscape. As broadband capacity has increased, the emphasis has shifted from underwriting the quality of data-heavy video on crowded networks, to monitoring quality and security as unmanaged services and unmanaged devices proliferate across service provider nets. Not just within […]

December 17, 2018

Globalisation; the worst system ever, except all the others

Winston Churchill famously said that democracy was the worst system of government, apart from all the others that had been tried. I’ve heard both sides call that saying in aid as they argue about Brexit. Leavers say the referendum was perfect democracy, while remainers say it was deeply flawed as everyone voted without any idea […]

November 20, 2018

AI, all that bright?

Artificial Intelligence is a phrase you hear everywhere these days. It will make the buses the run on time, it will diagnose your illness better than your doctor, it will drive your car better than you. Probably. Maybe. As the range of interpretations of expressed in the main feature of the current Euromedia demonstrate, what […]

September 14, 2018

Social Media: Free to be bad and mad?

Freedom of the press is often cited as a basic requirement of a genuinely free and democratic society. And it is true that a universal early symptom of advancing authoritarianism is curbs on a free press: look at Russia, look at Turkey, look at any historical example of a totalitarian takeover of any previously free […]

August 31, 2018

Disney; it’s direct or die

Disney is the ultimate media brand and a genuine giant that is determined to be ever bigger with the takeover of 21C Fox. And many parts of the empire are still money machines. But it was a new and very small part of the group that drew some attention in the results. ESPN+ is symbolic […]

August 13, 2018

Netflix: Overhyped on the way up and down

The fact that a company with under $15 billion of forecast annual revenue and less than 10 per cent net margin can lose $25 billion of market value in a day gives some idea of how overhyped the stock was in the first place – it came close to $200 billion of value before the […]

July 17, 2018

TV UK needs a Brexit hard hat

The UK television industry – and by extension the whole digital media, tech and creative industries – need a hard hat as Brexit approaches. This is because the consequences that will rain down from a hard Brexit will be excrement of the toughest variety, polished or not. To try and avoid a hard Brexit for […]

July 10, 2018

BT: What next?

To be honest, I think the surprise isn’t that Gavin Patterson has been ousted as BT CEO, but that it didn’t happen sooner. To start with the positive: no question getting BT back in the mobile business with the EE acquisition was putting right a terrible mistake – all be it a mistake forced on […]

June 8, 2018

Netflix: High stakes all round

Netflix has posted more stunning results; growth all round – subscribers, revenue, stock price and, yes, debt. The stock market, indeed business in general, is meant to be a gamble. Netflix personifies this, and its shareholders are backing its great big bet. In the relatively Wild West that is the disrupter territory of OTT, Netflix […]

April 17, 2018

Brexit Broadcasting: May Day, May Day!

Theresa May has delivered her clarification speech setting out what she wants from Europe in Brexit negotiations. Of course, ‘clarification’ is a relative term. Compared to the oratory of obfuscation that she has made her trademark, it was relatively clear. But it still amounted to a fairly vague wish list, or, as Brussels might say, […]

March 5, 2018