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.

BBC transparency isn’t HD

A nervous BBC struck a hurried deal with then Culture Secretary John Whitingdale (remember him?), because it would rather get a frozen licence fee than risk trying to justify legally obliging the public to handover their money in the teeth of austerity. Alongside the freeze, Whittingdale also made them sign up to publishing all the […]

July 19, 2017

Sky, Fox… no big deal

The UK Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has made her pronouncement on the Fox bid for Sky. It didn’t include the words grass, or long, or kick. But that was what it meant. The May government (otherwise known as ‘Maybe it’s a government, Maybe it isn’t’) has enough problems right now without dealing with this particularly […]

June 29, 2017

Sky could be UK election loser

Everyone should now be out of the prediction business: Brexit, Trump, and now Theresa May. The UK Prime Minister has seen a Parliamentary majority and a 20 point poll lead disappear and now has to rely on a tiny Northern Ireland party to prop her up. It is the biggest political disaster wrought by the […]

June 9, 2017

VR: Virtually a reality?

Virtual Reality will work in a way that 3D didn’t. That’s because VR and Augmented Reality have so many obvious and useful applications across a range of sectors from medicine to architecture to robotics. A broad plane of development also means TV will benefit from not having to do all the production and workflow heavy […]

May 8, 2017

Is Fox fit for Sky?

Most 86 years-olds are resting up and regarding each new day as a bonus. Not Rupert Murdoch, for him another day is another deal. So, it must still be extra frustrating when one of the deals you really want to do keeps being nixed by circumstances beyond your control – or, at least, circumstances you […]

April 13, 2017

Media in the Middle East and why it matters

I’m writing this in Dubai while watching events back in London on 24-hour news channels. It gives you a certain perspective on both the media and my location. The Middle East is haunted by its history both ancient and recent. In ancient times, it was the cradle of monotheistic religions and is still torn by […]

March 23, 2017

Connectivity: The Bridge of Spies

Connectivity promises much – much convenience, much saving, much service. All good. But a connected home is a vulnerable home, vulnerable to privateer hackers after plain mischief or your credit card details, and state-sponsored hackers after goodness knows what in the name of security. Governments around the world have wrangled with civil rights advocates and […]

March 8, 2017

Do telcos and TV really mix?

I know, the question sounds ‘so last century’. Today, it seems natural that any organisation that possesses the infrastructure that can carry content to the home should do so – it is a competitive necessity. There is no argument on that, and many telcos have made a big success of their television proposition either acting […]

March 6, 2017

Nothing Neutral about Trump

Journalism might be the first draft of history (as well as a lot of less honourable or important things) but, even so, it is too early to be bringing a name to our current era. But there can be little doubt that in the fullness of time, The Age of Unpredictability will be a candidate. […]

February 8, 2017

Sky v Discovery: Russian Roulette

It’s like the 70s all over again, suddenly the world is all about brinkmanship. President Trump seems keen to confront all except President Putin, his only serious rival for biggest ego on the planet. But they’ll fall out and the planets will collide; hopefully in a hissy twitter spat rather than a shooting war. Talking […]

January 27, 2017