Advanced Television


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

Media Bill set to boost UK PSBs

Britain’s biggest broadcasters will get new privileges and freedoms to make more hit shows and better compete with global streaming giants under new draft legislation. The government claims the draft Media Bill will enable public service broadcasters (PSBs) – the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, STV and S4C – to unleash their potential to […]

March 29, 2023By Colin Mann

Channelbox adds documentary channels

Channelbox has launched a new Docs category featuring the channels Real Life, INFAST, wedo big stories and Docsville. The new channels offer factual series, compelling documentaries and a range of lifestyle programming. “We are constantly expanding Channelbox’s lineup and offer a better user experience to the viewers. We are thrilled with Channelbox’s rapid growth and […]

March 29, 2023

ProSiebenSat.1 strengthens focus on Entertainment

German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has revealed what it describes as a sharpened strategic focus, with which the Group addresses the challenges of the market environment and the changing media landscape, while at the same time leveraging the Group’s growth potential. “We at ProSiebenSat.1 have everything it takes to reach millions of people day by day,” […]

March 28, 2023

TF1 reveals free streaming strategy

Incoming CEO Rodolphe Belmer has revealed that the French commercial group is looking to become the leading free streaming platform for family entertainment and news, both on linear and VoD. Speaking at Series Mania in Lille, Belmer has confirmed a key digital expansion towards free-of-charge streaming. With SVoD service Salto, a joint-venture with M6 and […]

March 24, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Ofcom issues new BBC operating licence

The changing needs of viewers and listeners and a demand for greater public accountability are enshrined in a new, modernised BBC operating licence announced by broadcast regulator Ofcom. The licence, which comes into effect on April 1st, 2023, has been designed firmly to hold the BBC to account on delivering its remit, while enabling it […]

March 23, 2023By Colin Mann

Study: Streaming UK’s most-watched form of TV

Sell-side ad platform Magnite’s latest research study, Streaming TV’s New Era: How Ads Are Powering Streaming’s Future in the EU5, which delves into how consumer attitudes and viewing habits are reshaping the streaming landscape, finds that streaming TV, which comprises television content streamed via the Internet on any device, is now the most-watched form of TV […]

March 21, 2023

BBC set to complete regional HD transition

Kieran Clifton, Director, BBC Distribution & Business Development, has provided an update on the roll-out of BBC One HD in England on Freeview and YouView devices, which starts March 22nd. “In November last year, I talked about our plans to rollout HD (high definition) versions of BBC One in England – and how this would […]

March 21, 2023By Colin Mann

RTÉ, Virgin Media secure Rugby World Cup 2023 rights

RTÉ and Virgin Media will be the destination for fans in Ireland wanting to watch every moment of Rugby World Cup 2023, World Rugby has confirmed. With Ireland going for a Six Nations Grand Slam and currently holding number one position in the World Rugby Men’s Rankings Powered by Capgemini, excitement for the tournament in […]

March 17, 2023

Channel 4 expands digital ad-buying suite with Xandr

Channel 4 will be the first UK broadcaster to offer brands the option of using the automated ad buying platform Xandr, a part of Microsoft Advertising, having added it to its suite of demand side platforms. The programmatic innovation gives advertisers the ability to automate fully the delivery of digital campaigns to attentive All 4 viewers […]

March 16, 2023