Advanced Television


Study: ‘More enlightened’ TV portrayals of sex welcomed

Viewers feel that the portrayal of sex and sexual relationships in programmes has improved and modernised, according to Ofcom’s latest study into audience attitudes towards sex and violence on television. Participants in the research generally consider that the level of sexual content on TV has remained high but steady in recent years. But many viewers […]

October 31, 2023By Colin Mann

Ofcom updates on GB News cases

An investigation by UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has concluded that a programme presented by Martin Daubney (standing in for Laurence Fox), which aired on GB News on June 16th, breached due impartiality rules. Separately, Ofcom has published its assessment of an episode of Lee Anderson’s Real World which aired on September 29th, featuring an interview […]

October 23, 2023By Colin Mann

NEXTGEN TV to surpass 10m devices

Pearl TV, the consortium of U.S broadcast companies leading the nation’s transition to NEXTGEN TV, and its network partners have spotlighted new milestones for NEXTGEN TV receivers and announced details of Pearl TV broadcasters’ national holiday advertising campaign. On the eve of the Pepcom Holiday Spectacular!, where the consumer benefits of NEXTGEN TV will be […]

October 18, 2023

Aryel joins IAB Europe’s TCF

Aryel is the latest Ads Manager to join IAB Europe’s Transparency and Consent Framework (TCF) v2.2. The new registration strengthens Aryel’s advertising offerings by ensuring privacy, transparency, and data protection for its users in line with the most recent industry regulations. Launched in April 2018, the TCF is a cross-industry standard that facilitates compliance with […]

October 3, 2023

SafeShark selected for cyber scheme

Compliance testing specialist SafeShark has been selected for the DSIT-funded Cyber Runway scheme as part of the ‘Scale’ cohort of innovative cyber companies for 2024/25. The largest cyber accelerator in the UK, Cyber Runway is part of the government’s £2.6 billion (€3bn) National Cyber Strategy to protect and promote the UK online. The scheme is […]

September 28, 2023By ColIn Mann

Mobile operators set out 6G position

Mobile industry forum the NGMN Alliance has published the 6G Position Statement: An Operator View, suggesting it guides a course for the future of communication networks by taking a proactive stance and emphasising the needs for a new paradigm for graceful evolution and successful value creation and delivery. “Our publication provides a clear statement of […]

September 27, 2023By Colin Mann

Ofcom: GB News breached due impartiality rules

An investigation by UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has concluded that an episode of Saturday Morning with Esther and Phil, which aired on GB News on March 11th 2023, breached due impartiality rules. Saturday Morning with Esther and Phil is a weekly two-hour discussion programme presented by Esther McVey and Philip Davies, two sitting Conservative Party […]

September 18, 2023By Colin Mann

Italy: Vestel first Smart TV compatible with DVB-I

Vestel will make available in Italy the first Smart TV compatible with the new pan European DVB-I standard allowing Italian broadcasters to test on the market their new Smart TV offering. The Italian Market Trial of this new transmission technology will allow Vestel customers to experience the reception of linear TV channels both directly from […]

September 15, 2023

LG to enable cross-brand appliance connectivity

LG Electronics (LG) is set to present its first commercial implementation of the Home Connectivity Alliance’s HCA Specification 1.0, enabling cross-brand appliance connectivity through the LG ThinQ smart home platform. By the end of this year, consumers will be able to control appliances from other brands, such as Samsung and Vestel with the ThinQ app, […]

August 29, 2023

Minnesota embraces ATSC-3

The new era in broadcasting is steadily rolling across the US. The latest market to embrace ATSC-3 is Minnesota and the twin cities of Minneapolis/Saint Paul. The addition of Minnesota means that 70 US markets have now added ATSC-3 signals to their schedules. Five local TV stations are now transmitting in the new ‘next-generation’ broadcasting […]

August 25, 2023By Chris Forrester