Advanced Television


Ofcom: 4 new GB News impartiality probes

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has opened four further investigations into GB News’s compliance with its due impartiality rules. The first investigation concerns an episode of Friday Morning with Esther and Phil, which aired on May 12th. During the programme, there was discussion about a range of issues including relating to a teenager who was being […]

August 7, 2023By Colin Mann

Italy’s RAI to switch to DVB-T2 by Jan 2024

Italy’s public broadcaster RAI will have to switch to DVB-T2 for one of its national multiplexes by January 10th 2024, according to Minister of Enterprise and Made in Italy, Senator Adolfo Urso. He added that the other RAI multiplexes must switch to DVB-T2 according to a roadmap that will be launched by the Ministry of […]

August 7, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

La Liga calls for enhanced AV content

Representatives of clubs in Spain’s premier football league La Liga have approved the requirement for an additional parameter to be included in the ‘audience recognition’ criteria – that is to say knowledge and awareness of a club among audiences – allowing for a more equitable and fairer distribution of resources generated by the commercialisation of […]

August 7, 2023By Colin Mann

5G Americas updates 5G NTN advice

Satellites can enhance 5G networks by solving coverage and challenging use cases beyond ground-based infrastructure, according to trade body 5G Americas, which has released its Update on 5G Non-Terrestrial Networks, covering  current developments in the growth of partnerships and technologies relating to non-terrestrial network integration with 5G networks, building on a previous whitepaper on this […]

July 21, 2023By Colin Mann

BBC sets out non-editorial complaints process review terms

The BBC has published the Terms of Reference for the review of the BBC’s policies and processes regarding non-editorial complaints. This follows the recent case regarding a complaint about the behaviour of a BBC presenter. The review will be led by BBC Group Chief Operating Officer Leigh Tavaziva. The work will be undertaken by Deloitte, […]

July 21, 2023By Colin Mann

Broadband bodies co-operate on future capabilities

Trade bodies the Broadband Forum and the Fiber Broadband Association have signed an agreement in principle to advance the industry forward with future-proof, high-capacity, low latency fibre broadband capabilities that will enable the Metaverse and beyond. With a common focus on developing and educating the broadband industry on best practices, the agreement will combine the […]

July 19, 2023By Colin Mann

Bluedot joins the Alliance for Open Media

The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) has announced that Bluedot, startup specialising in semiconductor design and deep learning, has joined the Alliance as a member. To advance open standards for media compression and delivery over the web, Bluedot will collaborate with AOMedia members including Amazon, Apple, Cisco, Google, Huawei, Intel, Meta, Microsoft, Mozilla, Netflix, NVIDIA, Samsung […]

July 14, 2023

GSMA, ESA comms innovation partnership

Mobile industry trade body the GSMA and European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) to bring the mobile and satellite industries closer together to collaborate on developing new, innovative satellite and terrestrial networks technologies. The ambition of the partnership is to further strengthen the competitiveness of both mobile and satellite network […]

July 13, 2023By Colin Mann

5G FWA boost for MDU connectivity

A new project has been launched by open standards development body Broadband Forum to help connect Multi-Dwelling Units (MDUs), such as apartment complexes, with 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) to help reach up to multi-gigabit connectivity speeds. The ‘Fixed Wireless Access Extension’ project from Broadband Forum’s Wireless Wireline Convergence (WWC) Work Area will focus on […]

July 6, 2023By Colin Mann

Ofcom CEO clarifies news impartiality rules

Following the announcement that UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has launched two new broadcast investigations into GB News and Talk TV, Ofcom Chief Executive Dame Melanie Dawes has set out how upholding standards of due impartiality and accuracy are crucial to preserving the integrity of news and current affairs, in an ever-changing media landscape. Writing in […]

July 4, 2023By Colin Mann