Advanced Television


Data: UK TV freelance creatives demand change

Research from UK diversity and inclusion social enterprise Creative Access shows although freelancers are broadly happy with their career path, there is a breakdown in the relationship between freelancers and employers within the creative economy, as over one in two freelancers say they ‘don’t feel supported by employers’ they work with. This is despite the […]

March 22, 2023

Spaihts to direct Gears of War movie for Netflix

In November of 2022 Netflix announced a content deal with The Coalition to adapt the Gears of War universe for a number of Netflix projects. Netflix has now announced it will first adapt the video game saga into a live action feature film, directed by Jon Spaihts (Dune, Doctor Strange, Promotheus), followed by an adult […]

March 22, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Forecast: Strong growth through 2027 for AR/VR headset shipments

On the heels of a weaker than expected 2022, International Data Corporation (IDC) has lowered its forecast for augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) headsets in 2023. Global shipments are now expected to reach 10.1 million units in the year, according to the research firm’s Worldwide Quarterly Augmented and Virtual Reality Headset Tracker. Despite the revised […]

March 22, 2023

BlackBerry sells patents for $900m

Struggling phone company BlackBerry says it has sold up to $900 million (€834m) of its exclusive cellular patents. BlackBerry’s potential sale of its business to Catapult IP Innovations has collapsed. Malikie Innovations Ltd will buy the BlackBerry patents and pay $170 million in cash on deal closing, and another $30 million three years later. BlackBerry […]

March 22, 2023

Bitmovin, MainStreaming integration

Video streaming infrastructure provider Bitmovin, and VoD and live video streaming delivery specialist MainStreaming, are partnering to integrate MainStreaming’s Content Hosting and Management with Bitmovin’s suite of video streaming solutions to deliver broadcast-quality streaming experiences for audiences worldwide. The partnership will deliver a joint solution, with Bitmovin’s cloud-first Live and VOD Encoder, Player, and Analytics […]

March 22, 2023

Qwilt, Telefónica team for Spain content delivery

Spanish multiplay telco Telefónica, through its Telefónica Soluciones area, and connected experience  delivery specialist Qwilt have reached an agreement to implement a content distribution system based on the union of both companies’ technologies. Through this alliance, Qwilt expands its coverage and delivery capacity in Spain by relying on Telefónica’s Content Distribution Network (TCDN) deployed in […]

March 22, 2023

FuboTV rebrands as Fubo

In a move the company says reflects its emphasis on efficient growth, sports-first live TV streaming platform FuboTV is rebranding its consumer-facing products as Fubo. Kicking off the rebrand is the launch of the company’s newest brand ad campaign. The nationwide campaign stars 15-time NBA All-Star, NBA Champion and Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett and […]

March 22, 2023By Colin Mann

Vodafone: ‘Exclusivity no longer an imperative’

Emma Jones, Head of Group Content and Supply Chain Management Commercial Services at Vodafone, has admitted that exclusivity of content is no longer a must for pay-TV operators. Participating in a Fireside Chat on with industry analyst Ben Keen at the Connected TV World Summit in London the topic of’ ‘Pay-TV in 2023: reasons to […]

March 21, 2023Colin Mann @ Connected TV World Summit

Rai Way: 1st 5G Broadcast trial in Italy

Rai Way, the towers unit of Italian public broadcaster Rai, has conducted the first 5G Broadcast trial in Italy. The Teatro Massimo of Palermo hosted the first of these use cases in which VR360 footage of a ballet performance using Immersive POV technology was realised and broadcast in the Palermo area. Students of the Convitto […]

March 20, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Scotland: Licensees hit with copyright infringement fines

Following successful legal action taken by Sky, licensees in Glasgow have been ordered to pay £10,000 (€11,410) in damages for infringing Sky’s copyright by showing Sky Sports programming illegally in their premises. Sky sought and was awarded a permanent interdict in the Court of Session, Edinburgh, which prevents the below licensees and anyone acting on […]

March 17, 2023By Colin Mann