Advanced Television


DAZN boosts women’s football awareness with YouTube

DAZN, the sports streaming service, has published a study that shows its UWCL YouTube Channel has stimulated significant growth not only in UEFA’s premier women’s football competition but across all aspects of the women’s game. The Value and Impact Report, undertaken by industry specialists Crux Sports, used extensive data analysis combined with interviews from stakeholders […]

May 23, 2023

France to support film studio growth

French Minister of Culture Rima Abdul Malak has unveiled the results of La Grande Fabrique de l’image, a national call for projects that aims to double the country’s film studio capacity to lead 153, 000 square metres by 2030. As part of this initiative, announced at the Cannes Film Festival, €350 million in funding will […]

May 23, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

UK audio producers call for more BBC competition

AudioUK, the trade body for independent audio production companies, is calling for more of BBC’s radio and audio non-news speech content to be open to competition for external producers. It has made the call in response to the publication of an internal radio and audio speech production review, the result of which is some speech […]

May 23, 2023By Colin Mann

Philippines strengthens IP protection

The Philippines House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill that will strengthen the powers and functions of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), and amend the Intellectual Property Code (IP Code) to adapt to recent advancements in technology and further address piracy and counterfeiting. Voting 267 against zero […]

May 23, 2023By Colin Mann

Channel 4 orders Mog for Xmas

Channel 4, in association with Universal Pictures Content Group, has commissioned a new hand-drawn animated special produced by Lupus Films, for HarperCollins Children’s Books and Universal Pictures Content Group, of classic children’s book Mog’s Christmas in the 100th anniversary year of author Judith Kerr’s birth. The team last worked together on Channel 4’s Emmy seasonal […]

May 23, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Astro adds WeTV on Ultra Box

Astro has added WeTV, a streaming service from Chinese tech giant Tencent, to its Ultra Box service across Malaysia.  WeTV boasts a wide catalogue of Asian content such as Chinese dramas Prosecution Elite (coming soon) starring Dilraba Dilmurat, Tong Dawei, Gao Xin, and You Jingru, The Love You Give Me which is an adaptation of […]

May 23, 2023

Germany: DVB-I Pilot phase 1 success

The DVB-I Pilot Germany – an initiative consisting of 21 stakeholders from the media industry, including broadcasters, device manufacturers, software providers and research institutions – has announced the successful completion of Phase 1. From September 2022 to March 2023, a proof-of-concept was realised to develop a common view on the technical features of the DVB-I […]

May 22, 2023

Little Dot Studios signs Wombles deal

Little Dot Studios, has been awarded a social media contract to support classic and brand new animation from legendary kids brand, The Wombles, as it continues to inspire kids to recycle, reuse and rethink the way they live to make the world a better place. Starting with immediate effect, the partnership consists of Facebook and […]

May 22, 2023

ACE takes down Spain’s largest piracy service

Anti-piracy coalition the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), has confirmed it has shut down Spain’s top illegal streaming and torrent service, AtomoHD. AtomoHD was launched in 2020 by a group of individuals, some of whom had prior convictions in Spain for intellectual property infringement and to evade justice, fled to Andorra. AtomoHD enabled users […]

May 19, 2023By Colin Mann

BBC orders thematic review into migration output

The BBC Board has commissioned a thematic review of the Corporation’s migration output, which is says is “part of its responsibility for setting and monitoring editorial standards across the BBC”. The review will assess BBC coverage of major migration topics affecting the UK. Expert on migration data Madeleine Sumption, Director of the Migration Observatory based […]

May 19, 2023