Advanced Television


ITN readies WCH production

World Athletics Productions, the joint venture between World Athletics and ITN, is in the final week of rigging for production ahead of the World Athletics Championships (WCH) in Budapest, which begins on August 19th. ITN’s expertise in live broadcast production will be reflected in the technical set up in Budapest and new innovations this year […]

August 15, 2023

Sky Sports to unveil new studio on MNF

Sky Sports viewerss will see a new studio for the first time tonight [August 14th] on Monday Night Football (MNF) with Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Karen Carney and David Jones making their debut in the space to analyse the first weekend of action from the Premier League as well present the live broadcast of Manchester […]

August 14, 2023

Blue Ant Media, marblemedia merge

International media company, Blue Ant Media and the production and distribution company, marblemedia, have announced the merger of the two companies’ production and distribution operations into one unified studio and rights business. Mark Bishop and Matthew Hornburg will take the helm of this business, serving as co-Presidents and reporting into Michael MacMillan, CEO and co-founder, Blue Ant Media. With hubs in Toronto, New […]

August 10, 2023

WaterBear launches collaborative content studio

WaterBear, the distributor, content studio and streaming service, has launched its new collaborative content studio alongside a new-look platform to amplify the impact of its purpose-driven content. The studio will leverage its network of filmmakers to help brands spotlight critical issues and connect with its community of next-gen viewers. Lisa Cadwallader joins the new studio […]

August 10, 2023

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

Raheem Sterling, Carly Cussen launch Playmaker Films

England and Chelsea footballer, Raheem Sterling, and music video director, Carly Cussen, have launched their own creative production agency – Playmaker Films. Playmaker Films will specialise in producing branded content, advertising and music videos. The agency’s core approach will be ‘entertainment first’ inspired by Cussen’s and Sterling’s previous work, both behind the camera and on […]

August 7, 2023

Banijay’s MasterChef served up to French-Canada

Media and entertainment company Banijay has announced that its global cookery hit MasterChef is set for a new international adaptation in French-Canada, produced by production company Pixcom, in collaboration with Quebecor Content. In a deal negotiated by Banijay’s global distribution arm, Banijay Rights, Canadian French-language network TVA will broadcast a first season of MasterChef Quebec […]

August 7, 2023

Crayola opens content studio

Crayola, the arts supply specialist famed for its crayons, is launching Crayola Studios, a division that will focus on producing family-friendly content. The company has already teamed up with ex-Nickelodeon chief Cyma Zarghami’s MIMO Studio to co-develop its first project, The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian. Crayola’s EVP of Marketing Victoria Lozano is set to […]

August 4, 2023

Lionsgate to acquire eOne

In a move that strengthens its scripted and unscripted television business and expands its presence in Canada and the UK, production house Lionsgate and toy and game specialist Hasbro have signed an agreement under which Lionsgate will acquire the independent content platform eOne in a transaction valued at approximately $500 million (€458m), comprised of cash […]

August 3, 2023

GK Barry vodcasts tackle online piracy

A new integrated campaign sees social media star GK Barry star in a three-part vodcast series, A Foot in the Door, to support young creatives trying to break into the film, TV and music industries. The series will see Barry, with three special guests, go best foot forward into careers in the creative industries in […]

August 2, 2023By Colin Mann