Advanced Television


Content creators selected for Sky Sports production fund

Sky Sports has announced partnerships with ten content creators selected for the New Focus Fund, a new project launched through a selection process in July, designed to uncover fresh talent in sports content creation. The successful finalists are Beno Obano; Damilola Oluokun; Danielle Sellwood; Geoff Small; Michael Gunning; Mordecai Attoh; Nelson Adeosun in a creative […]

October 2, 2023

ITV announces new regional development pilot

Following on from Kevin Lygo, ITV’s Managing Director, Media & Entertainment, and his Commissioning Team giving an in person Producers’ Briefing at HOME Theatre Manchester on September 27th, ITV has announcd a brand new development initiative being piloted in the nations and regions – Amplify: The Regions. The aim of the pilot is to further […]

September 28, 2023

Paramount+ expands Korean slate

Paramount+ today announced the expansion of its global Korean originals slate, revealing that three new series Dongjae, The Good or The Bastard; Dreaming of Cinde Fxxxing Rella, and Pyramid Game will launch exclusively on the service in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, Latin America, Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The latest batch of […]

September 27, 2023

Riedel, Studio Automated AI production collaboration

Riedel Communications and Studio Automated have agreed to collaborate on an innovative artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted video production solution. By joining forces, the two companies aim to create an optimised video production solution that will enable sports productions and leagues to remotely produce their live broadcasts with minimal personnel and operating costs. Studio Automated has developed […]

September 26, 2023

Breakthrough talks in Hollywood writers’ strike

A tentative deal with studios has reportedly been reached that could see the Hollywood writers’ strike, that has lasted nearly five months, come to an end. The Writers Guild of America (WGA) said the proposed deal was “exceptional – with meaningful gains and protections for writers,” reported the BBC. WGA members must still have a […]

September 25, 2023

Netflix sponsors Vietnamese film programme

Netflix has announced its sponsorship of a programme led by Chanh Phuong Films in Vietnam, which aims to discover and nurture the next generation of talented Vietnamese filmmakers. Slated to kick off applications in October, this programme will equip 30 participants with professional training by leading Vietnamese creators. Furthermore, it aims to pave the way […]

September 25, 2023

WBD announces expansion plan for Studios Leavesden

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) has announced plans to expand Warner Bros Studios Leavesden (WBSL), a film and television studio in the UK, with the addition of 10 new sound stages and 400,000 square feet of production and support space. Groundbreaking on the project, which will grow the production capacity at WBSL by more than 50 […]

September 22, 2023

Forecast: UK M&E sector worth £53bn in 2033

A report from Sky, in partnership with Public First and Oxford Economics, reveals that the UK’s media and entertainment sector could be worth £53 billion (€61.2bn) to the UK economy in 2033 if growth continues at its current trajectory, and with the support of the UK Government. Sky plays a major role in the UK’s […]

September 21, 2023

BBC to expand US streaming

Tim Davie, the BBC Director General, told RTS Cambridge that further streamer roll-outs in the US offer “great potential” as the UK broadcaster looks to commercial arm BBC Studios for increasing revenues. BBC Studios returned £362 million (€419m) to its parent last year, with content investment of £177 million. “We’re looking at on demand services […]

September 20, 2023

BBC Studios combines Formats area

BBC Studios is merging its three Formats areas and fully integrating its worldwide network of production bases to create a new Global Entertainment business that will offer a single face to the market. BBC says that combining these teams will “empower the creation and international expansion of new formats and continue to build and grow […]

September 19, 2023