Advanced Television


BBC sells Maida Vale studios

The BBC has confirmed that its Maida Vale recording studios have now been sold to a partnership between Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner – Co-Chairmen of Working Title, Hans Zimmer and Steven Kofsky. The deal is valued at around £10 million (€11.6m) but the BBC did not disclose the purchase price. Maida Vale Studios has […]

August 14, 2023

Record quarter for BBC Sounds

Data from the BBC shows there were a total of 364 million plays of all content across radio, podcasts and music mixes on BBC Sounds last quarter and an average weekly audience of 3.8 million across the app, website and voice activated devices. The Christmas Sounds series proved popular last quarter, contributing to a record […]

February 1, 2022

Sony “well-positioned as creative entertainment company”

Sony’s Chairman & CEO Kenichiro Yoshida opened the company’s Press Conference at CES in Las Vegas on January 4th by stressing Sony’s continuing thrust to get ever-closer to people and “fill the world with emotion, through the power of creativity and technology”. He touched on Sony’s work with artists such as Adele on her latest […]

January 5, 2022By Chris Forrester

ITV Hub users up 20% in 2021

ITV has released figures that show 2021 is on track to be ITV Hub’s most successful year yet, partly thanks to Euro 2020, the return of Love Island, and the success of young skewing commissions including The Cabins and Social Media Murders. ITV says it has also more than doubled the amount of content on […]

December 17, 2021By Nik Roseveare

The Weeknd tops Vevo’s UK music video chart 2021

Vevo, the music video network, has released second part of its annual year-end look back on music video viewership, highlighting the top music videos of the year globally and in the UK. Both worldwide and in the UK, The Weeknd’s Save Your Tears tops the list, with 615 million views globally and 21.28 million views […]

December 13, 2021

AGITO Trax for Adele One Night Only performance

Adele One Night Only, performed at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles on October 24th and aired on CBS on November 14th, incorporated a Motion Impossible AGITO Trax modular dolly system from John Perry in Los Angeles – who owns both the Trax and Sports drive options – to help bring about the emotion of […]

November 17, 2021

ITV announces An Audience With Adele

An Audience With Adele is a primetime UK TV exclusive that will see the iconic artist perform her current record-breaking no 1 single “Easy On Me”, as well as featuring more songs from her highly anticipated forthcoming album, “30”. Due for release on November 19th, “30” will be Adele’s fourth album and the first new […]

November 3, 2021

Vevo reveals most-watched music videos

Vevo, the music video network, has released data to celebrate the 40th anniversary of music videos hitting the mainstream on August 1st 1981. This data, based on lifetime views across Vevo’s network, demonstrates the most popular music videos of each decade, both in the UK and globally. Since the first airing of Video Killed the […]

August 3, 2021