Advanced Television


History Hit appoints Locke

History Hit, the SVoD and content platform acquired by Little Dot Studios in 2020, has appointed Bill Locke as Head of Original Programming. In this newly created position, Locke will report directly to History Hit co-Founder and Creative Director, Dan Snow, and will be responsible for overseeing development and executive producing the delivery of series […]

January 11, 2022

Whip Media Survey on streaming in Europe

Whip Media surveyed more than 9,000 users of its TV Time app across five European territories (France, Italy, Germany, Spain, UK) to help understand consumer sentiment surrounding paid streaming in these markets. The key findings include: Consumers in the FIGS UK countries maintain approximately three SVoD subscriptions on average. The majority of FIGS UK respondents […]

December 16, 2021

Success for EBU content-sharing initiative

A pioneering European news service supported by 11 national broadcasters has garnered more than 23.5 million views in just five months. Launched in July 2021, the ‘A European Perspective’ initiative responds to surging demand for trusted news against the backdrop of conspiracy-fuelled disinformation campaigns and populist rhetoric. It is hosted by public service media from […]

December 8, 2021By Colin Mann

Distribution360 secures new unscripted deals in Europe

Distribution360 has concluded several new deals in Europe for a wide range of its factual entertainment and documentary titles. In France, M6 has licensed There’s Something You Should Know (6 x 30), a fresh and inclusive new dating show, where suitors choose matches from telephone conversations, only for the matches to reveal a physical disability […]

July 14, 2021

European PSB news-sharing initiative

Ten public service broadcasters (PSBs) are set to change the way in which Europeans consume news by using online tools to overcome language barriers and share diverse content from across the continent. Led by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the broadcasters are launching ‘A European Perspective’, a collaborative news service that enables audiences to access […]

July 1, 2021By Colin Mann

France: trials HbbTV DTT

Ramping up its digital development, Arte has launched its VoD service,, as an experimental channel on France’s DTT platform through the HbbTV standard. Authorised by TV regulatory body the CSA, the service will be trialled for an initial period of six months and will reach 23 per cent of the DTT homes owning connected […]

April 12, 2021

EBU ‘trusted news’ initiative

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has unveiled what it describes as a “pioneering” online initiative that will enable public service media to transcend language barriers and offer their audiences trusted news content produced by counterparts from across Europe. This multilingual content will provide a pan-European perspective on issues of key interest to national audiences such […]

January 27, 2021By Colin Mann

Alchimie files for IPO

Alchimie, the French OTT content aggregator, has filed for an IPO on Euronext Growth in Paris. The company, founded by Nicolas d’Hueppe, aims to raise its capital by €20 million in order to accelerate its development in France and on the international market. The process is set to close on November 23rd. Alchimie currently boasts […]

November 12, 2020From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris