Advanced Television


Fred Media reveals largest-ever slate for MIPCOM

As it celebrates its 10th anniversary year, Fred Media, the Australian independent content distributor, has revealed its 2023 MIPCOM slate, showcasing a wide range of new and returning series from long-standing producer relationships as well as exciting content from four new producer partners. In total 139 new hours will be added to its growing catalogue. […]

September 25, 2023

WWE returning to Australia with WWE Elimination Chamber: Perth 

WWE, a now a TKO Group Holdings company, in partnership with the Western Australian Government through Tourism Western Australia, has announced its return to Australia for a globally televised Premium Live Event (PLE). WWE Elimination Chamber: Perth will take place at Optus Stadium in Perth, Western Australia, on February 24th 2024. This will mark WWE’s first event […]

September 21, 2023

ITV Studios Australia makes key hires, promotions

ITV Studios Australia has announcesda number of changes to its senior creative and production teams. In the editorial team, Beth Hart has been promoted from Head of Content to Chief Content Officer. In her elevated role, Hart will oversee the creative process across the entire production slate, including some of ITV’s biggest formats I’m A […]

September 11, 2023

BBC acquires Scrublands series

The BBC has acquired new Australian crime drama Scrublands, based on the award-winning novel written by Chris Hammer, for BBC Four and BBC iPlayer. The four-part series from Australian production company Easy Tiger stars Luke Arnold, Jay Ryan and Bella Heathcote. Scrublands is set in an isolated country town, where a charismatic and dedicated young […]

September 5, 2023

Sat One secures OneWeb capacity for Australia, NZ

OneWeb and Sat One, the Perth based satellite service company that provides telecommunications services to enterprise customers, have announced multi-year partnership to deliver OneWeb’s low Earth orbit (LEO) connectivity solutions across Australia and New Zealand. Powered by OneWeb’s LEO satellite communications network, Sat One will be able to offer connectivity services designed specifically for the […]

August 31, 2023

Australia: beIN Sports selects Screach

beIN Sports has teamed up with the Screach streaming platform to deliver its coverage of football and tennis to thousands of commercial venues across Australia. beIN Sports holds the exclusive Australian broadcast rights to more than 1,000 football matches a year, including all fixtures in Italy’s Serie A, English Football League, Carabao Cup, Bundesliga, Scottish […]

August 21, 2023

7.3m watch England vs Australia on BBC One

The BBC has reported that 7.3 million viewers tuned in to watch England vs Australia on BBC One, as the Lionesses make their way to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final. The game, which England won 3-1, was also streamed over 3.8 million times on iPlayer and BBC Sport Online. Following the victory, match highlights […]

August 17, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Aboriginals win permission for Aussie launch site

Australia’s Southern Launch and the Koonibba Community Aboriginal Corp have combined for a new space launch facility at the Koonibba Test Range in South Australia. Planning consent has been granted for the development. Koonibba is about 586 kms northwest of state capital Adelaide. The Test Range was established in 2019 and is surrounded by an […]

August 6, 2023By Chris Forrester

Research: Ads powering streaming’s future in Australia

Magnite, the independent sell-side advertising company, has released the research study Streaming TV’s New Era: How Ads Are Powering Streaming’s Future in Australia. The study finds 65 per cent of TV viewers in the country watch ad-supported streaming and the effectiveness of TV advertising, including streaming, drives a high level of trust and recall. Among […]

August 3, 2023

Samsung launches Gaming Hub in Australia

Samsung Electronics Australia has announced that Australian owners of select 2023 Samsung Smart TVs and Smart Monitors now have access to Samsung Gaming Hub directly from their compatible devices. As an all-in-one game streaming discovery platform, Samsung Gaming Hub makes it easy for gamers of all ages and abilities to search, stream, and play content […]

August 3, 2023