Advanced Television


Ofcom: BBC must transform how it serves audiences

As the mid-point in the BBC’s current Charter period approaches, broadcast regulator Ofcom has been reviewing the BBC’s performance and its future regulation of  the Corporation. As part of this, Ofcom has tracked audiences’ experiences and interactions with the BBC, and their feelings towards it. One in nine people have had a reason to complain […]

June 22, 2022By Colin Mann

Channel 4 invests in Freedom Scripted

Channel 4’s Indie Growth Fund has invested in the Glasgow-based independent production company Freedom Scripted. Founded in 2018 by former BBC, STV and World Productions development producer Mike Ellen, Freedom Scripted focuses on high end contemporary drama and has a range of projects currently in development working with some of the most exciting and diverse […]

June 22, 2022

EastEnders weekly box sets returning to iPlayer

In reaction to a busy summer of sport on BBC One, EastEnders will once again premiere each week’s episodes on the BBC iPlayer, with all four episodes dropping every Monday from June 27th and continuing over the summer until mid-August. The move allows audiences to watch the programme whenever it suits them on BBC iPlayer, […]

June 21, 2022

Survey: BBC most trusted news outlet among teens

A survey for BBC Bitesize suggests that the BBC is the most trusted news source for young people among traditional broadcast and print media, as well as digital media channels including Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. It comes as BBC Bitesize launches the ‘Other Side Of The Story’ campaign to help 11-16 year olds navigate fake […]

June 20, 2022

BBC renews London Marathon rights

BBC Sport and London Marathon Events have agreed a new contract which extends the partnership for a further five years, from 2022 to 2026. The partnership, which began in 1981 and is now more than four decades old, is one of the longest standing in British sport. In addition to coverage of the London Marathon, […]

June 20, 2022

BBC’s Lost Boys and Fairies to be filmed in Wales

BBC Drama and BBC Cymru Wales have announced a new drama co-commission titled Lost Boys and Fairies. Leeds-based indie Duck Soup Films will produce as their first commission for BBC One and BBC iPlayer. The 4×60’ drama series is created and written by Welsh writer Daf James. The series follows Gabriel, a singer and artiste-extraordinaire […]

June 16, 2022

Ariane 6 delayed again

Arianespace has been silent on any launch delays for its important Ariane 6 rocket. However, the director general of the European Space Agency, Josef Aschbacher, told the BBC that the new rocket will not fly until some time next year. Critics have suggested that Aschbacher did not attempt to disguise his words with phrases like […]

June 14, 2022

BBC News unveils revamped London studio

The BBC has unveiled its newly revamped studio which it says “will put audiences first with new features and cutting edge technology to provide more modern ways of story-telling and improve the experience of viewers at home”. The redevelopment of Studio B will house the BBC’s flagship news programmes, the News at Six and Ten, […]

June 14, 2022

Avanti Media now Afanti Media

After a successful 25 years in producing and broadcasting, Avanti Media, the Cardiff-based production company founded in 1997 by husband-and-wife team Emyr Afan and Mair Afan Davies, has chosen to rebrand to become Afanti Media. The company, born out of a passion to create ambitious and reputable content from Wales specialising in factual, music, entertainment and events was originally named Avanti […]

June 13, 2022

Every Women’s Euros 2022 match live on BBC

The UEFA Women’s European Championships 2022 will be the first major women’s football tournament England has hosted since 2005 and the BBC will be on hand to broadcast all 31 games live from the competition, and deliver 24/7 coverage across television, radio and digital this summer. Every game will be broadcast live across BBC One, […]

June 10, 2022