Advanced Television


Sky expands unscripted slate

Sky has announced a lineup for unscripted entertainment on the way to Sky Max. BAFTA-nominated duo Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan will take on their best set of challenges yet and the A League of Their Own team are starting their engines for a one-off race across Europe. Additionally, Joe Lycett will burst onto the […]

April 26, 2024

UB40 shoot new music videos at Capture Studios

Celebrating 45 years together, Birmingham’s own UB40 – the popular reggae band – are gearing up to release their new album UB45 on April 19th. The album boasts seven new tracks plus fresh recordings of some of their most-loved songs. Music videos for 13 tracks from the album were shot at Inspired Thinking Group’s Capture […]

January 25, 2024

CommScope, WIG enhance 5G in Birmingham

CommScope and Wireless Infrastructure Group (WIG) have completed one of the UK’s first large-scale neutral-host centralised radio access network (C-RAN) deployments, supporting small-cell and 5G networks, transforming mobile connectivity for residents, businesses and visitors in Birmingham, UK. CommScope collaborated with WIG, utilising key positioned streetscape assets to create a scalable and sustainable multi-operator, multi-technology mobile […]

August 23, 2023

Crunchyroll partners with AnimeConUK in Birmingham

Crunchyroll has announced a partnership with AnimeConUK, which takes place at Birmingham’s NEC from June 17th to June 18th. The event is aimed at all fans of anime, K-pop and manga. Crunchyroll will be screening some of the brand’s best-known anime titles at the event and attendees will also get the chance to meet the […]

April 12, 2023By Nik Roseveare

1000th National Databank centre opened in UK

To help people in need stay connected, Virgin Media O2 and the digital inclusion charity, Good Things Foundation, have opened the UK’s 1000th National Databank Hub, part of the National Digital Inclusion Network, at Summit Learning Trust in Birmingham The National Databank, founded by Virgin Media O2 and Good Things Foundation, is like a foodbank […]

March 28, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Channel 4 going live with Joe Lycett on Friday nights

Channel 4 has commissioned The Joe Lycett Live Show’(working title), a new weekly Friday night comedy show hosted by award-winning comedian Joe Lycett that will air live from Birmingham, with an audience and celebrity guests. Following the success of Channel 4’s Joe Lycett’s Big Pride Party last year, for which Lycett is nominated for a […]

February 10, 2023

Stellify Media, Acclaimed Content announce first digital commission

Stellify Media, the Belfast-based indie, founded by Kieran Doherty and Matthew Worthy, and Birmingham based Acclaimed Content have announced their first commission from new digital-first brand Channel 4.0,Get in the Van. In each of 6 x 20 min episodes, we are in a different UK town, where two teams will compete to find three extraordinary strangers of diverse looks, […]

December 8, 2022

WWE Live returns to UK, NI, France in April 2023

In 2023, WWE Live will return to Birmingham (UK) on April 26th, Manchester (UK) on April 27th, Belfast (Northern Ireland) on April 28th and Paris (France) on April 29th. Fans attending WWE Live will see a number of top WWE Superstars in action including Bobby Lashley, Seth ‘Freakin; Rollins, Bianca Belair, Matt Riddle, Bayley, Kevin Owens, AJ Styles, […]

October 25, 2022By Nik Roseveare

AsiaSat, ABU, Telstra deliver Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games to APAC

The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), in a collaboration with Telstra Broadcast Services (TBS), selected AsiaSat 5, AsiaSat’s prime occasional use (OU) platform, for live coverage of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games in the Asia-Pacific. During the event coverage, ABU Sports team on the ground managed the production of live broadcast signals at the International Broadcast […]

August 25, 2022

Channel 4 commissions Troy Deeney – Where’s My History?

Birmingham City FC Captain Troy Deeney’s high profile campaign to make the teaching of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic histories and experiences mandatory in the school curriculum will be featured in a new sixty-minute documentary to be aired next month on Channel 4 and produced by SBX Studios. Frustrated by the lack of diversity taught […]

April 8, 2022