Advanced Television


Thangam Debbonaire & The Outlaws cast join Creative Cities Convention 2024

The Creative Cities Convention has unveiled more speakers and panels for its April 2024 event, featuring Keynote Thangam Debbonaire, MP for Bristol West & Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport.  hangam, who will give insights into her plans for the screen sector outside London at a challenging time for the industry. Kate […]

March 22, 2024

Paramount+ announces The Crow Girl

Paramount+ UK & Ireland has announced the commission of a new original UK drama series The Crow Girl (6 x 60”), with Eve Myles, Katherine Kelly and Dougray Scott cast in the lead roles. From Emmy-winning creative team Buccaneer (Irvine Welsh’s Crime, Marcella) and adapted from the trilogy of novels by Erik Axl Sund, The Crow Girl […]

March 11, 2024

£300k to support West of England production workforce

A new skills training programme to support creatives looking to break into behind-the-camera roles on scripted film and high-end TV productions made in the West of England will launch later this month. It comes after Bristol City Council’s Film Services have secured almost £300,000 (€348k) from the West of England Mayoral Combined Authority, led by […]

January 8, 2024

Parallel Wireless deploys 5G Open RAN hardware-agnostic solution in Bristol

Parallel Wireless, a provider of Open RAN solutions, has announced what it describes as “a groundbreaking achievement” with the successful operation of its 5G Open RAN hardware-agnostic solution in the UK. This deployment, a collaboration with Arm, BT Group, NXP Semiconductors, Real Wireless, and the University of Bristol, with funding from the UK’s Department for […]

December 13, 2023

BT, Ericsson demo 5G in wideband FDD

BT and Ericsson have successfully demonstrated the transmission of 5G services in a wideband FDD (frequency division duplex) radio carrier (over 20MHz) within a sub-3 GHz spectrum band. The breakthrough trial demonstrated the benefits of configuring a wide carrier bandwidth of 50MHz (50MHz downlink + 50MHz uplink) in EE’s 2.6GHz band and performing downlink aggregation […]

August 11, 2023

The Bottle Yard’s TBY2 facility receives Studio Sustainability Standard

The Bottle Yard’s TBY2 facility in Bristol is one of the first studios to be awarded the new Studio Sustainability Standard by BAFTA albert, the UK’s industry organisation for environmental sustainability in TV in film. The sustainably-designed film and TV production facility, which opened last Autumn, is powered by a 1MWp rooftop solar array, believed […]

May 10, 2023

BT opens Bristol hub

BT Group has opened its new flagship office in Bristol for a workforce of 2,500. The new 13-storey waterfront office will become one of the company’s key hubs in the UK and home to specialist and skilled roles from across BT Group, including EE, BT Business and Openreach. BT announced last year that it is […]

February 24, 2023

BT adds 2,800 roles to Digital workforce

BT has revealed plans to grow its in-house Digital talent resource to 6,300 people, from 3,500 at the start of the financial year (April 1st 2022). The majority will be brought on board by April 2024. “Digital was founded to accelerate BT’s transformation, innovation and return to growth. To succeed, we need to bring in […]

July 14, 2022

Motion Impossible launches AGITO MagTrax

Motion Impossible, the manufacturer of modular remote dolly systems and camera stabilisers, has announced the launch of MagTrax, a new magnetic strip-guided system for discreet tracked applications, offering more flexibility and fast set-up for laid or set-embedded dolly tracks. MagTrax enhances the existing drive-ends by enabling customers to follow a magnetic strip laid on a […]

March 31, 2022

C4: “Record Nations and Regions spend”

Channel 4’s proportion of commissions and spend in the Nations and Regions hit an all-time record high last year. Two thirds of all original programming commissioned for the main channel was produced in the Nations and Regions – nearly double the broadcaster’s 35 per cent quota set by Ofcom. Channel 4’s Chief Content Officer, Ian […]

March 15, 2022