Advanced Television


Plume to host the #PlumeStrong Cycling Challenge 2023

Network services and consumer experience pioneer Plume has announced the countdown to the #PlumeStrong Cycling Challenge 2023, a ride through Switzerland and France aiming to raise funds for the children affected by the earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria in February 2023. In 2022, Plume and its partners raised €250,000 to provide access to education […]

August 25, 2023

Unzipped doc launches on WaterBear

Award-winning documentary, Unzipped: An Autopsy of American Inequality has made its global streaming debut on WaterBear, the free environmental streaming platform dedicated to the future of the planet, following an award-winning festival run. Executive produced by Lucy Liu, and directed by Colin Gray, the documentary delves into the affordable housing crisis in Venice, California – […]

April 24, 2023

Brian Black Memorial Award 2023

Yachting Monthly’s marine environmental journalism award is now open, and for the first time there are two £2,000 cash prizes up for grabs for the best article and the best video. The Yachting Monthly Brian Black Memorial Award 2023 sponsored by B&G is back. This time with a new video competition, alongside the well-established writing […]

April 24, 2023

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

Sky Up Digital Hub opens in Isleworth

Sky has opened a Digital Hub at The BridgeLink Community Centre, close to its group headquarters in Isleworth. Located on the Ivybridge Estate, the community centre provides critical services to more than 3,000 residents, including afterschool homework clubs, youth clubs, holiday clubs for local children, coffee mornings, training and consultation programmes. Sky is enhancing these […]

March 28, 2023

Chicken Soup for the Soul greenlights Mutual Aid Brigade

Chicken Soup for the Soul Television Group, a division of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, has greenlit the pilot for the reality series Mutual Aid Brigade and will begin production in April. Co-hosted by Emmy Award-winning actress Debra Messing and author, speaker, and activist Shelly Tygielski, the series puts a new spin on the […]

January 25, 2023

Chief announces Pot of Gold doc for charity Human Appeal

Independent UK prodco Chief has announced the production of new sustainability-focused documentary Pot of Gold in partnership with global humanitarian relief and development charity Human Appeal. The film marks the first fully foreign film ever shot in the breathtakingly mountainous region of Azad Kashmir, a sensitive, misunderstood, historically rich and rarely visited region of Pakistan. […]

January 25, 2023

BBC names Williamson Chair of AAC

The BBC has appointed Rob Williamson as the new Chair of its Appeals Advisory Committee (AAC). The AAC is made up of 12 independent experts from outside the BBC, each with experience of the charitable sector. Together they advise and support the BBC on policy matters relating to all charity appeals associated with the Corporation […]

December 19, 2022

Update: Mental health still an issue for UK production

The Film and TV Charity has published Looking Glass ’21, a follow-up to the charity’s 2019 research that uncovered a mental health crisis in the UK film and TV industry. The new research was conducted during the summer of 2021 to establish baseline metrics against which the charity will use to measure the industry’s long-term […]

February 16, 2022

Donate spare Sky Mobile data to the NSPCC to help fund Childline

With the festive season in full swing, minds have turned to planning this year’s festivities. Whilst Christmas has always been the season of giving, this year it seems that giving back will be taking centre stage, with positive sentiment towards festive charity donations up 35% in the past 6 months, compared to this time last […]

December 14, 2021