Advanced Television


Channel 5 delivers highest ABC1 viewers in 15 years

Channel 5 grew its share of individuals viewing, ABC1 viewers and free-to-air portfolio more than any other terrestrial channel in 2021, according to BARB data. Channel 5’s share of viewing increased by 5 per cent year-on-year, overall. The channel’s share of primetime viewing was a key factor behind its success, increasing 11 per cent year-on-year […]

January 6, 2022

Sky Documentaries marks 1st anniversary with new Originals

Sky has announced five new Sky Original documentaries that builds on a successful first year for Sky Documentaries The channel has aired critically acclaimed Originals such as TINA, Bruno v Tyson and Exterminate All the Brutes in its first 12 months, as well as acquired documentaries including Framing Britney Spears and McMillion$ which attracted strong […]

June 9, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Sky Studios names Silver Director of Commissioning for Drama

Sky Studios has announced the appointment of Gabriel Silver as Director of Commissioning, Drama in the UK, overseeing a broad slate of projects. Currently Senior Commissioning Editor and Executive Producer at Sky Studios, Silver takes up his new role with immediate effect, reporting into Chief Content Officer Jane Millichip. Most recently Silver has overseen a […]

April 13, 2021

Report: Record-breaking year for UK TV exports

The latest UK TV Exports report from Pact, the trade association representing the commercial interests of UK independent television, film, digital, children’s and animation media companies, shows that 2019/20 was another record-breaking year for UK TV exports, generating £1.48 billion, a 6 per cent year-on-year increase. Scripted drama – such as Chernobyl, His Dark Materials, […]

November 24, 2020

Sky Q adds HDR movies; signal loss back-up

Sky Q is adding HDR movies in time for Christmas, and is rolling out a number of new features, including allowing users to keep watching, no matter the weather. Viewers will be able to watch recordings, video on demand content and access apps, even if their TV satellite signal is lost. More new features for Sky Q include:  Discover more shows in High […]

November 18, 2020By Nik Roseveare

Sky’s Chernobyl most awarded British series ever

At the 2020 British Academy Television Awards on July 31st, Sky original drama Chernobyl became the most awarded British TV series in a single year ever. The drama about the 1986 nuclear meltdown added gongs for Mini-Series and Leading Actor for Jared Harris to its seven wins at the British Academy Television Craft Awards on […]

August 3, 2020

Sky Studios: “We don’t need exclusive talent”

Senior executives at Sky Studios, the production arm of the Comcast-owned broadcaster, have refuted suggestions that Sky is at a disadvantage compared with recent SVoD and D2C market entrants such as Apple and Disney in attracting exclusive on-and off-screen talent, and instead can benefit from its status as a platform and content provider to work […]

July 23, 2020By Colin Mann

Sky earns record BAFTA nominations

Sky has been nominated for a total of 25 BAFTA Television Awards, a record for the pay-TV broadcaster. This includes 14 nods for Sky Original drama series Chernobyl as the most nominated show this year. The total includes 17 nominations for British Academy Television Craft Awards and 8 nominations for the British Academy Television Awards, […]

June 4, 2020