Advanced Television


Report: Need for diverse talent in broadcast

Research from diversity and inclusion social enterprise Creative Access confirms a dip in optimism about career futures in individuals from under-represented groups in the creative industries. The Creative Access Thrive Report 2023 comes after a gruelling year for talent as well as comms agencies and PR & marketing functions navigating the world of work – […]

July 19, 2023

Ludovico Einaudi launches new film to tackle biodiversity

WaterBear Network- the free streaming platform that brings inspiration and action together through films – and production company Studio Birthplace have teamed up with renowned composer Ludovico Einaudi for Broken Wings, a new short capturing the journey tropical birds make from forest to cage. Soundtracked by Ludovico Einaudi’s Low Mist, the new film uncovers a […]

May 15, 2023

marblemedia, The Jim Henson Company partner on Felix

Global production company, marblemedia, and The Jim Henson Company, a specialist in innovative and iconic entertainment, are partnering once again, this time on the original scripted comedy series, Felix (10×30), which will break new ground by debunking the stereotypes and stigmatisation around neurodiversity and mental health challenges among children. Created by Miklos Perlus, and inspired […]

March 24, 2023

UK broadcasters: “Diverse decision makers essential”

More diverse senior decision makers are essential if broadcasting is to become a genuinely inclusive industry, according to the CEOs of the UK’s Public Service Broadcasters, and panellists speaking at the Channel 4 Inclusion Festival – Altogether Different: Live. Improving the diversity of off-screen talent and ultimately changing the make-up of broadcasting’s senior decision makers […]

November 30, 2022

Ofcom updates on work to promote diversity

Ofcom has announced it is expanding the breadth of data it collects annually from TV and radio broadcasters to help promote equity, diversity and inclusion across the broadcasting industry. This follows a five-year review of progress, which identified where the regulator could help drive further improvements so that the sector accurately reflects the diverse audiences […]

November 2, 2022

Okolidoh named BBC Director of Diversity & Inclusion

Chinny Okolidoh is set to join the BBC to lead the Corporation’s diversity strategies. She will be responsible for ensuring Diversity and Inclusion is at the heart of everything the BBC does, and the Corporation accurately reflects the audiences it serves, both on and off air. The role combines BBC Workforce and Creative Diversity responsibilities […]

September 7, 2022

Report: Diversity, inclusivity needed across kids media

A report from family-focused marketing agency Kids Industries (Ki) explores the concept of diversity and inclusion amongst children and their parents, and what this looks like in the media that they engage with, . The survey – carried out across 2,001 parents of children (aged 5-15) in the UK and USA – paints a picture […]

June 30, 2022

Study: TV diversity resonated with US pandemic audiences

The latest UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report reveals that US television viewers during the Covid-19 pandemic leaned into content that came out of diverse writers rooms and that featured diverse casts. “We have seen this appetite for diverse content repeated over the history of our analyses,” said Darnell Hunt, co-author of the report and UCLA’s dean […]

October 28, 2021

Nielsen launches Gracenote Inclusion Analytics

Information, data and market measurement firm Nielsen is launching Gracenote Inclusion Analytics, which it says will deliver unprecedented visibility into the gender, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation of talent appearing in TV programming and the audiences watching it. The new solution empowers content creators, owners, distributors and advertisers with much-needed data around on-screen diversity and […]

February 17, 2021