Advanced Television


CNN’s Blitzer receiving Lifetime EMMY Award

CNN news anchor Wolf Blitzer, a 33-year veteran on the news channel, is to receive a Lifetime EMMY Award. His award will be presented at a special ceremony on September 27th.  The EMMY citation says that Blitzer has made a deep impact in the world of television. Blitzer currently hosts The Situation Room on CNN. […]

August 23, 2023By Chris Forrester

Urban Myth Films, The Imaginarium partner on Wicker Man series

Urban Myth Films and The Imaginarium confirm they have partnered on Wicker Man having acquired the rights from Studiocanal to produce a television series adaptation of cult horror film The Wicker Man. They are in early talks with potential broadcasters. The adaptation is a total reimagining of the 1973 folk horror film as an eight-part television […]

October 12, 2022

Breeders returns to Sky Comedy on July 13

Sky Original Breeders, the comedy series starring Emmy and BAFTA-winning Martin Freeman (The Responder, Sherlock, Black Panther) and International Emmy and BAFTA-nominated Daisy Haggard (Back to Life, Episodes, Black Mirror) that explores the challenges of modern parenting, returns to Sky Comedy for its third season on July 13th. Sally Phillips (Bridget Jones, Miranda) also joins the cast as a guest-star throughout the series. Breeders continues […]

June 8, 2022

Innovation Nation celebrates 200th episode on CBS

“The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation,” for nearly a decade a mainstay of CBS’ Saturday morning “The Dream Team” lineup, celebrates its 200th episode on April 30 – and its production company, Hearst Media Production Group (HMPG), is marking the occasion with special content across the show’s social channels honoring the popular educational/informational program as well as […]

April 26, 2022

SSIMPLUS Video Experience Automation tools take spotlight at NAB

As the category of Video Experience Automation looms in importance for the OTT industry, SSIMWAVE will show its arsenal of award-winning products that are enabling major studios and OTT providers to reduce costs and increase viewer satisfaction at the NAB Show later this month in Las Vegas. NAB 2021 Product of the Year winner SSIMPLUS […]

April 11, 2022

Avid, Arab Telemedia agree multi-year subscription agreement

Avid has announced the end-to-end upgrade of Arab Telemedia Group (ATG), an Emmy Award-winning independent commercial media enterprise specialising in telenovela series productions aired throughout the Arab world. This longstanding Avid customer, based in Amman, Jordan, has modernized its content workflows through a new subscription agreement that ensures its editorial teams will always have the […]

March 23, 2022

West Side Story now streaming on Disney+

Steven Spielberg’s award-winning, critically-acclaimed “West Side Story,” is now streaming on Disney+. Nominated for 7 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress (Ariana DeBose) and 11 Critics’ Choice Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress (Ariana DeBose, Rita Moreno), “West Side Story” is the winner of three Golden […]

March 2, 2022

Disney releases Nobody Like U song from Turning Red

The original song “Nobody Like U” and its companion lyric video are now available from the forthcoming Turning Red Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The soundtrack features three original songs (“Nobody Like U,” “1 True Love, “U Know What’s Up”) performed by the fictional boy band 4*Town, written by Grammy-winning singer-songwriters Billie Eilishand Finneas O’Connell, with an original score by Oscar, Gra,mmy, […]

February 25, 2022

American Idol on Samsung TV Plus UK

Fremantle has announced that it will partner with Samsung to bring American Idol to audiences in the UK. From March 2022, viewers will be able to watch the new season of American Idol exclusively on demand, on the free-to-watch platform, Samsung TV Plus. Music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel […]

February 24, 2022

Netflix to release Stranger Things 4 in 2 parts

Netflix has announced that the highly-anticipated Season 4 of his sci-fi series Stranger Things will be released in two parts later this year. Stranger Things 4 Volume 1 will premiere on May 27th and Volume 2 will follow on July 1st. In a note on Twitter, series creators The Duffer Brothers said: “With nine scripts, […]

February 18, 2022By Nik Roseveare