Advanced Television


Satellite electrical propulsion to grow

It isn’t so very long ago that electrical propulsion for satellites was a very new kid on the block. Boeing’s Xenon-Ion Propulsion System (XIPS) was introduced on the (then) Hughes 702 versions its high-power versions of its popular HS-702 craft and used for final orbital insertion. December 1999 saw the launch of an HS-702 with […]

May 10, 2023

Criminal Minds: Evolution set to debut on Disney+

Disney+ has announced that the crime-procedural drama series “Criminal Minds: Evolution” will premiere with two episodes on November 25th, exclusively on Disney+.  Following the premiere, new episodes will stream weekly exclusively on Disney+, with a mid-season finale on December 16th. The season will then return on January 13th with all-new episodes dropping weekly through the […]

November 23, 2022

Netflix lands Dark Wire

Netflix has acquired the feature rights for Joseph Cox’s upcoming book Dark Wire. Hollywood star Jason Bateman (Ozark, Arrested Development) is set to direct the movie, and Matthew Orton (Operation Finale) is writing the screenplay. Dark Wire covers the unbelievable true story of how the FBI launched a fake telecom company and became the number […]

September 30, 2022By Nik Roseveare

FBI warns of further satellite cyber attacks

A report from the FBI and the USA’s Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency says more attempts similar to the recent hacking of Viasat’s KA-SAT communications satellite are likely. The report says that the current problems surrounding Russia means that satellite operators and service companies must examine their critical infrastructure and review and implement much stronger […]

March 21, 2022By Chris Forrester

The World’s Biggest Druglord – Tse Chi Lop on discovery+

Building on its growing slate of Asia Pacific Originals, Discovery has announced exclusive new special, The World’s Biggest Druglord – Tse Chi Lop, documenting the rise and capture of a criminal mastermind and one of the world’s most wanted fugitives for the very first time. The documentary premieres globally on November 14th on discovery+, as […]

October 25, 2021

Former Netflix staff charged for insider trading

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged three former Netflix software engineers over an alleged insider trading ring that made $3 million (€2.5m). The SEC alleges confidential Netflix subscriber growth data was used in the scheme. The information was allegedly used to trade the streaming service’s shares ahead of its earnings reports. The […]

August 19, 2021

WWE, Blumhouse partner on McMahon scripted series

WWE and Blumhouse Television are partnering to develop a limited scripted series titled The United States of America Vs. Vince McMahon. Jason Blum’s company, Blumhouse, will develop the series for television, led by Blumhouse TV President Chris McCumber. The series is touted as the first-ever scripted dramatic portrayal of a chapter in WWE’s history. Additionally, […]

July 26, 2021By Nik Roseveare

US seizes Press TV assets/websites

US law enforcement agencies have taken control of the websites of the controversial Iran-financed Press TV and Al-Alam. Each website now displays a single page showing a statement declaring that it “has been seized by the United States government in accordance with a seizure warrant”. The image also displays the seal of the FBI and […]

June 24, 2021By Chris Forrester