Advanced Television


Survey: Safety improvements needed on UK film and TV sets

On the sixth anniversary of the tragic death of British camera operator Mark Milsome, The Mark Milsome Foundation and Bectu have released the findings from a survey of film and TV crew about current views on health and safety training and protocols on British sets. Alarmingly, nearly three quarters of respondents said they have felt […]

November 21, 2023

CMA probes UK broadcasters over freelance contracts

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an investigation under section 25 of the Competition Act 1998 (CA98) into a suspected infringement or infringements of the Chapter I prohibition of the CA98 by a number of undertakings involved in the production, creation and/or broadcasting of television content. The investigation concerns the activities of […]

October 12, 2023

C4, BBC launch Freelancer Support Programme

Channel 4 and the BBC have announced plans for a new, two-week online programme to support the freelance community, delivered in partnership with the National Film and Television School (NFTS). Kicking off in October, the free programme will include masterclasses, workshops, training and wellbeing sessions for the UK’s scripted and unscripted freelance production community. It […]

August 22, 2023

Freelance working charter for British TV industry

Key figures from major broadcasters, streaming services and unions in the British TV industry have come together to launch an historic new document known as The Freelance Charter, Unveiled in a session at the Edinburgh TV Festival, The Freelance Charter aims to improve the working life of freelancers across the television community and in doing […]

August 25, 2021