Advanced Television


Report: Glasgow has UK’s biggest broadband gap

Glasgow is the UK’s most unequal city for broadband connections – with its fastest area 866 times the speed of its slowest, according to analysis of 16,500 consumer speed tests by Uswitch, the comparison and switching service. The highest average download speed measured in Glasgow was 840.4Mbps, logged in the Milton district. Yet just four […]

December 8, 2022

Freedom Scripted to adapt memoir by Lucy Holden

Glasgow-based production company Freedom Scripted has acquired the rights to Lucid, the memoir by author and award-winning journalist, Lucy Holden. Freedom Scripted are making the book into a TV series, with Holden herself attached to adapt. Based on her critically acclaimed memoir published in hardback earlier this year, the series follows young, ambitious journalist Lucy […]

October 31, 2022

Glasgow, Liverpool final Eurovision 2023 host city contenders

The BBC has provided an update on the bidding process for the 67th Eurovision Song Contest, and confirmed that two cities, Glasgow and Liverpool, remain in competition to be the 2023 host city. On August 12th, the BBC announced that seven cities (Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield) had been shortlisted as candidate […]

September 27, 2022

WWE Live returning to Scotland

WWE Live will return to Glasgow, Scotland on October 30th 2022. Fans attending the WWE Live event at the OVO Hydro Arena will see a host their favourite WWE Superstars in action including proud Scot Drew McIntyre, The Usos, Natalya, Sheamus and many more. A presale for tickets will take place on July 25th at 9am […]

July 22, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Channel 4 invests in Freedom Scripted

Channel 4’s Indie Growth Fund has invested in the Glasgow-based independent production company Freedom Scripted. Founded in 2018 by former BBC, STV and World Productions development producer Mike Ellen, Freedom Scripted focuses on high end contemporary drama and has a range of projects currently in development working with some of the most exciting and diverse […]

June 22, 2022

Sky announces start of production for Borderland

Sky has announced the start of production in Glasgow for new Sky Original revenge-filled action thriller Borderland written by Top Boy creator Ronan Bennett and The Guard Brothers. Sky, Ingenious Media and Rocket Science present in association with Screen Scotland and LipSync. Borderland will be available on Sky Cinema in 2022. Borderland, a Sky Original […]

April 12, 2022

C4: “Record Nations and Regions spend”

Channel 4’s proportion of commissions and spend in the Nations and Regions hit an all-time record high last year. Two thirds of all original programming commissioned for the main channel was produced in the Nations and Regions – nearly double the broadcaster’s 35 per cent quota set by Ofcom. Channel 4’s Chief Content Officer, Ian […]

March 15, 2022

Scotland: Prestwick advances spaceport plan

Scotland’s South Ayrshire Council in Prestwick, near Glasgow, has started formal submissions to see its existing airport converted and expanded to allow for space-based activity as part of the Prestwick Spaceport development. The formal Proposal of Application Notice (POAN) is the first step in the planning process for Prestwick Spaceport and signals the intent to […]

January 11, 2022By Chris Forrester

Gray named to BBC Board Scotland

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has announced that Muriel Gray has been appointed as a non-executive director on the BBC Board. Gray will be the Scotland member on the Board and serve a term of four years. Gray is the former Chair of the Board of Governors at The Glasgow School Of […]

December 21, 2021