Advanced Television


BBC sets out Annual Plan

The BBC has published its Annual Plan for 2024/25. It sets out how the Corporation will begin work to focus on three essential roles, announced by the Director-General earlier this week, to deliver more for audiences: Pursuing truth with no agenda Backing the best British storytelling Bringing people together In the year ahead the BBC […]

March 28, 2024

BT announces live TV tech breakthrough

BT has unveiled what it describes as a pioneering new technology, designed to be a more reliable, quality-focused and sustainable way of delivering live content over the Internet. Multicast-Assisted Unicast Delivery (MAUD) technology is aimed at improving viewer experiences and increasing the efficiency of the complex journey that content takes to reach them. Major broadcasters, […]

December 8, 2023By Colin Mann

Particle6 Productions makes 3 new hires

Particle6 Productions, the UK indie founded by Eline van der Velden, has announced three new appointments to the team, and doubles down on its commitment to AI as part of a new growth strategy focused on wide-ranging, screen-based opportunities. The new hires are Zoë Hustwitt, who joins the team as production manager, Daria Golubkova who […]

August 31, 2023

Vodafone: Data demand up 99% at Glastonbury

Vodafone, Glastonbury’s Official Connectivity Partner, has revealed that 169 terabytes of data was consumed by data-hungry Festival-goers – the most Vodafone data ever used at Glastonbury Festival and 99 per cent more than 2022. Data stats show that 450 gigabytes of data was uploaded during Elton John’s headline performance on June 26th. 20 terabytes of […]

June 30, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Elton John pulls record audiences for BBC Glastonbury

A record 21.6 million people, over a third of the UK population, watched the BBC’s Glastonbury TV coverage with over 40 hours of linear programming available to audiences. The audience was up 7 per cent on last year across linear television. Sir Elton John’s headline set on June 25th on BBC One received the biggest […]

June 26, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Defender Official Vehicle Partner for Glastonbury 2023

Defender will be at the heart of one of the world’s greatest live music event as the Official Vehicle Partner of the 2023 Glastonbury Festival. When in electric mode, a fleet of 20 Defender 110 electric hybrids will transport headline artists to and from their performances in hushed, zero-emissions comfort at Worthy Farm in Somerset […]

June 22, 2023

BBC extends Glastonbury deal

The BBC will continue to be Glastonbury Festival’s exclusive, multimedia broadcast partner, following a multi-year extension, and has announced that this year it will broadcast 40 hours of Glastonbury coverage across its TV channels, as well as over 85 hours of live radio. Lorna Clarke, BBC Director of Music, commented: “Glastonbury 2023 will have even […]

May 31, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Rothery named BBC’s Head of Pop Music, TV

Jonathan Rothery has been named Head of Pop Music, TV at the BBC. Under the leadership of Lorna Clarke, BBC Director of Music, Rothery’s remit will solely focus on pop music commissions across TV, iPlayer and Digital, whilst collaborating with radio and BBC Sounds to deliver across the portfolio. He will start in his new […]

July 19, 2022

BBC: Record-breaking digital audiences for Glastonbury

The BBC has revealed record breaking figures for its coverage of Glastonbury 2022 across its digital platforms – with content streamed a record 34.1 million times on iPlayer and played 2.3 million times on BBC Sounds. On BBC iPlayer 23 million streams were live – the highest on record for a BBC programme brand. Popular […]

June 29, 2022

Analysis: Connectivity just the ticket for festival-goers

Always at the forefront of technology, the music industry continues to push the boundaries of technology. On the heels of Abba’s Voyage show, which saw the Swedish supergroup appear as avatars onstage, the European festival season is now underway. The first post-Covid festivals have demonstrated that going to see your favourite artists has become a […]

June 22, 2022By Angharad Rhiannon