Advanced Television


Disney doubles down on Parks

Disney theme parks will make a reported $10 billion (€9.35bn) in profit this year – impressive considering the devastation wrought by the pandemic just a couple of years ago. In the meantime, the video business is in choppy waters with the stock taking a welcome boost from all the talk of the group selling off […]

September 19, 2023

Proto Hologram makes Indian TV debut

For its seventh season premiere on September 3rd, Bigg Boss Telugu debuted Los Angeles-startup Proto hologram’s technology for the first time on Indian television with  host Nagarjuna beaming in to a Proto Epic hologram unit to talk to a contestant, actress Priyanka Jain (Mouna Ragam, Janaki Kalaganalede). Bigg Boss Telugu, originally produced by Endemol Shine India which is now merged with Banjiay, […]

September 5, 2023

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 on Disney+ this August

Disney has announced that Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be available to stream on Disney+ from August 2nd. In celebration of the movie launching on the service, Disney+ subscribers in the UK will be able to purchase Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise through shopDisney UK, with proceeds going to the Prince’s […]

July 18, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Nigeria struggles with digital TV

Nigeria’s switch-over to all-digital TV transmission is “faltering” say local reports. Twenty-nine of the nation’s federal states remain with analogue transmissions. Just eight states have mostly been covered with digital transmissions, although there remain problem areas. Nigeria’s Guardian newspaper complains that there seems to be “no end in sight” for Nigeria’s much promised digital adoption. […]

June 26, 2023By Chris Forrester

I Am Groot on Disney+ this August

Disney has announced that the latest Marvel Studios addition, I Am Groot, will launch on the Disney+ streaming platform on August 10th. I Am Groot is a collection of five original shorts starring Baby Groot, the popular tree-like organism from the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, and will feature several new and unusual characters. All […]

June 6, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Guardian FAST channel launches on Rakuten TV

A new Guardian-branded FAST (Free Ad Supported Television) channel has gone live on VoD platform Rakuten TV, giving audiences in the UK and across Europe the opportunity to watch a range of Guardian documentaries and video journalism content.The deal marks the first time the Guardian’s content will appear on a scheduled, linear channel as part […]

March 10, 2022

Marvel gets Secret Cinema treatment

Secret Cinema has announced its first ever Marvel-themed experience with the Guardians of the Galaxy, which will open in August at a secret location in London. The live immersive event will take attendees on a cosmic adventure as they join the Ravagers , the Nova Corps, or the Guardians themselves whilst visiting locations from the […]

March 8, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Al Jazeera ‘distances’ Rightly

Al Jazeera, the Qatar media group, has stopped creating content for its new conservative digital project in the US, Rightly, according to The Guardian. Apparently in December, the company ended its show on the platform, which was being overseen by its editor-in-chief, Scott Norvell, a Fox News veteran. Al Jazeera launched Rightly last year to […]

January 19, 2022