Advanced Television


Forecast: Africa to add 9m SVoD subs by 2028

Africa will have 15.57 million paying SVoD subscriptions by 2028, up from 6.15 million at end-2022, according to the Africa OTT TV and Video Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. Despite this fast growth, SVoD penetration rates will remain low, with only 7 per cent of TV households paying for at least one […]

February 13, 2023

ITVX acquires HBO’s Love & Death

ITVX has announced that HBO Max Original Love & Death will get its exclusive UK debut on the streaming platform this autumn. The series focuses on two church going couples, enjoying small town family life in Texas, until somebody picks up an axe.The cast includes Elizabeth Olsen (WandaVision, Godzilla), Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad, Fargo), Lily […]

February 7, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Gough jouns See-Saw Films

Picking Scabs, See-Saw Films’ and writer/showrunner Samantha Strauss’ joint venture, has announced that Louise Gough will join the production company as Executive Producer. Gough, who will report to Strauss and Liz Watts, See-Saw Film’s Head of Film and Television (Aus), joins Picking Scabs from Screen Australia where she was Head of Development. This new appointment […]

February 2, 2023

DC Studios announces new slate of film & TV projects

DC Studios Co-Chairmen and CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran have announced plans for their first 10 film and television projects under the new DC banner they lead across film, television, and animation. Gunn (pictured) and Safran are designing and implementing a long-term interconnected story for the iconic franchise and characters, and announced the beginning […]

February 1, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Sky: “Phenomenal viewing figures for The Last of Us”

The adaptation of video game The Last of Us is proving to be a huge hit for Sky with the first episode reaching over 3.05 million UK viewers, reflected in the 7-day cumulative audience figure. The Last Of Us marks Sky Atlantic’s second-biggest US drama debut, behind only House of the Dragon which launched in […]

January 31, 2023By Nik Roseveare

The Last of Us ep1 on YouTube; Second season

Sky and streaming service NOW have released the entire first episode of The Last of Us in the UK and Ireland on the Sky TV YouTube channel – allowing everyone the chance to watch and sample the hype surrounding the series for free. The first episode, based on the popular PlayStation franchise, is the second-biggest […]

January 27, 2023By Nik Roseveare

HBO’s Root to retire

After 11 years leading Original Programming and Production for HBO Europe and later HBO Max EMEA, Executive Vice President Antony Root has announced he will retire from his role at Warner Bros Discovery at the end of March. Priya Dogra, President & Manging Director EMEA, commented: “Antony is a true giant of the European TV […]

January 18, 2023

HBO Max raises ad-free sub price in US

Warner Bros Discovery is increasing HBO Max’s ad-free subscription fee in the US for the first time since the SVoD service launched in 2020. Prices for the platform will rise by $1 to $15.99 (plus tax) a month for US subscribers on their their next billing cycle, on or after February 11th. HBO Max said […]

January 13, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Warner Pass on Prime Video France

Warner Bros Discovery has announced a deal with Prime Video France to launch a new offering bringing together a library of WBD content in France. The Warner Pass will be available exclusively though Amazon Prime Video Channels in France, and will provide access to HBO content and 12 channels including Warner TV, Eurosport, Discovery Channel, […]

January 12, 2023

Whip Media: The Last of Us most anticipated show of 2023

There are several reasons to believe The Last of Us – the new action-adventure series based on the popular video game of the same name – could be the next big hit for HBO, according to data shared by Whip Media. The key point: The Last of Us is poised to have the second-strongest opening […]

January 12, 2023