Advanced Television


New look for iPlayer on TV

Viewers will begin to see a significant change to the way iPlayer, the BBC’s catch-up and live TV platform, looks on TV. The navigation menu will move to the left hand side of the screen – making it easier to browse different categories such as comedy, drama or sport. The change also gives much more […]

November 18, 2021By Colin Mann

BBC outlays centenary celebrations

To mark 100 years of the BBC in 2022, the Corporation has announced a bumper year of sports, events and landmark commissions for TV, Radio, and Online to inform, educate and entertain the nation, under the banner BBC 100. In 2022 special content will range from the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee to the Women’s Euros, the […]

November 18, 2021

Nail Bar Boys to air on BBC

LA Factual, part of Liverpool’s award-winning independent film and TV company LA Productions, is bringing the larger than life characters at one of Liverpool’s busiest nail salons to the small screen. Nail Bar Boys will launch on-air on BBC One North West on November 23rd. The three-part documentary, which will air weekly, follows the lives […]

November 17, 2021

BBC acquires Superman & Lois

The BBC has acquired the UK premiere of Warner Bros Television’s hit US superhero drama Superman & Lois, with season one coming to BBC One in an early evening slot from December 4th, with all 15 episodes arriving on BBC iPlayer on the same day. Superman & Lois stars Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch as […]

November 16, 2021By Nik Roseveare

BBC adds more classic comedy and drama to iPlayer

BBC iPlayer users can watch even more comedy and drama box sets from the BBC archive, with 90s classics dinnerladies, Keeping Up Appearances and This Life all arriving on the streaming service. Every episode of Keeping Up Appearances will become availabke on November 16th, and This Life on November 30th, whilst dinnerladies is available immediately. […]

November 11, 2021

Record Q3 for iPlayer

Viewers flocked to BBC iPlayer between July and September 2021 (Q3), according to data revealed by the Corporation. Programmes were streamed 1.5 billion times – up 20 per cent on the same period last year, and up 49 per cent on the same period in 2019 – making it iPlayer’s best Q3 on record. Highlights […]

October 27, 2021

BBC acquires more Canadian Drag Race

Following the success of the first Canadian series, BBC Three has acquired series two of Canada’s Drag Race from World of Wonder, bringing it back to BBC iPlayer in December 2021. The second series will drop as a ten-part boxset on BBC iPlayer, alongside a special anniversary episode with Canada’s First Drag Superstar, Priyanka, looking […]

October 27, 2021

Report: Pandemic still major influence on content consumption

Insider Intelligence, in collaboration with Publicis Media-Starcom and GWI, has published its annual Global Media Intelligence Report on key digital trends worldwide, designed for business executives who require comparable consumer usage data to support their decisions for global initiatives. “When, where, and how people consume media continues to evolve, and this is no exception in […]

October 26, 2021

BBC Newscast to air interview with Prince William about environment

Prince William will talk climate change with BBC Newscast’s Adam Fleming at Kensington Palace, ahead of the inaugural Earthshot Prize Ceremony – the prestigious environmental awards aiming to find solutions to the biggest challenges facing our planet. The TV and podcast interview will be broadcast on October 14th and consists of a thirty minute, one-to-one […]

October 12, 2021

Foals reimagine Neptune for new BBC series Universe

Rock band, Foals, have joined forces with Hans Zimmer’s critically acclaimed film and TV music scoring company, Bleeding Fingers, to record an exclusive and unique new version of their seminal single, Neptune. The piece will feature as the title track for the forthcoming BBC Studios Science Unit landmark TV series Universe, which premieres globally on […]

October 12, 2021