Advanced Television


Sky unveils biggest ever slate of original content

Sky and NOW TV will air over 125 new Sky Originals throughout 2021. Sky will bring its subscribers 30 new Sky Original films and 30 new Sky Original documentaries, on top of a number of drama, comedy, entertainment and arts series. Altogether, Sky says there will be 50 per cent more original TV and film […]

January 25, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Netgem: Xmas TV viewing up 27% from 2019

In a Christmas period like no other, Netgem, the end-to-end TV service for the UK’s growing ‘Altnets’ and challenger ISPs, reveals the busiest ever Christmas season on record, with a 27 per cent year-on-year increase in TV viewing compared to Christmas  2019. This is across Freeview live and on demand as well as additional services […]

January 22, 2021

Record numbers for BBC Lockdown Learning

Last week (January 11th to 17th), children’s programming on BBC iPlayer was requested a record breaking 40.8 million times as children turn to the BBC for education and entertainment during lockdown. The figures are the highest BBC Children’s has ever achieved on iPlayer, beating last year’s record of 40.2 million requests. The BBC’s education offer, […]

January 21, 2021

BBC NI’s Season Of Arts on iPlayer

BBC Northern Ireland is to broadcast a series of specially commissioned programmes to showcase some of the best loved local artists, and delve inside what drives them. The Season Of Arts collection, which will start to be made available via the Northern Ireland category on BBC iPlayer from January 22nd, aims to provide some escapism, […]

January 15, 2021

Data: iPlayer searches outnumber Netflix

BroadbandDeals has analysed monthly average search volume data from SEMRush, to reveal which video streaming service is the most popular in the UK. BBC iPlayer is the UK’s most popular streaming service when it comes to the data, with 5,100,000 monthly average searches. In second place is Netflix, with 5,000,000 monthly average searches. Disney+ comes […]

January 12, 2021

Amazon Fire TV adds ‘Live’ tab in UK

Amazon is adding a new ‘Live’ tab in the top navigation menu on all Fire TV devices in the UK, making it easier for users to discover live TV apps and content. The option was previously only available in the US. The ‘Live’ tab builds upon the existing live TV experiences on Fire TV, making […]

January 12, 2021

Classic EastEnders episodes on iPlayer

EastEnders fans can relive some of the most memorable moments in the soap opera’s 35 year history with a selection of iconic episodes now available to stream on BBC iPlayer. A selection of storylines across four decades are available – from the classic two-hander between Den and Angie Watts and Phil and Kathy’s famous engagement […]

January 12, 2021

iPlayer sees record-breaking Xmas

The BBC has seen record-breaking year-on-year growth of BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds over the Christmas holidays, as more people consumed its content digitally. On iPlayer, new dramas The Serpent and Black Narcissus, the Christmas antics in EastEnders and Call The Midwife – together with the Spider-Man: Homecoming movie helped smash records for viewing, with […]

January 6, 2021

BBC iPlayer exceeds 5bn annual requests

This year there have been 5.3 billion requests to stream content on the BBC iPlayer service across January to November, 33 per cent ahead of the same period last year, and already 850 million requests higher than the whole of 2019. Killing Eve has once again been a huge hit, with nearly 40 million requests […]

December 8, 2020

Virtual Cinderella panto on BBC

This Christmas the curtain will be raised on a special, virtual version of Cinderella, as a host of famous faces gather for Cinderella: A Comic Relief Pantomime For Christmas, on BBC Two and iPlayer. Written by the Dawson Brothers, based on an original script by Ben Crocker, the show will be a retelling of the […]

December 3, 2020By Nik Roseveare