Advanced Television


BBC iPlayer improves availability, latency

The BBC has announced ‘under the hood’ updates to its iPlayer service. There are two key improvements: Rapid availability – The BBC has introduced a bit technology they’re calling pseudo VoD – which ensures programmes are now available to watch on demand on iPlayer much more quickly than they were before. Previously, if viewers missed […]

August 11, 2023

BBC: Record numbers for the Ashes

Millions turned to the BBC this summer to follow the Ashes via Test Match Special (TMS), daily television highlights on Today at the Test, social clips and dedicated pages across the BBC Sport website and app. There were 27.3 million listening requests from audiences tuning into TMS on BBC Sounds or the BBC Sport site, […]

August 9, 2023

World Athletics Championships 2023 on BBC

From August 19th to 27th, the BBC is providing live coverage of every event from the World Athletics Championships 2023 in Budapest across TV, radio and online. A top line-up of athletes will be sharing expert insight and analysis, as well as their thoughts on medal hopefuls Dina Asher Smith, Daryll Neita, Keely Hodgkinson and […]

August 3, 2023

BBC Casualty special to feature medical commentary

Casualty, the BBC’s long-running medical drama, will air a special standalone episode highlighting the teamwork and collaboration that goes on across the medical services every day to save lives. The episode, which marks the 75th anniversary of the NHS, will feature commentary from real-life medical professionals. The episode focuses on the story of Amartya, a […]

July 5, 2023

The Traitors Australia on BBC

The BBC has announced that The Traitors will be back on UK screens this summer, and this time the action takes place in Australia. The Traitors Australia has been acquired by the BBC and is another series of the reality game show that will this time see a group of contestants arrive at a historic […]

June 23, 2023

Red Dwarf lands on iPlayer

Lister, Rimmer, Cat and Kryten are coming home, as celebrated sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf returns to the BBC on iPlayer. Every episode of the show’s run on the BBC is now available on iPlayer, as well as the revived series including the recent feature-length special The Promised Land, which originally aired on Dave. Red Dwarf […]

June 20, 2023By Colin Mann

BBC Three celebrates Pride

Throughout the month of June, BBC Three will be commemorating Pride with a host of programming and content that explores and celebrates the LGBTQ+ community. New titles include I Kissed A Boy: The Reunion, This is Gay and Keeping up with Krystal Versace, whilst viewers can also find a rage of documentaries and award winning […]

June 2, 2023By Nik Roseveare

BBC acquires Afterglow

The BBC has acquired Norwegian comedy drama Afterglow for BBC Four and BBC iPlayer. The series tells the story of Ester Sand (Nina Ellen Odegaard) who finds out she has cervical cancer on her 40th birthday. But after the initial shock, it’s Ester who comforts the people in her life and she has no intention […]

April 25, 2023

The Tourist season 2 starts shooting in Dublin

Filming has commenced in Dublin, Ireland, on the second season of The Tourist, for BBC One and iPlayer, in association with Stan, ZDF and All3Media International. The six-part thriller which is created and written by Jack and Harry Williams, is produced by Two Brothers Pictures (Baptiste, The Missing, Fleabag). Joining the BAFTA and Golden Globe […]

April 13, 2023

BBC orders Attenborough and the Giant Sea Monster

BBC Factual has announced Attenborough and the Giant Sea Monster (working title), a 60’ film for BBC One and iPlayer, made by BBC Studios Natural History Unit and co-produced by PBS and the WNET Group. Following on from the success of Wild Isles, Sir David Attenborough is now turning his attention to explore more about […]

April 11, 2023