Advanced Television


Lin head of movies for Netflix

Netflix has announced that Hollywood movie producer Dan Lin will replace Scott Stuber as the streaming company’s top film executive. Stuber was the head of Netflix Film for seven years before announcing last month that he would be leaving. Lin, 50, who was once the senior vice president of production at Warner Bros, is the […]

February 29, 2024

Research: Kids watching 106min of YouTube daily

Precise TV, the contextual video company, and Giraffe Insights, a kids and family research agency, have released their latest Precise Advertiser Report: Kids (PARK). The report unpacks the media consumption habits and purchase decisions of parents and kids aged two to 12 years old, aka Generation Alpha. The latest bi-annual PARK report confirms YouTube remains […]

February 28, 2024

Narrative launching POP, Tiny Pop FAST channels

The UK independent TV broadcaster, Narrative Entertainment, will launch POP and Tiny Pop FAST channels on Samsung+ and Netgem from September 13th. The channels will replace the current POP Kids FAST channel, which will also be rebranded to POP on LG, Hisense and Rakuten. These ad-supported free live channels extend the offering of the POP […]

September 6, 2023

STV buys Greenbird Media

STV Studios has acquired unscripted television production network Greenbird Media for approximately £24 million (€28m). London-based Greenbird is also a service provider, offering a back-office solution which lets creatives to focus on pipeline development and programme production. STV says the deal accelerates the growth of STV Studios by more than trebling the number of returning […]

July 6, 2023

Banijay Rights announces Lego Masters Japan

Banijay Rights has announced a new adaptation for competition reality format Lego Masters, with a landmark agreement confirmed in Japan. Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) will produce and broadcast a first season of the format – the third version to air in Asia following adaptations by MBC in South Korea and Shenzhen TV in China. Production […]

April 13, 2023

Voggt launches video shopping platform in UK

Voggt, the European video e-commerce platform using livestreaming to bring shopping to mobile and web, has launched in the UK for consumers passionate about collecting and trading everything from playing cards, comic books and figurines, to sports memorabilia, fashion and sneakers. Voggt aims to enhance the traditional retail experience through livestreamed shows which bring together […]

November 24, 2022

Sky launching ad-free Sky Kids channel

Sky will launch a new Sky Kids linear channel in February 2023. The channel, aimed at children aged 1-7, will be home to commercial-free, 24-hour programming, and will showcase Sky Originals and known names at no extra cost to Sky Kids customers and NOW entertainment members. Lucy Murphy, Director of Kids Content at Sky, commented: […]

November 22, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Data: UK reacting postively to first Xmas TV ads

For advertisers, this is once again a tricky Christmas season. Prices are rising, bills are mounting up, and customers are inevitably tightening their belts. Would a cash-strapped public react favourably to the yearly flood of Christmas commercials? The early signs are an emphatic ‘yes’. System1’s Test Your Ad platform has been rating every new Christmas […]

November 10, 2022

Channel 4, Lego Group launch new digital series

Channel 4 and the Lego Group, the iconic Danish toy manufacturer, have partnered to launch Kids Rebuild the Future, a new short-form digital series for the broadcaster’s social media channels. The four-part series, produced by Kalel Productions, features comedians Judi Love, Aisling Bea, Rhys James and Katherine Ryan teaming up with kids to build Lego […]

October 19, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Netflix to acquire Animal Logic studio

Netflix has revealed plans to acquire Animal Logic, the Australian animation studio. Netflix said the acquisition will support its ambitious animated film slate, building on films like Over the Moon, Academy Award-nominated Klaus and the recently released, record-setting The Sea Beast. Animal Logic has been producing award-winning design, visual effects and animation for over 30 […]

July 20, 2022By Nik Roseveare