Advanced Television


Sky Sports signs Sturridge

Former England international Daniel Sturridge is joining the Sky Sports football presenting team for the 2023/24 season, making his first appearance of the new Premier League campaign on August 13th. Throughout the season, Sturridge will share his insights and opinions alongside the likes of Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Jamie Redknapp, Izzy Christiansen, Karen Carney, Micah […]

August 11, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Eurovision Song Contest reaches 162m viewers

The 67th Eurovision Song Contest (ESC), hosted by the BBC in Liverpool, on behalf of Ukraine, and organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), reached 162 million people over the three live shows across 38 public service media markets. The viewing share of the Grand Final on May 13th was 40.9 per cent and remains […]

May 25, 2023By Colin Mann

Survey: 2 in 5 Gen Z won’t be watching Eurovision

Two in five Gen Z in the UK (41 per cent) won’t be watching Eurovision this year, according to research from Yubo, a live social discovery app. Additionally, almost a third (29 per cent) of the UK’s youth state they won’t be watching the contest on television this year, but will instead follow the results […]

May 10, 2023

Eurovision tickets sell out in 30 mins

Tickets to the Eurovision Song Contest being held in Liverpool this May sold out in just over half an hour. There will be six public dress rehearsals, as well as two live televised semi-finals and the final. Standard ticket prices ranged from £30 (€34) to £380. This will be the first time the UK has […]

March 7, 2023

BBC announces Eurovision specials

The BBC has commissioned two special one-off entertainment shows to celebrate the Eurovision Song Contest. The Greatest Show on Earth (working title), produced by Little Gem, will celebrate 25 years since the UK last hosted the contest, with 25 reasons why the Eurovision Song Contest is considered by some to be ‘The Greatest Show on […]

February 20, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Sky expands unscripted slate

Sky has announced 12 new unscripted original commissions coming to Sky Documentaries, Sky Crime, Sky Nature and Sky Arts this year. On Sky Documentaries, new feature doc Zuckerberg: King of the Metaverse (w/t) will piece together the events of Mark Zuckerberg’s life along with the creation of Facebook and Meta, combining rarely seen archive footage […]

January 30, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Africa: NWTV scores FA Cup rights

The New World TV Group (NWTV) has secured the exclusive pay-TV rights to broadcast the Emirates FA Cup exclusively in 17 countries across Western and Central Africa, and non-exclusively in Chad, in a deal brokered by IMG. Under the agreement, NWTV will broadcast live French language coverage for all fixtures from the next two seasons […]

January 6, 2023

Kids to front Sky Sports Premier League broadcast

Sky Sports is putting four young football fans in front of the cameras and giving viewers at home a special presentation of the Premier League fixture between Brentford and Liverpool on January 2nd 2023. Titled Premier League Juniors, the broadcast will offer viewers an alternative way to watch the fixture, available exclusively on Sky Sports […]

December 20, 2022By Nik Roseveare

WWE returns to Sheffield, Newcastle, Cardiff, Dublin, Liverpool

WWE Live will return to the UK in 2023 with a roster of WWE Superstars from Raw to Liverpool on June 28th, Sheffield on June 29th, and Newcastle on June 30th. In addition, WWE Superstars from SmackDown will bring the action to Dublin, Ireland, on June 29th and Cardiff, Wales, on July 2nd. Fans attending WWE Live in Liverpool, Sheffield and […]

December 13, 2022

ITV to air 4 FA Cup third round ties

ITV kicks off the New Year with four Emirates FA Cup ties across the first full weekend of 2023 as Premier League clubs join the competition in the Third Round Proper. Four days of live, free to air FA Cup action across ITV begins on January 6th with the evening clash between Manchester United and […]

December 5, 2022By Nik Roseveare