Advanced Television


Freshwave signs connectivity agreement with Manchester

Residents, visitors and businesses in Manchester city centre and surrounding areas will soon be access enhanced mobile connectivity from Virgin Media O2 thanks to a new agreement between Freshwave and Manchester City Council. Connectivity infrastructure-as-a-service provider Freshwave will be deploying more than 20 outdoor small cells on behalf of Virgin Media O2 in busy areas […]

June 13, 2024

New free media school in Manchester

Global Academy, a media school founded by Global, the Media & Entertainment Group, has launched a new alternative to University for young creatives in Manchester who want to pursue a career in the creative industries. The course is based in Global’s North West broadcast centre and is free for school and college leavers aged 18. […]

May 3, 2024

Lyca Radio Group launches in Greater Manchester

Lyca Radio – Greater Manchester has officially launched, marking a significant milestone in the North West England’s broadcasting landscape. The station, which replaces the Asian Sound Radio brand, is now available on 963AM, 1377AM, DAB, and various digital platforms, offering listeners a diverse range of content tailored to their interests and preferences. With its launch, […]

April 25, 2024

North AI raises £580k to bring AI powered insights to media sector

North AI, a new Manchester-based AI startup for the media sector, has received £280,000 grant funding from Innovate UK, the UK’s Innovation Agency, with further £300,000 funding led by SFC Capital, as well as private angel investors from the media industry. North AI has been co-founded by the team from ‘Paus’, a VC-backed tech start-up […]

March 14, 2024

Suspended sentence for UK illegal TV decoder seller

IP protection body FACT has reported that, on January 10th, Jordan Longbottom, a 42-year-old man from Manchester, received a 22-month suspended sentence after pleading guilty to charges of advertising and selling unauthorised decoders. The decoders were designed for fraudulent use, allowing users to access pay-TV services without remunerating legitimate providers, significantly undermining their commercial interests. […]

February 6, 2024

Yeti Television’s The Truth About My Murder returns to True Crime

Yeti Television has announced that AMC Networks International UK (AMCNI UK) has commissioned the second season of the hit true crime series The Truth About My Murder (10×60’), which is set to air on top factual entertainment channel True Crime – formerly known as CBS Reality – in early 2024. True Crime is a joint […]

December 4, 2023

MDA to expand in UK

Canada-based satellite and aerospace business MDA has announced a strategic expansion in the UK. The focus of this will be a new facility in Stevenage and an expansion of its existing facility in Manchester. As part of its UK expansion, MDA says it will hire 75 new employees in the UK by the end of […]

November 23, 2023By Chris Forrester

The Voiceover Gallery hires Bhattacharjee

Specialist audio production company, The Voiceover Gallery, has announced it is expanding its London and Manchester HQ’s with four new appointments. The new hires will work across the company’s business development and postproduction departments. Rak Bhattacharjee, Alice Murphy, Pip O’Marra and Max Russell join The Voiceover Gallery, which is the only UK company that specialises […]

October 25, 2023

ITV announces new regional development pilot

Following on from Kevin Lygo, ITV’s Managing Director, Media & Entertainment, and his Commissioning Team giving an in person Producers’ Briefing at HOME Theatre Manchester on September 27th, ITV has announcd a brand new development initiative being piloted in the nations and regions – Amplify: The Regions. The aim of the pilot is to further […]

September 28, 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