Advanced Television


Report: UK screen industry failing on sexual harassment

The UK film and screen industry is failing to tackle sexual harassment, with some victims punished or victimised if they do speak out, according to a report looking at the experiences of staff in a range of roles across the television and film industry. The research, led by an academic at the University of York, […]

October 24, 2023

Ofcom urges tech firms to keep women safer online

Real-world concerns about women’s safety and wellbeing are mirrored in the online world, according to figures from  Ofcom’sstudy into the nation’s online lives. Its findings reveal that women are less confident about their online safety than men, more negatively affected by discriminatory, hateful and trolling content, and feel less able to have a voice and […]

June 1, 2022

Discovery UK orders more Faking It

True crime series, Faking It, will return this year as Discovery UK commissions a new line-up of specials along with the sixth season produced by Merseyside-based Shearwater Media. Faking It follows experts in body language, linguistics and forensic psychology as they examine footage and interviews of individuals connected to some of the most high-profile crimes, […]

March 22, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Study: International demand for diverse content

STARZ, in partnership with the Center for Scholars & Storytellers at UCLA, has published an international consumer survey examining consumer perceptions and demands for diverse, authentic and inclusive media representation. Among the top findings from the International Audiences Want to See More Diverse Representation On and Off Screen survey, results indicate that diversity on screen […]

March 17, 2022

ITV £80m Diversity Commissioning Fund

ITV has announced plans to reserve £80 million (€72.1m) of its content commissioning budget over the next three years to drive change towards racial equity and disability equity. Of this amount, at least £20 million will be reserved for content made by Black, Asian and minority ethnic-led and disabled-led production companies. ITV has also created […]

March 17, 2022

Channel 4 appoints new Head of Inclusion

Jane English has been appointed Channel 4’s new Head of Inclusion and will work closely with the Head of Creative Diversity and the broadcaster’s People team to champion inclusion and diversity across the business. English is currently on maternity leave and will take up her new job in the autumn. She joins from 4Creative and […]

March 3, 2022

Eutelsat combats sexism

Paris-based satellite operator Eutelsat has signed up to the StOpE initiative to combat sexism in the workplace. Eutelsat is aiming at raising awareness among all employees to encourage them to act against sexist behaviour in the workplace. This move further supports the gender equality policies of the group. Last year, the company reported that women […]

January 27, 2022By Chris Forrester

Analysis: Media industry still beset by sexism

Nearly four years on from the genesis of the #MeToo movement, the media industry is still beset with instances of sexist, inappropriate and discriminatory behaviour, with a range of organisations and individuals lending their weight and voices to calls for reform. On October 15th 2017, actor Alyssa Milano wrote: “If you’ve been sexually harassed or […]

May 24, 2021by Angharad Rhiannon