Advanced Television


Newcastle University chooses Pixellot

Newcastle University, one of the top sporting universities in the UK, has partnered with Pixellot, a provider of AI-powered sports production solutions, to capture and stream games from their newly renovated sports facility. The AI-automated systems will initially capture men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, futsal and netball games, none of which had ever been broadcast […]

June 22, 2023

beIN extends Premier League rights

The Premier League has agreed a deal to extend their overseas TV contract for the Middle East and Africa with beIN Sports. The deal, reportedly agreed in principle at a shareholder’s meeting, is a three year extension (starting with the 2025-26 season) that is worth around £550 million (€629m). The move that will come as […]

April 6, 2023

ITV named founding partner for Upriser

Creative company Saatchi & Saatchi has announced ITV as its founding partner for Upriser, the free creative schools platform that it launched at the end of 2022. ITV is the first major name to be announced, with a number of other partners currently being matched and onboarded at schools across the UK as part of […]

February 20, 2023

BT to boost mobile coverage in UK

BT is partnering with local authorities in towns and cities across the UK, including London, Leeds and Birmingham, to boost mobile coverage by mounting small cell antennas on street furniture such as lampposts and CCTV columns. The technology and telecoms firm is also using its own assets, including phone boxes and its Street Hub 2.0 […]

March 7, 2022

Middlechild announces expansion into the North East

BBC Daytime has commissioned Northern Justice w/t (10×30’), a new series produced by Middlechild for BBC One mornings (10.45am). The ten-part series will shine a light on the work of legal professionals working throughout the North East of England. Northern Justice w/t will reveal what happens when ordinary people facing all sorts of extraordinary times in their lives […]

February 16, 2022

BT to modernise Newcastle contact centre

BT Group will be recruiting over 150 new local jobs as well as beginning a multi-million pound refurbishment of its second contact centre in Newcastle, located at its North Tyneside building.  The new and full-time contact centre roles will be recruited by EE, part of BT Group, over the next six months. BT says the […]

December 13, 2021

MENA and The Magpies

As the organisers hope many will gather for the CABSAT 21 expo in Dubai, in the latest issue of Euromedia Chris Forrester offers a reflection on the progress, or otherwise, of TV propositions across the MENA region. Of course, in many ways, MENA is not a region from which any wider conclusions or pointers can […]

October 20, 2021

BT confirms Newcastle as key location

BT’s Gosforth contact centre is set for a multi-million-pound refurbishment as Newcastle has been revealed as a key location in the company’s future plans.  The office will undergo a major refurbishment to modernise it and create a new workplace for hundreds of colleagues. The five-year programme will improve and consolidate BT’s footprint of more than […]

August 6, 2020

Live Premier League on Twitch

Amazon has announced that it will stream its live Premier League fixtures on gaming platform Twitch. Twitch users in the UK will be able to watch four matches in the coming weeks, starting with the Crystal Palace vs Burnley fixture on June 29th. The coverage will also include Twitch chat, so fans can interact alongside […]

June 19, 2020

Second round of Premier League TV schedule revealed

The Premier League resumed on June 17th with Sky Sports providing live coverage of Aston Villa and Sheffield United’s goalless draw at Villa Park, and Manchester City’s comfortable 3-0 victory over Arsenal at The Etihad. A full weekend of fixtures featuring all 20 Premier League clubs will play out this weekend. Sky Sports, BT Sport, […]

June 18, 2020