Advanced Television


Al Jazeera on Freeview

Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera Arabic, in partnership with Global Distribution Services and Synapse TV, have launched on Freeview (channels 267 and 268) in the UK. Global Distribution Services is a content aggregator specialising in FAST channels, pay TV, and digital monetisation. Synapse serves as its technology provider known for its FAST Server-Side Ad-Insertion […]

September 13, 2023

France 24 content on FlixSnip

FlixSnip, the streaming platform that specialises in short-form content, has announced a partnership with France 24, the international news network. This collaboration brings live news and magazines to FlixSnip’s free-of-charge app, making it a one-stop platform for both entertainment and current affairs. Thanks to this new collaboration, FlixSnip users can access France 24’s news coverage, […]

September 5, 2023

WBD launching CNN Max in US

Max, Warner Bros Discovery’s (WBD) streaming platform, has announced the addition of 24/7 news in its streaming offering with the launch of CNN Max on September 27th in the US. WBD says that CNN Max will be part of an open beta for news that will enable experimentation with product features, content offerings and original […]

August 25, 2023

TV9 on DistroTV

DistroTV, the independent FAST app, has announced a partnership with TV9 Network, the news network in India. This collaboration will enable DistroTV users worldwide to stream TV9 Network’s news coverage across its national and regional channels for free. This marks the first time that TV9 Network’s seven live-streaming language channels will be available to a […]

August 1, 2023

Research: UK Gen Z favours social media for news

Online news sources – particularly social media sites and apps – are the dominant means by which younger people in the UK access news, meaning their direct relationships with traditional news brands are weakening, UK comms regulator Ofcom has found. Ofcom’s News Consumption in the UK 2022/23 report reveals that older teens and young adults […]

July 20, 2023

BBC World Service launching daily news podcast

The BBC World Service has announced the launch of a new daily news podcast primarily aimed at 16 to 24 year olds across the globe. The podcast, titled What in the World, launches on July 31st. The podcast will be available daily, Mondays to Fridays, and each episode will ask: “What in the world is […]

July 19, 2023

Study: Where does Gen Z get their news?

A study from Day One Agency and USC Annenberg Center for Public Relation titled Ask Gen Z: A Deep Dive into Gen Z’s Scrolls, takes a deep dive into Gen Z’s media consumption habits, as the generation is actively reshaping today’s media landscape. The report uncovers that Gen Z’s relationship with their scrolls and information consumption […]

June 13, 2023

Study: Local US TV news 10x larger audience than SVoD

TVB, the trade association of America’s local broadcast television industry, has published an analysis regarding local TV news and subscription streaming audiences. “In response to industry reports about growing streaming viewership, TVB did an analysis comparing local broadcast TV news audiences in five geographically diverse LPM markets and streaming service viewing in those same markets. […]

June 7, 2023

Sky News launches audio service

Sky News is now available as an audio service on TuneIn – the live-streaming audio platform – allowing listeners in the UK, Ireland and the US, free access to Sky news wherever they are. The partnership means Sky News’ non-stop news coverage is now accessible to audiences when they’re not in front of a screen […]

May 24, 2023

CNN launches new FAST channel in Europe

CNN has launched CNN Fast, a new free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channel, across Europe. CNN Fast is a curated channel of short-form videos that offers international stories across major news events, business, entertainment, sport and the environment. It is available now across several European countries on Rakuten TV and LG Channels and, in June, […]

May 24, 2023