Advanced Television

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s Women’s Premiership on DAZN

DAZN, the sports streaming platform, and the Northern Ireland Football League (NIFL), have announced DAZN as the new home of live action from Sports Direct Women’s Premiership. In a first commercial broadcast rights agreement for football in Northern Ireland, the top division of female football in the NI Football League will exclusively partner with DAZN […]

May 3, 2024

New TV awards for Northern Ireland’s screen industries

The Royal Television Society in Northern Ireland (RTS NI) in partnership with BBC Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Screen and Channel 4 has launched its 2024 Awards for the local creative industries with seven new award categories this year. The new categories for 2024 are: Actor (Female); Actor (Male); Writer; Breakthrough Award On-Screen and Breakthrough Award […]

April 22, 2024

Yeti unlocks Britain’s historic homes for Channel 4

Yeti Television has announcesd its commission from Channel 4 for the upcoming documentary National Trust: My Historic Home (1×60’) which will air on February 23rd. Opening the door to some of the National Trust’s most remarkable homes, the 60-minute documentary explores the stories of the ordinary people living in these homes. More than 500 properties […]

February 13, 2024

Disney+, Northern Ireland Screen development fund

Disney+ UK and Northern Ireland Screen announced a collaboration during the Belfast Media Festival to help support and grow the production sector in Northern Ireland. Local independent production companies are invited to pitch in a bid to receive a development fund awarded by Disney+ UK and Northern Ireland Screen. The brief: · Female-skewed · Factual […]

November 17, 2023

EE upgrades 139 sites across Northern Ireland

Residents and businesses across Northern Ireland are set to benefit from improved 4G mobile coverage following a series of network upgrades from EE. EE has significantly expanded the reach of its 4G network by upgrading 139 locations across Northern Ireland as part of the Shared Rural Network (SRN), a £1 billion initiative to extend 4G mobile […]

October 25, 2023

Belfast Media Festival: ‘A City in Motion’

The 14th Belfast Media Festival (BMF) will be held in the MAC Belfast on November 15th and 16th, following its largest turnout ever in 2022, when more than 1,000 people turned up to hear from 40 distinguished speakers. This year’s BMF entitled ‘A City in Motion’, in partnership with Northern Ireland Screen and BBC Northern […]

October 20, 2023

BT launches 5G experience in Northern Ireland

BT has launched Immersive Spaces for business and public sector organisations across Northern Ireland, creating a 5G-enabled, interactive simulation experience. Launched in partnership with Immersive Interactive, BT Immersive Spaces simulate real-life environments within an internal or external room, or mobile unit. The technology is being showcased in a roadshow, creating interactive immersive experiences and learning […]

October 11, 2023

Analysis: Canterbury has slowest broadband in UK

Canterbury has been named the UK city with the slowest broadband, according to an analysis of 265,572 consumer speed tests by comparison site Broadband Genie. The historic city, famous for its cathedral, clocked in with average download speeds of 34Mb, around the bare minimum offered by many basic superfast packages. Despite being one of the […]

September 28, 2023

Kelly appointed BBC NI Head of News

BBC Northern Ireland has appointed Kevin Kelly as Head of News and Current Affairs.  Kelly had been interim Head of News and Current Affairs since January 2022 and succeeds Adam Smyth, who was recently appointed Director of BBC NI. Kelly will have lead responsibility for the BBC’s News and Current Affairs output in Northern Ireland, […]

May 22, 2023

RTS NI announce finalists for Television Awards

The Royal Television Society, Northern Ireland (RTS NI) has revealed the 37 nominees shortlisted for this year’s prestigious RTS NI Programme Awards, sponsored by Ka-Boom. The winners will be announced at the 8th RTS NI Awards Ceremony which takes place on June 1st at City Hall Belfast. Fiona Campbell, Chair of RTS NI said: “What […]

May 2, 2023