Advanced Television


Dynamo is Dead coming to Sky

World renowned magician Dynamo is set to be killed by his creator as the finale to a jaw-dropping two-hour special: Dynamo is Dead on December 14th. Broadcast LIVE on Sky Max and streaming service NOW, the feature length show will see Dynamo defy the odds and go beyond magic – burying himself alive. From walking […]

November 14, 2023

Bitmovin, Stoneroos partnership

Bitmovin, a provider of video streaming infrastructure, has partnered with Stoneroos – part of NEP The Netherlands, to power multiple OTT and TV streaming services. The partnership will see the Bitmovin Player integrated with Stoneroos’ OTT NOW! product to ensure a consistent entertainment experience on any screen. “The combination of the Bitmovin Player and Stoneroos’ […]

November 8, 2023

Philippines: Hits Now on Cignal

Rewind is launching Hits Now on Cignal, the pay-TV operator in the Philippines. The channel will be available on the Cignal platform starting October 1st on Channel 122 as part of Cignal’s postpaid and prepaid packs. “We are so pleased to bring Hits Now to our viewers on Cignal. Hits Now offers a chance for our […]

September 26, 2023

Research: Value perception key in maintaining SVoD subs

Research from global consultancy Simon-Kucher into consumer streaming behaviour and preferences reveals that the current perceived price-value positioning leaves little headroom for straightforward price increases. Price increases without also increasing the perceived product value could be costly for both global and local streaming providers, leading to risks of cancelations in a competitive market. “With subscribers […]

September 5, 2023

NOW appoints Bridges as MD

Sky-owned streaming service NOW has announced the appointment of Jacob Bridges as Managing Director, replacing Marina Storti who is stepping down from the role after six years following a 21-year career with Sky.   Bridges held the position of Commercial Director, reporting directly into Storti, but will take on the new role of Managing Director […]

July 4, 2023

Drum Studios’ Painting Birds with Jim and Nancy Moir to return on Sky Arts

Sky Arts have confirmed Drum Studios’ Painting Birds with Jim and Nancy Moir (6×60) will return for a second season, following the huge success of season one, which has had the biggest series launch on Sky Arts this year so far. Jim and Nancy, along with a host of celebrity guests (to be announced at […]

June 15, 2023

Barb: SVoD subs dip in UK

Barb has released data from its Establishment Survey showing that 19.08 million UK homes (67.4 per cent of households) had access to a subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) service in Q1 2023. This was a -1.7 per cent decrease from 19.42 million in Q4 2022, despite Apple TV+ and Sky’s NOW service both making strong gains. Netflix, […]

May 30, 2023

Sky orders London 7/7 bombings docuseries

Zai Bennett, Sky’s Managing Director of Content, has revealed that the broadcaster has commissioned a three-part series, 7/7: Britain’s Day of Terror (w/t) which will launch on Sky Documentaries and NOW in 2025 to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the 7/7 bombings. Bennett told members of the Royal Television Society in London that the […]

May 17, 2023By Colin Mann

Rian Johnson’s Poker Face on Sky Max and NOW this May

Sky has confirmed all episodes of detective series Poker Face will be available from May 26th exclusively on Sky Max and streaming service NOW. The series promises to be a thrilling ride for viewers who enjoy edge-of-your-seat entertainment, as it features an all-star cast led by Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll, Orange Is The New Black) […]

May 10, 2023

OneWeb secures Philippines distribution

OneWeb and NOW Corporation, a publicly listed firm in the Philippine Stock Exchange with investments in telecom, media, and technology, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to bring high-speed, low-latency broadband connectivity to the Philippines. The partnership combines the satellite technology of OneWeb with NOW Corp’s existing broadband service and strong local presence, especially […]

May 3, 2023