Advanced Television


Gracenote identifies primary ‘moods’ for Oscar nominees

Do films with certain characteristics tend to get nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards? Nielsen’s Gracenote ran an analysis to answer this question tapping its descriptive metadata around entertainment content.Among other characteristics, the taxonomy of Gracenote Video Descriptors cover 294 different Video Moods organised hierarchically from broad, high-level concepts (Level 1) to more […]

February 28, 2024

Lift is Netflix’s most viewed title of the week

For the second week in a row, F. Gary Gray’s action heist thriller Lift was the most watched Netflix title of the week, staying on top of the English Films List with 36.7 million views. The film, starring Kevin Hart, reached the Top 10 in 93 countries in the week commencing January 15th. New dystopian […]

January 24, 2024

ITV announces slate of Oscars 2024 programming

For the first time in nearly two decades, UK viewers can tune-in to the Oscars ceremony completely free and exclusively on ITV with a raft of programming to celebrate the event. On the night itself, March 10th, at 10.30pm viewers can join Jonathan Ross live on ITV1 and ITVX as he hosts the ultimate Oscars […]

January 18, 2024By Nik Roseveare

ITVX celebrates “runaway success” in first year

On December 8th, ITVX will mark its first anniversary. ITV has taken a look back at its inaugural year and all the new streaming platform has achieved, plus a look at what’s coming in 2024 and beyond. ITV says ITVX was “undoubtedly this year’s biggest and most successful streaming launch in the UK” with over […]

November 29, 2023By Nik Roseveare

ITV signs Oscars deal

ITV has announced, as part of a new multi-year deal with Disney Entertainment, that it will be unrolling the red carpet to homes across the UK as the exclusive partner for the 96th Oscars, which will take place on March 10th 2024. The ceremony will broadcast and stream live from the Dolby Theatre at Ovation […]

September 12, 2023

Oscars leaving Sky

Sky has not picked up the rights to show the world’s biggest movie awards ceremony in the UK following a 20-year run. Sky won the rights from the BBC and most recently showed the ceremony across four channels: a dedicated Sky Cinema Oscars channel, Sky Showcase, Sky Arts and Sky News, along with streaming service […]

August 9, 2023

An Irish Goodbye on BBC

The BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated An Irish Goodbye is to receive its television premiere on BBC iPlayer and BBC Northern Ireland. The short film is available now on BBC iPlayer and will be broadcast on BBC One NI on March 12th at 10.30pm, just ahead of the 95th Academy Awards, where is it nominated in the […]

March 9, 2023

Study: Most Viewers use mobile while watching awards shows

LG Ad Solutions, a specialist in connected TV and cross-screen advertising, has released the findings of its Awards Show Viewer Study. The study found that during awards shows, 87 per cent of consumers say they multitask with their mobile phone or alternative devices during the programme, with 50 per cent stating they shop on these […]

February 23, 2023

Data: 38% Oscar commercials purchased by M&E companies

This year’s Oscars ceremony was held on March 27th. The event proven to be a big night for advertisers to run ads during the live broadcast. MediaRadar analysed top verticals’ spend on ads on Hulu Live’s streaming of ABC’s The 94th Academy Awards. Key findings include: Media & Entertainment: During the 2022 Oscars, 38 per […]

March 29, 2022

Apple’s CODA wins best picture Oscar

Apple TV+ movie CODA, which tells the story of a teenager who is the only hearing member of a deaf family, has become the first streaming movie to win the coveted best picture at the Oscars. Going into the awards ceremony on March 27th, the low-budget, independent film CODA was considered a major underdog to […]

March 28, 2022By Nik Roseveare