Advanced Television


Slovenian public broadcaster in financial difficulties

Slovenian public broadcaster, Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV SLO), is facing a challenging financial situation and is projected to incur a loss of €10.5 million by the end of the year. The Board of Directors has instructed the administration to estimate the financial and personnel implications of potential measures, including the cancellation of various TV programmes, radio […]

November 27, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

MPs warn of digital extinction for Welsh culture, language

While Wales continues to go from strength to strength as a centre for high quality broadcast production and creative talent, the transformational changes in the broadcasting industry risk Welsh content becoming invisible to viewers on digital platforms, warns a report, Broadcasting in Wales, from the Welsh Affairs Committee of the UK House of Commons. The […]

October 27, 2023By Colin Mann

France Télévisions calls for broadcaster resistance of streamers

French PSB France Télévisions, which has recently been criticised by commercial TV groups for challenging them in terms of ad revenues and editorial strategy, has called on TF1, M6, Canal+ and Altice to ‘stand together’. “It’s our responsibility not to let the platforms impose a kind of cultural uniformity and not to let social networks […]

July 12, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Ofcom consults on advertising rules

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom is seeking views on whether to remove some or all of the stricter advertising rules that apply to commercially-funded public service broadcasters. All UK broadcasters are subject to restrictions on the quantity and scheduling of advertising on their channels. But under rules introduced over 30 years ago, the public service broadcasting […]

April 19, 2023By Colin Mann

Ex-ITV chairman warns of PSB existential threat

Sir Peter Bazalgette, the former chairman of UK commercial public service broadcaster ITV, has suggested that the UK public service broadcasting system is “undoubtedly facing an existential threat”. Bazalgette, who recently stood down as chairman of ITV after six years in the role, was delivering a speech discussing the future of Public Service Broadcasting – […]

October 12, 2022By Colin Mann

Ofcom consults on TV advertising rules

UK media regulator Ofcom is seeking evidence to help determine whether there is a need to reform rules that restrict the amount of advertising shown on public service broadcasters’ TV channels. All UK broadcasters are subject to restrictions on the quantity and scheduling of advertising on their channels. But under rules introduced over 30 years […]

July 15, 2022By Colin Mann

French PSBs to boost streaming

French PSB group France Télévisions has revealed its ambition to double its TV series line-up on digital catch-up platform Presenting its 2022-2023 season, France Télévisions is particularly seeking to attract a younger audience to its free-of-charge video platform. According to president Delphine Ernotte-Cuni, is set to become the “leading French video platform” offering […]

July 8, 2022From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

UK MPs to question media secretary

The UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to question Nadine Dorries, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on online safety and public service broadcasters as part of an evidence session on the work of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). In a wide-ranging session, […]

May 13, 2022By Colin Mann

Cosslett appointed ITV Chair

UK commercial PSB ITV has appointed Andrew Cosslett as its new Chair to succeed Sir Peter Bazalgette, who will step down after just over six years in the role and nine years on the Board. Cosslett will join the Board as an independent Non-executive Director and Chair Designate with effect from June 1st and will […]

March 10, 2022

Report: SVoD race, pandemic boost M&A spree in Europe

A report by the European Audiovisual Observatory aims to shed light on the structure of the AV industry in Europe in terms of revenues as well as other performance indicators specific to key audiovisual market segments. The analysis provides snapshots of the top AV players and explores concentration, statute, and origin of ownership by revenues, […]

January 18, 2022