Advanced Television


RTÉ, Virgin Media secure Rugby World Cup 2023 rights

RTÉ and Virgin Media will be the destination for fans in Ireland wanting to watch every moment of Rugby World Cup 2023, World Rugby has confirmed. With Ireland going for a Six Nations Grand Slam and currently holding number one position in the World Rugby Men’s Rankings Powered by Capgemini, excitement for the tournament in […]

March 17, 2023

The Dry to stream on ITVX

ITV has announced that acclaimed comedy-drama series The Dry will become available on new streaming platform, ITVX, from March 23rd. The Dry features Roisin Gallagher as Shiv Sheridan who returns to Dublin after years of partying in London, sober and full of good intentions – but being back with her family makes staying on ‘the […]

January 18, 2023

Deadpan Pictures bolsters team

Deadpan Pictures, the award-winning Ireland based independent production company behind hits including Moone Boy, Can’t Cope Won’t Cope, has appointed three new executives as part of the ongoing company expansion.  Deadpan Pictures was founded in 2014 by producers Paul Donovan and Ailish McElmeel. Sam Atwell, Aisling Kiely and Eleanor White join the growing team as Head […]

November 17, 2022

Ericsson maintains “strong business momentum” in Q2

Ericsson has reported its Q2 2022 results. Group organic sales grew by 5 per cent YoY driven primarily by Networks in North America and Europe. Reported sales were SEK 62.5 billion (€5.8bn). Reported gross income increased to SEK 26.3 billion driven by higher sales. Gross margin was 42.1 per cent impacted by lower IPR revenues […]

July 14, 2022

Italy ends 2021 with 421 TV channels

After a persistent drop in recent years, the number of TV channels in Italy started growing again in 2021, mainly on the free-to-air DTT platform, according to the annual report of sector organisation Confindustria Radio TV. At the same time, as a result of closures of third party channels (Disney, AXN, Fox, Discovery, RCS) due […]

April 22, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Conversation with Friends debuts in May on BBC Three, iPlayer

The BBC has has announced that Conversation with Friends will air on May 15th on BBC Three with all episodes additionally available that day through the BBC iPlayer. Conversations with Friends follows Frances (Alison Oliver), a 21 year old college student, as she navigates a series of relationships that force her to confront her own […]

April 12, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Success for EBU content-sharing initiative

A pioneering European news service supported by 11 national broadcasters has garnered more than 23.5 million views in just five months. Launched in July 2021, the ‘A European Perspective’ initiative responds to surging demand for trusted news against the backdrop of conspiracy-fuelled disinformation campaigns and populist rhetoric. It is hosted by public service media from […]

December 8, 2021By Colin Mann

URC, RTÉ launch global streaming service

RTÉ and United Rugby Championship (URC) have launched URC TV, a new global streaming service offering fans around the world the opportunity to watch games live and on-demand, and follow their team home or away. URC TV will be a single destination for fans to watch all 151 games when and where they want, with […]

September 17, 2021

Survey: Gen Z flocking to interactive video

Agora, a platform for real-time engagement APIs, has released research on Gen Z preferences for real-time engagement technologies. Real-time engagement refers to digital experiences that are interactive, collaborative and shared, through technology like live video, live audio and extended reality (AR and VR). For its research, Agora commissioned a survey of over 1,000 US-based Gen […]

August 25, 2021

European PSB news-sharing initiative

Ten public service broadcasters (PSBs) are set to change the way in which Europeans consume news by using online tools to overcome language barriers and share diverse content from across the continent. Led by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the broadcasters are launching ‘A European Perspective’, a collaborative news service that enables audiences to access […]

July 1, 2021By Colin Mann