Advanced Television


Ofcom: VSP rules hard to understand

A report, Regulating Video-Sharing Platforms (VSPs), from UK comms regulator Ofcom lifts the lid, for the first time, on how easy it is for people to access, use and understand the terms and conditions set by six platforms: BitChute, Brand New Tube, OnlyFans, Snapchat, TikTok and Twitch. It also scrutinises how these VSPs communicate what […]

August 9, 2023By Colin Mann

Research: UK Gen Z favours social media for news

Online news sources – particularly social media sites and apps – are the dominant means by which younger people in the UK access news, meaning their direct relationships with traditional news brands are weakening, UK comms regulator Ofcom has found. Ofcom’s News Consumption in the UK 2022/23 report reveals that older teens and young adults […]

July 20, 2023

Tower Bridge transformed into Barbie Land for Snapchat AR campaign from WBD

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) is launching aSnapchat AR campaign to drive buzz for the upcoming Barbie movie. Landmarks around the world are being transformed for global Snapchatters to experience the Barbie Land fun with Tower Bridge, London branded in Barbie colours to celebrate the film’s release. Snapchatters are able to scan the iconic venue using the […]

July 19, 2023

Man United launches Snapchat profile

Manchester United has launched its first official profile on Snapchat, with a mission to further inspire and entertain fans around the world. The profile @manutd is now live ahead of the men’s first team pre-season tour across Europe and the US – giving fans new ways to follow and experience the club ahead of and […]

July 11, 2023

Snapchat adds BBC Studios content

Snap has announced a new content partnership with BBC Studios, the BBC Group’s commercial subsidiary, to host made-for-mobile, short-form content on Snapchat Discover. BBC Studios will publish highlights and behind the scenes content from the popular motoring entertainment show, BBC Top Gear, and all the drama from soap opera, EastEnders, on Snapchat. New channel Funny […]

February 13, 2023

Jameela Jamil mental health series on Snapchat

Snap has announced the launch of Jameela Jamil’s new Snapchat Show about mental health, I Want To Get Better with Jameela Jamil, in collaboration with Alaska TV, that will premiere on January 28th exclusively on Snapchat. In the series, Jamil shares her personal wellness journey as she explores new activities and perspectives that she hopes will […]

January 25, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Anthony Joshua series to debut on Snapchat

Anthony Joshua’s new Snapchat show, A Fighting Chance with Anthony Joshua, will premiere on December 3rd exclusively on the social media platform. In this series, viewers will see the former two-time heavyweight champion head back to his hometown of Watford with a few friends to mentor the younger generation in his community. He will surprise […]

December 1, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Disney’s Oswald returns in new YouTube short

Walt Disney Studios has announced the return of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in an all-new animated short, over 94 years since Disney’s last Oswald cartoon. Created by Disney Animation’s hand-drawn animation team to mark the start of Disney 100 Years of Wonder that marks the 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company, the short, aptly […]

December 1, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Snapchat renews Sky Sports content deal

Snap has renewed its content partnership with Sky Sports to host made-for-mobile, short-form content on Snapchat Discover in the UK. Sky Sports, a content partner since 2015 with over 1.8 million Snapchat subscribers, will publish highlights from every single Premier League football match, Women’s Super League highlights, behind the scenes content, clips from Soccer AM, […]

November 1, 2022

Ofcom: Adult sites failing to protect children

Smaller adult video-sharing sites based in the UK do not have sufficiently robust access control measures in place to stop children accessing pornography, regulator Ofcom has found in a new report. Ahead of its future duties in the Online Safety Bill, Ofcom already has some powers to regulate video-sharing platforms (VSPs) established in the UK, […]

October 20, 2022By Colin Mann