Advanced Television


Netflix launches Fast Laughs on mobiles

Netflix has launched a new Fast Laughs feature for mobile devices. The feature offers a feed of comedy clips from the streaming platform’s catalogue including films (Murder Mystery), series (Big Mouth), sitcoms (The Crew) and stand-up from comedians like Kevin Hart and Ali Wong. Users can access the feed through their bottom navigation menu by […]

March 4, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Discovery, Snap Olympics team-up

Discovery and social media enterprise Snap have formed a new content and advertising partnership around the Olympic Games to bring the sporting spectacle to a new generation of fans. The collaboration will showcase the best of discovery+ and Eurosport’s Olympic Games content and coverage, shared through a new Eurosport Olympics daily Show on Snapchat’s Discover […]

February 11, 2021

F1 maintains strong audience position

Formula 1 has released its annual audience figures, which show viewership trends comparing well to other sports that were affected by shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the fact that the revised 2020 season had four fewer races than 2019, Formula 1 maintained a strong audience position with an average audience per Grand Prix […]

February 8, 2021By Colin Mann

Research: Pandemic boosts US youngsters’ online viewing

Young consumers are watching nearly as much online video content as TV shows and movies, according to Hub Entertainment Research’s annual Video Redefined study, which tracks Americans’ online video habits, along with the impact online video has on viewing of traditional TV shows and movies. In addition to greater online video viewing among 13-24 year […]

January 11, 2021

New Snap Originals for Snapchat

At the Snap Partner Summit, Snap revealed a new slate of shows made exclusively for Snapchat. In a press statement, Snap said that “more than half of the US Gen Z population are watching Snap Originals […] And for the first time, Snapchatters can become part of the show!” Snap is using its unique augmented […]

June 12, 2020

BBC World Service calls for access to chat apps

The Director of the BBC World Service Group Jamie Angus has called on chat apps to open their platforms to trusted news sources like the BBC, as part of the global effort to counter misinformation during the global Covid-19 crisis. Speaking to the Media Masters podcast, Angus said: “WhatsApp has allowed the WHO to publish […]

June 4, 2020

More Channel 4 content on Snapchat

Channel 4 and Snap have announced a partnership which will see upwards of 300 short form edits of Channel 4 content air on Snapchat’s Discover platform over the next year. The agreement solidifies a partnership which first began in 2018, when Channel 4 was part of the launch of UK shows on Discover, Snapchat’s curated […]

June 4, 2020