Advanced Television


BBC iPlayer improves availability, latency

The BBC has announced ‘under the hood’ updates to its iPlayer service. There are two key improvements: Rapid availability – The BBC has introduced a bit technology they’re calling pseudo VoD – which ensures programmes are now available to watch on demand on iPlayer much more quickly than they were before. Previously, if viewers missed […]

August 11, 2023

The King’s speech sets record viewing figures

King Charles’s Christmas Day message – the first since the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, in September – was the most watched address by a monarch on record. Some 10.6 million tuned in for the eight-minute broadcast, which was the most watched programme on December 25th. The message aired across several channels including […]

December 29, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Data: Stranger Things most searched TV show

Research from William Hill Slots has revealed which TV shows have been the most popular over the last 12 months (October 2021 to October 2022) based on global and UK search volume data from Google Trends and AHrefs. The study showed that Stranger Things was the most searched-for show globally, but was beaten by Love […]

December 1, 2022

Strictly wins Christmas Day 2021 ratings

The BBC’s Christmas Day line-up proved a winning formula once again, taking the top seven spots with new specials of popular shows. BBC secured eight out of the top ten programmes as audiences turned to the BBC across the day, showcasing a range of new programmes across drama, comedy and entertainment. Charlotte Moore, BBC’s Chief […]

December 27, 2021

UK creatives call for transparent PSB discussions

Some 120 public figures, including many from the UK film and TV industries, have written an open letter to Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, complaining that a government panel on the future of public service broadcasting meets in secret, with no undertaking to publish its final report. In the […]

May 21, 2021By Colin Mann

Strictly’s Buswell to host new BBC podcast

A new BBC Radio 1 podcast, Di’s Salon with Dianne Buswell, will launch on January 21st on BBC Sounds. Before Strictly Come Dancing, Buswell was a full-time professional hairdresser and for her new podcast she’ll be going back to her roots as she invites some famous faces to join her in a virtual salon. Over […]

January 5, 2021