Advanced Television


IMAX enjoying multiple tailwinds

IMAX’s May 2022 global box office was higher than that of pre-Covid levels, and its future performance should be supported by a good slate of movies for the second half of 2022 and 2023, says the company. IMAX also announced that it had also struck an agreement with the UK’s Odeon Cinemas Group (owned by […]

June 20, 2022By Chris Forrester

Survey: Will Thor and Top Gun: Maverick drive fans back to the cinema?

Summer is fast approaching, and that means a bevy of new big-budget movies are set to come out. But after back-to-back down years for summer movies due to Covid-19, which flicks have fans most excited to hit the cinema this year? Luckily, Whip Media took a closer look at that question with a new survey, […]

May 13, 2022

BBC Three orders Eddie Hall doc

BBC Three has commissioned a new documentary with unique access to British strongman, Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall, and his journey to a climactic showdown with his arch-rival Thor Bjornsson, in what was dubbed ‘The Heaviest Boxing Match in History.’ Hall and Bjornsson used to be friends as they competed on the Strongman circuit. That changed […]

March 23, 2022

Lightware Visual Engineering helps guarantee LED capture quality

Lightware Visual Engineering is providing critical equipment that ensures the highest image fidelity on the XR stages undertaking the shooting of many high profile TV shows, movies, and live performances to hit the world’s screens in 2022. As XR technology evolutionizes the film and broadcast sector, with the technology being used on filming for The Mandalorian, […]

March 8, 2022

Marvel Studios’ What If…? debuts Aug 11 on Disney+

Disney+ has unveiled a new trailer for Marvel Studios’ “What If…?,” showcasing the compelling series that reimagines famous events from films in the MCU. Creating a multiverse of infinite possibilities, “What If… ?” features fan-favourite characters, including Peggy Carter, T’Challa, Doctor Strange, Killmonger, Thor and more. The new series, directed by Bryan Andrews with AC […]

July 9, 2021

Telenor’s satellite rescued

The satellite MEV-2 ‘rescue tug’ activity in orbit, which garnered plenty of publicity for Intelsat on April 12th, was also a mission extension for Norway’s Telenor Satellite and its Thor 10-02 craft. Telenor and Intelsat jointly own the satellite. Oslo-based Telenor Satellite, which delivers connectivity solutions for all maritime segments operating throughout the EMEA and […]

April 14, 2021By Chris Forrester

Portman first-look deal with Apple

Hollywood actor Natalie Portman and her producing partner Sophie Mas have signed a first-look and multi-year television deal with Apple. Portman and Mas, through their newly formed production company MountainA, will develop and produce TV projects for Apple TV+. “We launched MountainA to support meaningful, timely projects and we couldn’t imagine a better partner to […]

March 18, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Virgin Media customers to get Marvel’s Avengers skins and early beta access

Virgin Media customers can give their Marvel’s Avengers Heroes a wardrobe change with an exclusive suite of outfits when the game is released on September 4th. They’re also being given early access to the beta this weekend. The stylish outfits, which are only available to Virgin Media customers in the UK, are inspired by developer […]

August 13, 2020

Apple signs Elba to first-look deal

Apple has agreed a first-look deal with actor, writer and DJ Idris Elba that will see his production company, Green Door Pictures, produce series and streaming features for Apple TV+. Elba has appeared in such movies as Hobbs & Shaw, Avengers: Infinity War, Thor: Ragnarok, The Dark Tower, Star Trek: Beyond and Beasts of No […]

July 13, 2020