Advanced Television


Analysis: Canterbury has slowest broadband in UK

Canterbury has been named the UK city with the slowest broadband, according to an analysis of 265,572 consumer speed tests by comparison site Broadband Genie. The historic city, famous for its cathedral, clocked in with average download speeds of 34Mb, around the bare minimum offered by many basic superfast packages. Despite being one of the […]

September 28, 2023

Forecast: UK M&E sector worth £53bn in 2033

A report from Sky, in partnership with Public First and Oxford Economics, reveals that the UK’s media and entertainment sector could be worth £53 billion (€61.2bn) to the UK economy in 2033 if growth continues at its current trajectory, and with the support of the UK Government. Sky plays a major role in the UK’s […]

September 21, 2023

Survey: UK still spending on digital home products

Less than one-in-seven UK digital households (12 per cent) have reduced or plan to reduce their spending on home broadband, mobile connectivity or streaming according to a EY Decoding the digital home study – which surveyed more than 2,500 UK consumers on their attitudes toward technology, media and telecoms experienced in the home. Almost half […]

September 14, 2023

Report: UK TV sector revenues £3.9bn in 2022

The 2023 Pact Census reveals that UK TV sector revenues reached their highest ever levels in 2022, driven largely by the growth of international revenues and a significant increase in streaming commissions. Total sector revenues returned to growth levels seen before the pandemic, increasing by 21.3 per cent on 2021 to reach a record £3.94 […]

September 13, 2023

Al Jazeera on Freeview

Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera Arabic, in partnership with Global Distribution Services and Synapse TV, have launched on Freeview (channels 267 and 268) in the UK. Global Distribution Services is a content aggregator specialising in FAST channels, pay TV, and digital monetisation. Synapse serves as its technology provider known for its FAST Server-Side Ad-Insertion […]

September 13, 2023

Teradek Bolt 6 approved for 6GHz in EU and UK

The European Union (EU) and the UK have officially approved the 6GHz frequency band to be utilised in Teradek’s Bolt 6 Series of products, ushering in a new era of low-interference, zero-delay wireless connectivity for European productions. Existing Bolt 6 users can now harness the full potential of their systems with a free firmware upgrade, […]

September 13, 2023

Tenon Group announces management changes

Tenon Group, a speciaoist in the integrated security & facility management industry with a strong presence in India, UK and Singapore, has announced the new strategic roles and assigned new responsibilities at the group level. Tenon Group of Companies is a conglomerate of three market leaders with a strong foothold in global space: Tenon FM, […]

September 12, 2023

Recommendations for new UK channel numbers

The Service List Registry has released its recommendations for a new Logical Channel Number plan for television and radio services in the UK. The plan aims to provide a national numbering scheme for audiovisual services that is coherent, consistent and convenient for viewers. The recommendations adopt a network-neutral approach that accommodates traditional channels delivered through […]

September 1, 2023

Deloitte UK: 1 in 4 share SVoD costs

More than a third (35 per cent) of people with access to a SVoD service in the UK are sharing at least one of their services with others outside their home, according to a Deloitte report. Deloitte also notes that subscription sharing has also become more formalised, with a quarter of users (25 per cent) […]

September 1, 2023

Ovzon wins extra UK support

Sweden-based Ovzon, which has a growing mobile broadband satellite business, has been awarded a 12-month service renewal contract from Airbus Defence and Space for the third consecutive year to deliver Ovzon SATCOM-as-a-Service to the UK Government. Ovzon also stated that trading has been something of a “bumpy ride” these past months. It reported poor H1 […]

August 22, 2023By Chris Forrester