Advanced Television


Mercury Studios’ GIGS channel on Samsung TV Plus

Universal Music Group’s (UMG) Mercury Studios and Samsung TV Plus, Samsung’s free ad-supported streaming TV service, have announced the launch of GIGS, a new FAST channel exclusive to Samsung users in the UK. The channel will feature live performances and documentaries from across UMG’s audio-visual catalogue from artists including The Cure, Def Leppard, The Police […]

February 15, 2024

Taylor Swift – The Eras Tour Extended Version on digital platforms from Dec 13th

The cultural phenomenon continues with the at-home release of the year’s epic concert film Taylor Swift – The Eras Tour, debuting in a headlining Extended Version on December 13th, exclusively on digital platforms where fans can rent movies in the UK from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Continuing its record-breaking theatrical run, Taylor Swift – The Eras Tour showcases incredible performances of Swift’s […]

December 7, 2023

NBCUniversal expands FAST content on Roku

NBCUniversal (NBCU) and Roku have announced that new free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) linear content offerings featuring fan-favourite programming from across the NBCU Global Distribution library are now available on The Roku Channel, with more channels to come later this year.   The Global Distribution Studio Entertainment Channels newly available on The Roku Channel include: […]

August 15, 2023

Mitchell & Brown launches easy-to-use universal TV remote control

UK TV brand Mitchell & Brown has launched a remote control solution, ideal for those with arthritis in the hands, poor eyesight or just fed up with their TV remote having lots of buttons they never use, The Mitchell & Brown Big Button Universal Remote Control. With basic functions, big buttons, easy-to-read legends, and an […]

August 3, 2023

NBCUniversal launches slew of new FAST channels

NBCUniversal has announced a new free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) linear content offerings from across the NBCU Television & Streaming portfolio and NBCUniversal Global Distribution library. For the first time, viewers can access programming across all NBCUniversal genres centred on popular titles and categories available anytime at no additional cost. Curated with content from past […]

June 29, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Chicken Soup for the Soul orders Just for Kicks

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has green lit the sneaker lifestyle meets hip-hop series Just for Kicks. The series comes from producer/director Rhyan LaMarr and entrepreneur Antoine Wade and features well-known entertainment and NBA stars, including Allen Iverson, Jordan Clarkson, Rich the Kid, Bun B, Barton Fitzpatrick, and many others. Just for Kicks is […]

June 12, 2023

Super Mario overtakes Frozen at Box Office

The Super Mario Bros Movie continues to set Box Office records and has now become the second biggest animated movie in cinema history, overtaking Frozen. The adaptation of the popular Nintendo video game series from Universal and Illumination, starring Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy and Jack Black, has now hit $1.3 billion (€1.22bn) at the global […]

June 6, 2023By Nik Roseveare

M7 extends partnership with NBCUniversal

M7, a German provider of TV entertainment for cable and IP networks, has extended its partnership with NBCUniversal Global Networks Germany. The new, expanded agreement includes the long-term distribution rights of the HD pay-TV channels SYFY and 13th Street, which M7 partners will continue to offer to their customers via their cable networks and IPTV […]

March 8, 2023

Production begins on NBC’s Surviving Earth

Universal Television Alternative Studio, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Loud Minds, the factual and drama indie established by Tim Haines (Walking with Dinosaurs, Primeval, The Loch), has announced that it has begun filming Surviving Earth (8 x 60). Developed to be one of the most ambitious, cinematic and dramatic high-concept series to date, […]

February 13, 2023

SkyShowtime reveals CEE launch slate

Streaming service SkyShowtime will launch on December 14th in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia, bringing its offering of exclusive and iconic entertainment to Central & Eastern European homes for the first time.  The launches follow SkyShowtime’s arrival into Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, in September, and the Netherlands and Portugal in […]

December 5, 2022