Advanced Television


Viaplay Group commissions first Dutch movie

Viaplay will premiere its first Dutch film, a comedy set around a Christmas dinner where nothing goes as planned, in late 2023. Jacqueline Blom (‘Black Widow’), René van Zinnicq Bergman (‘Smeris’), Georgina Verbaan (‘Klem‘), Barbara Sloesen (‘Something About Love’), Kiefer Zwart (‘Good Times, Bad Times’) and Stefanie van Leersum (‘Woensel West’) in the leading roles, […]

February 16, 2023

Tesco, Say It Now deliver actionable smart speaker ad campaign

Say It Now, the voice assistant adtech firm, has partnered with Tesco, the UK supermarket chain, to deliver its first-ever actionable audio smart speaker advertising campaign that enabled UK customers to access special offers and set notifications as part of The Tesco Christmas Party campaign. During the festive season, smart speaker listeners who heard the […]

January 25, 2023

Channel 4 to air alternative AI Christmas message

Ameca, one of the world’s most advanced robots, will deliver Channel 4’s Alternative Christmas Message for 2022, in a speech generated entirely by Artificial Intelligence (AI). During the address, Ameca will speak about the highs and lows of the year gone by as well as being questioned about humans. Ameca says we should be “neither […]

December 22, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Research: 25% US broadband homes want new TV device this Xmas

According to research from Aluma Insights, 25 per cent of broadband households expect to buy a new TV or ancillary device during the holiday season. Televisions top the list, with 17 per cent of decision-makers who “definitely will buy” between November 2022 and January 2023. Game consoles and streaming players fall second and third on […]

December 13, 2022

Survey: 55% intend to watch King’s Xmas speech

With the festive season upon us, research from Samsung Electronics UK has revealed that the nation has no intention to put down their TV remotes and have crowned their ultimate Christmas TV moments. The Only Fools and Horses ‘Batman and Robin’ episode has been named the greatest festive TV moment of all time; the poll […]

December 2, 2022

XUMO launches Holiday Hub

XUMO, the free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service, has launched its Holiday Hub of 18 dedicated channels, featuring hundreds of hours of themed entertainment, including seasonal movies, several Xumo original titles as well as a dedicated movie marathon from Hallmark Movies & More, home of Hallmark’s holiday classics. “Our Holiday Hub is the ideal destination […]

November 16, 2022

Report: 36% intend to purchase CE product this Xmas

The NPD Group has published its annual Holiday Purchase Intentions report findings and among consumer electronics (CE) categories purchase intent was highest for smartphones, headphones, tablets/e-readers, and smartwatches this holiday shopping season. More than one-third (36 per cent) of US consumers expect to purchase a consumer technology product this holiday, which is slightly down from […]

November 1, 2022

Peacock adding Hallmark hub

Peacock has entered into an agreement with Hallmark Media to stream live and on-demand programming from Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and Hallmark Drama as part of a first-of-its-kind linear plus SVoD deal for the network. Going live in the US on November 2nd, the dedicated brand hub will be prominently featured on Peacock’s […]

October 31, 2022

Survey: 63% considering gifting subscriptions

Subscription gifting is primed to soar for the holidays. According to a survey conducted by Recurly, a subscription management and billing platform, this holiday season will be big for businesses with gift subscriptions, with 63 per cent of consumers reporting they would consider giving subscriptions as a gift and 70 per cent interested in receiving […]

October 5, 2022

BBC, PBS announce Christmas with Mary Berry and Friends

Dame Mary Berry, the iconic cook, is set to bring viewers around the world her festive feast in a new programme for BBC One and iPlayer and PBS, Christmas with Mary Berry and Friends (w/t). Berry provides a guide for a fool-proof Christmas dinner in this seasonal special. Packed with her classic recipes for a […]

September 23, 2022