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BBC4 to recreate first British TV broadcast

BBC4 is to recreate the first broadcast on British TV using the original technology and filming techniques used 80 years ago.

Question Time

BBC News faces social media challenge

The way people use social media undermined the BBC’s ability to challenge claims by politicians in the run-up to the EU referendum, James Harding has revealed.


Marcella to return to ITV

Hans Rosenfeldt’s Scandinavian drama Marcella is to return for a second series on ITV.

Nat Geo & MTV ramp up visions of scale

Nat Geo and MTV are on the hunt for programmes with increased ambition, vision and scale to maximise their global reach.


High-end TV levy allays talent shortage fears

The high-end TV skills council and TV drama skills levy are already a hit, according to a panel of experts at this year’s Edinburgh International Television Festival.

The Grand Tour

Wilman lifts lid on The Grand Tour

The former Top Gear team is on the hunt for commissions for their indie W. Chump & Sons as the first series of Amazon show The Grand Tour prepares to TX this autumn.

Kevin Lygo

Kevin Lygo outlines ITV wishlist

Cookery, travel, consumer shows and make-over formats are all high on Kevin Lygo’s priority list to help balance the budget due to the rising cost of drama.


Broadcasters hit back at Vice MacTaggart claims

Broadcasters have put on a united defence of the public service broadcasting model in the face of Vice chief executive Shane Smith’s charge that they fail to connect with young audiences.

Ben Frow

Ben Frow 'bored' of copycat accusations

Channel 5 content chief Ben Frow has hit back at accusations of copycat commissioning and used a raft new of commissions, including the renewal of scripted comedy Borderline, to underline the channel’s distinctiveness.

Harry Hill

Top talent beefs up ITV entertainment

Harry Hill, Dawn French and Jack Dee are all fronting new shows for ITV as the broadcaster beefs up its entertainment and comedy slate.


Culture minister backs Diamond diversity

It is economically “critical” for the TV industry to become more diverse, according to culture minister Matt Hancock, who has lent his support to the Diamond initiative.

TV chiefs: don't make BBC reveal star pay

Channel bosses have hit back against government proposals to force the BBC to reveal talent pay, claiming that it would not be in viewers’ interests.

Peppa Pig

ITV drops eOne takeover plan

ITV has withdrawn its proposal to buy Peppa Pig-owner Entertainment One (eOne).

Sir Trevor McDonald

ITV factual to 'go big on crime'

ITV’s Sue Murphy has ordered a police series tracking the first hour of murder investigations as she prepares to “go big on crime”.

Shane Smith

Vice reveals mobile plans

Vice is to launch a Europe-wide mobile strategy to support its forthcoming linear channel, as chief executive Shane Smith revealed he would not have taken BBC3 off-air.


Channel 4 ups 8pm spend for kids

Channel 4 will ramp up spending on programming for older children by two-thirds following criticism that it is failing the demographic.


Left Bank

Andy Harries, Left Bank

With a £100m Netflix series set to launch and an Amazon Video pilot in the pipeline, Left Bank is riding the OTT drama wave. What next for the Sony-owned indie? asks Chris Curtis

The Collection

The Collection, Amazon / BBC Worldwide

An old car plant near Swansea makes an unlikely home for Amazon Prime’s lavish production about the golden age of French couture, finds Benji Wilson

House Of Cards

Netflix: diving into the data

Peter White assesses Ampere Analysis’ research into the secretive SVoD service’s content strategy in the UK

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Vice predicts traditional media 'bloodbath'

Vice boss Shane Smith has taken aim at traditional media rivals, warning that there will be an acquisition “bloodbath” as firms such as Time Warner, Disney and 21st Century Fox all desperately chase scale.

Hot Shots

Broadcast Hot Shots 2016

Broadcast Hot Shots 2016

The industry’s top young talent

Class of '92 outscores the opposition

THURSDAY: BBC1’s Salford City FC documentary Class of ’92 struggled to outscore its debut, while Sharon Horgan and Dennis Kelly’s latest sitcom pulled 500,000 to Channel 4.



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Plenty of reasons to be cheerful

It’s a golden period for the industry as well as the GB Olympic team

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Talking TV: Edinburgh 2016 special Video

In a Talking TV special, guests from All3Media, Banijay and Fox unpick Shane Smith’s MacTaggart lecture and discuss the other hottest topics from Scotland.

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Digital Edition

Broadcast 26 August 2016

Broadcast 26 August 2016

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