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Vice

Vice ties with Guardian

Vice and the Guardian are to team up to develop TV shows as part of a partnership between the businesses.

The Dog Rescuers

Dog Rescuers digs up bumper C5 order

Channel 5 has commissioned a bumper 32-episode order of The Dog Rescuers and a one-off Jo Brand-fronted kitten spin-off.

Ian Jones

S4C chief exec Ian Jones to step down

S4C’s chief executive officer Ian Jones will step down at the end of 2017 after six years at the Welsh broadcaster.

Shame

Fuller to remake Norwegian format Video

American Idol producer Simon Fuller is to produce an English-language remake of Skins-style Norwegian youth drama Shame.

Sky reboots Left Bank's Strike Back

Sky 1 is returning to the world of global espionage with a reboot of Left Bank Pictures’ action series Strike Back.

Tessa Jowell

Top arts figures demand C4 answers

Bonnie Greer, Tessa Jowell and Joan Bakewell are among the 12 senior female arts figures who have demanded the government explain why it blocked the appointment of Althea Efunshile to Channel 4’s board.

Donalda MacKinnon

In brief: Peter Cook & Dudley Moore; BBC Scotland boss; Winnie the Pooh

Channel 4 is preparing to launch one-off docs about Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, as well as Winnie the Pooh, while the BBC head of Scotland has emerged.

Mark Damazer

Damazer: BBC chair must not interfere with editorial

BBC Trustee Mark Damazer has warned the government not to appoint a chair of the BBC’s new unitary board who may be ‘tempted’ to intervene in editorial decisions.

Alison Kirkham

Alison Kirkham calls for ‘big ideas’

BBC controller of factual commissioning Alison Kirkham has called for ‘big, noisy’ popular factual formats ahead of the arrival of former Channel 4 commissioner David Brindley.

Lightbox duo look beyond docs

Lightbox, the Channel 4-backed indie set up by Searching For Sugar Man producer Simon Chinn and his cousin Jonathan Chinn, is planning to leverage its feature documentary pedigree and move into small-screen drama and entertainment formats.

Team Sky

Sky outlines ambition for bespoke VR content

Sky has set its sights on commissioning original high-end virtual reality content, following the launch of its Sky VR app.

Wallace and Gromit

Animation industry lobbies Downing St

UK Animation chief Oli Hyatt has made an impassioned plea for the government to step up its support of the sector at 10 Downing Street.

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Worlds Most Wanted Leopard

The World's Most Wanted Leopard, Nat Geo Wild

What started out as a bid to photograph a rare leopard in Azerbaijan turned into a mission to preserve a unique species, says Adrian Steirn

Basketball

Milestone year for OB firms

From the Rio Olympics to the Euros, 2016’s major sporting events were a showcase foremerging technologies such as UHD, VR and Dolby Atmos.

The Grand Tour

Tech revolution gets into gear

Broadcasters’ experiments with virtual reality, UHD and live production over IP pointed to the future of television in a year when sales of 4K sets took off.

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Extraordinary Weddings

Extraordinary Weddings; Vienna; The Secret Life of the Zoo; WDYTYA?

“Unlike most wedding telly, this was a programme not about taste, expense or tantrums, but L.O.V.E.”

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Editor's choice

Moment of the year

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The Broadcast Awards 2017 will celebrate the best TV moments of the year – and we need your help.

Who Do You Think You Are? slips to 3.3m

THURSDAY: Who Do You Think You Are? continued to slide despite the lack of competition from I’m A Celebrity, while The Apprentice added nearly 1m viewers to last week’s all-time low audience.

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Jobs

Post Producer

Competitive

Video Promo Editor

Circa £25,000 (depending on qualifications & experience)

Junior Video Editor

Circa £19,000 (depending on qualifications & experience)

MCR Supervisor / Goruchwylydd yr Ystafell Reoli Feistr

Competitive with excellent benefits

A Question of Sport

Living with the joy of certainty

Winning a BBC tender could be transformative for a smaller indie

China

China is the future for producers

Now is the time to start building relationships, says Danny Fenton

Victoria

It’s a new era for ITV scheduling

David Bergg replacement has a hard act to follow - but linear TV is in rude health, says Stephen Arnell

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Podcast

MPs: Behind Closed Doors

Talking TV: MPs Behind Closed Doors & Bear Hunt Video

C5’s Guy Davies and Sundog Pictures’ Dov Freedman visit the studio

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