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Commercial broadcasters pledge to protect kids

The Commercial Broadcasters Association (Coba) has pledged to prioritise the protection of children around catch-up content.

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Broadcast Indie Summit: Colette Foster

Broadcast is hosting its inaugural Indie Summit on 17 March to help producers of all sizes learn from one another. Full Fat TV creative director Colette Foster, who is to appear as part of the Winning That Commission session, reveals her experience of developing returnable formats

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War and Peace sold to Russia

BBC1 drama War and Peace is to be translated into Russian after commercial broadcaster Channel One acquired the six-part drama.

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Top actors unite to protect BBC Video

Independent producers Charlie Parsons and Waheed Alli have gathered actors including Dame Judi Dench, Steve Coogan and David Oyelowo to defend the BBC against further cuts in a video made by My Week with Marilyn director Simon Curtis.

Eastenders

Writers receive £1m in iPlayer royalties

The growth in online viewing has helped Writers Digital Payments (WDP) pay out £960,000 in royalties to screenwriters whose shows have featured on BBC iPlayer.

In brief: Puttnam inquiry; 7 Wonder; CTBF; Anim8

David Abraham, Sharon White, Lenny Henry and Tony Hall are among the speakers at a series of events to debate the future of TV. Read on for more

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Shine TV hires head of features & popular factual

Shine TV has strengthened its features and popular factual teams by promoting two executive producers.

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October scores Discovery US order

Walking The Himalayas indie October Films has picked up a six-part survival series for Discovery - its third major US commission in the last two months.

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BBC Studios hires head of development

In-house development chief Damon Pattison has been appointed to the “business critical” role of BBC Studios head of development.

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ITV Studios appoints international president

ITV Studios Global Entertainment managing director Maria Kyriacou has been promoted to international president of ITV Studios.

Council

Electric Ray lands debut ITV order

Electric Ray has landed its first ITV commission – a primetime factual series following Britain’s army of council enforcement officers.  

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Kudos co-founder launches scripted indie

Kudos co-founder Stephen Garrett has launched Character Seven - a scripted production business and begun developing a supernatural series for Hulu.

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One Strange Rock

Factual channels eye premium projects to fight digital disrupters

Peter White investigates the challenges facing broadcasters and producers in the international factual world following this year’s supersized Realscreen event in Washington, DC.

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The big trends in kids’ TV

Live-action for tweens, non-dialogue animation and gender-neutral programming will be among the key themes at Kidscreen. Ann-Marie Corvin takes a look at what’s on offer

Roundtable: Rising to the post challenge

Roundtable: Rising to the post challenge Video

From demanding clients to tech innovation, the bosses of the firms shortlisted for this year’s Broadcast Awards discuss the challenges and opportunities in the sector.

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TV Critics: War and Peace; Deutschland 83; The World's Toughest Horse Race: Palio

“It is safe to say that this is the greatest TV costume drama of the past decade.”

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Commercial broadcasters pledge to protect kids

The Commercial Broadcasters Association (Coba) has pledged to prioritise the protection of children around catch-up content.

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International

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War and Peace sold to Russia

BBC1 drama War and Peace is to be translated into Russian after commercial broadcaster Channel One acquired the six-part drama.

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Tech & Facils

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Sam launches Kula switcher range

Snell Advanced Media (Sam) has launched a new line-up of multi-format production switchers that combine SD, HD and 4K capabilities.

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Video

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Diversity

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Janey Walker steps down as ITF boss

Indie Training Fund (ITF) managing director Janey Walker has stood down from her role for family reasons.

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Infographics

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World of locations

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World of Locations - Indonesia

Indonesia is an emerging market for film locations with a wealth of untapped resources and a talented workforce.

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Celebrity Big Brother peaks with 3m

FRIDAY: Celebrity Big Brother bowed out with a peak of almost 3m viewers but was narrowly beaten by February 2015’s final.

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The Enfield Haunting

Broadcast Indie Survey - open for entries

Entries have now opened for this year’s annual Broadcast Indie Survey.

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Six Nations

BBC tackling tough sports market

Deals with Discovery and ITV show new pragmatic approach

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Public service TV needs you to help shape its future

Be part of the debate to define the direction television needs to be taking, urges Des Freedman

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A shout-out to the Sky ad team

Half-year results show new revenue is out there, says Kate Bulkley

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Diverse content has to be made for it to be rewarded

Our industry isn’t giving diverse talent the chance to be recognised, says Fraser Ayres

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BAME talent database

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Expert Voices: BAME talent database

A database giving producers a quick reference of the array of talent who applied for and attended the BBC Academy Expert Voices training days across the UK

Podcast

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Talking TV: Big-name departures & Superstar Vloggers Video

Talking TV looks back over a fortnight of seismic change at the top of the industry including the decision to axe the role of BBC2 controller after 50 years and Peter Fincham’s departure from ITV.

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Global TV Production Map

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Global TV Production Map

Who owns what in the newly consolidated indie sector

Broadcast Greenlight

Broadcast Greenlight offers the latest information on commissions and provides a comprehensive guide to indies, channels and commissioners.

Digital Edition

Broadcast 5 February 2016

Broadcast 5 February 2016

Click for the digital edition of this week’s magazine.

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