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Senior digital commissioners depart in C4 shake-up

Adam Gee and Jody Smith step down

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Airbnb: Dream or Nightmare?

C4 pulls back covers on Airbnb

Outline Productions is to explore the Airbnb phenomenon in a one-off film for Channel 4.

The Aliens

E4 axes The Aliens

E4 drama The Aliens has been cancelled by Channel 4 after just one series.

X Factor

X Factor to hold Facebook Live auditions

The X Factor will become the latest TV brand to embrace Facebook Live after offering contestants the chance to audition via the social media platform.

Viacom boss sues owner

The row over Viacom took another twist on Monday, as chief executive Philippe Dauman launched legal action against the company’s owner Sumner Redstone and his representatives.

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All3Media takes stake in Caravan

All3Media has taken an undisclosed stake in fledgling factual indie Caravan Media.

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CBS shops Carpool Karaoke format Video

James Corden’s viral hit Carpool Karaoke is set to be remade around the world after CBS Studios International started shopping it to international broadcasters.

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C4 supersizes The Secret Life of the Zoo Video

Channel 4 has ordered a supersized version of The Secret Life of the Zoo, more the doubling the length of its original run.

IMG ramps up global sales with Dirk Gently

IMG is continuing its move into international distribution after acquiring the global rights to BBC America drama Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.

Viacom at centre of ugly row in US

Channel 5 owner Viacom is at the centre of an ugly row between chief executive Philippe Dauman and representatives of the company’s proprietor, Sumner Redstone.

Steve Burke

In brief: NBC boss joins RTS line-up; S4C returns to HD

NBC Universal chief Steve Burke is to deliver the opening keynote of the RTS London Conference, while S4C has unveielEd plans to reintroduce its HD service ahead of Euro 2016.

Witless

Witless to return to BBC3

BBC3 has commissioned a second series of comedy Witless from Objective Fiction.

Peter Snow

BBC4 prepares to go Trainspotting Live

BBC4 is to build on the slow TV phenomenon with a live trainspotting series that will be stripped across three consecutive nights.

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Last Whites of the East End, BBC1

We warmed up many of our contributors over a pint - but we had to out ourselves as lightweights, says Kelly Close

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C4’s F1 ambition: personality over technicality

As Channel 4 gears up to cover the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend, Broadcast reporter Miranda Blazeby went behind the scenes in Barcelona to find out how the broadcaster is shifting the focus from technicalities to personalities.

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Love, Nina, BBC1

Our fictionalised take on Nina Stibbe’s book tries to shine a light on the every day with wit, heart and visual flourish, says Jamie Laurenson

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Storm Troopers: The Fight to Forecast the Weather

TV Critics: Storm Troupers; Eating Well; I Want My Wife Back; Secrets of The Nazi Occult

“I would never have forecasted that the history of weather would yield such a spellbinding hour.”

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Multiplatform

X Factor

X Factor to hold Facebook Live auditions

The X Factor will become the latest TV brand to embrace Facebook Live after offering contestants the chance to audition via the social media platform.

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International

IMG ramps up global sales with Dirk Gently

IMG is continuing its move into international distribution after acquiring the global rights to BBC America drama Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.

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Tech & Facils

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BBC tech projects in spotlight

The government has backed a proposal for the BBC to adopt a Technology Advisory Board (TAB) and called on the broadcaster to undertake a detailed review and cost-benefit analysis of all its R&D activity.

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Video

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Diversity

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Diversity targets must address creative roles

Yes, the BBC is making strides in diversity - but much of this is outside of British programme-making, says Simon Albury

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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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I Want My Wife Back concludes on low

MONDAY: BBC1’s Ben Miller sitcom I Want My Wife Back bowed out on a series low against sturdy competition from Britain’s Got Talent.

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Editor's choice

Hot Shots 2015

Broadcast Hot Shots 2016 opens for entries

Broadcast is kicking off this year’s hunt for the rising stars of TV, to appear in our Hot Shots special.

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Albury

Diversity targets must address creative roles

Yes, the BBC is making strides in diversity - but much of this is outside of British programme-making, says Simon Albury

Line Of Duty

Mapping out a distinctive future

BBC can take a few more risks after escaping white paper disaster

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Government has the whip hand

But white paper was less painful than feared, says Steven D Wright

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‘Distinctive’ shows can be successful and risk-taking

Programmes like The Great British Bake Off must surely meet the criteria, says Cat Lewis

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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

Talking TV: BBC future & Peston On Sunday Video

The latest edition of Talking TV analyses the future of the BBC following the publication of the white paper and hears for the series editor Peston On Sunday.

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Hot Shots

Hot Shots 2015

Broadcast Hot Shots 2016 opens for entries

Broadcast is kicking off this year’s hunt for the rising stars of TV, to appear in our Hot Shots special.

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 20 May 2016

Broadcast 20 May 2016

Click for the digital edition of this week’s magazine

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