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ITV bids to calm indie fears as in-house spend surges

Adam Crozier has moved to quell indie concerns about vertical integration at ITV, after its in-house spend jumped 11% in the first half of 2015.

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Sky keen on small indie deals

Sky is to continue to acquire UK production companies but will focus on smaller indies rather than targeting super-indie groups.

Lisa Clark

Pett Television founder to produce Top Gear

Pett Television founder Lisa Clark is to replace Andy Wilman as the executive producer of Top Gear.

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Deal Or No Deal banker’s indie wins first order

Possessed, the ITV Studios label set up by Deal Or No Deal banker Glenn Hugill, has won its first series commission and has assembled an executive team to create risk-taking formats.

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John Silver to leave Red House

John Silver, the creative and managing director of Red House TV, is leaving the company he established seven years ago.

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Meirion Jones: BBC journalists behind Savile scandal ‘squeezed out’

Former BBC journalist Meirion Jones has claimed that he was “squeezed out” of the corporation along with several colleagues for attempting to expose the Jimmy Savile scandal.

Zodiak and Banijay to merge

Formats from Zodiak Media’s British indies could travel around the world more quickly after the firm agreed to merge with French production group Banijay.

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Indie duo bolster BBC docs team

The BBC has raided two indies to bolster its documentary commissioning team, completing its factual restructure after seven months.

Series producers to face brunt of 40 BBC job cuts

Series producers will be hardest hit by the BBC’s plans to cut 40 roles in its London-based daytime and factual production unit.

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Jim Pullin: a league of his own

Jim Pullin, the Bafta award-winning executive producer of A League Of Their Own, has died at the age of 57.

Italia’s Got Talent

Italy opens up to UK formats

Bigger commissioning appetites among Italian pay-TV broadcasters, including Sky and Discovery, are offering an increased opportunity for UK formats in the country, particularly shiny-floor shows and factual entertainment formats.

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Liz Kilgarriff named BBC indie drama boss

BBC in-house drama executive producer Liz Kilgarriff has been promoted to become the corporation’s indie commissioning boss after Polly Hill replaced Ben Stephenson in May.

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Lenny Henry's Got The Blues, Sky Arts

Lenny Henry wanted to know why there are so few black British blues singers. The story we uncovered was far more colourful and complex than we ever imagined, says Chris Wilson

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Music licensing

Following the lifting of the BBC’s ban on music by the Doors and Neil Young, Kevin Hilton explores how new technologies and disruptive distribution models are reshaping UK licensing

The Boy Who Wanted His Leg Cut Off, BBC3

BBC3 took a risk with our doc, but it was a human story worth telling, says Jazz Gowans

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Inside the Post Office

TV Critics: Signed, Sealed, Delivered; Witnesses; The Day They Dropped The Bomb

“There’s a trend in TV for these corporate documentaries. They’ve become predictable, with the distinct whiff of a PR exercise.”

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World of locations

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World of Locations: United States - Virginia

A major attraction for producers coming to Virginia is the multi-tiered incentive system, although the commonwealth’s historic and natural locations are also a draw.

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Multiplatform

Top Gear

Andy Wilman lifts bonnet on Top Gear team’s Amazon deal

Andy Wilman has lifted the bonnet on the former Top Gear team’s landmark deal with Amazon Prime Video, explaining that they will be “left alone” to take the best of their old show and update it for a “new world” audience.

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International

Italia’s Got Talent

Italy opens up to UK formats

Bigger commissioning appetites among Italian pay-TV broadcasters, including Sky and Discovery, are offering an increased opportunity for UK formats in the country, particularly shiny-floor shows and factual entertainment formats.

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Diversity

Creative Skillset launches industry census

Creative Skillset has launched its Creative Media Industries Census – offering employers the chance to help build a picture of the industry.

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Tech & Facils

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ORF opts for Crystal Vision kit for studio upgrade

Austrian national broadcaster ORF has awarded a contract to Crystal Vision to provide the core technical infrastructure for a major upgrade to the broadcaster’s studio RP3.

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Inside The Post Office

Inside The Post Office delivers 1.4m

WEDNESDAY: BBC2’s Post Office ob-doc delivered 1.4m viewers but was beaten by Channel 5’s Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords and Channel 4’s One Born Every Minute.

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Job of the week

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Visiting Tutors in Sports Production

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SENIOR LECTURER: FILM PRODUCTION

£38,511 to £45,954 per annum

Trainee Engineer

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REPORTER/PRESENTER

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BBC right to consider its options

Plenty of people have been het up (Broadcast included) about both the manner in which the recent licence fee deal was conducted and the level at which it was set.

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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

Adam Crozier’s King Canute strategy

ITV boss cannot ignore the rising digital tide, writes Kate Bulkley

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ITV faces factual balancing act

Under pressure to evolve but heartland subjects seem to work best

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BBC North: a tale of two cities

Without investment, how can Newcastle match the success of Manchester? asks Alex Connock

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A shabby way to treat the BBC

The government’s attack is way off target, says Steven D Wright

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Podcast

The Javone Prince Show

Talking TV: BBC green paper & The Javone Prince Show Video

The latest edition of Talking TV runs the rule over the government’s green paper on the future of the BBC and features an interview with PhoneShop creator Phil Bowker.

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Broadcast Greenlight

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

Editor's choice

Broadcast Awards 2016: open for entries

The Broadcast Awards is back for its 21st year – click now to enter the 2016 event.

Digital Edition

broadcast 31 july 2015

Broadcast 31 July 2015

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