Britain’s Got Talent is preparing to use live video streaming service Periscope to offer viewers a behind the scenes glimpse of this weekend’s final.
Nearly 60 production bosses have pledged their support to Broadcast’s Backing the BBC campaign and below, some of the high-profile leaders explain why.
BBC iPlayer requests dropped for the third consecutive month in April prompting platform boss Dan Taylor-Watt to write a blog putting the figures in context.
Betty has scored an Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners spin-off series and ITV Studios has hired a digital games exec. Click for more in today’s round-up.
Producers rally round corporation as Broadcast kicks off campaign.
Production companies behind some of the biggest shows on UK television and with revenues of nearly £2bn have thrown their weight behind a Broadcast campaign of qualified support for the BBC.
Shadow culture secretary Chris Bryant has expressed fears of a “sustained attack” on the BBC by the Conservative government and said the industry should be ready to protect the corporation.
The BBC has defended new BBC2 format Britain’s Hardest Grafter as a “serious social experiment” after it was compared to the Hunger Games.
Broadcast has kicked off a major campaign that will pull together qualified support for the BBC from all parts of the TV industry.
The two indie bosses behind the high-profile mission to prevent BBC3 from moving online have backed Broadcast’s campaign of qualified support for the BBC.
Former Panorama editor Tom Giles has been appointed as ITV’s controller of current affairs.
Sky wants producers from the UK, Italy and Germany to bring it big budget ambitious arts projects for its new production hub in Milan.
Nicola Smith looks at how investments from three different sources are helping to transform a trio of independent producers
Building a full-size, anatomically correct model of a T. rex that could be dissected on TV was a labour of love that took months of painstaking work. Olly Grant finds out how it was done
The rise of the online platforms has muddied the commissioning waters for indies, but there are opportunities if producers can find the right strategy to work with them, says Kate Bulkley
“Å surprisingly watchable hour, even for a non-car buff.”
Watch the trailer for the upcoming drama, starring Anna Friel
Watch the trailer for the Kudos produced drama series set in a parallel present.
Watch the trailer for Happy Tramp’s new comedy starring Kayvan Novak
A first look at BBC2 dramas including The Last Kingdom, London Spy, The Dresser and Stonemouth.
Watch the trailer for the second run of Love Production’s controversial documentary series
Ever wondered what would happen if Danny Dyer and Tara Palmer-Tomkinson teamed up to play video games? Well wonder no more.
Catch a first glimpse of the upcoming Cuba Pictures produced drama
Watch the launch trailer for the in-house produced Cold War spy thriller.
Watch clips from the Potato-produced entertainment format.
Watch a clip from the upcoming Citrus Television and Factory Transmedia co-production.
Envy managing director Dave Cadle has paid tribute to colleague Dougal Oldfield who died earlier this month.
View the ratings for the series opener
Female-skewing channel takes viewers away from ITV2, but helps grow ITV’s overall audience.
Click to view the consolidated ratings data for the first episode of the fantasy drama
View the consolidated ratings data for the Fifty Fathoms produced drama.
Click to see the buzz which took place online around the launch of the fifth series.
Click to see the consolidated data for the ITV survival series.
Click to see how the second series of the BBC1 drama compared with its opening run in 2014.
Click to see how ITV2 stands to benefit from its acquisition of the BBC3 series.
The key figures from Broadcast’s 2015 Indie Survey.
The See-Saw Films / RSJ Films epic launched with the third biggest audience for any BBC2 drama opener since 2012 after it added 1m consolidated viewers.
Who owns what in the newly consolidated indie sector
Our relationship with Discovery has strengthened since it bought us, but we get no special favours, says Joely Fether
We must guard against attacks on the BBC before charter renewal, says shadow secretary of state for culture, media and sport Chris Bryant
BBC’s creative output is essential for British and international TV, says Andrea Wong
I want to support a properly funded BBC that provides a comprehensive TV service – not just for the middle-aged viewer but also for a young adult audience.