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BBC3 given greenlight to move online

The BBC Trust has provisionally greenlit plans to move BBC3 online following a six-month public value test (PVT).

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Rona Fairhead: why we approved BBC3 move online

Rona Fairhead has claimed the BBC has “always been a leader in innovation” and compared the decision to move BBC3 online with the corporation’s previous gambles on colour TV, the internet and iPlayer.

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BBC must find a TV home for fresh ideas

Space on BBC2 should be ring-fenced for distinctive programmes and new talent to ease BBC3’s move online, writes Chris Curtis

Unpicking the 'finely balanced' BBC3 decision

An at-a-glance guide to the BBC Trust’s provisional decision to allow BBC3 to move online.

BBC1+1 rejection likely to prove popular with rivals

The BBC Trust’s provisional decision to reject plans for BBC1+1 is likely to be greeted with relief among commercial rivals who lobbied against the launch of the service.

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iPlayer set for 'evolution'

iPlayer is set to be transformed from its catch-up roots to a digital service that debuts shows ahead of linear TX and features an array of third-party content, after the BBC Trust approved executive plans.

CBBC urged to fill extra hours with new shows

CBBC must commission “edgier” content for children over the age of 10 if it is to appeal to older children, according to The Children’s Media Foundation.

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The Twitter verdict: reaction to BBC3 move online Video

“The irony of the BBC3 move is that it’s probably the right choice, but a few years too early and for the wrong reasons (i.e., budget)”

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BBC3 timeline

A comprehensive timeline of BBC3’s journey to becoming an online-only channel

Terror in the Mall

Dan Reed investigates money laundering for C4

Channel 4 has commissioned an undercover documentary on money laundering from Terror in the Mall filmmaker Dan Reed.

STV enters Scottish prisons for Sky

STV Productions has gained access to several Scottish prisons to witness inmates’ first and final days in jail for Sky 1.

Sundog lands The Truth About… doc

BBC1 has commissioned Sundog Pictures to produce a documentary about alcohol for its The Truth About… science strand.

Sky 1 acquires US animal drama Zoo

Sky 1 has acquired Zoo, the US drama based on the James Patterson novel.

Damian Kavanagh

Kavanagh: Vice success points way for BBC3

Vice News’ double win at last week’s Broadcast Digital Awards has added weight to the proposals to move BBC3 online, according to channel controller Damian Kavanagh.

Discovery snatches Olympic Games rights

The BBC will lose control over the TV rights to the Olympic Games from 2022 after Discovery struck a €1.3bn (£920m) deal to broadcast the event across 50 European territories.

Sky

Sky hunts for kids' boss

Sky is to launch a dedicated app for children and is hunting for a head of kids’ content after beefing up its library of shows for youngsters.

London Live posts £11.6m loss Video

London Live lost £11.6m in its first six months of trading according to its first set of financial results, although the local TV channel’s viewing figures increased throughout 2015.

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DCMS: no plans to move C4 to Birmingham

The Department for Culture Media and Sport has “no plans” to relocate Channel 4 out of London after reports emerged that a move to Birmingham was under consideration.

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Off Their Rockers probed by Ofcom

ITV’s Off Their Rockers spin-off show is to be probed by Ofcom after its trailer featured a person emerging from a tumble dryer.

Broadcaster diversity scheme recruits execs

Seven television executives from diverse backgrounds will gain commissioning experience with five major broadcasters after being selected for the Creative Diversity Network commissioner development scheme.

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BBC3: the options

The BBC Trust is poised to reach a “provisional conclusion” on the future of BBC3 this week, but the decision on whether to move the youth channel online may be far from a simple Yes or No.

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CBBC Official Chart Show

Our young production team had no previous experience of working in television, but stacks of ability and the confi dence to take on anything we threw at them, says Steve Wynne

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Roundtable: Solving the kids' TV crisis

Broadcast’s panel of experts examine the decline in children’s commissioning, the growing role of digital content and how the future of the genre could be secured. Robin Parker reports

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The Bank, BBC2

We ditched the fixed rig for our bank doc when we realised where the real action was, says Zac Beattie

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TV Critics: Superfoods: the Real Story; True Detective; The Met; Tattoo Fixers

“This four-parter takes the long way round to reveal the inevitable.”

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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

Car Share

iPlayer set for 'evolution'

iPlayer is set to be transformed from its catch-up roots to a digital service that debuts shows ahead of linear TX and features an array of third-party content, after the BBC Trust approved executive plans.

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International

Sky 1 acquires US animal drama Zoo

Sky 1 has acquired Zoo, the US drama based on the James Patterson novel.

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The Twitter verdict

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The Twitter verdict: reaction to BBC3 move online Video

“The irony of the BBC3 move is that it’s probably the right choice, but a few years too early and for the wrong reasons (i.e., budget)”

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Diversity

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

Diversity on the agenda at RTS event

The success of the broadcasters’ fledgling diversity initiatives were examined by an RTS panel last night as concerns remain over the level of diversity among production crews.

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Tech & Facils

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Ooyala seals deal for asset management firm Nativ

Ooyala has acquired media asset management technology firm Nativ.

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Infographics

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Broadcast Digital Awards

C4 wins big at Broadcast Digital Awards

Channel 4 was the big winner at this year’s Broadcast Digital Awards, walking away with eight prizes including Channel of the Year for E4.

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The Met continues to gain ground

MONDAY: BBC1 documentary The Met continued to grow its audience after four episodes, breaking the 4m mark for the first time.

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BBC needs to come out fighting

Corporation has to engage the public as allies in funding fight

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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

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BBC must find a TV home for fresh ideas

Space on BBC2 should be ring-fenced for distinctive programmes and new talent to ease BBC3’s move online, writes Chris Curtis

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The Twitter verdict: reaction to BBC3 move online Video

“The irony of the BBC3 move is that it’s probably the right choice, but a few years too early and for the wrong reasons (i.e., budget)”

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The Trust is dead, but the BBC has bigger fish to fry

The BBC Trust is dead. It’s been on life support since the Savile scandal and today’s Telegraph front page confirms what we’ve known for a long-time: the government has ripped the plug from its socket.

Wild Things

Commissioning pool widens for digital experts

It’s not just TV and film companies that are competing for graduates with digital skills, says Louise Brown

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Podcast

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Talking TV: Twofour & TFI Friday Video

ITV’s acquisition of Twofour, Tony Hall’s Broadcast interview and TFI Friday all come under the microscope in the latest Talking TV.

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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 Digital Awards 2015

All the winners from this year’s event.

Digital Edition

Broadcast 26 June 2015

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

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