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Mercury Prize eyes social to win back viewers

Somethin’ Else is to produce social media content for the Mercury Prize as the annual album awards look to widen its appeal.

ITV and BBC partner on disability drive

ITV is to search for more disabled actors for Emmerdale and Coronation Street, while the BBC is to ring fence 10% of apprentice opportunities for people with disabilities as part of a dual diversity drive.

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C4 facing uncertain summer

Channel 4 is facing a summer of uncertainty after it emerged that privatisation remains on the political agenda following the appointment of new ministers at the Department for Culture, Media & Sport.

Zai Bennett sets out Atlantic vision

Sky Atlantic’s Zai Bennett has tasked UK indies with bringing him the next Making A Murderer or The Jinx as he outlined his commissioning ambitions for the channel.

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BBC to set out tender process

The tendering process that will ultimately involve some of the BBC’s biggest series is set to be revealed over the next few weeks after the corporation held “constructive” talks with trade body Pact.

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BBC data starts to shape commissioning

The BBC is beginning to use data from its MyBBC project to influence commissioning decisions, according to director of MyBBC and homepage Phil Fearnley.

UK indies plot The Night Manager follow-up

The Night Manager producers Character 7 and The Ink Factory are developing John le Carré’s The Spy Who Came In From The Cold as the follow-up to The Night Manager

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Amazon set for global push

Amazon is gearing up to launch its Prime Instant Video service in a slew of major new markets as its battle with Netflix intensifies. The SVoD service is reportedly in the final stages of discussions to launch in France, Italy, Spain and India.

Oona King appointed YouTube global diversity chief

Channel 4 diversity executive Oona King is leaving the broadcaster after seven years to join YouTube in a global role as director of diversity.

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BBC1 orders Les Mis adaptation

BBC1 has commissioned a six-part adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 19th century classic Les Misérables from the team behind War & Peace.

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Sky to boost VoD after landing Late Late Show

Sky is set to ramp up the amount of exclusive content on its VoD services after buying The Late Late Show With James Corden from CBS Studios International.

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Avalon to make John Oliver-style series for Dave

Avalon is to produce a Last Week Tonight with John Oliver-style political comedy series for Dave fronted by Matt Forde.

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Robot Wars, BBC2

As Sir Killalot, Matilda and the rest of the Robot Wars gang prepare for their TV comeback, Olly Grant visits the giant set where the souped-up veterans will take on the next generation

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Ed Havard, Channel 4

Widely praised for its Paralympics coverage four years ago, Channel 4 plans to go bigger and better in Rio. Head of TV events Ed Havard tells Miranda Blazeby what’s in store

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Eden, C4

If our participants were to succeed in building a new society, we had to let them make all the decisions – even if it meant we had no idea where to set up our rig, says series editor Liz Foley

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TV Critics: Refugee Camp: Our Desert Home; The Investigator: A British Crime Story; Fleabag; Full Steam Ahead

“This moving documentary has given human faces to a camp we usually only see from the air.”

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Multiplatform

C5 to launch on-demand style linear channel

Channel 5 is to launch a free-air-channel inspired by its on-demand catch up service My5.

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International

Netflix heads to the White House with DRG deal

Netflix has acquired the UK rights to political documentary series Race for the White House after striking a deal with distributor DRG.

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Tech & Facils

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Rebrand for NEP Visions and Roll to Record

The NEP Group has rebranded NEP Visions and Roll to Record under the collective title of NEP UK.

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Video

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Diversity

ITV and BBC partner on disability drive

ITV is to search for more disabled actors for Emmerdale and Coronation Street, while the BBC is to ring fence 10% of apprentice opportunities for people with disabilities as part of a dual diversity drive.

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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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Viewers say 'I do' to Sky 1's Don't Tell The Bride

THURSDAY: The pay-tv launch of Don’t Tell the Bride doubled Sky1’s slot average while Syco and Shiver’s Jinx-style co-production The Investigator held on to much of its audience.

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Editor's choice

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Broadcast hunting for the Best Places to Work in TV 2017

Broadcast’s Best Places to Work in TV project, which debuted in January this year, is to return in 2017 to identify the leading employers in the sector.

Newsletter

Oliver Botti

Piecing together the international media technology puzzle

European broadcast innovation is more than holding its own, writes Oliver Botti.

Digital is the way to woo young

Love Island success shows that online audience connection is key

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Battle lines are drawn in SVoD

Content and curation are key to standing out, says Kate Bulkley

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Habits may be changing but TV viewing remains high

Brand and ethos behind a channel is increasingly important, says Chris Cowan

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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: the highlights part 2 Video

In the second of two special editions of Talking TV, host Jake Kanter returns to interviews with First Dates executive Nicola Lloyd, writer Tony Jordan on Dickensian and unlocks the secrets of Storage Hunters UK with Sean Kelly.

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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 22 july 2016

Broadcast 22 July 2016

Click for the digital edition of this week’s magazine

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