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BBC steps up political fight

Broadcaster plans series of set pieces

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TV urged to scrap interns to improve diversity

Lord Holmes has urged TV to seize the diversity initiative by scrapping unpaid internships, while hurdles to top creative jobs also emerged as a theme at the Edinburgh International Television Festival last week.

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Sky 1 orders music panel show

Former Sky commissioner Duncan Gray is to produce an A League of Their Own-style music quiz for Sky 1.

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TV chiefs in scheduling row

The BBC, ITV and Channel 4 traded blows at the Edinburgh International Television Festival over the scheduling of some of their biggest shows.

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Scotland opens £1.75m production fund

Indies basing their productions in Scotland can apply for a chunk of a £1.75m Growth Fund launched by the Scottish government to boost its creative industries.

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Edinburgh shopping lists

What the channel controllers’ revealed about their commissioning priorities

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Sundog snaps up The Island With Bear Grylls editor

Sundog Pictures has beefed up its production team with the appointment of The Island With Bear Grylls series editor Dov Freedman.

If Katie Hopkins Ruled The World

In brief: TLC; Arrow Media; Cineflix Rights

TLC orders Ashley Madison doc and Arrow Media wins Smithsonian order.

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US networks reveal priorities

The major US networks were out in force at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, talking up plans to partner with British talent and achieve a common goal of boosting onscreen diversity.

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Google UK boss reaches out to content creators

Google UK managing director Matt Brittin has pledged to work with professional content creators to help grow the level of investment in YouTube.

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Edinburgh Festival: the top sound bites

Edinburgh big-wigs on the BBC ‘clinging to the tit’ and the ‘heavy hand’ of consolidation

Say Yes To The Dress

Amazon ramps up non-scripted plans

Amazon has kicked off a hunt for a range of reality formats as the battle between SVoD platforms moves into non-scripted.

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Labour's Jeremy Corbyn vows to reverse BBC cuts

Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to protect the licence fee and reverse BBC funding cuts in a policy document on the arts.

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TV’s changing identity parade

What is the value of a TV channel brand in the digital era, and how is it best realised? Chris Curtis asked a panel of controllers, producers and branding experts

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Outside Broadcast

Growing demand for Ultra HD in live sport is driving change in OB technology, from IP delivery to remote production, writes Adrian Pennington

Boy Meets Girl, BBC2

There is no agenda to our transgender comedy, but the issue still required sensitive treatment, says Margot Gavan Duffy

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The Ascent Of Woman

TV Critics: The Ascent of Woman; Kolkata With Sue Perkins

“If knowledge is the ultimate power, then this relentlessly illuminating examination of the past and its legacy could not be more timely.”

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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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Google UK boss reaches out to content creators

Google UK managing director Matt Brittin has pledged to work with professional content creators to help grow the level of investment in YouTube.

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International

Nat Geo owner to launch UK free-to-air channel

Fox International Channels (FIC) is on the brink of launching a free-to-air channel with a raft of National Geographic factual content, as the battle for the free-to-air market heats up.

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TV urged to scrap interns to improve diversity

Lord Holmes has urged TV to seize the diversity initiative by scrapping unpaid internships, while hurdles to top creative jobs also emerged as a theme at the Edinburgh International Television Festival last week.

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Tech & Facils

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ITV extends Ericsson playout contract

ITV has extended its playout contract with Ericsson until 2024.

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Sue Perkins batters the competition

WEDNESDAY: Sue Perkins whipped up a storm for BBC1 on Wednesday night, as Bake Off and her Kolkata travelogue battered the competition.

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Mad, bad and dangerous

TV must get rid of the mental health stereotypes, says Jenni Regan

Time to stop the sneering

Corporate work can be a valuable addition to your revenue streams, says Nick Underhill

Broom Cupboard paved the way for CBBC as we know it

Phillip Schofield and co gave presentation a real point of difference, says Jamie Wilson

Giving Voice to the BBC debate

Whittingdale’s words were welcome, but BBC is right to be wary

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Podcast

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Talking TV: Edinburgh 2015 special Video

Talking TV heads to the Edinburgh International Television Festival for a special episode.

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Hot Shots

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Broadcast Hot Shots 2015

Broadcast’s pick of the rising BAME stars of the TV industry.

BBC steps up political fight

The BBC remains on high alert despite culture secretary John Whittingdale’s conciliatory tone at Edinburgh, and is planning a series of set pieces to make the case for its future.

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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 28 August 2015

Broadcast 28 August 2015

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

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