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C4 triumphs at Broadcast Awards 2016

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David Abraham

Abraham: privatisation would change C4's "heartbeat"

Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham has said the broadcaster would “operate to a different heartbeat” should it be privatised.

Prince Charles

Producers reflect on Richard Klein’s record

Producers have praised Richard Klein’s indie relations skills after he stepped down as ITV’s director of factual.

David Flynn & Lucas Church

Ex-Endemol Shine Group duo launch indie

Two of Endemol Shine Group’s highest-profile former executives have established a new-breed production company dedicated to entertainment formats.

Top Gear

Full Top Gear presenting line-up revealed Video

The BBC has revealed a seven-strong line-up of presenters for the reboot of Top Gear, with Formula 1 commentator Eddie Jordan among those joining co-hosts Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc.

Endeavour

ITV reorders Endeavour

ITV has commissioned a fourth series of detective drama Endeavour from Mammoth Screen.

Down Under

Dave heads down under with job-doc

Dave is taking a group of British pest controllers down under to tackle Australian critters, in a 20-part series from Popkorn TV.

The Worst Witch

CBBC to adapt The Worst Witch

CBBC has ordered an adaptation of Jill Murphy’s classic kids book The Worst Witch and a candid camera prank show to air later this year.

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BT Sport gears up for MotoGP trial

BT Sport is to trial object-based broadcasting technology on its MotoGP coverage after securing a slice of a £4m investment from an EU research and innovation fund.

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C5 rebrands for younger viewers

Channel 5’s pursuit of younger, more affluent viewers has taken a step forward with a major onscreen facelift and a raft of fresh, broader commissions.

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The Jump safety scrutinised

The producers of The Jump have admitted that it is impossible to manage all the risks associated with snow-based sports after a number of serious injuries on the Channel 4 show.

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Comedies dominate US pilots

US broadcasters are hunting for the next Modern Family, with UK indie Kindle Entertainment getting in on the act as family comedies dominate the line-up of around 85 scripted pilots ordered for the 2016/17 season.

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Richard Klein signs off with indie docs

Two series exploring the worlds of cats and council enforcement officers are among Richard Klein’s final factual commissions for ITV.

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The big trends in kids’ TV

Live-action for tweens, non-dialogue animation and gender-neutral programming will be among the key themes at Kidscreen. Ann-Marie Corvin takes a look at what’s on offer

Roundtable: Rising to the post challenge

Roundtable: Rising to the post challenge Video

From demanding clients to tech innovation, the bosses of the firms shortlisted for this year’s Broadcast Awards discuss the challenges and opportunities in the sector.

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First Dates, C4

Feeling the series was lacking something, we brought in our own staff to give the restaurant an identity - and provide some familiar faces to keep viewers coming back, says Nicola Lloyd

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How To Die: Simon's Choice

TV Critics: How to Die; The £100k House; Midsomer Murders

“How to Die: Simon’s Choice was a beautiful, careful, measured film.”

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Multiplatform

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BT Sport gears up for MotoGP trial

BT Sport is to trial object-based broadcasting technology on its MotoGP coverage after securing a slice of a £4m investment from an EU research and innovation fund.

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International

30-rock

Comedies dominate US pilots

US broadcasters are hunting for the next Modern Family, with UK indie Kindle Entertainment getting in on the act as family comedies dominate the line-up of around 85 scripted pilots ordered for the 2016/17 season.

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Tech & Facils

Panasonic Varicam

Panasonic unveils Varicam LT

Panasonic has developed a cheaper and lighter version of its Varicam 35 as it looks to chip away at Arri’s dominance of the high-end production camera market.

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Video

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Diversity

Creative Access

Creative Access places 500th BAME intern

Diversity charity Creative Access, which helps ethnic minority talent break into the industry, has placed its 500th intern.  

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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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Broadcast Awards 2016

C4 triumphs at Broadcast Awards 2016

Channel 4 was named Channel of the Year at this year’s Broadcast Awards, where it notched up seven prizes, including a clean sweep in the factual categories.

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West Brom cup tie fails to score top ratings

WEDNESDAY: West Brom’s penalty shootout win over Peterborough failed to match recent FA Cup ties on BBC1, while controversial documentary How To Die: Simon’s Choice performed solidly for BBC2.

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Job of the week

Timeline TV

Head of Timeline North

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Jobs

Head of Development

Salary commensurate with experience.

Chief Executive

Competitive

Commercial Manager

salary dependent on experience

Managing Director

£65k (+ pension contributions)

Editor's choice

The Enfield Haunting

Broadcast Indie Survey - open for entries

Entries have now opened for this year’s annual Broadcast Indie Survey.

Newsletter

Catastrophe

Awards highlight C4’s special status

The not-for-profit PSB finds there is great value in taking risks, says Chris Curtis

Why Watch became W

Despite some hits, Watch’s identity had become insistent. We needed to refocus on the viewer, writes Steve North

Six Nations

BBC tackling tough sports market

Deals with Discovery and ITV show new pragmatic approach

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Public service TV needs you to help shape its future

Be part of the debate to define the direction television needs to be taking, urges Des Freedman

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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: Big-name departures & Superstar Vloggers Video

Talking TV looks back over a fortnight of seismic change at the top of the industry including the decision to axe the role of BBC2 controller after 50 years and Peter Fincham’s departure from ITV.

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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

12 feb 2016

Broadcast 12 February 2016

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

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