Adam Crozier has moved to quell indie concerns about vertical integration at ITV, after its in-house spend jumped 11% in the first half of 2015.
Sky is to continue to acquire UK production companies but will focus on smaller indies rather than targeting super-indie groups.
Pett Television founder Lisa Clark is to replace Andy Wilman as the executive producer of Top Gear.
Possessed, the ITV Studios label set up by Deal Or No Deal banker Glenn Hugill, has won its first series commission and has assembled an executive team to create risk-taking formats.
John Silver, the creative and managing director of Red House TV, is leaving the company he established seven years ago.
Former BBC journalist Meirion Jones has claimed that he was “squeezed out” of the corporation along with several colleagues for attempting to expose the Jimmy Savile scandal.
Formats from Zodiak Media’s British indies could travel around the world more quickly after the firm agreed to merge with French production group Banijay.
The BBC has raided two indies to bolster its documentary commissioning team, completing its factual restructure after seven months.
Series producers will be hardest hit by the BBC’s plans to cut 40 roles in its London-based daytime and factual production unit.
Jim Pullin, the Bafta award-winning executive producer of A League Of Their Own, has died at the age of 57.
Bigger commissioning appetites among Italian pay-TV broadcasters, including Sky and Discovery, are offering an increased opportunity for UK formats in the country, particularly shiny-floor shows and factual entertainment formats.
BBC in-house drama executive producer Liz Kilgarriff has been promoted to become the corporation’s indie commissioning boss after Polly Hill replaced Ben Stephenson in May.
Lenny Henry wanted to know why there are so few black British blues singers. The story we uncovered was far more colourful and complex than we ever imagined, says Chris Wilson
Following the lifting of the BBC’s ban on music by the Doors and Neil Young, Kevin Hilton explores how new technologies and disruptive distribution models are reshaping UK licensing
BBC3 took a risk with our doc, but it was a human story worth telling, says Jazz Gowans
“There’s a trend in TV for these corporate documentaries. They’ve become predictable, with the distinct whiff of a PR exercise.”
Andy Wilman has lifted the bonnet on the former Top Gear team’s landmark deal with Amazon Prime Video, explaining that they will be “left alone” to take the best of their old show and update it for a “new world” audience.
Watch the trailer for the Liberty Bell shepherding format
A peek at some of ITV’s autumn dramas including Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein and the final series of Downton Abbey.
The third series of the Lookout Point and Tiger Aspect co-production is coming to BBC1 following its debut on Amazon Prime Instant Video.
Watch the trailer for the Whizz Kid Entertainment and County of Kings co-production
First glimpse of the upcoming ITV Studios produced drama
Watch the BBC trailer designed to celebrate the role of the broadcaster
Watch the trailer for the French police thriller
A sneak peek at the Plum Productions documentary following 24 ordinary people - from a wide variety of backgrounds including lorry drivers and travel agents - as they become police officers.
Watch the trailer for CPL Productions social experiment, based on a Dutch format.
Click to re-live this year’s event, hosted by The Last Leg’s Josh Widdicombe at The Brewery on 24 June.
Austrian national broadcaster ORF has awarded a contract to Crystal Vision to provide the core technical infrastructure for a major upgrade to the broadcaster’s studio RP3.
View consolidated data for the first episode of ITV’s three-part travelogue from Burning Bright
The second series of Sky Atlantic’s Penny Dreadful concluded with close to 600,000 viewers after almost 450,000 recorded or viewed the final on catch-up TV.
The Kudos drama has become Channel 4’s most-watched drama since 1992.
The consolidated viewing figures for BBC1 comedy Peter Kay’s Car Share.
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.
WEDNESDAY: BBC2’s Post Office ob-doc delivered 1.4m viewers but was beaten by Channel 5’s Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords and Channel 4’s One Born Every Minute.
Who owns what in the newly consolidated indie sector
ITV boss cannot ignore the rising digital tide, writes Kate Bulkley
Under pressure to evolve but heartland subjects seem to work best
Without investment, how can Newcastle match the success of Manchester? asks Alex Connock
The government’s attack is way off target, says Steven D Wright
The latest edition of Talking TV runs the rule over the government’s green paper on the future of the BBC and features an interview with PhoneShop creator Phil Bowker.
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