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Puttnam calls to scrap licence fee

Report outlines proposals to lessen government interference

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Puttnam: ISPs and digital giants should fund public service content

Lord Puttnam’s Future of Public Service Television report has called for the creation of a public service content fund that is bankrolled by digital conglomerates and internet providers.

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Panorama editor heads to Oxford University

Panorama editor Ceri Thomas is leaving the BBC after 24 years.

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Piers Wenger appointed BBC head of drama

Channel 4 head of drama Piers Wenger has been appointed BBC director of drama commissioning after four years at the ad-supported broadcaster.

Nickelodeon launches evening block

Nickelodeon is establishing an evening programming block to target teen audiences.

Amazon acquires Steven Soderbergh drama

Amazon has acquired the UK rights to Steven Soderbergh’s high-end escort drama The Girlfriend Experience.

Fox acquires TV remake of Wolf Creek

Fox has acquired the TV adaptation of Australian horror film Wolf Creek.

Sky 1 orders James Van Der Beek comedy

Sky 1 has ordered a James Van Der Beek-fronted family comedy from Cuckoo and Trollied indie Roughcut TV. 

Sky produces cycling VR special

Sky is continuing its push into virtual reality programming with a behind-the-scenes special following the Team Sky cyclists.

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BBC's Traffic Cops moves to C5

Channel 5 has picked up long-running blue light show Traffic Cops after 14 series on the BBC.

BBC wants digital expertise as it mulls iPlayer log-in

Tony Hall is keen to add digital and marketing expertise to the corporation’s new unitary board to help guide the MyBBC project.

Simon Cowell to take on Jinx-style crime doc for ITV

Simon Cowell is to swap shiny floor talent shows for true-crime documentaries after winning a four-part series for ITV.

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BBC reveals Writersroom award

Playwright Charlotte Josephine has won the inaugural BBC Screenplay First Award, run by BBC Writersroom and BBC Films.

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Life Inside Jail: Hell on Earth

To gain access to a tough US prison, we gambled with telling some stark truths about our intentions, says Lee Phillips.

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Diederick Santer, chief executive, Kudos

From Ancient Rome to the not-too-distant future of C4’s Humans, via ITV’s crime-solving 1950s vicar, Diederick Santer talks to Robin Parker about meeting diverse demand for drama.

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Debate: Impact of the scripted boom

Broadcasters and indie chiefs gathered at the Media Summit to discuss issues such as the rise of SVoD services Netflix and Amazon - and what the future holds for the genre

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TV Critics: The Living and the Dead; Life Inside Jail: Hell On Earth; Inside Porton Down; Taskmaster

“This is genuinely creepy, genuinely clever, without trying to rewrite the rules”

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Multiplatform

Amazon acquires Steven Soderbergh drama

Amazon has acquired the UK rights to Steven Soderbergh’s high-end escort drama The Girlfriend Experience.

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International

Amazon acquires Steven Soderbergh drama

Amazon has acquired the UK rights to Steven Soderbergh’s high-end escort drama The Girlfriend Experience.

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Tech & Facils

Fountain Studios closure date confirmed

The date for the closure of Fountain Studios has been confirmed, with the next series of The X Factor set to be the last show to shoot at the facility.

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Diversity

PSBs must be free to provoke

The Brexit vote has shown public service broadcasters’ folly in chasing the centre ground, says Des Freedman

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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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ITV prison doc locks up 2.7m

TUESDAY: ITV’s prison access doc Life inside Jail: Hell on Earth got underway with 2.7m while 1.8m tuned in to watch Andy Murray’s opening match at Wimbledon.

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PSBs must be free to provoke

The Brexit vote has shown public service broadcasters’ folly in chasing the centre ground, says Des Freedman

Advertising’s millennial problem

In a world of ad-blocking, new models are emerging, says Kate Bulkley

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Which drama has the might to take Downton’s crown?

Broadcasters have backed series they think will equal drama’s success, says Stephen Arnell

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Autism is not just what you see on your television screen

Channel 4 gave me the chance to highlight the spectrum of the condition, says Olivia Hale

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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

Mr V Mrs: Call The Mediator

Talking TV: ITV factual & Call The Mediator Video

The latest edition of Talking TV analyses the headlines from Sheffield Doc/Fest and hears from the producer of BBC2’s first fixed-rig show.

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Hot Shots

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Broadcast Hot Shots 2016 opens for entries

Broadcast is kicking off this year’s hunt for the rising stars of TV, to appear in our Hot Shots special.

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 24 June 2016

Broadcast 24 June 2016

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