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MTV starts show sharing talks with C5

MTV UK has kicked off conversations with Channel 5 about projects that can potentially air on both channels after Viacom’s purchase of the free-to-air channel. 

Geordie Shore

Comedy Central hunts Geordie Shore-style shows

Comedy Central is searching for its own Geordie Shore-style unscripted comedy to sit alongside its forthcoming batch of original scripted comedies. 

Mike Lombardo

HBO plots more Sky co-pros

HBO is hunting for dramas which it can co-produce with Sky, as well as looking to order a family-friendly scripted series.

Jay Hunt

Channel 5 threat dismissed by Jay Hunt

Channel 4 chief creative officer Jay Hunt has dismissed the threat of Channel 5, claiming that she is “less worried” about the channel than at any other time in her role.

Jay Hunt Edinburgh

Jay Hunt reveals raft of C4 shows

Channel 4 chief creative officer Jay Hunt has revealed a slate of ambitious orders including a fixed rig show located in an African village and a political drama about Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg.

Live From Space

First indies win C4 investment

Live from Space indie Arrow Media and The Valleys producer True North are among the first companies to win investment from Channel 4’s £20m Growth Fund.

Bear Grylls

Discovery readies Shocking Love season

Discovery is launching a season investigating rare medical conditions with a number of UK-originated documentaries and a new format from Bear Grylls. 

Cassian Harrison

BBC4 bags Belgian drama Cordon

Belgian drama Cordon is to become BBC4’s latest foreign language drama acquisition as it builds on the success of The Killing and Borgen.

Danny Cohen

BBC2 orders first transgender comedy

BBC2 is preparing to launch what it claims is Britain’s first transgender sitcom and has bagged Jack Whitehall’s Backchat, its second BBC3 comedy.


Shine urges industry to reveal diversity figures

Shine Group chief executive Alex Mahon has called on broadcasters and producers to publish figures on the social make-up of their workforce in a bid to boost industry diversity.


TV a ruder place to work

Television has become a ruder and more frustrating place to work for UK indies over the past 12 months, with commissioning standards at the BBC in particular going backwards.


Entertainment shows fail diversity test

The vast majority of primetime entertainment shows are failing to refl ect the diversity of the British population, according to the first findings of a major Broadcast-backed study.

Fifteen To One

Greenbird and Argonon launch Scottish indies

Production network Greenbird and super-indie Argonon are both setting up new Scottish production companies.


Elaine Bedell, ITV

Outgoing chair Elaine Bedell recalls her favourite moments and tells Chris Curtis why ITV’s revival strategy works


Broadcast Hot Shots 2014 Video

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