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Tony Hall hails 'right deal' for the BBC

Director general Tony Hall has claimed the shock agreement for the future funding of the corporation is the “right deal for the BBC in difficult economic circumstances”.

Chris Curtis

Topsy-turvy licence fee deal raises plenty of questions

Licence fee settlement is not quite the doomsday deal predicted, but an ageing population suggests cuts are on the way, writes Chris Curtis.

BBC

Licence fee deal: BBC wins and losses

Broadcast’s line-by-line guide to how the BBC will be impacted by the surprise licence fee deal announced today.

BBC licence fee deal: reaction Video

Click for all the latest reaction to the surprise BBC licence fee deal

Whittingdale: BBC to take on £650m pensioner licence fees

Culture secretary John Whittingdale has announced that the BBC will shoulder the £650m cost of licence fees for over-75s - but the corporation’s funding will be tied to inflation in the next charter period.

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Pact urges BBC to halt content cuts

Pact chief executive John McVay has urged the BBC to defend content budgets as the government dishes out licence fee commitments that will leave the corporation with a £650m funding gap.

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CBBC scales back original commissions

CBBC is to cut back on original commissions and supersize its key brands – as it reveals it is hunting for new presenters and a studio sitcom.

C4 hires diversity duo

Channel 4 has strengthened its diversity team with the appointment of two executives to implement its 360° Diversity Charter.

BBC

What does £650m buy you at the BBC?

With chancellor George Osborne set to ask the BBC to pick up the bill for licence fees for the over-75s, Broadcast assesses how a £650m cut could impact the corporation’s services.

George Osborne

Chancellor to hit BBC with £650m bill for pensioner licence fees

George Osborne has all-but confirmed plans to make the BBC pick up the £650m bill for free licence fees for the over-75s in his Budget this week.

Run

C4 launches diverse writing initiative

Channel 4 will give diverse writers the chance to pen original series for its main channel and E4 as part of its newly-launched Studio4 initiative.

Tony Hall

BBC press team faces 20% cut

The BBC press team is facing a cut of up to 20% as the corporation axes 1,000 jobs in a bid to save £150m.

Amazon's Audible orders five audio pilots

Hunderby’s Kevin Eldon and Outnumbered’s Hugh Dennis are among the stars to have signed up to appear in a slew of comedy pilots from Amazon-backed digital audio service Audible.

Radio

BBC Trust to review local radio and news

The BBC Trust is to review the corporation’s local radio and local news services.

Winnie The Witch to fly onto C5

Classic kids character Winnie The Witch is to fly onto TV screens after Channel 5 commissioned a 52-part series for its preschool strand Milkshake.

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Creative Skillset hires chief exec

Former BBC Online controller Seetha Kumar has been appointed as chief executive of Creative Skillset.

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C5 lost £13m ahead of Viacom sale

Channel 5 lost £12.9m in its final nine months of ownership under Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell, after suffering an advertising dispute with Omnicom and the poor performance of US soap Dallas.

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The Outcast, BBC1

Novel, film or TV series? BBC1’s new drama has been all of these at some point in its development. Olly Grant hears about its unusual journey to TV

Dont Tell the Bride

Ratings analysis: youth audiences 16-34s

Channel 4’s Humans and ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent are reaching those all-important younger viewers, but what will be the impact of BBC3’s move online?

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Jon Rolph, Retort

Retort managing director Jon Rolph talks to Matthew Campelli about the lack of working-class heroes in contemporary comedy - and his ambition to create something for everyone

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TV Critics: A Song For Jenny; Fake Or Fortune; Black Work

“An extraordinary performance by Emily Watson, portraying not only Julie Nicholson but also grief itself.”

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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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Multiplatform

Amazon's Audible orders five audio pilots

Hunderby’s Kevin Eldon and Outnumbered’s Hugh Dennis are among the stars to have signed up to appear in a slew of comedy pilots from Amazon-backed digital audio service Audible.

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International

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CBBC scales back original commissions

CBBC is to cut back on original commissions and supersize its key brands – as it reveals it is hunting for new presenters and a studio sitcom.

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The Twitter verdict

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The Twitter verdict: reaction to BBC3 move online Video

“The irony of the BBC3 move is that it’s probably the right choice, but a few years too early and for the wrong reasons (i.e., budget)”

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Diversity

C4 hires diversity duo

Channel 4 has strengthened its diversity team with the appointment of two executives to implement its 360° Diversity Charter.

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Tech & Facils

BBC shoots migrant footage for first 360-degree news package

The BBC has shot its first 360- degree news package as part of the broadcaster’s ongoing trials with nascent virtual reality technology.

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Infographics

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Viewers fail to follow Family Guy to BBC2

SUNDAY: BBC2 failed to benefit from the introduction of Family Guy after the animation was unable to top the previous series opener on BBC3.

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Tony Hall

Tony Hall hails 'right deal' for the BBC

Director general Tony Hall has claimed the shock agreement for the future funding of the corporation is the “right deal for the BBC in difficult economic circumstances”.

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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

Chris Curtis

Topsy-turvy licence fee deal raises plenty of questions

Licence fee settlement is not quite the doomsday deal predicted, but an ageing population suggests cuts are on the way, writes Chris Curtis.

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BBC must challenge all agendas

The corporation needs to escape its ‘for us or against us’ mindset, argues Roger Mosey

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TV needs more creative mavericks

If the idea of branching out on your own appeals, then do it, says Lorraine Heggessey

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OTT battle has only just begun

Streaming content is set to be the next big thing, says Kate Bulkley

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Podcast

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Talking TV: Twofour & TFI Friday Video

ITV’s acquisition of Twofour, Tony Hall’s Broadcast interview and TFI Friday all come under the microscope in the latest Talking TV.

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Broadcast Greenlight

Broadcast Greenlight offers the latest information on commissions and provides a comprehensive guide to indies, channels and commissioners.

Editor's choice

Unpicking the 'finely balanced' BBC3 decision

An at-a-glance guide to the BBC Trust’s provisional decision to allow BBC3 to move online.

Digital Edition

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Broadcast 3 July 2015

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

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