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BBC News website under fire from newspapers

The News Media Association (NMA) has called on the BBC to “significantly tighten” the scope of its online news service and collaborate rather than compete with the commercial news sector.

C4 to track Landmark Trust restorations

Chocolate Media will follow attempts by the Landmark Trust to complete two ambitious building restorations for a Channel 4 series.

Louis Theroux Scientology doc lands theatrical release

Louis Theroux’s first theatrical feature documentary, My Scientology Movie, is to launch at this year’s London Film Festival.

Clive Edwards

Clive Edwards to leave factual commissioning

BBC head of TV current affairs commissioning Clive Edwards is leaving the role after 22 years at the corporation to take up a 12-month position with BBC Academy.

Tony Hall

Tony Hall ‘mulling radical cost-cutting plans’

Tony Hall is mulling plans to cut a further 3,000 BBC jobs, close two minor TV or radio stations and increase repeats on BBC1 and BBC2, aaccording to The Sunday Times.

Creative England / eOne JV hires drama chief

Former Holby City producer Polly Williams is to lead drama development for distributor Entertainment One (eOne) and Creative England’s new joint venture.

BBCW commissions YouTube duo

BBC Worldwide has partnered with YouTube talent Caspar Lee and Joe Sugg to produce a feature-length programme overseen by the team behind the Top Gear specials.

Vice News condemns arrest of filmmakers in Turkey

Vice News has condemned the Turkish government after two of its reporters were charged with terrorist offences.

In brief: Challenge Cup; Tern; Apple; TVF; The Fall

The BBC has agreed a deal with the Rugby Football League to extend its coverage until 2020, while Channel 4 has handed a Tern daytime format a primetime commission.

Fremantle to distribute Kudos' Capital

Fremantle Media International has picked up the global rights to Kudos-produced BBC1 drama Capital.

Milkshake cooks up Shane The Chef

Channel 5 is cooking up more original kids commissions with a 52-part animated chef comedy from Cloudbabies indie Hoho Entertainment.

Edinburgh 2015

Edinburgh live blog: day three Video

Click through for live updates from the Edinburgh International Television Festival.

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Top Of The Lake

Toronto 2015: TV at film festivals

TV pilots, premieres and catch-ups are becoming must-haves for film festivals. Andreas Wiseman reports on a rapidly expanding trend.

THE-CATCH

The Catch, C4

Filming and living aboard a fishing boat for this fixed-rig doc threw up many challenges, but it also made for a very personal experience, says Jim Incledon

Damian Kavanagh, BBC3

Damian Kavanagh, BBC3

BBC3 digital controller Damian Kavanagh talks to Hannah Gannagé-Stewart about his ambitions for the channel and the challenges ahead as it moves online this autumn

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India: Nature's Wonderland

TV Critics: India: Nature’s Wonderland; Hairy Bikers; I Want That Wedding!; Educating Cardiff; The Hotel Inspector Returns

“This did have some top-drawer footage, but it will not have Sir David looking over his shoulder.

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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

Say Yes To The Dress

Amazon ramps up non-scripted plans

Amazon has kicked off a hunt for a range of reality formats as the battle between SVoD platforms moves into non-scripted.

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International

Say Yes To The Dress

Amazon ramps up non-scripted plans

Amazon has kicked off a hunt for a range of reality formats as the battle between SVoD platforms moves into non-scripted.

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Diversity

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Diversity: no more excuses

The latest diversity guidance removes all barriers to progress, says Simon Albury

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Tech & Facils

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ITV extends Ericsson playout contract

ITV has extended its playout contract with Ericsson until 2024.

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Infographics

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Canal doc is BBC4's biggest show of 2015

TUESDAY: A film about canals became BBC4’s top-rated show of the year as ITV’s documentary exploring payday loans lost the 9pm terrestrial slot with a 6% share.

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Newsletter

Albury

Diversity: no more excuses

The latest diversity guidance removes all barriers to progress, says Simon Albury

Casualty

Casualty at 30

Returning a life-time later to write and direct something that has become a hugely established machine felt a little crazy, says co-creator Paul Unwin

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Big Brother: the offer of a lifetime

Excited to be courted for a job, Steven D Wright instead found himself locked up for 24 hours

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‘Twenty-six things I think I’ve learned’

Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall shares tips and insights designed to keep new and emerging screenwriters positive when the going gets tough

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Podcast

Edinburgh Iannucci

Talking TV: Edinburgh 2015 special Video

Talking TV heads to the Edinburgh International Television Festival for a special episode.

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Hot Shots

Hotshots-2015

Broadcast Hot Shots 2015

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

Jeremy Corbyn

Labour's Jeremy Corbyn vows to reverse BBC cuts

Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to protect the licence fee and reverse BBC funding cuts in a policy document on the arts.

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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

Broadcast 28 August 2015

Broadcast 28 August 2015

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

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