BBC Trust chairman Rona Fairhead has stressed that the efficiency of the organisation is “fundamentally important” in her first media interview.
AMC Networks, the US broadcaster behind Mad Men and Breaking Bad, has acquired a 49.9% stake in BBC America for $200m (£125m).
Will Smith, director of programmes at RDF Television, is to leave the Zodiak Media-owned production company.
The Home Affairs Committee (HAC) has fully exonerated a controversial BBC report about a police raid on Sir Cliff Richard’s home in August.
YouView has rolled out BBC connected red button services and an updated version of BBC iPlayer to its 1m homes.
Pact has updated its data protection and security guidelines for indies and broadcasters to include website cookies, location-based data and anonymisation.
Content discovery service Outbrain has claimed that sitcom Modern Family is the global show which is of most interest to UK consumers.
Homeland producer Keshet has bolstered its fledgling UK division with the hire of two comedy and formats executives.
STV is bidding to increase its portfolio of local TV stations after submitting applications to Ofcom for the Aberdeen, Ayr and Dundee licences.
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The BBC has opened talks with producers about BBC3’s online content plans as the corporation prepares to publish a formal blueprint for the channel’s future next month.
ITV is taking legal advice after discovering a charity that received £700,000 from the broadcaster’s Text Santa appeal plans to use the donation to pay off its debts.
Whizz Kid Entertainment is in talks with potential investors after Ingenious wound up the media investment fund that owns nearly half of the indie.
Miranda Hart has revealed that her eponymous sitcom will draw to a close later this year after three series.
Long-running BBC3 series Snog Marry Avoid? is to be remade in the US for Discovery-owned broadcaster TLC.
Breakout entertainment hits were thin on the ground at Mipcom this year, but there was no shortage of eccentric ideas to get producers and broadcasters talking.
The UK’s major broadcasters have revealed the number of women they employ in their newsrooms – with the data showing that Channel 4 and Sky News are lagging behind their rivals.
Shine Soho, the indie label behind all UK MasterChef series, has lured Mary Berry away from Love Productions for her latest BBC2 format.
Rajar: Nick Grimshaw’s BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show climbed by over 300,000 listeners year-on-year to reach an audience of 5.8m as Chris Evans’ rival show on Radio 2 dipped slightly.
The BBC risks creating a “significant market distortion” when BBC Productions is hived off into a commercial entity if it is not transparent about in-house costs.
Comedy Central is preparing an online video gaming and endurance series featuring YouTube star KSI and is hunting more ideas that will appeal to digital “tribes”.
Jeremy Darroch has underlined Sky’s healthy relationship with HBO after the US premium broadcaster revealed plans to launch a direct-to-consumer VoD service.
BBC science commissioning chief Tom McDonald has defended the broadcaster’s decision not to feature explicit conservation messages in its natural history programming.
Sky Living has acquired US political drama Madam Secretary after striking a deal with CBS Studios International.
Jana Bennett has set out her strategy for US cable network FYI, revealing plans to work with UK producers as it looks for youth-skewing programming.
ITV comedy commissioner Saskia Schuster wants to work with new writers as she bids to fill slots across the commercial broadcaster’s main channel and ITV2.
Rajar: DAB radios accounted for 250m listening hours in the last three months as BBC 6Music grew to attract 2m listeners.
James Harding’s overhaul of BBC News’ management team is taking shape, with the confirmation of two more appointments this week
All3Media digital company Little Dot Studios is to create a pilot a month for Channel 4’s online short-form video platform Shorts.
Drama producers Rainmark Films and Archery Pictures have secured separate deals to produce series for ITV and Channel 4
Wind In The Willows is poised to be the next classic children’s brand brought back to life following a glut of British kids’ TV revivals.
Louise Pedersen is leaving All3Media International to set up the UK division of Playground Entertainment, the high-end drama producer set up by former HBO Films boss Colin Callender.
Channel 5 has pledged to increase the volume of original productions and news programming in primetime following its acquisition by Viacom.
Channel 5 is to explore poverty through the eyes of children in a one-off documentary from Spun Gold.
Irish broadcaster TV3 is hoping to launch unscripted hits as successful as Made In Chelsea and The Real Housewives franchise after striking a formats deal with NBC Universal.
Channel 4 and Sky acquisitions Jane The Virgin and The Flash have been picked up for full series by The CW in the US.
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has revealed the 20 youngsters to receive funding as part of its inaugural undergraduate bursary scheme.
7 Wonder has stepped up its recruitment drive with the appointment of Oxford Scientific Films’ (OSF) Steve Condie as head of specialist factual.
Scripps Network UK, which operates the Food Network and Travel Channel, has hired former Discovery exec Katharina Feistauer as vice president of programming.
The natural history genre has become “tired” and producers must work harder to convince broadcasters to invest in shows, according to Oxford Scientific Films boss Clare Birks.
Vice News is drawing up plans to help viewers actively become involved in the issues raised in its reports as it passes 1m YouTube subscribers.
Channel 4 is developing a drama exploring the reasons some British-born Muslims are joining the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) with Liza Marshall’s fledgling indie Archery Pictures.
The stars of a Venice Beach freak show are to feature on Fox UK after the broadcaster acquired a reality series from Endemol.
Caroline Raphael, the BBC Radio 4 commissioner behind shows including Little Britain, is to leave the BBC after 31 years.
The founder of youth online broadcaster SBTV, Jamal Edwards, has joined the line-up of speakers at Broadcast’s Production and Post Forum.
Factual umbrella firm Rare Television has struck its second indie deal, agreeing a partnership with fledgling indie Babygrand Productions.
Tony Jordan’s Red Planet Pictures has formalised his long-standing relationship with BBC Worldwide, striking a first-look deal with the international distributor.
Animal Planet has ordered Meet The Orangutans, an eight-part follow up to its hit series Meet The Sloths.
Comedy Central has taken Big Talk comedy Mummy’s Boys to series after producing a non-TX pilot last year.
Yalli Productions is to pilot a gameshow format for Channel 4 in which contestants must agree how to divide up a prize pot into unequal amounts.
Animation producers Blue Zoo and Factory Transmedia are to battle with Dot to Dot Productions and Kindle Entertainment for indie of the year at the Children’s Baftas.
Newly-installed BBC Trust chairman Rona Fairhead has argued that the licence fee is “not a problem that needs to be fixed” as the government prepares to consider all options for the corporation’s future funding during charter renewal.
BBC Trust chairman Rona Fairhead has indicated that she supports the proposal to move BBC3 online to help the channel keep pace with the viewing habits of its audience.
Ceri Thomas, the BBC’s former head of news programmes, has been confirmed as the permanent editor of Panorama.
Channel 4 has teamed up with Box TV and events company Live Nation to broadcast a series of performances from Manchester’s Platform Festival.
US broadcasters are remaking Sky’s Moone Boy and Channel 4’s The IT Crowd as they continue to look to the UK for shows to adapt.
US cable network BBC America has boarded Working Title Television’s BBC2 thriller London Spy.
The BBC Trust has ruled that Radio 1’s Big Weekend seriously breached the corporation’s editorial guidelines after acts including Lily Allen swore during their live sets.
Jonathan Ross has signed up for a further two series of his ITV chat show – keeping him on the channel until at least the end of 2015.
Oxford Scientific Films will explore the story of legendary racehorse Frankel in a Channel 4 documentary ahead of Royal Ascot next year.
BBC director of television Danny Cohen has justified Children in Need’s £88m stockpile and urged the public to keep donating to the charity.
ITV has ordered its first original commission for Sky pay-TV channel Encore, a Sean Bean-fronted drama about Frankenstein.
BBC deputy director of news Fran Unsworth has been appointed director of BBC World Service group.
The Garden Productions creative director Jonathan Smith is to leave the ITV Studios-owned indie at the end of the year.
Vice News is capitalising on its rapid growth with the launch of seven local newsrooms and local language channels.
Sony-backed indie Electric Ray is to make a studio show for Channel 4 in which host Richard Bacon will shine a spotlight on inequality in Britain.
CBS has launched an online video service in the US which will allow subscribers to access live TV and watch series including The Good Wife, Blues Brothers and Survivor on-demand.
AOL UK has moved into commissioning for the first time, ordering online series fronted by Richard Bacon, Tess Daly and Rochelle Humes.
Facebook has hired CNN veteran Nick Wren to forge partnerships with media companies.
Bands, choirs and solo artists are to perform a selection of Frank Sinatra songs for a BBC1 entertainment show celebrating the centenary of the singer’s birth.
Sony-backed indie Gogglebox is looking to transform Man vs Fly into a traditional TV format after its launch on The Sun website.
The Undateables producer Betty is to follow singletons with hidden medical conditions including alopecia and hyperhidrosis as they try to find love in a dating format for TLC.
Citizen Khan is to move to a pre-watershed slot as BBC1 bids to attract a broader audience to the Asian sitcom.
Sky has cancelled Sky Atlantic comedy Mr Sloane, starring Nick Frost, and Chris Addison’s Sky Living sitcom Trying Again.
The Great British Bake Off commissioner Emma Willis is to leave the BBC after nearly nine years to become creative director of Twenty Twenty Television.
Big-budget drama and digital developments dominated the conversation at Mipcom this week, along with confirmation of the Shine, Endemol and Core Media mega-merger.
BBC director of television Danny Cohen has demanded that the corporation’s commissioners abide by a fresh set of guiding principles as he bids to improve indie relations.
The number of subscribers to Sky’s premium Sky Go Extra service hit 1.5m as its quarterly profit jumped by more than 10%.
Sir David Attenborough is to front three natural history documentaries as part of a major factual push from the BBC.
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Netflix has blamed its decision to hike subscription fees for lower than forecast growth recorded over the past quarter.
Love Productions co-founder Richard McKerrow believes the industry must give good ideas more time to grow after the slowburn success of The Great British Bake Off culminated in 13 million viewers for last week’s final.
Mipcom: American crime novelist Harlan Coben is writing his first original UK television series – a 10-part drama for female-skewing channel Sky Living.
The BBC has come under pressure to open up about its plans to overhaul the terms of trade amid concern that some true indies could lose out as a result of any changes.
ITV has agreed a deal with Little Dot Studios to manage its growing network of YouTube channels.
Measurement firm Kantar Media has acquired the audio watermarking arm of Civolution to bolster its second screen presence.
More than a fifth of parents with children aged between five and 15 “have concerns” about pre-watershed television content, according to an Ofcom study.
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EE is targeting its 10 million mobile customers that do not subscribe to a pay-TV provider with an EE TV set-top box.
Channel 4 wants indies to pitch supporting content for major events, including Stand Up To Cancer and the 2016 Paralympics, and is on the hunt for a replacement for 10 O’Clock Live.
Channel 4’s disability credentials have been thrust into the spotlight after a Creative Diversity Network (CDN) report revealed its portrayal of disabled people was the poorest of four of the UK’s biggest television channels.
BBC news boss Peter Horrocks has condemned the Chinese authorities for “deliberate censorship” after they blocked access to the BBC News website earlier today.
Mipcom: A tearful Simon Cowell received tributes from David Cameron and Rupert Murdoch on Tuesday night as he collected Mipcom’s Personality of the Year award.
Jonathan Levi, the executive producer responsible for shows including recent BBC3 doc Tulisa: The Price of Fame, has joined Renegade Pictures.
Mipcom: Simon Cowell plans to launch Syco Entertainment’s next show on a digital platform rather than with a traditional broadcaster and is developing a High School Musical-style scripted project.
The BBC has ordered a Christmas special episode of Shaun the Sheep from Aardman Animations.
See-Saw Films is developing a second series of acclaimed BBC2 drama Top of the Lake and has bolstered its TV division with the hire of a chief operating officer and a former Ruby Film & Television development exec.
CNN is the leading news broadcaster across EMEA, Asia and Latin America, reaching 40% of ‘upscale’ consumers, according to an Ipsos study.
The most-trending news stories from across the internet are to form the backbone of a Buzzfeed-inspired BBC Radio 5 Live programme set to launch next month.
Mipcom: Channel 5’s Milkshake has picked up the UK rights to the revived kids animation Bob The Builder.
Sir David Attenborough has questioned the editorial policy of BBC2 and criticised the short runs of current factual series.
The BBC has spent over £220,000 training its journalists how to capture and edit video via iPhones over the past three years.
The future of UK broadcasting is to be reviewed in parliament today as MPs debate the powers which will be devolved to Scotland following last month’s referendum.
Channel 4 has rejected calls from locals to scrap its controversial forthcoming series Immigration Street and rejected claims that Love Productions has targeted vulnerable people.
BBC in-house drama is planning to cut seven executive producer and producer roles to remain “flexible, fleet-of-foot and on fire” in a changing marketplace.
Mipcom: BBC Worldwide has teamed up with German public service broadcaster ZDF to develop an event gameshow in which 1,000 contestants compete in each episode.
Award-winning actor, screenwriter, director and producer David Morrissey will take to the stage as the closing keynote of Broadcast’s Production and Post Forum next month.
Culture minister Ed Vaizey has claimed that the decline in younger audiences for radio is “troubling” and urged the industry to engage with new listeners.