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Denise O'Donoghue

Denise O'Donoghue to leave ITVS

15-Apr-2014

Denise O’Donoghue is to step down as the UK managing director of ITV Studios after four years.

Nigel Pickard

Zodiak Kids boss Nigel Pickard exits

15-Apr-2014

Kids industry veteran Nigel Pickard is to leave Zodiak Media after eight years at the company.

HMS Ark Royal

Discovery on brink of Channel 5 deal

15-Apr-2014

Discovery Communications and BSkyB are poised to announce a £350m deal to acquire Channel 5 from Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell, Broadcast understands.

Everest Jump Live

Discovery to air live Everest jump

15-Apr-2014

Peacock Productions is producing a two-hour live special following climber Joby Ogwyn’s attempt to become the first person to jump from the peak of Mount Everest for Discovery Network International.

Hinterland

Netflix US swoops for Hinterland

15-Apr-2014

Netflix has picked up Welsh crime drama Hinterland to stream in the US after striking a deal with All3Media International.

Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth

BBC appoints HR director

15-Apr-2014

The BBC has appointed Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth as its director of human resources.

Cherry Healey

Nerd scores US pilot with FYI

15-Apr-2014

Nerd TV has become the latest UK indie to score a US deal after Jana Bennett-run lifestyle network FYI ordered long-lost love format You’re The One.

Zai Bennett

BBC3’s Zai Bennett to lead Sky Atlantic

15-Apr-2014

Zai Bennett will become director of Sky Atlantic just weeks after it was announced that BBC3 is to move online next year.

ITV extends YouTube deal

15-Apr-2014

ITV shows such as I’m A Celebrity, This Morning and Coronation Street are in line to get dedicated YouTube channels following an extension of the broadcaster’s deal with the Google-owned video-sharing site.

Simon Dickson

Dragonfly boss Simon Dickson departs

14-Apr-2014

Simon Dickson is to leave Shine-owned indie Dragonfly Film and TV after three years at the business.

The Michael McIntyre Chat Show

Michael McIntyre Chat Show to return

14-Apr-2014

The Michael McIntyre Chat Show is set to return for a second series on BBC1.

BBC local radio

BBC launches local radio training scheme

14-Apr-2014

The BBC has begun a hunt for 45 aspiring local radio journalists to join its biggest ever apprenticeship scheme.

The Jeremy Kyle Show

Jeremy Kyle Show rapped for treatment of 17-year-old

14-Apr-2014

ITV has been censured for the “humiliation and distress” caused to a 17-year-old guest on The Jeremy Kyle Show.

The Village

The Village set for US remake

14-Apr-2014

Peter Moffat’s BBC historic drama The Village is to be remade in the US by Sundance and Paramount TV. 

Ian Mikardo School

C5 goes back to school with Shiver

14-Apr-2014

Channel 5 is going back to school with a Shiver-produced documentary following kids with severe behavioural problems.

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones enthrals over 800k

15-Apr-2014

Game of Thrones continued with nearly 820,000 viewers on Monday, as ITV’s crime drama Undeniable lost 350,000 viewers.

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Restaurant Wars

TV Critics: Restaurant Wars; The Wonder of Bees

“This programme title might have struggled to meet the Trade Descriptions Act.”

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Vikki Cook and Jonathan Boseley

Vikki Cook & Jonathan Boseley, London Live

Content chiefs trumpet forthcoming channel as anything but niche

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Chris Curtis

Can Sky take the drama throne?

Big-budget productions offer risk and reward in equal measure

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Amazing Greys

Talking TV: BBC quotas & John Kaye Cooper

Broadcast’s Talking TV podcast returns with a John Kaye Cooper interview and more on BBC commissioning quotas.

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Ian Russell

The rise of the 'instamentary'

Ian Russell explains how to make six docs for nine territories in four weeks

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Digital Edition

Broadcast 11 April 2014

Broadcast 11 April 2014

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

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