Channel 5 director of progammes Ben Frow has hit out at the volume of ob-docs on British TV, comparing the commissioning trend to “going back to the docusoap days”.
BBC1 has axed Ripper Street before the second series has finished airing.
BBC News chief James Harding has outlined a series of measures, including the creation of a news editor role and a focus on technology and collaboration designed to address a belief the division fails to “punch our weight” in some areas.
International news broadcaster CNN is to expand the number of series it commissions and is gearing up to work with more producers.
Sky Vision has poached Fremantle Media executive Niki Page while former Sky exec Angela Neillis has joined the RTL-owned producer and distributor.
Shine International has snapped up the global rights to a documentary following The Voice UK star Will.i.am.
Danny Dyer’s EastEnders debut will tough it out against Downton Abbey in the big Christmas Day television battle.
US broadcaster NBC has renewed The Blacklist, which airs on Sky Living in the UK, for a full 22-episode second series.
Sky is opening up its online film rental service Sky Store to allow access for non-subscribers for the first time.
Dame Patricia Hodgson, Ofcom’s deputy chair, has been chosen as the preferred candidate for the top job following the departure of Colette Bowe.
US cable network History is developing Hannibal, a miniseries produced by Red Arrow Entertainment and Monster’s Ball star Halle Berry.
British indies looking to expand in China have received a boost after the UK government struck an agreement with Chinese authorities to boost cooperation in the TV business.
The volume of traffic to BBC iPlayer from mobile and tablet devices is almost on a par with computers, according to the latest data released by the BBC.
BBC3 is to pilot a dating show exploring whether love can blossom based solely on people’s characters.
Just 7% of UK films make a profit, according to figures revealed at the Screen Film Summit from the BFI Southbank.
Last Tango in Halifax fell to a series low of 4.5m as it struggled against I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! on Tuesday.
“This programme should be compulsory viewing for a generation.” Read on for the verdict on last night’s TV.