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Top Gear Burma

Top Gear 'racial term' breaks Ofcom rules


Ofcom has found Top Gear in breach of its regulations for using a “pejorative racial term” in its Burma special episode.  

Game of Thrones

BFI: high-end TV spend hits £395m


More than 40 TV productions with a total UK spend of almost £400m benefited from the high-end TV tax break in its first year.

Charlie Brooker

Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones launch Endemol indie


Former Zeppotron managing director Annabel Jones has joined forces with long term collaborator Charlie Brooker to launch an Endemol-owned scripted indie.

Len Goodman

BBC1 to explore childhood holidays with Raise The Roof


Glasgow-based indie Raise the Roof is to delve into celebrities’ childhood holiday memories for a BBC1 daytime series.


Fargo adaptation to return to C4


Channel 4 has acquired the second series of Fargo after the dark drama was renewed by US cable network FX.


VIDEO: ITV Drama trailer


ITV has unveiled its latest drama trailer with clips from forthcoming scripted series including Cilla, Chasing Shadows, Grantchester and The Great Fire.

Sky ups investment in virtual reality firm


BSkyB has increased its investment in Jaunt, a Silicon Valley business that enables virtual reality technology to be applied to live-action programming.


Sky Europe programming budget pegged at £4.6bn


BSkyB will collectively commission original content across Italy and Germany as part of the creation of Sky Europe with a total programming budget of £4.6 billion. 

London Live

London Live bids to radically reduce local content


London Live wants to radically reduce its commitment to primetime local programming under plans submitted to Ofcom.

Sky completes Euro mega-merger


BSkyB has completed a deal to create Sky Europe, bringing together Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland in a multi-billion pound deal.

Pawn Stars

US reality television Code of Conduct proposed


A New York city councillor has appealed for broadcasters and production companies to adhere to a code of conduct to improve working conditions for reality television producers and writers.

Panorama: The Mayor and Our Money

Ten Alps secures £300k investment


Ten Alps’ shareholders have ploughed £300,000 into the company for “business development and general working capital requirements”.

Analyst: Sky Europe a takeover target


BSkyB’s creation of a pan-regional European pay-TV giant have increased the chances of the company being acquired by telcos such as Vodafone, according to analysts.

The 100

E4 draws record youth audience


E4 achieved its best-ever share of 16-34 year-old viewers over the first half of 2014 on the back of US imports and original shows, such as Made in Chelsea.


Cake buys back majority stake


Kids producer Cake Entertainment has bought back the majority stake in the business acquired by Spanish indie Zinkia.

Red Arrows

Red Arrows doc soars to 2.4m


SUNDAY: BBC2’s documentary about the Red Arrows transported 2.4m as Channel 4’s The Mill dipped by 200,000 from last week’s opener.

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TV Critics: Tom’s Fantastic Floating Home; Child Genius; Red Arrows: Inside The Bubble

“He appeared to go through life as if constantly nibbling a giant Wonka bar”

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Ben de Pear

Ben de Pear, Channel 4 News

The managing editor discusses increasing the number of women experts and leading the way on BAME representation.


Chris Curtis

Bright ideas needed for Bloke TV

ITV’s call to action is a chance to revisit a major TV challenge

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The Great British Bake Off

Talking TV: BBC and Love Productions

The latest edition of Talking TV runs the rule over the BBC Trust’s television services review and Sky’s 70% stake in Love Productions.

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The uphill battle of targeting male viewers

The loss of more than 100 hours of football represents an immense problem for ITV

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Digital Edition

Digital Edition: Broadcast TECH

Digital Edition: Broadcast TECH

The July/August issue contains a creative review masterclass, an interview with Quantel chief executive Ray Cross and a look at how the BBC is moving its radio stations to a centralised kit model

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