BBC1 is hoping to repeat the success of The Night Manager after ordering an adaptation of John le Carré’s The Spy Who Came in From the Cold.
The latest edition of Talking TV explores how BBC gameshow Pointless managed to reach 1,000 episodes and offers a guide to BBC Studios ahead of its commercialisation in April.
US public broadcaster PBS has boarded BBC1 newspaper drama Press from Doctor Foster writer Mike Bartlett.
The BBC and Ofcom have clashed over an estimated £9m bill to cover the regulation of the corporation.
James Currell has been appointed UK head of Channel 5 and MTV owner Viacom after David Lynn landed the top international job.
The Foundry chief customer officer Jody Madden has taken on the additional role of chief product officer (CPO) at the VFX software firm.
Discovery has picked up a slate of programming from London-based distributor TVF International for its global channels, including ITV4 fishing format The Big Fish Off.
Entries have now opened for this year’s annual Broadcast Indie Survey.
BBC3 has rolled out a brand refresh - designed to help it reconnect with its online audience.
Sky has pulled a half-hour comedy starring Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson after protests from the popstar’s daughter.
Peep Show US producer Jimmy Fox has launched a production business which will form part of Objective Media Group America.
Channel 4 has commissioned a supersized order of cult gameshow The Crystal Maze following its successful revival last year.
ITV’s The Jinx-style series The Investigator: A British Crime Story has been picked up by Netflix.
MipTV organizer Reed Midem is partnering with the city of Cannes to launch an international TV drama festival that will run in conjunction with the spring market.
iPlayer viewing rose to its highest-ever level over Christmas – generating almost 70m views over the seven-day period.
BBC News is to pour more resource into its fact-checking service to combat the rise of fake news.
Cineflix Media is partnering with former Handel Productions executive producer André Barro in a bid to boost international co-productions.
Ultra HD channel Insight has ordered two extreme racing commissions from LSP.
Hat Trick and Line Of Duty creator Jed Mercurio are working on an adaptation of HG Wells’ The Time Machine to mark the 150th anniversary of the sci-fi pioneer’s birth.
Danny Cohen’s Access Entertainment will fund a slew of super-high end British dramas after striking a partnership deal with BBC Worldwide and Lookout Point.
Broadcast magazine founder Rod Allen, who went on to become a successful LWT executive, died on Christmas Day aged 73.
Channel 4 has appointed three commissioning editors to its factual department as it prepares for the long-term renewal of its existing factual slate.
A clearer picture of the plan for BBC Studios has emerged after the Trust published its assessment of the corporation’s proposals before Christmas.
E4 is building on its TV tattooing success with the launch of a hunt from Studio Lambert to find the UK’s best professional artist.
Sir David Clementi’s appointment as BBC chair has been broadly welcomed by industry executives, with his in-depth knowledge of the corporation’s regulatory regime labelled a bonus.
No Offence writer Jimmy Dowdall and Warp Films chief executive Mark Herbert will be among the speakers at next month’s Prolific North Live event in Manchester, which is being produced in association with Broadcast.
IWC Media, Kimset and Wavelength Films take on Britain’s cultural heroes are among a raft of BBC arts commissions.
Investigation Discovery executive Christina Douglas has established an indie to produce factual programming for the US and UK.
Media, technology and brands law firm Wiggin has bolstered its film and TV practice with the appointment of Chris Hanson and Gráinne McKenna to partner level.
Factual indie Curve Media has marked its second anniversary with a raft of commissions across the BBC and Channel 4 and is on the cusp of winning a major ITV primetime pilot.
The growth of video consumption on emerging platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram offers broadcasters a valuable opportunity to target hard-to-reach young millennials, according to a study by research house Ampere Analysis.
Trade show Natpe has made an “aggressive” effort to lure British producers and broadcasters to Miami as it looks to widen the global scope of the event.
The future of ITV is in the spotlight after comments from Liberty Global chief executive Mike Fries sparked a fresh wave of speculation over a potential takeover deal.
News organisations are piling pressure on social networks to weed out ‘fake news’ amid concerns over the escalation of web hoaxes.
The BBC is to overhaul iPlayer in a bid to “reinvent public broadcasting for a new generation” as it enters its new charter period.
John Prescott, Johnny Ball and Eve Pollard are among the celebrities who will explore what it means to be an OAP in Britain for Channel 4.
CBBC has ordered a car transformation series fronted by two YouTube stars from Endemol Shine North following a successful pilot.
Plebs indie Rise Films has hired Betty executive Kate Morey as head of popular factual and 7 Wonder head of specialist factual Steve Condie as an executive producer as it bulks up its factual team.
Jane Featherstone’s indie Sister Pictures has landed its first ITV commission - a high-stakes drama series starring Sheridan Smith.
David Lynn has been appointed chief executive of Viacom International Media Networks, following the promotion of Bob Bakish.
All3Media has invested in Two Halves Pictures, the fledgling indie set up by AD: The Bible Continues producers Gina Cronk and Richard Bedser.
Brendan O’Carroll’s indie BocPix has teamed up with Hungry Bear Media on a Mrs Brown’s Boys spin-off for Saturday nights on BBC1.
Apple is to feature pairs of celebrities rather than a single host in its version of Carpool Karaoke as the first details of the revamped format emerge.
Specialist factual indie Midnight Oil Pictures has secured an investment deal from tech investor Richard Green, following last year’s inaugural Indielab programme.
Sir David Clementi is expected to become chairman of the BBC, while the RTS is is bringing back its careers fair.
Former creative director of Silver River Emma Hindley is to join Inside Obama’s White House indie Brook Lapping as creative director.
International producer and distributor Off The Fence has promoted Ludo Dufour to managing director of its distribution division as part of an executive reshuffle.
A documentary about a refugee football tournament is to feature on ITV Hub following a tie-up between the broadcaster and youth brand Copa90.
The architect of the BBC’s new unitary board Sir David Clementi has been confirmed as the government’s preferred candidate to become the corporation’s chair from April.
Channel 4 is reviving classic dating series Streetmate as a daytime format after it aired a one-off special as part of Stand Up To Cancer.
Alison Owens and Debra Hayward’s forthcoming brothel drama for ITV Encore is to offer a “female gaze”, helped by its all-female writing and directing team.
The failed assassination of Donald Trump is to be the subject of a BBC3 documentary, released on the day of the incoming president’s inauguration.
Netflix original The Crown won best drama TV series at the Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood last night, beating the likes of Game of Thrones and Westworld to pick up the night’s top TV gong.
Comedian Harry Hill is developing a show about the TV pitching process and has issued a call to members of the public to submit their ideas.
BBC Worldwide has taken its first steps into virtual reality – partnering with Oculus to launch three VR experiences that immerse users in the world of a caracal cat, oogpister beetle and black bear.
Rare Day founder Peter Dale is to join The National Film and Television School to support one of its flagship factual degrees.
Channel 4 has stepped up to the oche with a mobile darts game ahead of its coverage of the BDO World Darts Championship.
UKTV is hoping to double the number of original hours it commissions this year after growing its share of commercial viewership to an all-time high of 9.87% in 2016.
Sundog Pictures has tapped Nicky Huggett as head of development as it looks to “double down” on documentaries and expand into the US.
ITV has unveiled plans to reinvent The Voice by preserving “the show the audience loves” but “with even more show business sprinkled on it”.
Video-streaming service TVPlayer has struck a three-year deal with content aggregator Frequency to offer 150 on-demand channels from the likes of Buzzfeed, Machinima and Ted Talks.
The creator of BBC2 comedy Revolting has defended an ISIS-themed sketch parody of the Real Housewives franchise after the Hat Trick-produced show received a number of complaints online.
Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham and ITV’s head of comedy entertainment Peter Davey have been lined up to speak at InTV, a Jerusalem-based conference established by The A Word firm Keshet.
The 10 shows that will compete at the Broadcast Awards to be crowned Timeline TV Moment of the Year have been unveiled.
Comedian Luisa Omielan is bringing her stand-up special What Would Beyoncé Do?! to BBC3.
The presidential election helped cable news channels CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC to a bumper year, while NBC was the only broadcast network to make gains, according to year-end US ratings data.
Comedian Richard Herring is working on an ‘alternate universe’ sitcom for Channel 4.
The X Files exec producer Frank Spotnitz is seeking two emerging British TV writers to work on the second series of CBS drama Ransom.
Narcos producer Gaumont Television is moving its international distribution base from London to Los Angeles as part of an executive restructure.
The executive producer of BBC Studios’ entertainment format Let It Shine has acknowledged there is a “lot riding on it” becoming a success as the division prepares to commercialise.
ITV has kicked off a recruitment process to find a successor for Adam Crozier.
Kevin Lygo’s plans for ITV, the battle for The Great British Bake Off and a swathe of high-profile executive moves were among the most-read articles of the year.
Broadcast took a peek under the bonnet of shows including First Dates, Marcella and Dogs Might Fly. Click for the pick of the year’s Behind the Scenes.
Sky’s Gary Davey, Channel 4’s Jay Hunt and a deep dive into Netflix’s content strategy.
BBC Worldwide and ITV Studios will have to think increasingly strategically about the way in which they distribute shows digitally following the launch of US SVoD service Britbox, according to digital distributors.
Twofour’s Educating… documentary is to return to Channel 4 in late 2017 after being rested this year.
Generation KKK executive producer Aengus James has defended the series saying the programme will “expose” Ku Klux Klan tactics and highlight members looking to leave the hate group.
Brendan Cox, the husband of murdered MP Jo Cox, will deliver Channel 4’s Alternative Christmas message at 2.05pm on Christmas Day.
Steve Anderson, former managing director of NBC News’ Peacock Productions UK, has launched factual indie Shearwater Media.
Barcroft Media has struck content deals with digital platforms in China, Canada and Africa.
MTV and Comedy central boss Doug Herzog is stepping down after 27 years with Channel 5 owner Viacom.
Channel 4’s upcoming pilot Noel Edmonds’ Sell or Swap will be filmed live during its 7pm broadcast on 30 December.
Ofcom has been charged with ensuring that the BBC commissions shows from BBC Studios at market rates after rivals raised concerns that the subsidiary would receive favourable terms.
Tuesday’s Child has landed its first peak-time BBC1 show – a Saturday night music format inspired by the hit film Pitch Perfect.
Planet Earth II is to receive the augmented reality (AR) treatment after BBC Worldwide forged a partnership with mobile app developer Blippar.
The BBC World Service and LBC are among the partners preparing to take part in a Facebook trial into broadcasting live audio content.
Channel 4 is seeking three aspiring writers from the North of England to train to become TV writers.
TUESDAY: Channel 4’s US acquisition This is Us dropped to a series low and was beaten by Channel 5, ITV2, E4 and BBC4 in the 9pm slot.
BBC Studios has been given the greenlight by the Trust to make shows for third-party broadcasters.
CBBC has bolstered its scripted team with the appointment of Tiger Aspect exec Tim Searle and the promotion of Anna Davies to head of drama development.
Barcroft Productions will uncover the mysteries surrounding the mass extinction of the dinosaurs in its first commission for BBC2.
The BBC is preparing its first 360-degree live YouTube project - streaming the New Year’s Eve fireworks display in London.
Wheeler Dealers indie Attaboy TV has kicked off a £150,000 crowdsourcing campaign to fund its next car format.
Banijay Group formats chief Grant Ross is to step down in April after nearly three years with subsidiary Zodiak Media.
Writer Haley Bishop and Alasdair MacKay’s short film Glow has picked up TriForce short film festival’s Best of the Fest award.
Channel 4 has commissioned 7 Wonder to produce a health show that will attempt to separate fact from fiction.
Channel 4 has appointed its first chief data scientist to build behavioural data for both creative and commercial benefits.
Former Indus Films creative director Steve Robinson has launched factual indie Folk Films as he embarks on his latest travelogue with Sue Perkins for BBC1.
Syco Entertainment and Chinese indie Star China have inked a three-year co-production deal for global entertainment formats.
Princess Productions joint managing director Conor Baily is to leave the Endemol Shine-backed indie after 17 years.
Channel 5 has acquired Emerald City, NBC’s remake of The Wizard of Oz, for its digital channel 5Star.
CITV has recommissioned a second series of Bear Grylls’ Survival School despite recent cuts to the channel’s original commissioning budget.
Directors UK and Creative Skillset have extended their career development initiative to diversify directing talent in high end TV drama.
Live cricket is to return to terrestrial television for the first time since the 2005 Ashes, after Channel 5 struck a deal with BT Sport.
Sundog Pictures is reuniting with Reggie Yates for a two-part BBC3 series set in Australia.
Pulse Films president Patrick Vien has joined A+E Networks as executive managing director for international alongside Edward Sabin, who has been promoted from managing director of Americas.
Free-to-air broadcaster TruTV is under threat of closure if owner Turner fails to strike a last-minute funding deal.
The BBC has invited indies tendering for the three-year Holby City contract to visit the set at the BBC’s Elstree studios on Saturday 17 December.