Sky is preparing to roll-out Now TV across Europe, aggressively taking on Netflix in the online video space.
Sky has posted a 5% increase in revenue as the pay-TV broadcaster passed 12m subscribers for the first time with its highest growth in new customers in the UK for 11 years.
BBC in-house drama executive producer Liz Kilgarriff has been promoted to become the corporation’s indie commissioning boss after Polly Hill replaced Ben Stephenson in May.
Sky 1 has ordered a bumper 20-part documentary about the Greater Manchester Police force from Shine TV.
Channel 4 is to stop screening its NFL coverage after two years as the two parties failed to agree a new deal.
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The BBC Trust has reported a 17% drop in expenses payments for the six months to 31 March.
A Wildgaze film exposing the actions of two high-ranking Nazis through the eyes of their sons and Sean McAllister’s Sheffield Doc/Fest winner A Syrian Love Story are among BBC4’s forthcoming Storyville films.
Muslim drag queens and multi-million pound mega-yachts are to be the subject of two Channel 4 documentaries from Swan Films and Icon Films.
ITV’s pre-tax profits mushroomed by 31% in the first half of 2015, bolstered by another strong performance from its expanding production arm.
Banijay Group and Zodiak Media are to merge create a production group with revenues of around $1billion (£640m).
ITV chief executive Adam Crozier has revealed he is comfortable with the BBC producing and airing entertainment formats such as Strictly Come Dancing so long as they are “distinctive”.
ITV is to boost its spend on drama to tackle its worst ratings performance in 15 years.
Objective Productions has revealed its first commission following the departure of chief executive Andrew Newman – a full series building on two-part documentary It Was Alright in the 70s.
The merger between Banijay Group and Zodiak Media will bring together over 45 international production businesses. Click to see who owns what and where.
Creative Skillset has launched its Creative Media Industries Census – offering employers the chance to help build a picture of the industry.
The second series of Sky Atlantic’s Penny Dreadful concluded with close to 600,000 viewers after almost 450,000 recorded or viewed the final on catch-up TV.
Davina McCall is to front 7 Wonder’s first Channel 4 commission – a health-based format combining features and factual elements.
BBC management is to submit revised proposals for moving BBC3 online today having been given a provisional go-ahead by the BBC Trust at the end of last month.
Discovery’s Lee Bartlett is to leave the company five years after joining from ITV.
BBC Worldwide’s US production chiefs Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner will launch their drama indie Bad Wolf next month with backing from the Welsh government.
Ofcom has cleared Top Gear over the use of the word “pikey” – just months after the BBC Trust reached the same decision.
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Ten Alps will invest £250,000 in the resurrected drama producer Chrysalis Vision by 2017.
Audience research organisation Barb will publish figures on the level of on-demand and live-streamed viewing for the first time in September.
BBC Worldwide has struck its first international format deal for Top Gear since the fracas surrounding Jeremy Clarkson – signing an agreement with Italian pay-TV broadcaster Sky Italia.
Sky is establishing a technology base in Leeds which will be focused on developing its next wave of digital products and services.
Sky Arts has commissioned the first projects from its £1m-per year Amplify initiative.
UKTV has agreed a deal with Amazon-owned digital audio service Audible to fund the third series of Crackanory.
Nigel Pickard has joined the board of drama financiers and producer Nevision after stepping down as chief executive of Zodiak UK Kids and chair of The Foundation last year.
The BBC is to invest £100,000 in immersive virtual reality ideas to trial via BBC Taster - its online testing ground for innovative projects.
Maker Studios has commissioned its first pilot from a UK indie – a GamesMaster-style video game show produced by Somethin’ Else.
Channel 4 has wasted no time in commissioning a second series of controversial Danish format Married at First Sight.
ITV Studios America has hired former Endemol Studios chief executive Philippe Maigret as it continues to boost its scripted arm.
Professor Mary Beard is to front an hour-long documentary on the restoration of Pompeii for BBC1.
Sky Atlantic has acquired David Duchovny-fronted US drama Aquarius after striking a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
Premier League club Norwich City’s pre-season friendlies are to be aired on Norfolk’s local TV channel Mustard TV.
Flexible working group Media Parents is running a mentoring and work placement scheme at the Edinburgh International TV Festival to help parents get back into work.
Click for the key responses from Broadcast’s survey into the public’s views about the future of the BBC.
The latest edition of Talking TV runs the rule over the government’s green paper on the future of the BBC and features an interview with PhoneShop creator Phil Bowker.
Sky 1 commissions Tern TV to make a second series of Air Ambulance and Rightster launches an arts MCN.
Some 40 London-based BBC production jobs are to be cut after the corporation launched a redundancy programme across its daytime and factual divisions.
Blackmagic Design has signed up as the headline partner of the Media Production Show, as support for the two-day exhibition and conference gathers momentum.
Sky has tied up its fourth indie deal, taking a majority stake in The Tube producer Blast! Films.
The BBC should continue to provide mainstream entertainment and drama, and represents better value for money than its pay-TV rivals, according to an independent study commissioned by Broadcast.
BBC England boss Peter Salmon will draw on his experience of establishing the broadcaster in Salford as he becomes the first director of BBC Studios.
The BBC’s rivals will almost certainly benefit if the government’s more radical ideas for the corporation come to fruition, but some believe that keeping the broadcaster strong is vital to the UK’s PSB ecology.
Little Dot Studios has set its sights on a move into linear TV production after hiring three Maverick execs, including creative director of digital Dan Jones.
The BBC is open to a new funding model that would spell the end of the licence fee.
Broadcaster catch-up services are generating increased levels of traffic, with connected consumers more likely to use services such as iPlayer than to watch recorded TV, according to a Mediatel report.
The BBC Trust has received more than 4000 responses to its public consultation into the future of the BBC less than 24 hours after it launched.
The European Union has launched an anti-trust case against Sky and the six major Hollywood studios, accusing them of illegally curbing cross-border access to pay-TV content.
Discovery Communications is to take full ownership of sports broadcaster Eurosport after agreeing a £345m deal with French broadcaster TF1.
Culture secretary John Whittingdale’s handling of the BBC charter review process will come under scrutiny as part of an inquiry launched by the Culture, Media and Sport (CMS) committee.
Boundless has signed Michael Portillo for his tatest BBC2 railway adventure and Twofour is to explore tragedies for Nat Geo. Click for more
Colette Foster, the former co-managing director of Remarkable Television, has launched an indie three months after revealing she was leaving Endemol Shine UK.
The BBC has defended a gay scene in EastEnders set in a funeral parlour, which has provoked almost 50 complaints to Ofcom.
Discovery-owned Raw TV has promoted Richard Bond to its head of UK factual after picking up a raft of new business.
The BBC will not be asked to make savings of up to 40% as part of chancellor George Osborne’s spending review.
A report on the viewing demographics of iPlayer has found that almost 65m people are bypassing geo-restrictions to access the platform from outside of the UK.
Richard Hammond has landed his first post-Top Gear job, heading into the jungles of the Amazon for a Sky 1 documentary.
Multiplatform producer Atomized is to follow the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge rowing race after winning a competitive pitch from ad-funded programming business Precious.
Sky Sports has won the rights to offer near live Premier League digital clips, which will also feature on The Times and The Sun website.
The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) is poised to launch a legal challenge over the BBC’s commitment to take on the cost of paying for TV licences for the over-75s.
The BBC Trust has called for the BBC charter period to be extended to 11 years and supported by a formal parliamentary process.
Endemol Shine UK indie Remarkable Television has unveiled its new look management team, promoting James Fox and hiring Twofour’s Kitty Walshe as co-managing directors.
Ofcom is open to the idea of taking on increased responsibility for regulating the BBC, but would “put a line in the sand” at governing the corporation.
ITV has ordered a second series of Tuesday’s Child hypnosis format You’re Back in the Room.
Arts Council England chair Sir Peter Bazalgette has urged the BBC to partner with more third-party organisations and improve its outreach capabilities to generate more value for licence fee payers.
David Baddiel is heading down the Silk Road in a four-part travelogue for Discovery.
BBC Academy has partnered with the University of Birmingham, Creative Skillset and training provider Futurelearn to pilot an online training course for the creative industry.
ITV reschedules Julia Bradbury’s The Wonder of Britain and recommissions Big Star Little Star, while Sir David Attenborough will front BBC doc The Hunt.
The Broadcast Awards is back for its 21st year – click now to enter the 2016 event.
BBC head of development for daytime and features Sean Doyle has joined Channel 5 as factual commissioning editor.
Channel 4 has put Paddy McGuinness-fronted gameshow Benchmark on hold after its first nine episodes generated poor ratings.
Licence fee funds could be up for grabs in genres including news, drama, documentaries, arts, and children’s after the government floated the idea of contestable funding in the BBC green paper.
The BBC’s outgoing political editor Nick Robinson is to present a special BBC1 documentary on former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Culture secretary John Whittingdale has said he was “a little surprised” at the BBC’s reaction to the government green paper on the future of the corporation.
BBC England boss Peter Salmon will be tasked with commercialising the corporation’s in-house production division after being appointed the first director of BBC Studios.
ITV has picked up series three and four of The Americans for Encore seven months after it decided against renewing the show for its main channel.
Delegates will be able to send in video questions for John Whittingdale at this year’s Edinburgh International Television Festival.
Channel 4 has launched a consumer-facing campaign emphasising the importance of its role as a public service broadcaster amid speculation that the government is considering its privatisation.
BBC strategy boss James Purnell has branded the government’s charter renewal green paper “depressing” in a heated debate with Daily Mail columnist Stephen Glover on Newsnight.
The government has questioned whether the BBC’s in-house production division should be scaled back in its green paper on the corporation’s future.
Lime Pictures has won a pilot order from US network Bravo for a format in which family businesses will be run by the reluctant offspring of their founders.
Channel 4 has ordered two documentaries that will explore the secrets of the Royal Family, including Prince Philip’s courtship of the Queen.
Registrations have opened for the Kidscreen Summit 2016, which will return to Miami with a four day programme.
Welsh-language broadcaster S4C has commissioned two factual entertainment formats as part of a development deal with Sony Pictures Television.
Culture secretary John Whittingdale has unveiled a green paper on the future of the BBC which the corporation has claimed could herald a “much diminished, less popular” BBC.
The Trust has urged the government to avoid a “narrow” debate over the future of the BBC as a series of proposals about its own role were also unveiled.
The government has set out 19 questions for the public and industry to respond to over the next 12 weeks.
The government has published a green paper that will set the stage for a 12-week consultation on BBC charter renewal.
BBC director general Tony Hall has hinted that a radical overhaul of the corporation’s commissioning structures may be modelled on the approach already being applied to music and arts.
The BBC has few obvious friends on culture secretary John Whittingdale’s charter renewal advisory board.
The existing licence fee enforcement system is “appropriate and fair”, according to a government-commissioned report on decriminalising the BBC’s funding method.
Michael Palin has confirmed that BBC director of television Danny Cohen helped coordinate a letter signed by nearly 30 celebrities calling on the prime minister to protect the corporation.
RDF Television’s fledgling entertainment label Fizz has won its first commission – a gambling cookery format fronted by Marco Pierre White and Melanie Sykes for Watch.
Endemol Shine UK has appointed Remarkable Television co-managing director Nick Mather as creative director of its central creative team.
ITV is set to benefit from a boost in lucrative male viewers as well as an overall audience uplift after securing half of the TV rights to the Six Nations.
All3Media has installed former ITV entertainment controller Layla Smith as chief executive of Objective Productions with immediate effect, replacing Andrew Newman after six years in the role.
The BBC used the publication of its annual report to get on the front foot after a bruising period in the run-up to charter renewal negotiations with the government.
Fledgling indie Little Gem has won its first two Channel 4 commissions - exploring health and diets for the broadcaster.
BBC Worldwide chief executive Tim Davie is determined not to suffer the same fate as the music industry by ensuring his distribution business remains profitable as it makes the transition to digital.
Sky 1 has pulled back from original 8pm commissions but plans to supersize other areas of the schedule, including year-round drama and comedy, as part of a 20% budget boost.
Lifetime has revived Britain’s Next Top Model in an effort to bring a new dimension to its unscripted slate in the UK.
Somethin’ Else is to turbocharge the online profile of shows including Geordie Shore, Ex On The Beach and Judge Geordie after picking up a social media contract from MTV.
Sky 1’s mad-cap physical gameshow Wild Things is to return to for an extended second series.
There are new bosses at Audio Network and A+E Networks, while Maker Studios is producing a YouTube show for Disney.