Poldark indie Mammoth Screen is courting potential buyers as the gold rush for UK drama production companies continues.
Channel 4 is to promote mobile games from third-party developers across its All 4 platform as part of plans for a games publishing arm.
The former head of Film4 has resigned from her post as National Theatre chief executive after less than six months in the job.
Harry Hill’s Stars in Their Eyes has been axed by ITV after a single series.
Maverick Television is to turn Britain into a dinosaur-inhabited island using CGI techniques for an ITV series about the prehistoric creatures.
The BBC Trust received 23,000 responses to its consultation on moving BBC3 online and is expected to publish its provisional findings in June.
BBC3 has commissioned a one-hour special to portray FA Cup Final day through the eyes of the football fans.
Survival formats and physical gameshows flexed their muscles at MipTV this week, with broadcasters increasingly prepared to look beyond the safety of talent formats and studio shows.
The decision to row back from original commissions on Sky Living is a result of the channel struggling to find its identity under Sky ownership, according to executives close to the channel.
ITV Be is to head to the Costa del Sol for reality series Life on Marbs from Lime Pictures.
The BBC has hired six diverse professionals to its leadership development programme to encourage greater breadth of representation at a senior level across the industry.
Netflix has ordered an eight-part series from the makers of Planet Earth as it expands its original content push into factual programming.
Endemol UK’s chief creative officer David Flynn is to leave the company after 16 years to seek out a fresh challenge.
Financial journalist Martin Lewis will front BBC1 hour-long special The Day The Cash Came, in which a working family is given a £27,000 hand-out.
BBC3 lost nearly a quarter of its audience in the first three months of 2015 amid ongoing uncertainty over its future as a linear TV channel.
Jon Zeff has stepped down as director of the BBC Trust after just nine months.
Wall to Wall Television is drawing up plans to evolve its HomeCoach app after more than 10 million virtual cards were traded over the course of The Voice UK series.
The first shortlist for the Broadcast Digital Awards 2015 has been revealed – featuring nominations in categories including best app, game, original web channel and entertainment channel.
Click to see the buzz which took place online around the launch of the fifth series.
Al Murray’s South Thanet campaign trail is to be documented in an election night special on Dave.
Red Bull is aiming to shake up the UK television market by bringing virtual reality elements to its linear channel after it launches next year.
BBC Worldwide could launch its first co-production with Chinese media giant Shanghai Media Group (SMG) at Mipcom in October.
Broadcast unpicks the major political parties’ plans for broadcasting ahead of the election
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Irish indie Vision Independent Productions is developing a format for Channel 4 in which individuals will be tasked with tracking down their doppelgangers using social media and word of mouth.
Broadcast reveals its second group of up-and-coming execs making their mark in global TV
Fledgling indie Renowned Films has hired former London Live commissioner Jonathan Boseley following its Growth Fund investment from Channel 4.
The BBC’s top presenters could be depicted online via a series of bespoke emojis after the corporation commissioned a report into the graphics ahead of BBC3’s proposed move online.
Big Fat Gypsy Weddings indie Firecracker Films is to explore the issue of gender confusion over the course of three documentaries for Channel 4.
BBC Trust chairman Rona Fairhead is set to relinquish her responsibilities as a non-executive director at HSBC, according to reports.
BBC2 Scotland has ordered a factual series about the country from Mentorn and STV is preparing a celebrity food format. Click for more.
The Liberal Democrat party has promised that the BBC licence fee will not rise faster than inflation as part of its general election manifesto.
ITV has beefed up its daytime slate with the commission of two formats borne out of an internal creative event last year.
ITV is looking into the reasons it aired the wrong episode of Slow Train Through Africa with Griff Rhys Jones on Friday.
Boundless has expanded the remit of its regional production hub in Amersham, handing it powers to pitch shows and take editorial decisions for the first time.
The Green Party has reiterated its desire to scrap the licence fee and fund the BBC through a special tax that will be linked to inflation.
Bear Grylls: Mission Survive indie Betty has appointed Wall to Wall executive producer Duncan Coates as director of programmes.
BBC1 is to follow the fortunes of a family after they are handed £27,000 in an hour-long special inspired by a Ugandan social experiment.
Zig and Zag are set for a return to TV after CBBC ordered an animated series starring The Big Breakfast’s alien puppet duo.
The Conservative Party has pledged to keep the BBC licence fee frozen at £145.50 if it wins the general election next month.
George Osborne has indicated that a Conservative government would overhaul BBC governance and explore funding mechanisms beyond the licence fee.
MipTV: Jeremy Darroch praised the technology of Sky Deutschland and the content of Sky Italia as he hinted at how resources will be shared across the newly enlarged Sky business.
More 4 has acquired a Nordic drama about the sabotage of a Nazi atomic bomb factory during World War II.
All3Media chief executive Jane Turton is to deliver a keynote examining the realities, challenges and opportunities of an ever-changing transatlantic and digital content market at Broadcast’s Media Summit on 1 June.
Gogglebox finds a new home in China, The Great British Bake Off heads to South Africa and Zodiak Rights agrees a first look deal with New Zealand’s 2B Media.
Channel 4 news anchor Jon Snow is to be awarded a Bafta Fellowship for a career which has spanned 40 years.
The Labour Party has used its election manifesto to reiterate plans to back the BBC and keep Channel 4 in public ownership.
Click to see the consolidated data for the ITV survival series.
MipTV: London-based NBC Universal International Television Production is to produce a clutch of US-style procedural dramas for German broadcaster RTL and French network TF1.
Studio Lambert will send a doctor to live with three different families for a month as part of its first ever commission for BBC1.
MipTV: BBC Worldwide and Fremantle Media have both signed major production deals with Chinese media giant Shanghai Media Group (SMG).
MipTV: Amazon is to open its doors to international producers as it ramps up the amount of original comedy that it commissions.
The BBC has brought 12 Yard on board to co-produce the pilot of a Sue Perkins-fronted panel show.
CBBC is drawing up plans to create a series of dream dens for viewers in a makeover show fronted by Strictly Come Dancing finalist Mark Wright.
ITV will evolve its hidden camera show Off Their Rockers with a two-part special starring disabled pranksters.
Channel 4 is to connect a diverse range of emerging talent with producers as part of a nationwide talent search initiative.
A slew of UK indies have won high-profile commissions from US cable network Smithsonian as part of a slate of programming that includes co-productions with the BBC, Channel 5 and UKTV.
ITV Studios has struck a deal with Australian indie Hoodlum to boost its scripted output in the US.
Sky Living is to retreat from commissioning and shift its originations budget to Sky 1 in a move that has resulted in the departure of channel director Antonia Hurford-Jones.
Jeremy Clarkson has pulled out of hosting an episode of topical news quiz Have I Got News For You, despite having been cleared to appear by the BBC.
Blast! Films will look back at the night Queen Elizabeth snuck out to celebrate VE Day with the public in one-off film for Channel 4.
The BBC has extended by three months the moratorium on compulsory redundancies in its newsroom after further talks with broadcasting unions, it has emerged.
The X Factor is to be moved to Sunday evenings later this year to avoid a clash with ITV’s coverage of the Rugby World Cup.
YouTUbe channel Barcroft TV has broken the 1m subscriber barrier, while Audio Network has struck a licening deal with US digital studio Rooster Teeth.
Click to see how the second series of the BBC1 drama compared with its opening run in 2014.
BBC Worldwide distributed nearly half of 2014’s biggest UK drama series, as its relationships with high-end producers helped it dominate the genre of the moment.
ITV has quickly commissioned a second series of celebrity endurance format Bear Grylls: Mission Survive days after the opening run drew to a close.
Andy Serkis’ performance capture studio The Imaginarium Studios has forged a partnership with distributor Red Arrow International to develop high-end scripted TV drama.
Fortitude is to return for another ten chilling episodes after Sky Atlantic renewed the arctic crime drama for a second series.
Raw TV has secured access to Heathrow Airport for a three-part documentary series for ITV.
Bob The Builder is set for a move onto YouTube after Hit Entertainment kicked off production on a raft of shorts for the VoD platform, along with a second series of the CGI reboot.
Dan McGolpin can overcome a lack of commissioning experience to be successful as the new BBC daytime controller, but will need to foster relationships with producers after a number of them admitted they knew little about him.
ITV crime thriller Prey is to return for a second series with a fresh story starring Life On Mars actor Philip Glenister.
ITV Studios label Potato is planning to reboot Richard Hammondfronted series Brainiac: Science Abuse and will push into scripted and serious factual content as it bids to broaden its output.
ITV is to tackle teenage bullying after ordering a remake of a controversial Dutch format.
Fremantle Media UK has relaunched its digital arm as Shotglass Media, which will produce an array of innovative digital content.
An equality heavyweight with 15 years’ experience has been named the first permanent boss of the Creative Diversity Network (CDN).
Red Arrow indie CPL Productions is to bring Harry Hill back to ITV for a cookery show pilot.
The upcoming general election helped boost TV-related political conversation on Twitter, as The Battle For Number 10, Question Time and coverage of the budget all performed well.
Controversial celebrity columnist Katie Hopkins is developing a primetime chat show for female-skewing channel TLC.
BBC1 is the most-nominated channel at this year’s Bafta TV Awards, with shows including Happy Valley and The Great British Bake Off shortlisted for gongs.
The BBC has condemned attacks on its journalists in Scotland, who have been subjected to abuse while covering the general election.
BBC2 is to explore Victorian baking techniques in a three-part series produced by Wall To Wall.
Channel 4 will gear up for the general election with a “real time” satirical sitcom from the writers of Drop the Dead Donkey and Outnumbered.
The dramatisation of the Shannon Matthews’ hoax kidnapping is to resume after the BBC halted production last year to address production and editorial issues.
360 has hired a creative director, Sky has acquired a zombie drama while there are recommissions for Alan Davies and Lewis. Click for more in today’s round-up.
BBC1 has recommissioned historical drama Poldark and revealed the channel has secured its highest first quarter share of viewing in a decade.
Peep Show star David Mitchell is to play William Shakespeare in an in-house sitcom being piloted for BBC2.
Endemol Shine Group is sizing up how to integrate its separate standalone digital divisions as it emerged Channelflip boss Claire Tavernier has stepped down and the multichannel network is to relocate to west London.
Channel 4 has pulled digital-rig documentary series Teens from the linear schedule to make it available online-only.
Tom McDonald has been named BBC head of natural history and specialist factual formats as the shake-up to the factual commissioning team continues.
North Yorkshire Police will not take any further action against Jeremy Clarkson after he physically assaulted Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon.
E4 has ordered a dating format from Lime Pictures as part of a wave of commissions.
Channel 4 has ordered a full series of The Secret Life of Four-Year-Olds following the success of the one-off documentary.
ITV is in talks to acquire the television division of The Weinstein Company for up to £630m, according to reports in the US.
EastEnders characters Kat and Alfie Moon are to star in their own spin-off series next year while taking a break from Albert Square.
Fledgling indie Woodcut Media has hired former A+E Networks UK commissioner Jinal Patel.
Ed Miliband has committed to defending the licence fee if Labour wins the general election.
DLT Entertainment is developing a UK version of Scandinavian drama Nurses.
Broadcast is currently looking for ways to improve Greenlight – its database of the latest TV commissions.
Broadcast has launched a new section on its website dedicated to the key programing genres.
Ben Stephenson plans to embed himself in the US TV industry at JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot – but will stay with the BBC over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition to his successor.
Indies are divided over whether they can meet broadcasters’ diversity strategies, with those welcoming the efforts as a step in the right direction matched by others fearing that the financial burden could fall on their shoulders.
BBC1 head of planning and scheduling Dan McGolpin is to become the broadcaster’s daytime controller, stepping into the role vacated by Damian Kavanagh.
BBC iPlayer generated its highest-ever number of average daily TV requests in February, fuelled by a renewed interest in Top Gear following the controversy surrounding the show.
The BBC’s plan to transform Birmingham into a creative talent hub has been dealt a blow after only 22% of staff affected agreed to move to the city.
The growing debate around broadcaster proposals to overhaul terms of trade dominated an event to launch the Broadcast Indie Survey last week.
The joint chief executives of Shine Australia, Mark and Carl Fennessy, are to leave the company following the Endemol Shine Group mega-merger.