Channel 4 and BBC1 lead the nominations for the Broadcast Awards 2015 after being shortlisted in multiple categories, including Channel of the Year.
Sunset + Vine has picked up the production contract for Channel 4’s coverage of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
BBC Academy and Creative Skillset are teaming up to launch a pilot scheme offering free career advice to television freelancers.
Footballers Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie are among the sports stars to have invested $2m (£1.3m) in clip-sharing service Grabyo.
Period murder mystery drama Grantchester is to return to ITV in 2015 after a strong debut series.
ITV has commissioned a ninth series of long-running Phillip Schofieldgameshow The Cube.
Brighter Pictures co-founder Gavin Hay has resurfaced as the director of a newly-established indie that will specialise in programming about disability.
The tax break for live-action kids’ programming is expected to be given the green-light by the government after chancellor George Osborne threw his support behind the plans.
A study of youngster’s media habits by Ofcom has revealed that older children watch half as much live TV as adults – but six times as much short-form content via services such as YouTube.
West Midlands Police have arrested a man in connection with organised dog fighting as a result of Penny Woolcock’s Channel 4 documentary Going To The Dogs.
Sky has ordered a documentary about penguins from in-house production arm Sky Vision.
Utopia, Educating Yorkshire and The Tunnel were among the winners at the International Emmy Awards.
My Family producer DLT Entertainment has beefed up its development team with two new hires.
ITV has added to its drama slate with an ambitious ten-part series inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
The biggest-ever run of Pointless Celebrities forms part of a new multi-series deal for the long-running BBC format.
The BBC Trust is considering a request to launch an investigation into Top Gear’s Argentina special from the country’s UK ambassador.
An ITV documentary is to explore the effects of war on three young women whose soldier husbands were killed in Afghanistan.
Bullseye co-founder Dee Smith has joined European extreme sports and culture producer Factory Media.
Channel 5 is to follow another group of pensioners as they blow their children’s inheritance and winter fuel allowance on cheap booze and holidays with a super-sized renewal of OAPs Behaving Badly.
Multiplatform indie LoveLive has hired former Babelgum and BT Vision executive Mark Cranwell as chief commercial officer.
British barrister Judge Rinder is to return to ITV with a super-sized daytime order.
Equestrian sports and lifestyle channel Horse & Country TV is preparing to launch in Australia next year and plans to develop a range of local programming.
The UK’s creative industries have formed a federation to strengthen the sector and improve access and diversity.
Bear Grylls is to front a YouTube channel featuring a host of adventurous thrill-seekers produced by Barcroft Media.
Cartoon Network edged past the BBC’s children’s channels to be crowned channel of the year at the British Academy Children’s Awards last night.
Netflix has ordered 26 episodes of a comedy produced by 30 Rock’s Tina Fey to launch in the UK next year.
Production companies need to take greater care of freelance filmmakers and stop treating them as “guns for hire”, according to Grierson and Rory Peck Award-winning director Ben Steele.
The director of Channel 4 documentary The Paedophile Next Door has revealed its subject agreed to appear on TV in an attempt to encourage others to seek help.
The scandal surrounding 18th century aristocrat Lady Seymour Worsley is to be turned into a one-off factual drama produced by Wall to Wall for BBC2.
Chalkboard TV will bring festive cheer to ITV2 with its first UK commission exploring office Christmas parties.
The BBC must put some of its biggest shows, including EastEnders, out to tender once it drops its in-house quota system, according to All3Media boss Jane Turton.
Dinner Date commissioner Katy Thorogood is to leave ITV after five years to become a creative director for Ricochet Productions.
BBC America has appointed Sundance TV chief Sarah Barnett as president and general manager, one month after Sundance parent firm AMC Networks acquired a stake in the US cable network.
Discovery has picked up Windfall Films’ science documentary series Strip The Cosmos in the UK.
All3Media chairman Steve Morrison has made an impassioned plea to safeguard the licence fee and set out a plan for it to be overseen by industry professionals and the public rather than politicians.
Ofcom has granted Birmingham’s local TV licence to a consortium headed up by former ATV presenter Mike Prince after original preferred bidder BLTV went bust in August.
US network ABC has kicked off a hunt for non-scripted formats from the UK with a particular focus on variety shows and docu-soaps.
The BBC has formally relaunched its e-commissioning system as part of Danny Cohen’s mission to improve indie relations.
Keo Films has launched a division that will inherit the Keo Digital slate and produce content aimed at a young demographic for TV and other platforms.
A new generation of indies and film producers turning to TV have contributed to the doubling of first-look distribution deals in 2014.
Channel 4 has recommissioned Wall To Wall’s Child Genius for a third run in 2015.
Jamie Oliver’s indie Fresh One has optioned a Dutch format which exposes the impact bullies have on their victims for a UK re-make.
The collapse of distributor Electric Sky has left dozens of UK indies out of pocket to the collective tune of hundreds of thousands of pounds.
BBC Radio 4 Today programme presenter Mishal Husain has hailed the role that women can play in reporting from the frontline of conflict zones.
Sara Geater, Cat Lewis and Laura Mansfield are battling it out to become Pact council chair in the organisation’s first contested election in at least 14 years.
Sky is planning further investment in the UK indie sector as part of a long-term plan to become a primetime production and distribution powerhouse.
Come Dine With Me producer Shiver has won a raft of factual commissions from ITV with a number of one-offs and a three-part series about the Carry On… films.
StyleHaul is to accelerate its growth plans, including the development of 10 online pilots with Fremantle Media, after RTL Group invested nearly £80m in the multichannel network (MCN).
Plum Pictures has secured access to Richard Branson’s Necker Island as part of a BBC2 season that will provide a window onto the lives of the super-rich.
Eleven Film will use its Growth Fund investment from Channel 4 to appoint a drama boss as it bids to add to its burgeoning slate in the genre.
Amazing Spaces presenter George Clarke has established a production company and won his first commission: a Channel 4 property series co-produced with Betty.
Mad Men producer and distributor Lionsgate is to ramp up its push into television production in the UK and is looking to hire development and production executives.
Jews on Bikes indie Back2Back has hired a UK development chief as managing director David Nottman-Watt prepares to focus on the US.
US cable network FX has boarded BBC1’s Tom Hardy drama Taboo.
ITV News is to host five online debates with the leaders of the main political parties to encourage young people to engage with politics.
Waterloo Road’s potential successor, a two-part Luther special and an Israeli autism series are among 40-plus hours of drama unveiled by the BBC as it bids to make a case for the licence fee.
Red Production Company picked up the judges award for making a significant contribution to the region at the RTS North West Awards as the BBC scooped 16 awards.
ITV is bringing together several generations of a single family to live under one roof for a documentary from Grant Mansfield’s Plimsoll Productions.
BBC1 documentary Life Story was the first series shot in ultra-high definition by the Natural History Unit. Ahead of next Thursday’s final episode, Broadcast compiles some of the moments which bring viewers closest to the animal’s world.
Peter Fincham has reaffirmed ITV’s commitment to current affairs following its decision to cut back Tonight, revealing plans to move its Exposure strand to 9pm and commission a range of new shows.
Intrepid explorer Bear Grylls is heading to ITV for the first time as the broadcaster bids to head off a potential decline in male viewers following its loss of football rights next year.
Andrew O’Connor is to leave Objective Productions, the indie that he co-founded with Michael Vine, after nearly 20 years in charge.
ITV is to mark its 60th anniversary next year with a live episode of Coronation Street.
Ofcom is considering opening an investigation into BBC Radio Norfolk after receiving complaints about comments made by presenter Nick Conrad about rape this week.
Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sir Ian McKellen are to star in a BBC2 adaptation of Sir Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser and BBC1 is planning a drama from a duo of James Bond writers.
BBC1 detective drama Luther is set to be remade in the US after Fox revealed plans to develop an adaptation produced by Idris Elba.
ITV is making a number of producers on Tonight redundant and plans to reduce the number of episodes it makes next year as it cuts costs on its flagship current affairs brand.
BBC nations and regions chief Peter Salmon has urged media businesses to open offices outside of London to keep in step with audiences.
October Films has hired a US head of factual as it expands its North America operation.
Comedy Central is to move in with a group of models for an eight-part sitcom for Roughcut TV.
Ofcom has launched an investigation into the way live Premier League television rights are sold in UK.
Bob The Builder creator Keith Chapman has set up a kids indie and partnered with a Canadian firm on his debut project.
DCD Media-owned indie September Films has won a “game changing” commission from US broadcast network The CW for magic format Penn & Teller: Fool Us.
The production company behind Penguins: Spy in the Huddle is turning its attention to emperor penguins for a one-off film for BBC1.
Audience research business YouGov has launched an app that allows users to view data collected from its 190,000 members. Broadcast runs its eye over the quintessential audience of each of the main broadcasters.
ITV plans to broaden the appeal of its Rugby World Cup coverage with a range of spin-off programming, as chief executive Adam Crozier admitted the tournament would cause disruption to scheduling.
CBeebies controller Kay Benbow is to become the acting director of BBC Children’s.
Miles Bullough’s digital content company Wildseed Studios has launched its first scripted series since rolling out a dedicated comedy channel on YouTube.
Turner has acquired the pay-TV rights to animated pre-school series Toot The Tiny Tugboat, the latest project from The Snowman and The Snowdog indie Lupus Films.
Facejacker star Kayvan Novak has created a Julian Assange-inspired BBC4 comedy as part of a raft of BBC programming marking the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.
Glue producer Eleven Film has become the first drama indie to win investment from Channel 4.
Director general Tony Hall has renewed the BBC’s commitment to tackling the ageism which has been encountered by some of its female presenters.
The trailer for Quicksilver Media’s forthcoming Unreported World film for Channel 4 has been viewed over 1m times in five days after it was picked up by media outlets including Upworthy, Reddit and CNN.
ITV2’s controversial relationship advice show Dapper Laughs: On the Pull is to be investigated by Ofcom following its repeated use of potentially offensive sexual language.
ITV Encore has ordered a supernatural drama based on the novels of Phil Rickman.
International distributor Electric Sky has fallen into administration two days after Broadcast revealed its production and post-businesses had become insolvent.
UKTV plans to commission five scripted series for Gold in 2015 as part of its increased £125m commitment to content.
Channel 4 drama commissioner Sophie Gardiner is joining the UK division of Colin Callender’s indie Playground Entertainment.
Ingenious Investments CEO James Clayton has joined Simon Fuller’s media firm XIX Entertainment.
Blast! Films is to give deep-sea fishing the fixed-rig treatment for Channel 4 in a series executive produced by the broadcaster’s outgoing features commissioner Nick Hornby.
Hat Trick Productions is trialling transforming Have I Got News For You’s Twitter account into an ongoing satirical profile.
Channel 4 has ordered a one-off weather documentary from Arrow Media, the first time that the broadcaster has commissioned a show from one of its Growth Fund indies.
Channel 5 is lining up more Suspects after renewing the Newman Street-produced drama for a third series.
The BBC has axed its latest in-house Saturday night entertainment format, Tumble.
Formula E has struck a deal with content network Rightster to promote the electric racing series online.
Birmingham-based gangster drama Peaky Blinders is to return to BBC2 for a third series.
Studio Lambert has won its first order from ITV’s flagship channel in five years with a four-part holiday format.
The Hoarder Next Door commissioner Nick Hornby is leaving Channel 4 to join Blast! Films as head of programmes.
Fixed-rig television is being stretched into intriguing new areas by adopting the language of primetime drama series and seizing the opportunity to create ‘real-life’ versions of established TV genres, documentary-makers have claimed.
Channel 4 is on the brink of revealing a major diversity initiative that will see commissioners miss out on part of their annual bonus if they fail to hit agreed targets.
Online network Diagonal View is planning a shift into longer-form content after revealing its revenues will pass £3m this year.
YouTube and Spotify could be among the next wave of services to follow Netflix on to Youview, as it prepares to launch a dedicated app section.
Chef Nigel Slater and long-term business partner and producer James Thompson have launched a factual indie.
Ben Gale and Natasha Bondy’s Little Gem has landed its first commission as part of an order for three BBC1 shows described as “factual entertainment with purpose”.
BBC director of television Danny Cohen has claimed that audiences and the industry will suffer if the corporation emerges diminished from next year’s charter renewal negotiations.
Sky 1 director Adam MacDonald has tasked UK production companies with delivering the next Storage Hunters or Pawn Stars.
ITV has posted an 8% year-on-year increase in revenue in its latest set of interim results, propelled by its best advertising performance in five years.
BSkyB has been renamed as Sky after it completed its £7bn acquisition of Sky Italia and purchase of a majority stake in Sky Deutschland.