Channel 4 has picked up the UK broadcast rights to NBC’s relationship drama This is Us from Twentieth Century Fox Distribution.
Kelly Webb Lamb and Liam Humphreys will be tasked with making a success of The Great British Bake Off for Channel 4.
Moira Ross’s entertainment label Panda Television is to produce a non-TX pilot of a “huge-scale” family entertainment format for BBC1.
Talking TV heads off on a lost weekend with Keith Richards as the Rolling Stones guitarist curates an entire weekend of programming for BBC4.
ITV has commissioned a second series of ratings smash Victoria from Mammoth Screen.
Sky Vision has strengthened its senior team with a number of hires including PBS Distribution boss Gillian Rose, who will lead sales in the US.
Long-serving director of BBC Scotland Ken MacQuarrie has been appointed as the corporation’s new director of nations and regions.
The BBC’s future-thinking R&D department has created a holographic TV experiment inspired by the infamous Princess Leia scene in Star Wars.
Hungry Bear Media is to pilot a talk-show spin-off of Mrs Brown’s Boys in which Agnes throws open the doors of her home to a string of celebrity guests and members of the public.
Endemol Shine has teamed up with one of Asia’s leading content companies CJ E&M to co-produce a reality format that launches in South Korea next month.
Glasgow-based indie Hello Halo has appointed Mentorn development executive Natalie Hill as head of development.
Sky News and ITN have picked up International Emmys for their news coverage.
Paul Hollywood has signed a three-series deal to continue to front The Great British Bake Off as Mary Berry revealed she will depart following its move to Channel 4.
Growing interest in high-end British drama and increased investment from digital buyers has helped grow the UK distribution industry by 15% to £1.3bn over the past year.
Agents and TV executives have dubbed the government’s insistence that the BBC publish the names of talent paid in excess of £150,000 a “storm in a TV teacup”.
The BBC is quietly reaffirming the relationships behind some of its biggest indie-produced shows, including Sherlock, Call The Midwife and The Apprentice, after losing The Great British Bake Off to Channel 4.
Justin Bodle has bought back Power, the international production and distribution firm he founded in 1995.
Leading drama producers have called for ITV to be bold and brave to sustain the momentum created by former director of drama Steve November, which has contributed to its main channel’s audience share rising by 5.5%.
ITV’s deal to renew The X Factor comes as the entertainment juggernaut’s back-to-basics format appears to have stemmed the show’s declining audiences.
The BBC is to put £250m of programming up for grabs over the next two years as part of its landmark tendering plans.
Happy Valley will not be returning to BBC1 for at least two years – but creator Sally Wainwright already has a new series commission for the channel.
Channel 4 is set to remain the UK’s Paralympic rights holder until 2020, covering the next two Paralympic Games in PyeongChang and Tokyo.
Ooyala’s latest study has found that the share of online video consumed via Apple tablets has plummeted, as online video service TVPlayer has agreed a partnership with Samsung. Click for more.
ITV is to explore the abilities of puppies in a two-part series from Life of Dogs indie Plimsoll Productions.
Sky Atlantic drama The Night Of has been viewed more than 2.5m times after the broadcaster made the entire series available on-demand ahead of its linear broadcast.
Channel 4 has commissioned Betty to produce a spin-off series of The Autistic Gardener fronted by garden designer Alan Gardner.
ITV2 has acquired CBS sitcom The Great Indoors to boost its comedy offering.
Remarkable has bolstered its senior team by creating head of factual and head of entertainment roles.
More than 140 commissioner speed meetings are available at the Broadcast Commissioning Forum, which will take place on 3 November.
Fearne Cotton is to front a HuffPo series, Sky & ITV have backed eSports channel Ginx TV and Cartoon Network has launched a VR game. Click for more
Barcroft Media has agreed a wide-reaching distribution deal with production funding agency Drive as it prepares to roll-out its latest YouTube channel.
TV chef James Martin has landed two commissions after relaunching his indie Blue Marlin Television.
Youngest Media, the indie established by former Endemol execs David Flynn and Lucas Church, has hired a former Victory Television executive as its entertainment boss.
The BBC has dominated the final shortlist for the 44th Grierson Awards, picking up 27 nominations including all four presenter nominees.
The BBC has kicked off the biggest change to commissioning in a decade after revealing Holby City, A Question of Sport and Songs of Praise are to be put out to tender to the independent sector.
Comedy Central is returning to Drunk History for a third run, while Mip is expanding to China.
Woodcut Media has secured its first two crime documentary series for Sky’s free-to-air channel Pick as the channel continues to push into original commissions.
Leeds-based indie True North is to tackle a talent drain to London through a series of networking events promoting the benefits of working outside of the capital.
Jane Featherstone’s fledgling indie Sister Pictures has launched a “naughty” authored comedy label run by Flowers producer Naomi de Pear.
Chandana Keerthi Bandara, a BBC journalist working on its Sri Lankan Sinhala service, has been awarded £50,000 compensation by an employment tribunal after his failure to prioritise news of Prince George’s birth contributed to his dismissal in 2015.
People Just Do Nothing producer Roughcut TV has established a branded content arm in the wake of a PlayStation video game campaign.
Spun Gold is teaming up with Phillip Schofield to shine a spotlight on the history of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) in an ITV documentary.
Branded content business Livity is to turbocharge its multiplatform network of video channels after securing a £1.5m investment.
All3Media chief operating officer Sara Geater has been appointed chair of the Bafta commercial committee, replacing media lawyer Medwyn Jones.
BBC Wales is seeking to save £9m per year by 2022 as part of a major shake-up of senior management and commissioning staff.
ITV daytime stalwart This Morning is to be turned into a live visitor experience.
Objective has hired a chief operating officer from Syco.
Game of Thrones broke a record set by Frasier 12 years ago to scoop the highest number of Emmys won by a fictional series.
Dancing Ledge Productions has awarded first-time writer and director Caroline Bartleet its inaugural writer’s residency.
5 News editor Cristina Nicolotti Squires has been appointed director of content at Sky News.
The Trust has launched a public consultation into the BBC’s plans to transform its in-house production arm into a commercial subsidiary.
Comedian Jon Richardson is to front a one-off programme on Channel 4 exploring the reasons to be terrified of life.
Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham has written to key suppliers and stakeholders claiming that the audacious swoop for The Great British Bake Off will allow the broadcaster to invest in more risk-taking programmes.
Carnival Films is developing a dystopian cyber-warfare drama based on Alex Gibney’s documentary Zero Days.
The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent will remain on ITV until 2019 after the broadcaster struck a three-year deal.
Former ITV exec Alison Sharman has joined Thoroughly Modern Media, the fledgling indie that produced Heston’s Dinner In Space.
Spike Lee has partnered with Netflix to produce a TV version of his debut feature film She’s Gotta Have It.
BBC Studios and BBC Worldwide will need to demonstrate value for money to licence fee payers after the National Audit Office (NAO) was awarded oversight of all BBC activities.
Reuters is to make over 1m news video clips available to publishers through its Reuters Media Express platform.
Channel 4 has underlined its commitment to nations and regions commissioning by creating a dedicated role.
The formative years of George Michael’s life will be documented in a 90-minute film for Channel 4.
Plimsoll Productions, the indie set up by former RDF exec Grant Mansfield, has appointed Paddy Sellers as its first chairman.
The BBC will be forced to publish salaries for talent paid more than £150,000 under the terms of its new royal charter, a draft of which is being published later this morning.
China is an increasingly important home for high-end British drama, with fierce competition between digital platforms for shows and a burgeoning interest in UK talent driving the market.
The BBC’s future-gazing research and development division (BBC R&D) has developed a real-time, interactive prototype to help audiences cook recipes at their own pace.
ITV is investigating which of its biggest TV brands can be turned into live visitor experiences and tours following the launch of Emmerdale and Coronation Street attractions.
Dom Joly has slammed the lack of imagination in hidden camera shows as he prepares to launch Shady Cabal – the label that will produce Channel 4’s Trigger Happy reboot.
Blaze, the forthcoming free-to-air channel from A+E Networks, will give the US pay-TV firm a direct relationship with viewers in the UK for the first time.
Years of simmering tension and a commercial chasm were behind the failure of the BBC and Love Productions to renew the contract for The Great British Bake Off.
Regional indies have poured cold water on government proposals to relocate Channel 4 to Birmingham.
Channel 4 secured board approval for its audacious and controversial capture of The Great British Bake Off over the weekend, and pounced within hours of Love Productions’ Richard McKerrow calling Tony Hall to notify him that the show’s BBC tenure was over.
ITV is making a multi-million pound move into late-night comedy with a stripped show that it hopes can replicate the success of The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Tony Robinson is to walk across England from west to east coast for a Channel 5 series.
Lemonade Money has won a competitive pitch to produce the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards for iPlayer, as Pact plans to embed 10 Chinese broadcasting execs with UK indies.
TV executives have “no idea what they are doing” and should put more trust in talent, according to comedian John Cleese.
Drone racing is to air on Sky Sports after the broadcaster invested £760,000 in an elite league.
Rona Fairhead will not lead the BBC’s forthcoming unitary board after prime minister Theresa May requested that she reapply for the job.
House Productions, the indie established by Tessa Ross and Juliette Howell, has hired three executives to its development team.
Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc will step down as hosts of The Great British Bake Off when the show moves to Channel 4 next year.
BBC head of comedy commissioning Shane Allen has highlighted the importance of backing female talent in the wake of the loss of Victoria Wood and Caroline Aherne.
The BBC is to continue to profit from The Great British Bake Off until at least 2028 after it emerged that its international arm holds the remake rights for the next 12 years.
Channel 5 is to go behind the scenes of one of the most extravagant shopping centres in Britain as it prepares for Christmas.
Youngest Media, the indie established by former Endemol execs David Flynn and Lucas Church, has secured its first commission - an E4 dating show featuring 10 “clones”.
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Rod Henwood is to leave Zodiak Media 12 months after it merged with Banijay.
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BBC Worldwide has hired former Lion executive Joff Powell as commissioning editor for its portfolio of international channels.
Channel 4 has poached The Great British Bake Off after negotiations between Love Productions and the BBC broke down.
The Great British Bake Off, the biggest show on UK television, is to leave the BBC after talks broke down between the corporation and Love Productions.
ITV’s Victoria has outmuscled BBC1 rival Poldark in the consolidated ratings stakes – after the royal drama’s opening episode piled on 2m viewers.
Paul Hollywood is to front his own car show as BBC2 ordered a North One Television series starring The Great British Bake Off host.
Fireman Sam, Love Island, Naked Attraction and Coronation Street have all been cleared by regulator Ofcom after receiving close to 1,000 complaints.
Still Open All Hours is to return for a third series and agents Richard Stone Partnership have undergone a rebrand.
Michel Roux Jr is to handpick the best food and drink products in the UK for a Channel 4 series.
BBC Alba and its supporters have called for “greater parity” between the Gaelic broadcaster and its Welsh counterpart S4C as part of charter renewal.
The Island exec Alf Lawrie is leaving Shine to join Blast! Films.
Reports have emerged that Channel 4 is to be moved to Birmingham as it prepares for its first official meeting with the government’s culture secretary.
Culture secretary Karen Bradley is reported to have struck a deal with the BBC which will force the corporation to publish talent salaries well below the £450,000 threshold already agreed.
WPP chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell has claimed that the privatisation of Channel 4 would be “a good thing” for the industry.
Dom Joly’s Trigger Happy TV is to return later this month after Channel 4 ordered a short-form reboot of the hidden camera show.
Minster for digital and culture Matt Hancock has flagged “success, access and synthesis” as the three cornerstone principles of his strategy for the creative industries.
Tony Hall will share the stage with C4’s Jay Hunt, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos, BBC’s James Purnell and Sky Atlantic’s Zai Bennett at the Royal Television Socety’s London Conference later this month.
UK indie Unigram is developing a boy band drama with former One Direction star Zayn Malik and Law and Order creator Dick Wolf for NBC.
Cinema chain Curzon has renewed a three-year deal with digital video business Easel TV to deliver its transactional VOD service.
Back In Time For Dinner commissioner Alison Kirkham has been confirmed as the BBC’s head of factual commissioning, more than a year after being installed in the role on a temporary basis.
Pulse Films unscripted boss Roy Ackerman has left the indie after just over a year and will be replaced by creative director Emma Cooper.
Channel 4’s foreign language streaming service Walter Presents has acquired Red Arrow International’s Icelandic crime drama Case.
Magic Light Pictures is adapting Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s children’s book The Highway Rat for BBC1.