SVoD service boards Troy & Black Earth Rising
Predicts further declines in 2017
Set for extra promotion following BBC move
Production arm generates £243m in 2016
Agrees deals with major US networks
News in brief
Chance to air on Universal Channel
Inflation-linked increase to £147
Discovery channel pre-buys Back2back series
Creative & commercial opportunities explored
Buys majority stake in firm behind Spin
Debut for Alex Graham & Michael Jackson’s indie
Endemol Shine indie to produce six-part series
Last King of Scotland writer to pen Desire
C4 agrees two-year contract
Takes 20% stake in Play Sports Group
BBC2 order four-part WW2 series
Rose Garnett to head BBC Films
Sky signs exclusive deal for Arctic drama
Tony Hall calls for reassurance from Capita
Talpa’s Cannonball is set in a water park
ITV’s stripped format launches tonight (27 February)
Ofcom to take on 40 staff
Paolo Agostinelli joins as EVP affiliate distribution.
Prepares 10pm bulletin
Drive secures pre-sales for Wildbear show
Little Gem to produce one-off doc
Pulse Films to produce Don’t Stop
Warner Bros indie preps OAP version
Acquires rights to e-sports tournament
SVoD service to co-pro BBC1’s Love, Lies and Records
BBC Studios also in spotlight
Plimsoll preps Teach My Pet to do That
TV prepares for its biggest schedule shake-up since the ‘90s as BBC2 returns to Westminster.
King Bert to produce Xmas special
South Bank studios to be redeveloped
Biggest schedule change since ’90s
Bake Off winner scores BBC2 series
Studio formats top agenda
Slate includes Mount Everest doc
NHU to contribute technological innovation
Guide to the in-house division
Horgan & Mountford prepare for expansion
Co-pro treaty inches closer
Embarks on ambitious ‘all-screen’ strategy
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The Media Show stalwart died aged 58
Launch date and pricing details unveiled
Biggest expansion for nations in 20 years
Distributor strikes 300-hour CBeebies deal
Oxford Scientific Films to produce
Opens up 12 new roles
Forms part of redevelopment plans
David Young preps Letterbox
Media Show stalwart passes away aged 58
ITV indie options M
Hot House-backed indie to produce Zika doc
Graham Norton & Robert Peston forced to move
OTT service scoops UK & US rights
Kit Harington to front Kudos drama
‘Ideas-eating monster’ to spawn spin-offs
David Attenborough to present
‘No wish to serve as distraction’
Partners with Monterosa
Twofour’s time travel format to return
News in brief
Twofour lands access to Northampton Hospital
Major sports remain on free-to-air TV
Alternative-history genre and a travelogue with a twist
Exec Kieran Roberts reveals expansion plans
Jack Bayles appointed commissioning editor
Viewers can sign-in to their BBC account
Top indie bosses booked for 16 March event
Nick Tanner lands promotion
1212 Prods lands three-part music series
Everyone’s Talking About Jamie opens in Sheffield
Sky’s Cameron Roach writes to Theresa Wise
Quest Red to debut 15 March
Indie’s early priorities outlined
The Nightly Show launches 27 February
Bain, Morris & Beesley prep Ill Behaviour
Industry heavyweights reveal first signings
An inside look at series two
Appointment of ‘risk-taking’ McDermott welcomed
Plans to move away from ‘fusty’ look
Acquires Turner’s free-to-air channel
Hala Kamil to attend ceremony after Trump ban halted
Secures global distribution rights
Marks 20th anniversary of film release
Warner Bros and Sony look to kick off UK restructures following key executive departures
Fat Friends and The Syndicate creator Kay Mellor is looking to grow indie Rollem Productions by working with a raft of new writers.
Jason Simms leaves US network after 13 years
Distributor looks to link up with major fi rms and start-ups following Snapchat and Blippar deals.
Tough to build an ads-based business
C4 News: home for ‘directors’ cuts
Princess Productions managing director Emma Hardy is to leave The Wright Stuff indie after 20 years.
Discovery is to launch a second free-to-air channel in the UK, following its acrimonious carriage deal negotiations with Sky.
Amazon has boarded Channel 4 and Sony Pictures TV’s adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, according to reports.
Reed Midem is launching a UK pavilion at MipTV as an “alternative solution” to the absent Pact stand.
BBC2 channel editor Patrick Holland has recommissioned Label 1’s NHS documentary Hospital for a further two series.
Director of BBC Sport Barbara Slater has warned that crown jewels events such as the Olympic Games and Wimbledon could be “abolished by the back door” if the government fails to update legislation.
Facebook has launched a video app for TV to offer users the ability to watch content on a bigger screen.
Film 4 digital chief Catherine Bray has been hired as editor of Channel 4’s short-form arts strand Random Acts.
The indie established by Teletubbies and In the Night Garden co-creator Andrew Davenport has secured its first commission – a CBeebies series set in a picture-book world.
Drama chief Piers Wenger has made his first major commission since joining the BBC – ordering an Ian McEwan adaptation from Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sunnymarch TV.
Whisper Films and FilmNova are to produce two of Channel 4’s major sporting events following a competitive pitch process.
Amazon has hired Fremantle Media International executive Georgia Brown as director of original TV for Europe as its originations push accelerates, Broadcast has learned.
BBC2 is preparing the last of its late-night variety pilots in the next few weeks – paving the way to launch a show this summer.