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Rona Fairhead

Who is Rona Fairhead?


Rona Fairhead was the surprise choice to replace Lord Patten as the BBC Trust chair this weekend. A largely unknown quantity to the broadcasting industry, Broadcast runs the rule over the government’s preferred candidate.

Peter Horrocks

Peter Horrocks to leave the BBC


Peter Horrocks, the director of the BBC World Service group, is to leave the corporation next year.

Vice News

A+E Networks to buy Vice stake


History owner A+E Networks is to acquire a 10% stake in youth media business Vice Media for $250m (£150m).


Nutopia beefs up US development


Jane Root’s Nutopia has hired a former executive from Breaking Bad broadcaster AMC to expand its US development team.

Rona Fairhead

Rona Fairhead to be BBC Trust chair


Rona Fairhead, the former chairman and chief executive of the Financial Times Group, is poised to become the chair of the BBC Trust.

JB Perrette

Discovery boss rejects Abraham fears


Discovery boss JB Perrette has hit back at claims from Channel 4 chief David Abraham that global consolidation will lead to a more risk averse indie sector.

The Dentists

Raw visits the dentist for BBC1


Britain’s worst dental problems are to be examined in a BBC1 series from The Secret Life of Students indie Raw Television.

Iain Watters

Bake Off controversy draws 800 complaints


A controversial episode of The Great British Bake Off has sparked more than 800 complaints.

Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery

Matchlight to exit DCD group


Glasgow-based indie Matchlight is close to leaving beleaguered production group DCD Media, Broadcast understands.

BBC News

BBC global news traffic rockets


The BBC’s global online news audience has grown by 30% since 2012 to reach over 73m unique monthly browsers.

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell slams Strictly scheduling


The BBC has been criticised by Simon Cowell following its decision to schedule Strictly Come Dancing against The X Factor.


CTBF to host Downton premiere


The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF), the charity best known for its Royal Film Performance, is to premiere the series five opener of ITV drama Downton Abbey at Leicester Square.


UKTV poaches Sky creative exec


UKTV has poached Sky creative executive Scott Russell to oversee creative output across its ten channels.

Bad Bridesmaid

VIDEO: Bad Bridesmaid trailer


Click to view the trailer for Bad Bridesmaids, ITV2’s comedy-reality hybrid produced by Fresh One Productions and GroupM Entertainment.

Bridezillas US

DCD responds to share price drop


DCD Media has issued a statement ahead of its interim results to attempt to calm shareholder nerves over its plummeting share price.

The X Factor

The X Factor wobbles on second outing


SUNDAY: The X Factor faltered in its second outing after making a promising start the previous evening.

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The X Factor

TV Critics: The X Factor; Two Amigos; Crimes of Passion

“It’s hard to look at another Harry Styles haircut without seeing the contrivances nesting inside it.”

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Elaine Bedell, ITV

Outgoing chair Elaine Bedell recalls her favourite moments and tells Chris Curtis why ITV’s revival strategy works


Chris Curtis

Debate and disputes at Edinburgh

Did the festival come too soon for C4 to really make its mark?

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Edinburgh 2014

Talking TV: Edinburgh special

A special edition of Talking TV heads to the Edinburgh International Television Festival to sort through all the major themes of this year’s conference.

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Neil Patience

Obituary: Neil Patience

Neil was one of the most positive people you could ever wish to meet, know and work with.

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Digital Edition

Broadcast 29 August

Broadcast 29 August

Click for the digital version of this week’s magazine.

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