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Licence fee deal: BBC wins and losses

6-Jul-2015

Broadcast’s line-by-line guide to how the BBC will be impacted by the surprise licence fee deal announced today.

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Tony Hall hails 'right deal' for the BBC

6-Jul-2015

Director general Tony Hall has claimed the shock agreement for the future funding of the corporation is the “right deal for the BBC in difficult economic circumstances”.

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BBC licence fee deal: reaction Video

6-Jul-2015

Click for all the latest reaction to the surprise BBC licence fee deal

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Whittingdale: BBC to take on £650m pensioner licence fees

6-Jul-2015

Culture secretary John Whittingdale has announced that the BBC will shoulder the £650m cost of licence fees for over-75s - but the corporation’s funding will be tied to inflation in the next charter period.

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C4 launches diverse writing initiative

6-Jul-2015

Channel 4 will give diverse writers the chance to pen original series for its main channel and E4 as part of its newly-launched Studio4 initiative.

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BBC press team faces 20% cut

6-Jul-2015

The BBC press team is facing a cut of up to 20% as the corporation axes 1,000 jobs in a bid to save £150m.

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C4 hires diversity duo

6-Jul-2015

Channel 4 has strengthened its diversity team with the appointment of two executives to implement its 360° Diversity Charter.

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What does £650m buy you at the BBC?

6-Jul-2015

With chancellor George Osborne set to ask the BBC to pick up the bill for licence fees for the over-75s, Broadcast assesses how a £650m cut could impact the corporation’s services.

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Winnie The Witch to fly onto C5

6-Jul-2015

Classic kids character Winnie The Witch is to fly onto TV screens after Channel 5 commissioned a 52-part series for its preschool strand Milkshake.

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Chancellor to hit BBC with £650m bill for pensioner licence fees

6-Jul-2015

George Osborne has all-but confirmed plans to make the BBC pick up the £650m bill for free licence fees for the over-75s in his Budget this week.

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Liberty Global buys Ireland's TV3

3-Jul-2015

All3Media co-owner Liberty Global has acquired Irish free-to-air broadcaster TV3 for €80m (£57m) from private equity company Doughty Hanson.

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Webb: CBBC and CBeebies at risk of following BBC3 online

3-Jul-2015

BBC director of children’s Alice Webb has warned that CBBC and CBeebies are at risk of going the way of BBC3 and moving online if the corporation takes a funding cut during charter renewal.

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Mulville & Thoday set sights on BBC3 spectrum

3-Jul-2015

Jimmy Mulville and Jon Thoday want the government to preserve BBC3’s TV spectrum for young audiences if the channel is given the full greenlight to move online.

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ITV orders two Fremantle daytime formats

3-Jul-2015

FremantleMedia has won picked up two ITV Daytime shows - a quick-fire Sean Fletcher-fronted gameshow and a quiz involving a circular ice table.

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Sunset + Vine wins BBC Scotland contract

3-Jul-2015

Sunset + Vine has won a competitive pitch to produce at least 50 hours of sports programming for BBC Scotland over the next 12 months.

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C5 lost £13m ahead of Viacom sale

3-Jul-2015

Channel 5 lost £12.9m in its final nine months of ownership under Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell, after suffering an advertising dispute with Omnicom and the poor performance of US soap Dallas.

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Ofcom: give E4 & More 4 more prominence

3-Jul-2015

Ofcom has suggested that E4 and More 4 programmes are judged as part of Channel 4’s public service remit – with the digital channels handed greater prominence in the EPG.

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TV viewing among young down 18%

3-Jul-2015

TV viewing among young adults has fallen by 18% over the past five years, according to Ofcom.

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Unions oppose compulsory redundancies at BBC

2-Jul-2015

Broadcasting unions have united to oppose compulsory redundancies at the BBC after more than 1000 jobs were put at risk under new cost-cutting measures.

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TVPlayer launches subscription service

2-Jul-2015

OTT video service Simplestream has struck deals with broadcasters including A+E Networks, Discovery, Nat Geo, Sony and UKTV to launch a subscription service.

Ofcom

Ofcom unconvinced over retransmission fees

2-Jul-2015

The implementation of retransmission fees may trigger “more regulation, not less”, with no guarantee the extra revenue generated would be ploughed into programming according to Ofcom.

Tony Hall

BBC to cut 1,000 jobs

2-Jul-2015

Tony Hall has announced that the BBC will axe more than 1,000 jobs in a bid to tackle a predicted £150m loss in licence fee revenue in 2016/17.

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Ofcom: no case for changing terms of trade

2-Jul-2015

Ofcom has ruled that there is no case to reform the terms of trade, arguing that broadcasters continue to hold the balance of power despite increasing indie consolidation.

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BBC rejects Cameron's calls to drop term ‘Islamic State’

2-Jul-2015

The BBC has rejected a plea from MPs and David Cameron to stop using the term Islamic State to refer to the terrorist group.

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BBC responsible for 97% of kids commissions

2-Jul-2015

The BBC accounts for nearly 97% of UK kids originations across the PSB channels as spend by ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 has dropped to £3m.

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BBC shoots migrant footage for first 360-degree news package

The BBC has shot its first 360- degree news package as part of the broadcaster’s ongoing trials with nascent virtual reality technology.

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ITV

Take Me Out

ITV orders two Fremantle daytime formats

FremantleMedia has won picked up two ITV Daytime shows - a quick-fire Sean Fletcher-fronted gameshow and a quiz involving a circular ice table.

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C4

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C4 launches diverse writing initiative

Channel 4 will give diverse writers the chance to pen original series for its main channel and E4 as part of its newly-launched Studio4 initiative.

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C5

Winnie The Witch to fly onto C5

Classic kids character Winnie The Witch is to fly onto TV screens after Channel 5 commissioned a 52-part series for its preschool strand Milkshake.

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UKTV

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Dave buys The Last Man on Earth

Dave has acquired Will Forte-fronted apocalyptic sitcom The Last Man on Earth as UKTV continues to grow its US comedy output. 

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Ofcom

Ofcom unconvinced over retransmission fees

The implementation of retransmission fees may trigger “more regulation, not less”, with no guarantee the extra revenue generated would be ploughed into programming according to Ofcom.

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