UK pay-TV channel Fox is set to kick off a hunt for a British drama to match The Walking Dead after hiring Keshet exec Sara Johnson as its scripted drama chief.
Taking risks to help emerging talent and wacky ideas break into “the closed shop” of scripted comedy is at the heart of Channel 4’s online Blaps strategy as it prepares to open up its next commissioning round.
US cable network Starz is remaking Channel 4’s hit comedy Peep Show for American audiences.
Sky has posted strong full-year financial results with revenue and profit both up as the pay-TV operator starts to take advantage of bringing together its European services.
Snooker star Ronnie O’Sullivan is to hustle pool players across the USA in a four-part series for History after the pay-TV channel reignited its talent strategy.
ITV Studios has underlined its importance to its parent company after reporting a surge in revenues that will help insulate the broadcaster from the anticipated shockwaves of Brexit.
Advertising giants including Omnicom, Publicis and Interpublic are beginning to fund TV programming via a multimillion-pound fund created by Krempelwood.
ITV is preparing to make redundanies as it looks to make £25m of cuts in the wake of the EU referendum but has stressed that programming budgets will not be affected.
Wimbledon and Euro 2016 helped boost BBC iPlayer to 290m requests in June, well above the 250m generated the previous year.
A strong performance by ITV Studios helped the broadcaster weather the post-Brexit storm, as net advertising revenue remained flat in the wake of the referendum.
Sky Sports has looked east for its latest set of football rights – acquiring the Ping An Chinese Football Association Super League competition.
Channel 4’s first chief executive Jeremy Isaacs has warned against the privatisation of the broadcaster.
ITV is to launch a youth programming block in association with AwesomenessTV after striking a wide-ranging partnership with the US multiplatform video network.
Potato is to tail Devon and Cornwall police force across its enormous beat for a blue light documentary for ITV.
Sky has hired BBC comedy commissioner Tilusha Ghelani as part of its latest push into comedy.
Channel 5 is to launch a free-air-channel inspired by its on-demand catch up service My5.
ITV is to search for more disabled actors for Emmerdale and Coronation Street, while the BBC is to ring fence 10% of apprentice opportunities for people with disabilities as part of a dual diversity drive.
Joey Essex, Tyger Drew-Honey and Charlotte Crosby are all looking for love on a new E4 dating show produced by TOWIE indie Lime Pictures.
EE TV has quietly dropped its mobile recordings service following pressure from broadcasters.
The tendering process that will ultimately involve some of the BBC’s biggest series is set to be revealed over the next few weeks after the corporation held “constructive” talks with trade body Pact.
Amazon is gearing up to launch its Prime Instant Video service in a slew of major new markets as its battle with Netflix intensifies. The SVoD service is reportedly in the final stages of discussions to launch in France, Italy, Spain and India.
Sky is set to ramp up the amount of exclusive content on its VoD services after buying The Late Late Show With James Corden from CBS Studios International.
Sky Atlantic’s Zai Bennett has tasked UK indies with bringing him the next Making A Murderer or The Jinx as he outlined his commissioning ambitions for the channel.
Channel 4 is facing a summer of uncertainty after it emerged that privatisation remains on the political agenda following the appointment of new ministers at the Department for Culture, Media & Sport.