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Sky to enter mobile market

29-Jan-2015

Sky is to enter the mobile sector for the first time after striking a deal with Telefónica UK, which trades as O2.

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Analysis: Sky in Silicon Valley

29-Jan-2015

Sky will continue its spate of San Francisco acquisitions at a steady pace over the next year as the seven businesses it has already backed begin to have a direct impact on its business.

Paralympics

C4 backs disabled trainees with £500,000 pot

29-Jan-2015

Channel 4 will plough £500,000 into training schemes to ensure that people with disabilities make up at least 10% of its 2016 Paralympics production team.

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Sky eyes new drama partners

29-Jan-2015

Sky is hunting for more international drama co-pro partners and has targeted broadcasters in Australia and Canada for its next wave of big-budget commissions.

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BBC factual plan in spotlight

29-Jan-2015

Sweeping changes to the BBC’s factual commissioning team came as a “massive shock” to insiders and are likely to result in the departure of some of the corporation’s highest-profile commissioners.

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BBC Taster targets YouTube generation

29-Jan-2015

The BBC’s efforts to reach new audiences with digital storytelling were ratcheted up this week with the unveiling of BBC Taster.

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BBC sets strict IP guidelines

29-Jan-2015

The BBC has banned commissioners from leaving with an idea they developed at the corporation, following last year’s controversy over Prized Apart.

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Channel 5 revamps commissioning

29-Jan-2015

Channel 5 is overhauling its commissioning process, introducing a 12-week cycle designed to provide indies with greater clarity and deliver more ambitious ideas.

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Sky News and Facebook partner for election debate Video

28-Jan-2015

Sky News has partnered with Facebook as part of its Stand Up Be Counted (SUBC) initiative for an online debate in which youngsters will grill the major political leaders.

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In brief: Suspects sale & C4 doc scheme

28-Jan-2015

Channel 5 drama Suspects is heading to Australia and Channel 4 has opened its Cutting Edge training scheme. Click for more in today’s round-up.

Catastrophe

More Catastrophe planned for C4

28-Jan-2015

Channel 4 has moved quickly to recommission Catastrophe after just two episodes of Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s sitcom have aired.

Boxing

ITV returns to boxing with Carl Frampton fight

28-Jan-2015

ITV is to air its first live boxing match in five years – covering Carl Frampton’s title defence against Chris Avalos.

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London Live to cut 20 staff

28-Jan-2015

The Evening Standard’s local television station London Live is to cut 20 jobs and plough the savings into commissioned and acquired content.

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C4 hires Shorts commissioner Video

28-Jan-2015

Channel 4 has strengthened its Shorts commissioning team with the addition of Little Dot Studios’ content exec Isaac Densu.

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ITV lines up Cricket World Cup highlights

27-Jan-2015

ITV has applied for permission from Ofcom to air highlights of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

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CTO Burrows to exit Channel 4

27-Jan-2015

Channel 4 broadcast and distribution chief technology officer Kevin Burrows is to leave the broadcaster.

BBC Wales

BBC sells Cardiff HQ

27-Jan-2015

The BBC has agreed the sale of its Wales headquarters to Taylor Wimpey.

Crossing Lines

In brief: Crossing Lines & The Undateables

27-Jan-2015

Alibi has picked up Crossing Lines, while Channel 4 has greenlit a fifth series of The Undateables. Read on for more of the day’s round-up.

The Jump

C4 loads up The Jump game

27-Jan-2015

Channel 4 will offer fans of The Jump the chance to get involved in the action via a mobile game.

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Big Star’s Little Star gets third run

27-Jan-2015

12 Yard Productions’ celebrity parent-and-child format Big Star’s Little Star has been commissioned for a third series by ITV.

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Tony Hall: TV watershed won't last

27-Jan-2015

BBC director general Tony Hall has suggested that the TV watershed will become increasingly irrelevant as viewing habits change.

Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls to front I’m A Celebrity-style format

27-Jan-2015

Bear Grylls will lead a band of eight celebrities through an unforgiving rainforest in a new I’m A Celebrity-style entertainment format for ITV.

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BT Sport confident of landing Gary Lineker

26-Jan-2015

BT Sport is in serious discussions with Gary Lineker over signing the presenter to host its Champions League coverage from next season.

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In brief: Heather Jones & Project Diamond

26-Jan-2015

Heather Jones lands a promotion and the CDN’s hunt for a training partner are revealed in today’s round-up.

Shetland

BBC Scotland appoints drama boss

26-Jan-2015

Gaynor Holmes has been appointed as the permanent head of drama for BBC Scotland.

BBC

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BBC factual plan in spotlight

Sweeping changes to the BBC’s factual commissioning team came as a “massive shock” to insiders and are likely to result in the departure of some of the corporation’s highest-profile commissioners.

ITV

Boxing

ITV returns to boxing with Carl Frampton fight

ITV is to air its first live boxing match in five years – covering Carl Frampton’s title defence against Chris Avalos.

C4

Paralympics

C4 backs disabled trainees with £500,000 pot

Channel 4 will plough £500,000 into training schemes to ensure that people with disabilities make up at least 10% of its 2016 Paralympics production team.

C5

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Channel 5 revamps commissioning

Channel 5 is overhauling its commissioning process, introducing a 12-week cycle designed to provide indies with greater clarity and deliver more ambitious ideas.

UKTV

Dave doubles up on Storage Hunters Video

Auctioneer Sean Kelly is to remain in the UK after Dave ordered two more series of Storage Hunters UK.

Sky

Sky to enter mobile market

Sky is to enter the mobile sector for the first time after striking a deal with Telefónica UK, which trades as O2.