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BBC reveals Olympics plans

26-May-2016

The BBC has fired the starting gun on its Rio 2016 coverage – revealing plans to offer more than 3000 hours of Olympics coverage across multiple platforms.

Dan Brooke

Dan Brooke: TV 'hideously able-bodied'

26-May-2016

Channel 4 diversity guru Dan Brooke has slammed TV as “hideously able-bodied” as the broadcaster bids to increase the volume of disabled talent in the industry.

The Late Late Show

LA Screenings: Corden tipped for CBS sitcom

26-May-2016

James Corden’s popularity in the US shows no sign of slowing down with the host of The Late Late Show tipped to join CBS sitcom The Great Indoors.

Challenge Me

ITV lines up Talpa entertainment format Video

26-May-2016

ITV is continuing its push to mine Talpa’s rich vein of entertainment shows after ordering a talent contest based on its international format Challenge Me.

MediaCity

BBC extends Alice Webb and Joe Godwin’s roles

26-May-2016

BBC children’s boss Alice Webb and Academy director Joe Godwin have had their roles extended under changes announced by director general Tony Hall.

The Secret Life of Babie

C4 turns spotlight on teenage mums

26-May-2016

The stories of five teenage mothers will be told in a one-off documentary for Channel 4.

Plebs & Tattoo Fixers

BBC3 move a boon for rivals

26-May-2016

E4 and ITV2 have both had strong starts to the year, benefiting from BBC3’s move online in the battle for young viewers.

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Reboots dominate the LA Screenings

26-May-2016

The LA Screenings transported British buyers back in time this week, with a raft of dramas and programmes based on movies and TV series dating as far back as the 1980s.

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BBC factual set to experiment

26-May-2016

BBC head of natural history and specialist factual formats Tom McDonald has called for more experimental events as he attempts to build greater emotional engagement with his slate.

George Osborne

Osborne: scrapping recipes has 'balanced' BBC

25-May-2016

The “operational decision” to close BBC Food has helped re-establish the BBC as a public broadcaster rather than an online newspaper, according to George Osborne.

Imagine

Imagine… to bolster BBC2 arts push

25-May-2016

Alan Yentob’s Imagine… is to air on BBC2 for what is thought to be the first time as part of plans to make Saturday nights a home for arts on the channel.

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E4 revs up car makeover format

25-May-2016

E4 has ordered a Pimp My Ride-style car makeover format from Electric Ray.

Sarah Lazenby

C4's Lazenby secures promotion

25-May-2016

C4 has promoted entertainment editor Sarah Lazenby to commissioning editor.

Going Forward

C4 swoops for Jo Brand's Sky sitcom

25-May-2016

A social services-themed comedy sitcom penned by Jo Brand has been picked up by Channel 4 after airing as a one-off on Sky Arts. 

Liz Warner

In brief: Bafta TV Lecture; Barcroft TV; RTS Yorkshire

25-May-2016

Betty founder Liz Warner is to deliver this year’s Bafta TV Lecture as Barcroft TV expands into India. Read on for more.

John Hay

C4 hires head of specialist factual

25-May-2016

Channel 4 has promoted arts chief John Hay to head of specialist factual.

X Factor

X Factor to hold Facebook Live auditions

24-May-2016

The X Factor will become the latest TV brand to embrace Facebook Live after offering contestants the chance to audition via the social media platform.

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Senior digital commissioners depart in C4 shake-up

24-May-2016

Channel 4 commissioners Adam Gee and Jody Smith are to leave the broadcaster after a more than a decade as part of a restructure at digital video service All 4.

Airbnb: Dream or Nightmare?

C4 pulls back covers on Airbnb

24-May-2016

Outline Productions is to explore the Airbnb phenomenon in a one-off film for Channel 4.

The Aliens

E4 axes The Aliens

24-May-2016

E4 drama The Aliens has been cancelled by Channel 4 after just one series.

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Virgin Media returns to LA Screenings

24-May-2016

Virgin Media is on the hunt for US serialised dramas and single camera comedies as it attends the LA Screenings for the first time in a number of years.

The Secret Life of the Zoo

C4 supersizes The Secret Life of the Zoo Video

24-May-2016

Channel 4 has ordered a supersized version of The Secret Life of the Zoo, more the doubling the length of its original run.

Carpool Karaoke

CBS shops Carpool Karaoke format Video

24-May-2016

James Corden’s viral hit Carpool Karaoke is set to be remade around the world after CBS Studios International started shopping it to international broadcasters.

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Viacom boss sues owner

24-May-2016

The row over Viacom took another twist on Monday, as chief executive Philippe Dauman launched legal action against the company’s owner Sumner Redstone and his representatives.

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Viacom at centre of ugly row in US

23-May-2016

Channel 5 owner Viacom is at the centre of an ugly row between chief executive Philippe Dauman and representatives of the company’s proprietor, Sumner Redstone.

BBC

rio-2016

BBC reveals Olympics plans

The BBC has fired the starting gun on its Rio 2016 coverage – revealing plans to offer more than 3000 hours of Olympics coverage across multiple platforms.

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ITV

Challenge Me

ITV lines up Talpa entertainment format Video

ITV is continuing its push to mine Talpa’s rich vein of entertainment shows after ordering a talent contest based on its international format Challenge Me.

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C4

Dan Brooke

Dan Brooke: TV 'hideously able-bodied'

Channel 4 diversity guru Dan Brooke has slammed TV as “hideously able-bodied” as the broadcaster bids to increase the volume of disabled talent in the industry.

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C5

Viacom at centre of ugly row in US

Channel 5 owner Viacom is at the centre of an ugly row between chief executive Philippe Dauman and representatives of the company’s proprietor, Sumner Redstone.

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UKTV

David Haye, Dave

VIDEO: David Haye, Dave Video

Dave is gearing up to cover heavyweight boxer David Haye’s second comeback fight against Arnold ‘The Cobra’ Gjergjaj on Saturday 21 May.

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Sky

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BBC 'has a duty' to offer iPlayer content to Sky Go

The BBC ‘has a duty’ to offer on-demand and live programming to a wider range of third party apps, most likely including Sky Go, according to the white paper.

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