21st Century Fox has tabled a takeover bid for Sky, which values the company at £18.5bn and would see the media giant take full control of the pay TV business.
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Channel 4 is preparing to launch one-off docs about Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, as well as Winnie the Pooh, while the BBC head of Scotland has emerged.
UK pay-TV channel Fox has acquired the reboot of US action drama 24.
Bonnie Greer, Tessa Jowell and Joan Bakewell are among the 12 senior female arts figures who have demanded the government explain why it blocked the appointment of Althea Efunshile to Channel 4’s board.
Vice and the Guardian are to team up to develop TV shows as part of a partnership between the businesses.
Argonon has launched a diversity scheme, while Robot Wars is heading to Asia and BBC Worldwide struck a Chinese deal for The Collection.
UK Animation chief Oli Hyatt has made an impassioned plea for the government to step up its support of the sector at 10 Downing Street.
ITV is to launch a paid-for subscription option for viewers wanting to access its on-demand service without advertising.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has promoted Julie Meldal-Johnsen to director of global content.
Pay-TV broadcaster Fox plans to order a small slate of “edgy” dramas from the UK and Europe after commissioning its first local scripted series.
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Sky has set its sights on commissioning original high-end virtual reality content, following the launch of its Sky VR app.
Channel 4 has been left frustrated and disappointed by the government’s decision to block the appointment of BAME executive Althea Efunshile to its board, a move that has been labelled a “serious step back for diversity” by campaigners.
Twofour is heading to Spain with Alex Polizzi in a six-part series for Channel 5.
A+E Networks’ relationship format Seven Year Switch is headed to Channel 4 after the international versions aired on All 4.
Two leading kids bodies have urged Channel 5 to invest more in kids’ original content for its Milkshake pre-school strand after the Viacom-owned broadcaster reported record profits.
ITN has won an online commission from Olympic Channel, while Red Bull has unveiled plans to move into music licensing.
Barging novices are taking to British waterways with Great Canal Journeys indie Spun Gold in a four-part series for Channel 5.
TCB Media Rights and Studiocanal have sold a raft of programming to Asian broadcasters ahead of this week’s Asia TV Forum (ATF).
BBC Earth is to launch in Canada after BBC Worldwide struck a deal with Toronto-headquartered broadcaster-distributor Blue Ant Media.
The “high calibre” BAME candidate blocked by the government from joining the Channel 4 board has been revealed as former deputy chief of Arts Council England Althea Efunshile.
Culture secretary Karen Bradley has hit back at criticism that the BAME woman blocked from joining the board of Channel 4 was treated “unfairly”.
Chinese producer Huace Film & TV is to remake an ITV Studios drama in China – the first scripted deal for the international division of the British broadcaster.
Channel 5 is eyeing bringing back hard-hitting documentary Gangland as it beefs up its 10pm slot with “edgier” programmes.