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Jonathan Ross is to host the Broadcast Awards 2016, which takes place at the Grosvenor House hotel on 10 February .
Our Gay Wedding: The Musical producer Wingspan Productions to is to document and stage the world’s first computer-created musical for Sky Arts.
BBC Trust chairman Rona Fairhead will argue for “intelligent reform” of the corporation’s “remit, regulation and revenue” today.
A Norwegian format which tracks the lives of a disparate group of people who share a birthday is to be remade for Channel 4 by Outline Productions.
The government could reach a decision over whether to privatise Channel 4 as early as January, Broadcast understands.
Channel 5 has acquired a live music special celebrating what would have been Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday.
George Clarke’s indie Amazing Productions is to make a C4 series following people with “bold ambitions” on renovating interiors.
US gameshow 500 Questions is heading to ITV, which has commissioned a series from The Voice producer Wall to Wall.
The BBC Trust has formally approved proposals to close BBC3 as a linear channel in January and to gradually transition it online by March 2016.
History orders a fast turnaround doc on the Paris terror attacks, while Sky Arts plans a brass band ‘extravaganza’ and All4 orders a new short-form series from Factory Films.
Growing audience appreciation, lucrative commercial returns and the threat of “hyper-inflation” have all played a part in the BBC’s decision to shelter drama from spending cuts.
ITV News at Ten has been the only flagship TV and radio news bulletin to go backwards in representing expert women - but others are making big strides after Broadcast’s campaign, according to research by City University.
Presenter Tim Wonnacott has left long-running BBC1 daytime series Bargain Hunt after clashing with producers earlier this year.
TAC, the trade body for Welsh indies, has written to chancellor George Osborne warning him that privatising Channel 4 would usher in a more London-centric strategy.
Legends of Tomorrow has become the latest member of Sky 1’s gang of DC Comics series after the broadcaster swooped for the superhero show.
BBC1 is to celebrate the career of David Attenborough with a 90th birthday tribute and a one-off film about bioluminescence for BBC2.
Sky and Discovery have acquired 45 hours of programming from Paul Heaney’s TCB Media Rights.
John Whittingdale will respond directly to Armando Iannucci’s MacTaggart lecture by hosting a series of face-to-face talks on the future of the BBC with TV producers and writers.
BBC2 is to celebrate the career of Stephen Fry in a documentary produced by Whizz Kid Entertainment and Bafta Productions.
BBC2 will celebrate the best of the Jeremy Clarkson Top Gear years with a two-part “extravaganza” this Christmas.
BBC Store has rolled out a social media campaign encouraging consumers to vote for their favourite drama characters to help raise awareness of the download-to-own service.
Sky 1’s 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy was the only British show to win an International Emmy during a ceremony at the New York Hilton last night.
The government is to hand the BBC World Service a surprise £85m boost as part of plans to increase national security and fight global terrorism.
Gender equality in the news has not improved since 2010, with women accounting for fewer than a quarter of individuals featured.