Bectu has threatened to derail production on dramas including Call the Midwife and Doctor Who if a long-running pay dispute is not resolved.
Discovery Communications and BSkyB’s £350m bid for Channel 5 appears to have been insufficient to land the broadcaster from Northern & Shell.
Channel 4 has teamed up with Waitrose to create an ad-funded programming (AFP) Saturday morning live cookery show fronted by Steve Jones and Lisa Snowdon.
Channel 4 is to go behind the scenes at Britain’s “prestigious” Shed of the Year competition for a three-part series.
BBC1 has commissioned a second series of crime drama Shetland from ITV Studios.
Sky is to begin trialing a mobile Twitter tool that allows its customers to watch or record TV shows by clicking on icons which appear in tweets.
S4C has greenlit an interactive multiplatform children’s series that will launch on TV before concluding as a four-part digital comic book.
ITV plans to use the funding and space in the schedule freed up by its loss of the Champions League to test in-house formats.
The BBC3 controller post will likely be merged with the yet-to-be-filled role of iPlayer content boss following Zai Bennett’s decision to join Sky Atlantic.
UKTV is pledging to provide a full response to indies’ pitches within two weeks of submission as part of a wide-ranging overhaul of commissioning.
Incoming BBC2 controller Kim Shillinglaw is set to launch an indie charm offensive as she bids to get to grips with unfamiliar genres and make her mark on the channel’s schedule.
The global arm of AMC Networks is readying plans to launch the Sundance Channel in the UK.
Denise O’Donoghue is to step down as the UK managing director of ITV Studios after four years.
Discovery Communications and BSkyB are poised to announce a £350m deal to acquire Channel 5 from Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell, Broadcast understands.
The BBC has appointed Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth as its director of human resources.
Mad Men returned for a seventh series on Wednesday with a meagre audience of 28,500 - as Channel 4’s How to Get a Council House was back with record ratings.
“He undermined his argument with soundbites from the usual Socialist Worker types”
Producer Richard Broke, whose credits included Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years, has died
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