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Got To Dance

Got To Dance pulls in Facebook viewers

A Got To Dance spin-off series which was distributed on Facebook notched up 17,000 views on the social media site.

Cars That Rock

Discovery drives off with more Cars That Rock

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has driven off with another series of Cars That Rock for Discovery.

Doctor Who

Doctor Who bumped by Strictly Come Dancing

Doctor Who is to be moved to a later slot to make way for Strictly Come Dancing in a BBC scheduling move that will see the sci-fi series finish after 9pm.

League Of Their Own

Sky hunts non-scripted commissioners

Sky has kicked off a hunt for two new commissioners as it prepares to ramp up its non-scripted output.

Broadcast Breakfast

Broadcast Breakfast with A+E Networks

A+E Networks bosses including Heather Jones are to reveal their commissioning priorities at the latest Broadcast Business Breakfast next week.

24 In Police Custody

24 Hours in Police Custody, C4

Click to view the trailer for 24 Hours In Police Custody, Channel 4’s forthcoming access doc from The Garden Productions

ITV backs US digital indies

ITV has moved quickly into digital content production after purchasing minority stakes in two burgeoning US multiplatform indies.

Prized Apart: a logo from BBC in-house entertainment’s treatment for the format that was created in 2012

Controversy over BBC1 format

A well-known production company has lodged a formal complaint with the BBC following the commission of Electric Ray’s Saturday night gameshow Prized Apart.

Pact chief executive John McVay

Pact slams BBC and C4 for ‘peddling terms of trade myth’

Pact chief executive John McVay has claimed that Channel 4 and the BBC are “peddling a myth” about terms of trade needing to be overhauled to protect smaller indies.

Tim Davie

BBCW revives indie interest

BBC Worldwide is planning a renewed push on its UK indie investment strategy, according to chief executive Tim Davie.

Rising Star

ITV on the hunt to replace Rising Star

ITV is to plunder its entertainment development slate as it looks to fill the hole in its schedule left by the cancellation of Keshet entertainment show Rising Star.

Binky

C4 sets out Shorts strategy

Channel 4 has lifted the lid on its short-form content commissioning strategy as it looks to build its Shorts hub into a destination for young online audiences.

Bad Education

BBC3 pulls back from online-first strategy

BBC3 has rowed back from its strategy of premiering all scripted comedy online in favour of an ad hoc approach.

Huw Edwards

Broadcasters finalise referendum coverage

BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky News have finalised plans for comprehensive news coverage of the final stages of the Scottish referendum as voting gets underway tomorrow. 

Cooks’ Question Time

C4 appoints deputy head of features

Channel 4 has promoted features commissioning editor Alex Menzies to the newly created position of deputy head of features.

Latest Ratings

Celebrity Squares

Celebrity Squares slips below 3m

WEDNESDAY: ITV’s Celebrity Squares failed to impress viewers after losing 20% of its audience following last week’s opener.

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Oh! You Pretty Things

TV Critics: Oh! You Pretty Things; Ireland’s Lost Babies; The Strain

“With great tunes and unbelievable trousers, this is a marvellous three-part series.”

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Kipper

TV originality? That’s so last year

Who needs fresh ideas when we can just rehash past successes, asks Steven D Wright

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The Broadcast Interview

Antonia-Hurford-Jones

Antonia Hurford-Jones, Sky Living

Sky Living director reveals plans to defrock the channel of its fluffy image.

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The Editor

Chris Curtis

A week of waiting and watching

From Scotland to Shine to Sony, new relationships will be tested

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Podcast

Modern Life is Goodish

Talking TV: BBC Trust & UKTV upfronts

The latest addition of Talking TV heads to UKTV Live to catch-up with Sir David Attenborough and Dave Gorman, while the new BBC Trust chair is also on the agenda.

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Digital Edition

Broadcast 19 September 2014

Broadcast 19 September 2014

Click for the digital version of this week’s magazine.

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