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London Live strikes boxing deal

4-Sep-2015

London Live has the acquired the rights to 20 hours of live boxing to beef up its Friday and Saturday night schedules.

Tom Bradby

ITV News at Ten set for revamp as political editor race hots up

4-Sep-2015

ITV News at Ten’s will undergo a major editorial refresh later this year in the hands of new anchor Tom Bradby - as the race to replace the outgoing political editor hots up.

Sara Cox

Cox, Dent and Ellis-Bextor front Watch docs

4-Sep-2015

Sara Cox, Grace Dent and Sophie Ellis-Bextor are heading to Watch after the pay-TV broadcaster commissioned three authored documentaries from Cactus TV.

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Twofour to resurrect Pompeii for ITV doc

4-Sep-2015

Michael Buerk and Twofour are to bring destroyed Roman town Pompeii back to life using CGI in a single documentary for ITV.

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In brief: TLC; Arrow Media; Cineflix Rights

3-Sep-2015

TLC orders Ashley Madison doc and Arrow Media wins Smithsonian order.

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Nat Geo owner to launch UK free-to-air channel

3-Sep-2015

Fox International Channels (FIC) is on the brink of launching a free-to-air channel with a raft of National Geographic factual content, as the battle for the free-to-air market heats up.

Bring The Noise

Sky 1 orders music panel show

3-Sep-2015

Former Sky commissioner Duncan Gray is to produce an A League of Their Own-style music quiz for Sky 1.

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Greenbird duo strike C4 deal

3-Sep-2015

Channel 4 has struck an agreement with a new GroupM Entertainment-style content financing agency to offer top-up funding for original commissions.

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TV urged to scrap interns to improve diversity

3-Sep-2015

Lord Holmes has urged TV to seize the diversity initiative by scrapping unpaid internships, while hurdles to top creative jobs also emerged as a theme at the Edinburgh International Television Festival last week.

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BBC steps up political fight

3-Sep-2015

The BBC remains on high alert despite culture secretary John Whittingdale’s conciliatory tone at Edinburgh, and is planning a series of set pieces to make the case for its future.

Louis Theroux

Louis Theroux Scientology doc lands theatrical release

2-Sep-2015

Louis Theroux’s first theatrical feature documentary, My Scientology Movie, is to launch at this year’s London Film Festival.

BBC News

BBC News website under fire from newspapers

2-Sep-2015

The News Media Association (NMA) has called on the BBC to “significantly tighten” the scope of its online news service and collaborate rather than compete with the commercial news sector.

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C4 to track Landmark Trust restorations

2-Sep-2015

Chocolate Media will follow attempts by the Landmark Trust to complete two ambitious building restorations for a Channel 4 series.

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Broadcast Awards: deadline for entries extended

2-Sep-2015

The deadline to enter the Broadcast Awards has been extended to Friday 11 September, giving hopefuls an extra seven days to submit programmes, channels and businesses.

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Labour's Jeremy Corbyn vows to reverse BBC cuts

2-Sep-2015

Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to protect the licence fee and reverse BBC funding cuts in a policy document on the arts.

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Milkshake cooks up Shane The Chef

1-Sep-2015

Channel 5 is cooking up more original kids commissions with a 52-part animated chef comedy from Cloudbabies indie Hoho Entertainment.

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In brief: Challenge Cup; Tern; Apple; TVF; The Fall

1-Sep-2015

The BBC has agreed a deal with the Rugby Football League to extend its coverage until 2020, while Channel 4 has handed a Tern daytime format a primetime commission.

Tony Hall

Tony Hall ‘mulling radical cost-cutting plans’

1-Sep-2015

Tony Hall is mulling plans to cut a further 3,000 BBC jobs, close two minor TV or radio stations and increase repeats on BBC1 and BBC2, aaccording to The Sunday Times.

Marvellous

Fremantle to distribute Kudos' Capital

1-Sep-2015

Fremantle Media International has picked up the global rights to Kudos-produced BBC1 drama Capital.

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Jay Hunt: consolidation can hurt indie creativity

28-Aug-2015

Channel 4 chief creative officer Jay Hunt has claimed that growing consolidation in the indie sector has had a negative impact on creativity.

Edinburgh Danny Cohen

Danny Cohen: all BBC TV channels face cuts

28-Aug-2015

Danny Cohen has guaranteed that BBC2 will not be closed down, but warned that all of the corporation’s television channels will face cuts following its funding deal.

GLUE

C4 drama to explore historic sex abuse

28-Aug-2015

George Faber is to produce a Channel 4 drama series which will explore the impact on a fictional public figure after they are accused of historical sexual misconduct.

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BBC2 heads to Leningrad & Versailles

28-Aug-2015

BBC2 has acquired Versailles, the English-language Canal+ drama written by Simon Mirren and David Wolstencroft, and ordered a music series from Reef Television.

chris holmes

EHRC: diversity quotas 'run risk' of being unlawful

28-Aug-2015

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has cast doubt over the lawfulness of quotas but backed Lenny Henry’s call to ring-fence funds and create diversity databases.

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C4 to track teenage murder investigation

28-Aug-2015

Ten Alps indie Films of Record will track a police investigation into a teenage murder in an ambitious documentary series for Channel 4.

BBC

BBC steps up political fight

The BBC remains on high alert despite culture secretary John Whittingdale’s conciliatory tone at Edinburgh, and is planning a series of set pieces to make the case for its future.

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ITV

Tom Bradby

ITV News at Ten set for revamp as political editor race hots up

ITV News at Ten’s will undergo a major editorial refresh later this year in the hands of new anchor Tom Bradby - as the race to replace the outgoing political editor hots up.

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C4

Greenbird duo strike C4 deal

Channel 4 has struck an agreement with a new GroupM Entertainment-style content financing agency to offer top-up funding for original commissions.

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C5

Milkshake cooks up Shane The Chef

Channel 5 is cooking up more original kids commissions with a 52-part animated chef comedy from Cloudbabies indie Hoho Entertainment.

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UKTV

Catherine Tate

Catherine Tate to star in Gold comedy

Catherine Tate and Car Share star Sian Gibson are to star in Gold’s latest original comedy commission.

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Sky

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FX remains optimistic over Sky co-pro deal

US cable network FX chief executive John Landgraf remains “optimistic” that it will co-produce comedy series with Sky, 18 months after it struck an agreement with the pay-TV broadcaster.

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