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Rickie and Melvin

Kiss FM's Rickie and Melvin to front ITV gameshow

12-Feb-2016

Kiss FM’s Rickie and Melvin are to front a Thames-produced gameshow for ITV.

First Dates

In brief: First Dates; Boomerang; Safeword; Tigerlily; RTS Awards

12-Feb-2016

Twenty Twenty’s dating format First Dates is to launch a social media experiment for tonight’s Valentine’s Special episode. Click for more

channel-4

Talking TV: Broadcast Awards & ITV changes Video

12-Feb-2016

Talking TV catches up with the big winners from the Broadcast Awards and puts ITV’s commissioning changes in the spotlight.

Catastrophe

Rob Delaney tells government to ‘get filthy hands off’ C4 Video

12-Feb-2016

Catastrophe star Rob Delaney has warned the government to “stay the fuck away” from Channel 4 as the threat of privatisation continues to loom large over the broadcaster.

Doctor Foster

BBC1 leads pack in BPG Awards

12-Feb-2016

BBC1 leads the pack in the Broadcasting Press Guild awards after picking up 11 nominations.

Peaky Blinders

Yorkshire receives £250,000 investment

12-Feb-2016

The Yorkshire region will receive more than £250,000 to boost its TV, film and game industries.

Top Gear

Full Top Gear presenting line-up revealed Video

11-Feb-2016

The BBC has revealed a seven-strong line-up of presenters for the reboot of Top Gear, with Formula 1 commentator Eddie Jordan among those joining co-hosts Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc.

Endeavour

ITV reorders Endeavour

11-Feb-2016

ITV has commissioned a fourth series of detective drama Endeavour from Mammoth Screen.

David Abraham

Abraham: privatisation would change C4's "heartbeat"

11-Feb-2016

Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham has said the broadcaster would “operate to a different heartbeat” should it be privatised.

sports-fan

BT Sport gears up for MotoGP trial

11-Feb-2016

BT Sport is to trial object-based broadcasting technology on its MotoGP coverage after securing a slice of a £4m investment from an EU research and innovation fund.

cat

Richard Klein signs off with indie docs

11-Feb-2016

Two series exploring the worlds of cats and council enforcement officers are among Richard Klein’s final factual commissions for ITV.

Prince Charles

Producers reflect on Richard Klein’s record

11-Feb-2016

Producers have praised Richard Klein’s indie relations skills after he stepped down as ITV’s director of factual.

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BBC3 sets out plans for post-switch innovation 

11-Feb-2016

The ex-Vice producer helping to oversee BBC3’s digital switch has plans to experiment with innovative content around established brands as the youth channel finds its feet online.

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C4 triumphs at Broadcast Awards 2016

10-Feb-2016

Channel 4 was named Channel of the Year at this year’s Broadcast Awards, where it notched up seven prizes, including a clean sweep in the factual categories.

Heartbeat

TLC picks up NBC medical drama

10-Feb-2016

TLC has acquired forthcoming US medical drama Heartbeat, fronted by Home and Away’s Melissa George.

Paralympic

C4 commissions Paralympic series The Superhuman Show Video

10-Feb-2016

Channel 4 has commissioned Princess Productions to make magazine series The Superhumans Show as part of its Paralympics coverage.

Unforgotten

Mainstreet develops period drama with Hammer

10-Feb-2016

Unforgotten producer Mainstreet Pictures has partnered with classic horror firm Hammer to develop a period drama.

C5-Rebrand

POLL: Will C5's rebrand work? Video

10-Feb-2016

C5’s rebrand is designed to attract younger, more affluent audiences. Will it work?

Richard Klein

Klein: attracting viewers to factual is TV's toughest challenge Video

10-Feb-2016

Richard Klein has claimed that attracting large audiences to factual programming is one of the biggest challenges facing television, as ITV confirmed his departure.

C5-Rebrand

C5 unveils brand refresh Video

10-Feb-2016

Channel 5 has launched a new logo and on-screen treatments as part of a strategy to attract younger and more affluent viewers.

David-Kosse

C4 to pump £25m into Film 4

9-Feb-2016

Channel 4 is to inject an additional £10m into Film 4 over the next 12 months – taking its funding to a record £25m.

Barry Hearn

BBC signs darts deal with PDC

9-Feb-2016

A new darts tournament will be broadcast live on BBC2 following a deal with the Professional Darts Corporation.

Richard Klein

ITV parts company with Richard Klein

9-Feb-2016

ITV has parted company with director of factual Richard Klein after two-and-a-half years.

whicker_docs

Survey finds docs at risk of becoming 'selective and self-serving'

9-Feb-2016

Documentary film-making is in danger of becoming “selective and self-serving” after an independent survey laid bare the genre’s financial difficulties.

The Story of Cats

Plimsoll explores cats for ITV

9-Feb-2016

ITV is to investigate the relationship between big cats in the wild and domestic pussycats in a three-part doc series from Plimsoll Productions.

BBC

BBC1 leads pack in BPG Awards

BBC1 leads the pack in the Broadcasting Press Guild awards after picking up 11 nominations.

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ITV

Rickie and Melvin

Kiss FM's Rickie and Melvin to front ITV gameshow

Kiss FM’s Rickie and Melvin are to front a Thames-produced gameshow for ITV.

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C4

Talking TV: Broadcast Awards & ITV changes Video

Talking TV catches up with the big winners from the Broadcast Awards and puts ITV’s commissioning changes in the spotlight.

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C5

C5-Rebrand

POLL: Will C5's rebrand work? Video

C5’s rebrand is designed to attract younger, more affluent audiences. Will it work?

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UKTV

W

Watch rebrands and secures EastEnders repeats

UKTV entertainment channel Watch is being rebranded as W and has snatched the rights to air narrative repeats of EastEnders following the closure of BBC3.

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Sky

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Shine takes The Force to Essex for Sky 1

Shine TV is to head to Essex for the second series of Sky 1 blue-light documentary The Force.

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