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Rona Fairhead

Rona Fairhead demands BBC efficiency

24-Oct-2014

BBC Trust chairman Rona Fairhead has stressed that the efficiency of the organisation is “fundamentally important” in her first media interview.

BBC red button

YouView turns on BBC red button

24-Oct-2014

YouView has rolled out BBC connected red button services and an updated version of BBC iPlayer to its 1m homes.

Modern Family

INFOGRAPHIC: Modern Family creates UK buzz Video

24-Oct-2014

Content discovery service Outbrain has claimed that sitcom Modern Family is the global show which is of most interest to UK consumers.

Fortitude

VIDEO: Fortitude, Sky Atlantic Video

24-Oct-2014

Click to watch the trailer for the Tiger Aspect and Fifty Fathoms produced drama

Computer

Pact revises data guidelines

24-Oct-2014

Pact has updated its data protection and security guidelines for indies and broadcasters to include website cookies, location-based data and anonymisation.

STV Glasgow

STV bids for three local licences

24-Oct-2014

STV is bidding to increase its portfolio of local TV stations after submitting applications to Ofcom for the Aberdeen, Ayr and Dundee licences.

The Honourable Woman

AMC takes 49.9% stake in BBC America

24-Oct-2014

AMC Networks, the US broadcaster behind Mad Men and Breaking Bad, has acquired a 49.9% stake in BBC America for $200m (£125m).

David Attenborough

Tom McDonald defends BBC conservation strategy

23-Oct-2014

BBC science commissioning chief Tom McDonald has defended the broadcaster’s decision not to feature explicit conservation messages in its natural history programming.

Text Santa

ITV takes legal advice over Beat Bullying administration

23-Oct-2014

ITV is taking legal advice after discovering a charity that received £700,000 from the broadcaster’s Text Santa appeal plans to use the donation to pay off its debts.

5_news

C5 agrees origination boost with Ofcom

23-Oct-2014

Channel 5 has pledged to increase the volume of original productions and news programming in primetime following its acquisition by Viacom.

Conor Burns

BBC risks ‘market distortion’

23-Oct-2014

The BBC risks creating a “significant market distortion” when BBC Productions is hived off into a commercial entity if it is not transparent about in-house costs.

Daily Mix

C4 signs up Little Dot to create pilots for Shorts

23-Oct-2014

All3Media digital company Little Dot Studios is to create a pilot a month for Channel 4’s online short-form video platform Shorts.

Mary Berry Cooks

Mary Berry heads to Shine for next BBC2 series

23-Oct-2014

Shine Soho, the indie label behind all UK MasterChef series, has lured Mary Berry away from Love Productions for her latest BBC2 format.

Birds of a Feather

ITV sets out comedy wishlist

23-Oct-2014

ITV comedy commissioner Saskia Schuster wants to work with new writers as she bids to fill slots across the commercial broadcaster’s main channel and ITV2.

Snog Marry Avoid?

BBC3’s Snog Marry Avoid? set for US remake

23-Oct-2014

Long-running BBC3 series Snog Marry Avoid? is to be remade in the US for Discovery-owned broadcaster TLC.

Leftovers

Sky highlights HBO bond in wake of VoD move

23-Oct-2014

Jeremy Darroch has underlined Sky’s healthy relationship with HBO after the US premium broadcaster revealed plans to launch a direct-to-consumer VoD service.

Midnight Feast

Jana Bennett opens door to FYI Video

23-Oct-2014

Jana Bennett has set out her strategy for US cable network FYI, revealing plans to work with UK producers as it looks for youth-skewing programming.

Panorama

BBC News team takes shape

23-Oct-2014

James Harding’s overhaul of BBC News’ management team is taking shape, with the confirmation of two more appointments this week

C4-news

Newsrooms reveal gender split

23-Oct-2014

The UK’s major broadcasters have revealed the number of women they employ in their newsrooms – with the data showing that Channel 4 and Sky News are lagging behind their rivals.

Madame-Secretary

Sky Living swoops for Madam Secretary

23-Oct-2014

Sky Living has acquired US political drama Madam Secretary after striking a deal with CBS Studios International.

Katharina Feistauer

Scripps hires UK programming exec

22-Oct-2014

Scripps Network UK, which operates the Food Network and Travel Channel, has hired former Discovery exec Katharina Feistauer as vice president of programming.

Poverty: Through A Child’s Eyes

Spun Gold makes poverty doc for C5

22-Oct-2014

Channel 5 is to explore poverty through the eyes of children in a one-off documentary from Spun Gold.

Rona Fairhead

Rona Fairhead: licence fee does not need fixing

21-Oct-2014

Newly-installed BBC Trust chairman Rona Fairhead has argued that the licence fee is “not a problem that needs to be fixed” as the government prepares to consider all options for the corporation’s future funding during charter renewal.

freakshow

Fox UK opens Freak Show

21-Oct-2014

The stars of a Venice Beach freak show are to feature on Fox UK after the broadcaster acquired a reality series from Endemol.

Isis

Channel 4 develops Isis drama

21-Oct-2014

Channel 4 is developing a drama exploring the reasons some British-born Muslims are joining the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) with Liza Marshall’s fledgling indie Archery Pictures.

BBC

Rona Fairhead

Rona Fairhead demands BBC efficiency

BBC Trust chairman Rona Fairhead has stressed that the efficiency of the organisation is “fundamentally important” in her first media interview.

ITV

Text Santa

ITV takes legal advice over Beat Bullying administration

ITV is taking legal advice after discovering a charity that received £700,000 from the broadcaster’s Text Santa appeal plans to use the donation to pay off its debts.

C4

David Attenborough

Tom McDonald defends BBC conservation strategy

BBC science commissioning chief Tom McDonald has defended the broadcaster’s decision not to feature explicit conservation messages in its natural history programming.

C5

C5 agrees origination boost with Ofcom

Channel 5 has pledged to increase the volume of original productions and news programming in primetime following its acquisition by Viacom.

UKTV

Jan-Gooze-Zijl

UKTV’s CFO gets expanded role

UKTV’s chief financial officer Jan Gooze-Zijl has been handed an expanded remit following the departure of Julia Jordan last month.

Sky

Modern Family

INFOGRAPHIC: Modern Family creates UK buzz Video

Content discovery service Outbrain has claimed that sitcom Modern Family is the global show which is of most interest to UK consumers.