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ITV threatens DCMS over closure of iPlayer loop-hole

31-Jul-2015

ITV chief executive Adam Crozier has written to government ministers raising concerns that proposals to close the iPlayer loophole would result in consumers being charged to access ITV Player.

Humans

Humans to return to Channel 4

31-Jul-2015

Channel 4 has ordered a second series of sci-fi drama Humans - ahead of the finale of the opening run this Sunday.

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In brief: Animal Mums; Scott & Bailey; Ashes

31-Jul-2015

ITV has ordered an animal doc and Scott & Bailey special, as Sky Sports reveals the size of its Ashes audience with England on the verge of victory in Edgbaston.

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Row breaks out over C4's Muslim Drag Queens Video

31-Jul-2015

A row has broken out over Channel 4 documentary Muslim Drag Queens, after the creator of a Guardian film with a similar title and subject area claimed to have been sidelined from the project.

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Liberty Global increases stake in ITV

31-Jul-2015

Liberty Global has increased its stake in ITV to almost 10% but confirmed that it does not intend to make an offer to fully acquire the broadcaster.

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Viewer panel starts to inform C4 commissioning decisions

31-Jul-2015

Data gathered from Channel 4’s viewer survey panel Core4 has started to help inform its commissioning and programme marketing decisions.

Lisa Clark

Pett Television founder to produce Top Gear

30-Jul-2015

Pett Television founder Lisa Clark is to replace Andy Wilman as the executive producer of Top Gear.

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Italy opens up to UK formats

30-Jul-2015

Bigger commissioning appetites among Italian pay-TV broadcasters, including Sky and Discovery, are offering an increased opportunity for UK formats in the country, particularly shiny-floor shows and factual entertainment formats.

Pick Me

Deal Or No Deal banker’s indie wins first order

30-Jul-2015

Possessed, the ITV Studios label set up by Deal Or No Deal banker Glenn Hugill, has won its first series commission and has assembled an executive team to create risk-taking formats.

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Series producers to face brunt of 40 BBC job cuts

30-Jul-2015

Series producers will be hardest hit by the BBC’s plans to cut 40 roles in its London-based daytime and factual production unit.

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ITV bids to calm indie fears as in-house spend surges

30-Jul-2015

Adam Crozier has moved to quell indie concerns about vertical integration at ITV, after its in-house spend jumped 11% in the first half of 2015.

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Shine secures bumper police doc for Sky

29-Jul-2015

Sky 1 has ordered a bumper 20-part documentary about the Greater Manchester Police force from Shine TV.

Muslim Drag Queens

In brief: Swan; Vice; Icon; RTS; TriForce

29-Jul-2015

Muslim drag queens and multi-million pound mega-yachts are to be the subject of two Channel 4 documentaries from Swan Films and Icon Films.

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Sky eyes Euro expansion for Now TV

29-Jul-2015

Sky is preparing to roll-out Now TV across Europe, aggressively taking on Netflix in the online video space.

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C4 unable to reach new NFL deal

29-Jul-2015

Channel 4 is to stop screening its NFL coverage after two years as the two parties failed to agree a new deal.

Liz Kilgarriff

Liz Kilgarriff named BBC indie drama boss

29-Jul-2015

BBC in-house drama executive producer Liz Kilgarriff has been promoted to become the corporation’s indie commissioning boss after Polly Hill replaced Ben Stephenson in May.

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Sky passes 12m subscriber ‘milestone’

29-Jul-2015

Sky has posted a 5% increase in revenue as the pay-TV broadcaster passed 12m subscribers for the first time with its highest growth in new customers in the UK for 11 years.

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Objective wins retro C4 commission

28-Jul-2015

Objective Productions has revealed its first commission following the departure of chief executive Andrew Newman – a full series building on two-part documentary It Was Alright in the 70s.

Home Fires

ITV to boost drama to halt ratings slump

28-Jul-2015

ITV is to boost its spend on drama to tackle its worst ratings performance in 15 years.

Strictly

Adam Crozier: BBC entertainment must be distinctive

28-Jul-2015

ITV chief executive Adam Crozier has revealed he is comfortable with the BBC producing and airing entertainment formats such as Strictly Come Dancing so long as they are “distinctive”.   

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7 Wonder wins first C4 commission

28-Jul-2015

Davina McCall is to front 7 Wonder’s first Channel 4 commission – a health-based format combining features and factual elements.

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ITV profit soars by 30%

28-Jul-2015

ITV’s pre-tax profits mushroomed by 31% in the first half of 2015, bolstered by another strong performance from its expanding production arm.

VR

BBC hunts for virtual reality ideas

27-Jul-2015

The BBC is to invest £100,000 in immersive virtual reality ideas to trial via BBC Taster - its online testing ground for innovative projects.

Bad Wolf

Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner launch Bad Wolf in Wales

27-Jul-2015

BBC Worldwide’s US production chiefs Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner will launch their drama indie Bad Wolf next month with backing from the Welsh government.

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Sky Arts orders first Amplify projects

27-Jul-2015

Sky Arts has commissioned the first projects from its £1m-per year Amplify initiative.

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Lisa Clark

Pett Television founder to produce Top Gear

Pett Television founder Lisa Clark is to replace Andy Wilman as the executive producer of Top Gear.

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ITV

ITV threatens DCMS over closure of iPlayer loop-hole

ITV chief executive Adam Crozier has written to government ministers raising concerns that proposals to close the iPlayer loophole would result in consumers being charged to access ITV Player.

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C4

Humans

Humans to return to Channel 4

Channel 4 has ordered a second series of sci-fi drama Humans - ahead of the finale of the opening run this Sunday.

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C5

C5 acquires Tutankhamun drama

Channel 5 has made its most significant acquisition from sister broadcaster Spike since it was bought by parent company Viacom.

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UKTV

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Watch hands RDF label first commission

RDF Television’s fledgling entertainment label Fizz has won its first commission – a gambling cookery format fronted by Marco Pierre White and Melanie Sykes for Watch.

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Sky

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Shine secures bumper police doc for Sky

Sky 1 has ordered a bumper 20-part documentary about the Greater Manchester Police force from Shine TV.

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