BBC Worldwide is preparing to launch the revamped Top Gear to the international market at Mipcom tonight, as rumours about Chris Evans’ ambition to add live elements to the show gather pace.
Keo Films is developing an ambitious format for Channel 4 in which a group of people will attempt to create a Garden of Eden-style social paradise.
Twofour’s Davina McCall-fronted format This Time Next Year is to be remade in Australia, while Audio Network has struck a global deal with Dori Media Group.
Raw TV’s The Secret Life of Students and Come Date with Me are set to be re-made for the South Korean market following a deal between ITV’s distribution arm and local broadcaster CJ E&M.
The Sun has claimed that staff at the BBC and Love Productions have bet up to £10,000 on the winner of The Great British Bake Off.
BBC1 will air the inside story of the collapse of Kids Company next year after director Lynn Alleway was filming the charity as it became engulfed in scandal.
ITV chief executive Adam Crozier has revealed plans for a major US scripted push as he continues to expand the broadcaster’s production empire.
John Whittingdale has made the strongest suggestion yet that the BBC will be stripped of its complaint handling processes.
Phil Craig has left Discovery Networks International after eight months to return to the production sector.
ITV is piloting a playalong gameshow from NBC Universal International Studios based on popular app QuizUp.
The Voice of the Listener and Viewer has called for the creation of a new organisation to set the level of the licence fee after the way in which July’s settlement was conducted “outraged” its members.
US cable network SundanceTV has picked up Sky Atlantic’s big-budget heist drama The Last Panthers.
Sky Living has picked up two US dramas – Shonda Rhimes’ The Catch and Limitless, the TV series based on the film starring Bradley Cooper.
ITV has swooped to hire BBC journalist Robert Peston as political editor and the host of a new political talk show.
Mipcom has ramped up its number of premiere screenings, which key visitors are attributing to a desire to ward off competition from film festivals moving into TV.
Mipcom 2015 is going ahead as planned despite flash flooding causing hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of damage in Cannes.
Alex Polizzi is sticking with Channel 5 after the Viacom-owned broadcaster ordered a further two series from its Hotel Inspector.
A Doctor Who spin-off is set to be one of BBC3’s first online-only commissions, if the closure of the linear channel is approved.
The BBC natural history department has joined forces with US broadcaster PBS on four projects following the success of Big Blue Live.
Commissions from ITV and Channel 4 about male vanity, abseiling and The Beatles have emerged as the BBC has forged a partenrship with Jazz FM. Click for more.
Glasgow-based indie Firecrest Films has been commissioned to produce a consumer current affairs series for Channel 4 following a successful pilot.
Walter Presents will carry several Nordic dramas after striking a deal with Fremantle Media International (FMI).
E4 is freshening up its scripted comedy slate by taking Roisin Conaty’s Game Face to series and commissioning a sitcom from the writers of BBC3’s Cuckoo.
The BBC is drawing up plans to pay small and niche genre indies earlier in the production process to realise their creative potential.