Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar Games has begun legal proceedings against the BBC over the corporation’s feature-length drama which tells the story of the controversial video game.
Ballykissangel writer Barry Devlin has penned a pre-watershed drama set in Northern Ireland during World War Two for BBC1.
Firecracker Films is to follow Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen’s attempts to launch a lingerie brand in China for BBC2 in one of three orders picked up by the factual producer.
RTÉ head of drama Jane Gogan has ordered a drama series about the 1916 Easter Uprising from Zodiak Media-owned indie Touchpaper Television.
5Productions has picked up its first order from MTV in a fresh slate from the broadcaster which includes Remedy’s first factual entertainment show.
Sky is to beef up its VoD library of kids content by 600% - offering subscribers access to around 4000 episodes of shows including Spongebob Squarepants and Horrible Histories.
Barriers to entry in the UK television industry remain high, but there are rich rewards for those that get their foot in the door, according to a study published this week.
Radio 4 Extra grew its audience to over 2m weekly listeners, as sister spin-off station Radio 5 Live Sports Extra bolstered its listenership by almost two-thirds on the back of the Cricket World Cup.
Digital music service Spotify has agreed deals with rights holders including BBC Worldwide, Comedy Central, Maker Studios, Turner Broadcasting and Vice Media as it prepares to feature a raft of audio and video content.
Lime Pictures is to delve into the world of clairvoyants for Channel 4 and Nan is to return for a two-part series on BBC1. Click for the rest of today’s news round-up.
Patrick Spence, executive producer of Sky Atlantic drama Fortitude is the latest speaker to join the line-up of the Creative Summit 2015, part of Broadcast’s Creative Week.
Sunset+Vine has clinched a three-year contract to produce Channel 5’s 9pm Football League highlights show.
Freddie Flintoff is to front a BBC2 series that will put super-fit men and women through a series of military-inspired recruitment tests.
A number of British broadcasters are lining up to acquire The Late Late Show with James Corden but the show is unlikely to air in the UK before the end of the year.
Nominations have opened for the 2015 H.Club 100 awards, at which the Covent Garden club celebrates the most innovative and inspirational people working across the creative industries.
A Creative Skillset study has revealed that staff employed in the TV industry are twice as likely to have attended a fee-paying school or have a degree as the national average.
UKTV’s underlying earnings leapt by 10% in 2014 propelled by the broadcaster’s highest ever share of commercial impacts (SOCI), including a surge in viewing on demand.
Ofcom has rejected 6,000 complaints about Raw TV’s Channel 4 drama, UKIP: The First 100 Days.
Channel 5 wants to supercharge digital channels 5USA and 5* with a raft of US drama acquisitions.
Factual commissioning editor Simon Raikes is leaving Channel 5 to launch a non-scripted division at Tony Jordan’s Red Planet Pictures.
Jude Law is to front an eight-hour miniseries about a fictional, American-born pope for Sky Atlantic and HBO.
Showtime, the premium cable network responsible for Homeland, is looking to strike wide-ranging international output deals similar to HBO’s deal with Sky Atlantic.
The pay dispute between ITV and the joint unions rumbled on at the company’s AGM yesterday, with its senior execs standing their ground on the issue.
Top Gear is set to be remade in Italy after BBC Worldwide struck the show’s first international format deal since the fracas surrounding Jeremy Clarkson.