By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

James Murdoch

21st Century Fox pushes button on full Sky takeover

9-Dec-2016

21st Century Fox has tabled a takeover bid for Sky, which values the company at £18.5bn and would see the media giant take full control of the pay TV business.

Moment of the year

Vote for your TV moment of the year Video

9-Dec-2016

The Broadcast Awards 2017 will celebrate the best TV moments of the year – and we need your help.

Donalda MacKinnon

In brief: Peter Cook & Dudley Moore; BBC Scotland boss; Winnie the Pooh

9-Dec-2016

Channel 4 is preparing to launch one-off docs about Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, as well as Winnie the Pooh, while the BBC head of Scotland has emerged.

24

24 reboot heads to Fox

9-Dec-2016

UK pay-TV channel Fox has acquired the reboot of US action drama 24.

Tessa Jowell

Top arts figures demand C4 answers

9-Dec-2016

Bonnie Greer, Tessa Jowell and Joan Bakewell are among the 12 senior female arts figures who have demanded the government explain why it blocked the appointment of Althea Efunshile to Channel 4’s board.

Vice

Vice ties with Guardian

9-Dec-2016

Vice and the Guardian are to team up to develop TV shows as part of a partnership between the businesses.

robot_wars

In brief: Argonon diversity; Robot Wars Asia; Magnify deals

8-Dec-2016

Argonon has launched a diversity scheme, while Robot Wars is heading to Asia and BBC Worldwide struck a Chinese deal for The Collection.

Wallace and Gromit

Animation industry lobbies Downing St

8-Dec-2016

UK Animation chief Oli Hyatt has made an impassioned plea for the government to step up its support of the sector at 10 Downing Street.

Tagged

ITV preps online subscriptions Video

8-Dec-2016

ITV is to launch a paid-for subscription option for viewers wanting to access its on-demand service without advertising.

Aquarius

ITVS GE appoints global content chief

8-Dec-2016

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has promoted Julie Meldal-Johnsen to director of global content.

odyssey

Fox eyes ‘edgy’ drama slate

8-Dec-2016

Pay-TV broadcaster Fox plans to order a small slate of “edgy” dramas from the UK and Europe after commissioning its first local scripted series.

Google Daydream

The VR commandments

8-Dec-2016

The essential tips for combining storytelling and technology to create high-quality VR content.

Team Sky

Sky outlines ambition for bespoke VR content

8-Dec-2016

Sky has set its sights on commissioning original high-end virtual reality content, following the launch of its Sky VR app.

Humans

C4 ‘frustrated’ by diversity row

8-Dec-2016

Channel 4 has been left frustrated and disappointed by the government’s decision to block the appointment of BAME executive Althea Efunshile to its board, a move that has been labelled a “serious step back for diversity” by campaigners.

alex polizzi

Alex Polizzi heads to Spain for C5

7-Dec-2016

Twofour is heading to Spain with Alex Polizzi in a six-part series for Channel 5.

Seven Year Switch

Channel 4 orders 'provocative' A+E relationship format Video

7-Dec-2016

A+E Networks’ relationship format Seven Year Switch is headed to Channel 4 after the international versions aired on All 4.

shane-the-chef-milkshake

Kids groups demand more C5 originals

7-Dec-2016

Two leading kids bodies have urged Channel 5 to invest more in kids’ original content for its Milkshake pre-school strand after the Viacom-owned broadcaster reported record profits.

Camps to Champs

In brief: ITN; Red Bull; Doc/Fest

7-Dec-2016

ITN has won an online commission from Olympic Channel, while Red Bull has unveiled plans to move into music licensing.

Carry on Barging

Celebrity barging sets sail on C5

6-Dec-2016

Barging novices are taking to British waterways with Great Canal Journeys indie Spun Gold in a four-part series for Channel 5.

the-five

Asia TV Forum: Deal Round-up

6-Dec-2016

TCB Media Rights and Studiocanal have sold a raft of programming to Asian broadcasters ahead of this week’s Asia TV Forum (ATF).

planet_earth

BBC Earth to launch in Canada

6-Dec-2016

BBC Earth is to launch in Canada after BBC Worldwide struck a deal with Toronto-headquartered broadcaster-distributor Blue Ant Media.

Althea Efunshile

Blocked BAME C4 appointment revealed

6-Dec-2016

The “high calibre” BAME candidate blocked by the government from joining the Channel 4 board has been revealed as former deputy chief of Arts Council England Althea Efunshile.

Karen Bradley

Culture secretary Bradley hits back at BAME criticism

5-Dec-2016

Culture secretary Karen Bradley has hit back at criticism that the BAME woman blocked from joining the board of Channel 4 was treated “unfairly”.

dancing_on_ice_jorgie_etc

ITV sends drama to China

5-Dec-2016

Chinese producer Huace Film & TV is to remake an ITV Studios drama in China – the first scripted deal for the international division of the British broadcaster.

Gangland

C5 plots to make 10pm slot 'edgier'

5-Dec-2016

Channel 5 is eyeing bringing back hard-hitting documentary Gangland as it beefs up its 10pm slot with “edgier” programmes.

BBC

Donalda MacKinnon

In brief: Peter Cook & Dudley Moore; BBC Scotland boss; Winnie the Pooh

Channel 4 is preparing to launch one-off docs about Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, as well as Winnie the Pooh, while the BBC head of Scotland has emerged.

More BBC

ITV

Tagged

ITV preps online subscriptions Video

ITV is to launch a paid-for subscription option for viewers wanting to access its on-demand service without advertising.

More ITV

C4

Donalda MacKinnon

In brief: Peter Cook & Dudley Moore; BBC Scotland boss; Winnie the Pooh

Channel 4 is preparing to launch one-off docs about Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, as well as Winnie the Pooh, while the BBC head of Scotland has emerged.

More C4

C5

alex polizzi

Alex Polizzi heads to Spain for C5

Twofour is heading to Spain with Alex Polizzi in a six-part series for Channel 5.

More C5

UKTV

Ultimate Strongman

Dave grabs Strongman rights

UKTV’s Dave is beefing up its sports coverage after signing a deal to air a competition featuring the world’s strongest men.

More UKTV

Sky

James Murdoch

21st Century Fox pushes button on full Sky takeover

21st Century Fox has tabled a takeover bid for Sky, which values the company at £18.5bn and would see the media giant take full control of the pay TV business.

More Sky