Jay Hunt has issued a renewed call for clarity over the potential privatisation of Channel 4 and described the ongoing uncertainty as “destabilising” for the broadcaster.
Former Kudos chief Jane Featherstone has landed a BBC drama and an E4 comedy – the first commissions for her fledgling indie Sister Pictures.
Channel 4 has unveiled a raft of commissions including a Northern Irish comedy set amongst the troubles and a survival series recreating one of the most dangerous expeditions in history.
Charlotte Moore has heralded the new creative structure at the top of the BBC, which gives her oversight of all its major channels, claiming it will speed up commissioning decisions and prevent the BBC “working in silos”.
Idris Elba is to train to become a professional kickboxer for a three-part series for Discovery Networks International.
Monty Python’s Eric Idle is to feature alongside Professor Brian Cox in a BBC2 Christmas comedy special.
A raft of top US and British writers including Jack Thorne and Tony Grisoni will collaborate on Channel 4’s ambitious 10-part sci-fi drama based on Philip K. Dick’s short stories.
ITV2 has ordered a “bonkers and eccentric” scripted comedy series from Big Talk Productions and is hunting a ‘real-time’ event to accompany Love Island.
BBC Worldwide is set to double the number of male-skewing, returnable series it commissions for its international channels over the next 12 months.
The class divisions in the television industry are laid bare in a report that reveals that people in the media are three times more likely to have attended a private or selective grammar school than the national average.
The Creative Diversity Network (CDN) believes that diversity monitoring initiative Diamond will be a “breakthrough moment” for the TV industry.
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The BBC has committed to producing seven Agatha Christie adaptations over the next four years in a deal Broadcast estimates could be worth more than £20m with co-pro money.
Channel 4 will ramp up spending on programming for older children by two-thirds following criticism that it is failing the demographic.
The BBC is to begin tendering out the production of high-profile shows next month as it confirms the end of the in-house production guarantee.
UKTV is bidding to tap into the success of Mrs Brown’s Boys after acquiring an Irish comedy from RTÉ.
ITV is on the brink of signing a £150m deal to keep The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent on-screen until at least 2019, according to reports.
Keo Films has gained access to a fundamentalist Mormon community in Utah for a four-part Channel 4 documentary.
Water polo and women’s football dressing rooms are to be thrust into the spotlight with a fixed-rig series from UKTV’s entertainment channel W.
Former BBC director general Mark Thompson has criticised plans to force the BBC to reveal how much it pays its top talent.
BBC Studios director Lisa Opie has set out the seven business units to make up her factual division – appointing Fiona Clarke as a second-in-command to oversee the London-based output.
Peninsula Films is to make three crime documentary shows for CBS Reality.
ITV has commissioned Raw Cut TV to produce a fast turnaround documentary charting the murder investigation of Sadie Hartley.
BBC Worldwide has agreed a partnership with an artificial intelligence business to help it gauge which genres are most in demand around the world.