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Raised By Wolves

Raised By Wolves finds US home

23-Jan-2017

Big Talk’s Raised By Wolves has been formally picked up for an ABC pilot in the US, six months after it was dropped by Channel 4.

James Quinn

Non-scripted commissioner leaves Sky

23-Jan-2017

Sky non-scripted commissioner James Quinn is leaving the pay-TV broadcaster after two years.

Tales from the Coast

Robson Green explore coastline for ITV

23-Jan-2017

Robson Green is to travel outside of Northumberland for his fourth ITV travelogue – exploring the UK’s coastline.

Born Too White

Dragonfly examines African albinism

23-Jan-2017

Dragonfly is to explore the persecution of people with albinism in East Africa in a one-off special for This World.

home_by_sea

Sky buys C4-backed True North

23-Jan-2017

True North has become the first of Channel 4’s Growth Fund investments to be sold, with Sky acquiring a majority stake in the indie.

Apple Tree Yard (BBC1)

Broadcast’s Pick of the Week Video

20-Jan-2017

A BBC1 thriller based on a best-seller and a big factual returner for BBC2 are among the shows that will debut in the week ahead.

Taboo

Sonar secures Taboo sales

20-Jan-2017

Taboo, BBC1’s eight-part drama series has sold to broadcasters in Spain, Russia, Nordic territories.

Schofield’s South African Adventure

Schofield heads to South Africa

19-Jan-2017

Phillip Schofield is heading to South Africa for a three-part series – the latest This Morning segment to be turned into a primetime order.

The Xtra Factor

ITV scraps The Xtra Factor

19-Jan-2017

ITV is scrapping The X Factor spin-off show after 13 years to put more focus on its digital presence.

John Bishop

John Bishop scores bumper W renewal

19-Jan-2017

W has ordered a further two series of John Bishop: In Conversation With… following a successful debut run.

Idris Elba

Idris show sets sights on 'Instagram generation'

19-Jan-2017

Endemol Shine North is to stream clips of Idris Elba: Fighter on Facebook to entice the ‘Instagram generation’ to Discovery’s kickboxing series.

Supershoppers

Firecrest to diversify after securing C4 investment

19-Jan-2017

Scottish current affairs indie Firecrest Films is to diversify into factual formats, features and history and science programming after receiving investment from Channel 4’s Growth Fund.

The Night Manager

US eyes more drama co-pros

19-Jan-2017

US broadcasters are ramping up their British drama co-productions, with the next wave of premium scripted shows dominating the US Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour.

Crystal Maze

C4 lifts the lid on Crystal Maze revival

19-Jan-2017

The number of young viewers that watched Channel 4’s The Crystal Maze celebrity revival last year was a driving force behind the decision to bring back the cult gameshow for a supersized series.

Lee McKenzie

Rugby leads Whisper’s women’s sports push

19-Jan-2017

Rugby leads Whisper’s women’s sports push Channel 4-backed indie Whisper Films is preparing a significant push into women’s sport after winning the contract to produce Women’s Six Nations rugby coverage for BBC2.

donald-trump-c4

TV steps up fake news fight

19-Jan-2017

British broadcasters are redoubling efforts to fight the phenomenon of fake news after pouring resource into fact-checking units.

Muslims Like Us

C5 seeks jaw-dropping events

19-Jan-2017

Channel 5 is to push into event programming as it searches for big-budget formats to reduce its reliance on Endemol Shine’s Big Brother.

Storyville

Britdoc strikes BBC funding deal

18-Jan-2017

Documentary backers Britdoc has partnered with the BBC in a three-year co-funding and engagement strategy partnership.

Darren Childs / David Abraham

UKTV renews C4 sales deal

18-Jan-2017

UKTV has extended its sales partnership deal with Channel 4 in a deal thought to be worth around £1bn.

The Week We Went Wild

Broadcasters bump New Year shows

18-Jan-2017

Channel 4 and Channel 5 have bumped two primetime shows following poor ratings performances.

Wife Swap

Wife Swap rebooted for Brexit special

18-Jan-2017

Wife Swap is to return to Channel 4 for a Brexit-themed special.

Natpe

Kate Phillips: 2017 is year of entertainment

18-Jan-2017

NATPE: BBC entertainment controller Kate Phillips has hailed 2017 as “the year of entertainment” following the launch of Take That-themed format Let It Shine and ITV’s The Voice UK.

Nancy Dubuc

A+E to ramp up in-house production

18-Jan-2017

NATPE: A+E Networks president and chief executive Nancy Dubuc kicked off the three-day event by addressing the “arms race” for high-end programming and the “complexity of pressure” on channel brands such as Lifetime and Crime + Investigation.

Nicole Kleeman

Scottish indie Firecrest wins C4 backing

17-Jan-2017

Channel 4 has dipped into its £20m Growth Fund to invest in Glasgow-based Firecrest Films, its first deal in news and current affairs.

Jilly Pearce. (Credit: Mark Johnson)

C4's Jilly Pearce to head Objective USA

17-Jan-2017

Channel 4 commissioner Jilly Pearce is leaving the broadcaster to head up Objective’s US division.

BBC

Born Too White

Dragonfly examines African albinism

Dragonfly is to explore the persecution of people with albinism in East Africa in a one-off special for This World.

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ITV

Tales from the Coast

Robson Green explore coastline for ITV

Robson Green is to travel outside of Northumberland for his fourth ITV travelogue – exploring the UK’s coastline.

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C4

Raised By Wolves

Raised By Wolves finds US home

Big Talk’s Raised By Wolves has been formally picked up for an ABC pilot in the US, six months after it was dropped by Channel 4.

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C5

Muslims Like Us

C5 seeks jaw-dropping events

Channel 5 is to push into event programming as it searches for big-budget formats to reduce its reliance on Endemol Shine’s Big Brother.

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UKTV

John Bishop

John Bishop scores bumper W renewal

W has ordered a further two series of John Bishop: In Conversation With… following a successful debut run.

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Sky

James Quinn

Non-scripted commissioner leaves Sky

Sky non-scripted commissioner James Quinn is leaving the pay-TV broadcaster after two years.

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