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Vice

Vice predicts traditional media 'bloodbath'

24-Aug-2016

Vice boss Shane Smith has taken aim at traditional media rivals, warning that there will be an acquisition “bloodbath” as firms such as Time Warner, Disney and 21st Century Fox all desperately chase scale.

Jay Hunt

Jay Hunt renews C4 privatisation fears

24-Aug-2016

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.

Featherstone

Jane Featherstone scores debut commissions

24-Aug-2016

Former Kudos chief Jane Featherstone has landed a BBC drama and an E4 comedy – the first commissions for her fledgling indie Sister Pictures.

The Island

C4 orders Troubles comedy and extreme survival series

24-Aug-2016

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

Charlotte Moore: I will give others creative freedom

24-Aug-2016

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

Idris Elba learns to kickbox for Discovery

24-Aug-2016

Idris Elba is to train to become a professional kickboxer for a three-part series for Discovery Networks International.

Spamalot

Eric Idle and Brian Cox star in BBC2 Christmas special

24-Aug-2016

Monty Python’s Eric Idle is to feature alongside Professor Brian Cox in a BBC2 Christmas comedy special.

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C4 lines up Electric Dreams writers

24-Aug-2016

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.

Ro Newell

ITV2 hunts stripped event to accompany Love Island

24-Aug-2016

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.

Fishing Impossible

BBCW doubles order for male-skewing shows

24-Aug-2016

BBC Worldwide is set to double the number of male-skewing, returnable series it commissions for its international channels over the next 12 months.

Raised By Wolves

TV’s class divide laid bare

24-Aug-2016

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 Black Lesbian Handbook

CDN hails Diamond potential

24-Aug-2016

The Creative Diversity Network (CDN) believes that diversity monitoring initiative Diamond will be a “breakthrough moment” for the TV industry.

Viceland

Vice: the story so far

24-Aug-2016

Vice has made a splash with youngsters with its hard-hitting news and docs - delivered online. Now its focus turns to linear success

And Then There Were None

BBC makes Agatha Christie pledge

24-Aug-2016

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.

Gogglesprogs

Channel 4 ups 8pm spend for kids

24-Aug-2016

Channel 4 will ramp up spending on programming for older children by two-thirds following criticism that it is failing the demographic.

Question Time

BBC to begin tendering next month

23-Aug-2016

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.

Bridget and Eamon

UKTV signs Irish sitcom

22-Aug-2016

UKTV is bidding to tap into the success of Mrs Brown’s Boys after acquiring an Irish comedy from RTÉ.

The X Factor

ITV 'on brink' of signing £150m X Factor deal

22-Aug-2016

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.

Mormon

Keo explores Mormon polygamists

22-Aug-2016

Keo Films has gained access to a fundamentalist Mormon community in Utah for a four-part Channel 4 documentary.

Football

W takes fixed-rig to amateur sport

22-Aug-2016

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.

Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson: don't force BBC to reveal talent pay

22-Aug-2016

Former BBC director general Mark Thompson has criticised plans to force the BBC to reveal how much it pays its top talent.

Lisa Opie

Opie unveils seven BBC factual units

22-Aug-2016

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.

Uncovering Melanie’s Murderer

CBS Reality expands crime slate

19-Aug-2016

Peninsula Films is to make three crime documentary shows for CBS Reality.

Sadie Hartley

ITV orders Sadie Hartley murder doc

19-Aug-2016

ITV has commissioned Raw Cut TV to produce a fast turnaround documentary charting the murder investigation of Sadie Hartley.

Thoughtly

BBCW embraces artificial intelligence

18-Aug-2016

BBC Worldwide has agreed a partnership with an artificial intelligence business to help it gauge which genres are most in demand around the world.

BBC

Jane Featherstone scores debut commissions

Former Kudos chief Jane Featherstone has landed a BBC drama and an E4 comedy – the first commissions for her fledgling indie Sister Pictures.

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ITV

Ro Newell

ITV2 hunts stripped event to accompany Love Island

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.

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C4

Jay Hunt

Jay Hunt renews C4 privatisation fears

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.

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C5

Carry on Caravanning

Alaska hitches up C5 caravan series

Channel 5 is to get back on the road with a full series of Alaska TV’s Carry on Caravanning.

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UKTV

Bridget and Eamon

UKTV signs Irish sitcom

UKTV is bidding to tap into the success of Mrs Brown’s Boys after acquiring an Irish comedy from RTÉ.

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Sky

Paralympic presenters

Boycott threat lingers over Project Diamond

Bectu has reiterated its threat to boycott the Creative Diversity Network’s industry-wide diversity monitoring initiative if it does not agree to publish diversity data about every TV show.

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