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E4 draws record youth audience

E4 achieved its best-ever share of 16-34 year-old viewers over the first half of 2014 on the back of US imports and original shows, such as Made in Chelsea.

London Live

London Live bids to radically reduce local content

London Live wants to radically reduce its commitment to primetime local programming under plans submitted to Ofcom.


Sky Europe programming budget pegged at £4.6bn

BSkyB will collectively commission original content across Italy and Germany as part of the creation of Sky Europe with a total programming budget of £4.6 billion. 

Ralph Rivera

BBC distribution team to join Future Media

The BBC’s distribution department will merge with Future Media’s business development team next month in a bid to consolidate online and traditional distribution under a single group of staff.


Wish-lists: ITV execs reveal priorities

ITV commissioners Richard Klein, Elaine Bedell, Helen Warner, Paul Mortimer and Steve November revealed their wish-lists at ITV’s annual Producers’ Forum earlier this week.   


Unions ready to fight BBC over news redundancies

The BBC may have averted a strike during the opening of the Commonwealth Games this week – but it faces a fresh threat of industrial action over job cuts in its news division.

Nikki Fox

BBC to hire champion for disabled talent

The BBC will recruit its first disability champion to its commissioning team as it prepares a two-pronged plan to improve opportunities for disabled talent.

Peter Fincham

ITV to poll indies over diversity

ITV will survey indies to gain a better understanding of working conditions and diversity in its programming supply chain as it bids to better reflect UK society.

BBC First eyes scripted drama

BBC Worldwide chief executive Tim Davie has revealed that global drama channel BBC First will offer UK indies major scripted opportunities after its launch this summer.


MTV UK trials Tunepics app for Geordie Shore

MTV UK is trialling fledgling mobile social network Tunepics for the current series of Geordie Shore.

Bake Off

Love develops projects for new stakeholder Sky

Love Productions is understood to have up to two major projects in development with Sky after the pay-TV broadcaster acquired a 70% stake in The Great British Bake Off indie this week.

E4 takes Bad Robots to series

E4 has strengthened its comedy slate with a hidden-camera series in which people are pranked by machines such as photo booths and electronic road signs.


BBC3 vision being finalised

BBC daytime boss Damian Kavanagh to present formal plans to the Trust in a ‘few weeks’


Jane Lush returns to TV with Bruce Forsyth

Strictly Come Dancing commissioner and former Splash Media managing director Jane Lush is back in production with a Bruce Forsyth fronted BBC1 variety show.

The island

ITV challenges indies to shoot for football gap

ITV has challenged indies to create up to four major male-skewing brands as it races to replace more than 100 hours of European and domestic football.

Latest Ratings


CHARTS: Pythons are a solid Gold hit

Gold’s Monty Python Live averaged 700,000/ 3%, making it Gold’s highest-rated original commission ever

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Be flexible to retain talent

TV can do more to stop talented women leaving the industry just when they reach their creative peak, says Kate Beal

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The Broadcast Interview

Ben de Pear

Ben de Pear, Channel 4 News

The managing editor discusses increasing the number of women experts and leading the way on BAME representation.

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The Editor

Chris Curtis

Bright ideas needed for Bloke TV

ITV’s call to action is a chance to revisit a major TV challenge

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The Great British Bake Off

Talking TV: BBC and Love Productions

The latest edition of Talking TV runs the rule over the BBC Trust’s television services review and Sky’s 70% stake in Love Productions.

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Digital Edition

Digital Edition: Broadcast TECH

Digital Edition: Broadcast TECH

The July/August issue contains a creative review masterclass, an interview with Quantel chief executive Ray Cross and a look at how the BBC is moving its radio stations to a centralised kit model

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