BBC controller of factual commissioning Alison Kirkham has called for ‘big, noisy’ popular factual formats ahead of the arrival of former Channel 4 commissioner David Brindley.
Twofour is heading to Spain with Alex Polizzi in a six-part series for Channel 5.
A+E Networks’ relationship format Seven Year Switch is headed to Channel 4 after the international versions aired on All 4.
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.
BBC1 has ordered a six-part series of Johnny Vegas’ Home From Home, following a successful pilot as part of its sitcom season.
Barging novices are taking to British waterways with Great Canal Journeys indie Spun Gold in a four-part series for Channel 5.
Channel 5 is eyeing bringing back hard-hitting documentary Gangland as it beefs up its 10pm slot with “edgier” programmes.
French indie Pernel Media has scored its first UK commission after Channel 5 ordered a documentary unpacking the impact of immigration law on family life.
NBCUniversal-owned network CNBC International has ordered business entertainment show Pop Up Start Up from London video agency The Hub.
Sky Atlantic has acquired a Swedish-French drama from the creators of The Bridge.
Netflix has ordered a feature-length adaptation of young adult novel The Kissing Booth from Komixx Entertainment.
Curve Media is to send expert cleaners into the UK’s filthiest homes for an ITV series.
Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa has ordered an 8 x 60-minute spy drama, marking its first scripted commission for the region.
Trigger Happy TV is set for a return to Channel 4 after the broadcaster ordered a one-off Christmas Eve special.
Refugees and migrants will once again film their own journeys across Europe for a second series of Keo Films-produced BBC2 Exodus.
Kids body The Children’s Media Foundation (CMF) has urged ITV to rethink restructuring CITV labelling the move “detrimental to the quality of children’s content” on the channel.
Sky has struck a two-year deal with Russell Howard that will see the comedian star in his own Sky 1 comedy show.
BBC Wales head of development Nick Andrews has been appointed head of commissioning across the regional division’s television, iPlayer and interactive platforms.