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David Wise

The Garden's Wise sets up VR indie

29-Sep-2016

The Garden’s director of programmes David Wise is leaving the ITV-owned indie to set up a virtual reality start-up.

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Jamie Oliver to disband Food Tube MCN

29-Sep-2016

Jamie Oliver Media Group is disbanding its 17-channel multichannel network Food Tube to focus on its core channels.

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Charlotte Crosby to front MTV Snapchat gameshow

29-Sep-2016

Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby is to front Show Us Ur Phone, a Snapchat gameshow for MTV.

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Advertising teams eye original content

29-Sep-2016

A growing number of advertising agencies are eying original content production following a spate of senior hires and partnerships.

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Unforgotten writer pens first French original

29-Sep-2016

British drama writers often head to Hollywood after achieving domestic success, but Chris Lang, creator of ITV crime dramas including Unforgotten, crossed the Channel to Paris.

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TFI producer to join Fulwell 73

29-Sep-2016

Suzi Aplin, the former producer of TFI Friday, Friday Night With Jonathan Ross and Comic Relief, has taken a staff job as Fulwell 73’s first head of non-scripted.

Rip Off Britain

‘Big rewards’ on offer for right daytime ideas

29-Sep-2016

BBC daytime chief Dan McGolpin is searching for thought-provoking and topical breakfast shows and mid-morning returnable formats for BBC1.

War and Peace

BBCW boosts Lookout stake

29-Sep-2016

BBC Worldwide has increased its stake in War And Peace producer Lookout Point and laid out a path to taking full ownership of the firm.

Charlotte Moore

BBC’s Moore to speak at Commissioning Forum

29-Sep-2016

The cream of British commissioning talent will share their strategies at the Broadcast Commissioning Forum on 3 November.

Fortitude

Drama funding in spotlight

29-Sep-2016

Questions have been raised about the future of funding high-end British drama following claims that the sector is heading for a “sub-prime mortgage moment”.

Walk the Line

ITV pilots Lambert challenge format

28-Sep-2016

Gogglebox indie Studio Lambert is developing a factual entertainment format for ITV in which teams will have one day to walk between two well-known landmarks.

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Bake Off heads to Bulgaria and Mexico

28-Sep-2016

The Great British Bake Off is heading to Mexico and Bulgaria after BBC Worldwide secured two international format sales.

Audible

Amazon preps podcast service for UK launch

28-Sep-2016

Amazon-owned audio service Audible is gearing up to launch podcast network Audible Channels, featuring hundreds of hours of original programming, in the UK.

The Crown

Netflix to bolster UK team Video

28-Sep-2016

Netflix is preparing to put a number of commissioners on the ground in the UK with content boss Ted Sarandos revealing the streaming service is committed to British originals.

Bake Off

Hunt and Purnell clash over Bake Off

27-Sep-2016

Jay Hunt and James Purnell have gone toe-to-toe over The Great British Bake Off, in a fiery on-stage exchange at the RTS London conference.

Sharon White

Ofcom to step up diversity focus

27-Sep-2016

Ofcom chief executive Sharon White has pledged to step up the regulator’s work around diversity and intends to give a “harder edge” to requirements placed on the BBC.

Katherine Ryan

C4 reveals secrets of super-rich

27-Sep-2016

Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan will reveal how the super-rich built their fortunes in a Channel 4 series.

Natalie McArdle

McArdle returns to Electric Ray

27-Sep-2016

Studio Lambert deputy head of development Natalie McArdle has returned to Electric Ray five months after leaving the indie.

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Dave deletes TV Burp transgender skit

26-Sep-2016

An episode of Harry Hill’s TV Burp which mocked the transgender community will be re-edited after Ofcom ruled it had become intolerable to shifting audience attitudes.

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Broadcast opens World of Locations hub

26-Sep-2016

Broadcast publisher MBI has launched a dedicated World Of Locations website – a resource dedicated to showcasing the world’s film, TV and commercial locations.

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In brief: Production Guild Awards; Synchronicity Films; Lookout Point

26-Sep-2016

The Night Manager wins at the Production Guild Awards, while drama indie Synchronicity options Man Booker shortlisted His Bloody Project.

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360Production appoints factual boss

26-Sep-2016

Digging for Britain indie 360Production has appointed Renegade Pictures executive producer Belinda Cherrington as its first director of UK factual.

Alfie Allen

Krempelwood funds Allen football doc

26-Sep-2016

Game of Thrones star Alfie Allen is to front a football documentary for History, funded by fledgling content agency Krempelwood Entertainment.

This is Us

C4 acquires NBC's This is Us

23-Sep-2016

Channel 4 has picked up the UK broadcast rights to NBC’s relationship drama This is Us from Twentieth Century Fox Distribution.

Mrs Brown's Boys Live

BBC pilots Mrs Brown’s Boys spin-off

22-Sep-2016

Hungry Bear Media is to pilot a talk-show spin-off of Mrs Brown’s Boys in which Agnes throws open the doors of her home to a string of celebrity guests and members of the public.

The Society Game

ESG collaborates on South Korean reality format

22-Sep-2016

Endemol Shine has teamed up with one of Asia’s leading content companies CJ E&M to co-produce a reality format that launches in South Korea next month.

Natalie Hill

Hello Halo hires development chief

22-Sep-2016

Glasgow-based indie Hello Halo has appointed Mentorn development executive Natalie Hill as head of development.

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Sky News and ITN land Emmys

22-Sep-2016

Sky News and ITN have picked up International Emmys for their news coverage.

GBBO

GBBO: Berry exits as Hollywood signs up

22-Sep-2016

Paul Hollywood has signed a three-series deal to continue to front The Great British Bake Off as Mary Berry revealed she will depart following its move to Channel 4.

All3Media

Walk the Line

ITV pilots Lambert challenge format

Gogglebox indie Studio Lambert is developing a factual entertainment format for ITV in which teams will have one day to walk between two well-known landmarks.

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Endemol Shine Group

The Society Game

ESG collaborates on South Korean reality format

Endemol Shine has teamed up with one of Asia’s leading content companies CJ E&M to co-produce a reality format that launches in South Korea next month.

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Fremantle Media

X Factor

X Factor back as ITV seals deal

ITV’s deal to renew The X Factor comes as the entertainment juggernaut’s back-to-basics format appears to have stemmed the show’s declining audiences.

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Michel Roux Jr

C4 to explore secret restaurants

Michelin starred chef Michel Roux Jr is to explore secret restaurants for a new Boomerang-produced show for Channel 4.

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Warner Bros Television Productions UK

Dee Robertson

Sony hires Warner Bros sales exec

Sony Pictures Television has bolstered its UK distribution team with the hire of Warner Bros exec Dee Robertson.

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Rod Henwood

Zodiak UK boss to depart

Rod Henwood is to leave Zodiak Media 12 months after it merged with Banijay.

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