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Thinkbox chief joins Somethin' Else board

27-May-2016

Thinkbox chief executive officer Lindsey Clay has joined the board of Somethin’ Else as a non-executive director.

John Mcvay

Terms of trade will remain intact

27-May-2016

Pact has heralded a victory after culture secretary John Whittingdale decided against making changes to the terms of trade.

Helicopter ER

Really orders first original programme

27-May-2016

UKTV channel Really has ordered its first ever original programme - a high volume, primetime spin-off of BBC1 daytime show Helicopter Heroes.

handmade

In brief: DLT drama & RTS Scotland Awards

27-May-2016

DTL is developing a UK version of hit Argentinian drama Perfidia, while the RTS Scotland Awards winners have been unveiled.

Fifth Gear

Fifth Gear set for fourth home Video

27-May-2016

Fifth Gear is gearing up for a move to its fourth new home after coming to an end on A+E Networks.

downton

Encore plans period prostitute drama

27-May-2016

Alison Owens and Debra Hayward’s indie Monumental Pictures has won its first commission - an eight-part ITV Encore drama exploring the dark world of prostitution in 18th century London.

Aidan Keane

Raise the Roof wins C4 property format

27-May-2016

Channel 4 has commissioned a daytime property format from Love It or List It indie Raise the Roof.

Challenge Me

ITV lines up Talpa entertainment format Video

26-May-2016

ITV is continuing its push to mine Talpa’s rich vein of entertainment shows after ordering a talent contest based on its international format Challenge Me.

The Secret Life of Babie

C4 turns spotlight on teenage mums

26-May-2016

The stories of five teenage mothers will be told in a one-off documentary for Channel 4.

Barbara Windsor

Tony Jordan pens Barbara Windsor biopic

26-May-2016

Former EastEnders writer Tony Jordon is to create a 90-minute biopic about actress Dame Barbara Windsor’s life to air on BBC1 later this year.

Carjacker

E4 revs up car makeover format

25-May-2016

E4 has ordered a Pimp My Ride-style car makeover format from Electric Ray.

Going Forward

C4 swoops for Jo Brand's Sky sitcom

25-May-2016

A social services-themed comedy sitcom penned by Jo Brand has been picked up by Channel 4 after airing as a one-off on Sky Arts. 

Liz Warner

In brief: Bafta TV Lecture; Barcroft TV; RTS Yorkshire

25-May-2016

Betty founder Liz Warner is to deliver this year’s Bafta TV Lecture as Barcroft TV expands into India. Read on for more.

Andrea Hamilton

Ex-Strictly showrunner opens Chinese JV

25-May-2016

Andrea Hamilton, the former executive producer of Strictly Come Dancing, has set up a joint-venture indie with Chinese producer 3C Media.

The Aliens

E4 axes The Aliens

24-May-2016

E4 drama The Aliens has been cancelled by Channel 4 after just one series.

The Secret Life of the Zoo

C4 supersizes The Secret Life of the Zoo Video

24-May-2016

Channel 4 has ordered a supersized version of The Secret Life of the Zoo, more the doubling the length of its original run.

Dinah Lord and Juliet Singer

All3Media takes stake in Caravan

24-May-2016

All3Media has taken an undisclosed stake in fledgling factual indie Caravan Media.

Bradley Walsh

Possessed wins ITV daytime quiz show

23-May-2016

ITV has commissioned a daytime quiz show created and hosted by Bradley Walsh.

Trevor Phillips

Ofcom clears C4 over Muslim doc complaints

23-May-2016

Channel 4’s controversial documentary What British Muslims Really Think has been cleared of breaching Ofcom rules after amassing more than 200 complaints.

Witless

Witless to return to BBC3

23-May-2016

BBC3 has commissioned a second series of comedy Witless from Objective Fiction.

Steve Burke

In brief: NBC boss joins RTS line-up; S4C returns to HD

23-May-2016

NBC Universal chief Steve Burke is to deliver the opening keynote of the RTS London Conference, while S4C has unveielEd plans to reintroduce its HD service ahead of Euro 2016.

Mark Downie

Downie leaves Maverick after a decade

20-May-2016

Maverick Television’s chief creative officer Mark Downie is to leave the All3Media indie after a decade.

Freddie Mercury

C5 orders Freddie Mercury and Karen Carpenter docs

20-May-2016

The untimely deaths of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury and American singer Karen Carpenter will be explored in two feature-length Channel 5 drama documentaries.

Media Summit

Media Summit 2016: reasons to attend

20-May-2016

Broadcast publisher MBI is hosting the Media Summit on 7 & 8 June to gather leaders from across the TV, film and creative communities to debate the future of content, innovation and digital strategy. Read on to learn more about the two-day event.

Bendor Grosvenor

BBC4 hunts lost masterpieces for arts push

19-May-2016

Tern TV is to locate and restore lost masterpieces, before returning them to galleries as part of a raft of BBC4 arts commissions.

Simon Cowell

Cowell will take pay cut to secure X Factor's ITV future

19-May-2016

Simon Cowell is prepared to take a pay cut to secure the future of Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor on ITV, and both shows have been backed by the channel’s director of television Kevin Lygo.

MH17

ITN Productions explores factual drama

19-May-2016

ITN Productions has set its sights on factual drama as it seeks to diversify its programming and change the perception that it is solely a news specialist.

Murdered By My Father

BBC Studios: how fight was won

19-May-2016

The BBC Studios proposals were in jeopardy until the corporation opened the door to tendering out its biggest shows, it has emerged.

Lisa Clark

Lisa Clark resurfaces at Eurotrash

18-May-2016

Short-lived Top Gear executive producer Lisa Clark is to take charge of the Channel 4 reboot of Eurotrash.

All3Media

Fifth Gear

Fifth Gear set for fourth home Video

Fifth Gear is gearing up for a move to its fourth new home after coming to an end on A+E Networks.

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Endemol Shine Group

Barbara Windsor

Tony Jordan pens Barbara Windsor biopic

Former EastEnders writer Tony Jordon is to create a 90-minute biopic about actress Dame Barbara Windsor’s life to air on BBC1 later this year.

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Fremantle Media

X Factor

X Factor to hold Facebook Live auditions

The X Factor will become the latest TV brand to embrace Facebook Live after offering contestants the chance to audition via the social media platform.

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Twofour

House

Twofour lands ITV property format

Twofour is bidding to reinvigorate the home renovation format with an ITV daytime makeover show that cuts out ‘the boring building stuff’.

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Warner Bros Television Productions UK

Lisa Clark

Lisa Clark resurfaces at Eurotrash

Short-lived Top Gear executive producer Lisa Clark is to take charge of the Channel 4 reboot of Eurotrash.

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