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Boomerang scores Paralympic programming

1-Jul-2016

Boomerang has been commissioned to produce key Paralympic coverage in the run up to Rio 2016.

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E4 greenlights stage school reality series

30-Jun-2016

E4 has ordered a long-running structured reality series described as “the real life Glee”.

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C4 orders extreme sports disability show

30-Jun-2016

A group of disabled people are set to take on bungee jumping, sky diving and waterskiing in a one-off special for Channel 4.

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Renegade hires ex-C4 commissioner

30-Jun-2016

The Tribe indie Renegade Pictures has appointed former Channel 4 commissioning editor Julia Harrington to the newly created role of director of factual and factual drama.

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Pact calls for swift action on DSM

30-Jun-2016

Pact has called for the UK government to move quickly to negotiate the way that British TV shows are sold across Europe in the future.

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Indies face funding threat

30-Jun-2016

British producers could lose millions of pounds of European funding and access to European co-productions once the UK leaves the European Union.

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Ellie Simmonds to swim with dolphins for ITV

23-Jun-2016

IWC Media is to document Paralympian Ellie Simmonds’ lifelong dream to swim with dolphins in a one-off doc for ITV.

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360 Production lands US orders

23-Jun-2016

Northern Irish indie 360 Production has won two major commissions in the US.

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UK indies face rethink as China deals formats blow

23-Jun-2016

British producers looking to crack the Chinese market will have to change their approach after the country’s regulator imposed stringent rules on adapting international formats.

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NHU’s Wendy Darke launches indie

23-Jun-2016

Former BBC Natural History Unit (NHU) boss Wendy Darke has set up her own production company, with one eye on the growth of multiplatform natural history content.

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Kudos lines up Robert Harris trilogy adaptation

23-Jun-2016

Kudos is to adapt Robert Harris’s Cicero trilogy of Ancient Rome political thrillers as a major international drama series.

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Keo Films creative chief launches Greenbird-backed indie

22-Jun-2016

Keo Films creative director Colleen Flynn has launched a production company with backing from indie network Greenbird Media.

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Objective hires scripted chief

22-Jun-2016

Objective has bolstered its comedy and drama division with the appointment of former Peep Show producer Hannah Mackay as head of scripted.

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Catastrophe gets French remake

22-Jun-2016

Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan’s Channel 4 comedy Catastrophe is set to undergo a French-language re-make in Canada.

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Kudos development producer joins Sister Pictures

21-Jun-2016

Kudos development producer Naomi de Pear has left the Endemol Shine Group company to be reunited with former chief executive Jane Featherstone at her indie Sister Pictures.

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The Frankenstein Chronicles to return to ITV Encore

21-Jun-2016

ITV Encore has commissioned a second series of The Frankenstein Chronicles from Rainmark Films.

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Studio Canal acquires Paddington Bear brand

20-Jun-2016

Studio Canal is set to develop an animated Paddington Bear television series after acquiring the rights to the iconic children’s character in a multi-million-pound deal.

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China cracks down on foreign format imports

20-Jun-2016

China is set to crack down on local adaptations of international formats - a move that could significantly impact British firms looking to make inroads into the country.

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ITV extends Maigret run

20-Jun-2016

ITV has ordered two more Maigret dramas based on the novels of Georges Simenon following the success of first Rowan Atkinson film.

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Argonon boss: Brexit would be ‘tragedy’

20-Jun-2016

Argonon has become the first major UK production group to come out in favour of Britain remaining in the European Union. 

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BBC1 confirms latest Agatha Christie thriller

20-Jun-2016

BBC1 has confirmed that The Witness For The Protection will be its latest Agatha Christie adaptation following the success of And Then There Were None.

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Octonauts producer wins Netflix order

17-Jun-2016

Netflix has ordered a children’s animation series from Silvergate Media, the creators of CBeebies’ Octonauts.

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ITN Prods hires first sports chief

17-Jun-2016

ITN Productions has appointed former IMG executive vice president Alastair Waddington as its first director of sport.

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In brief: CBeebies; Comedy Central; Objective; Pick

17-Jun-2016

CBeebies has ordered a 44-part series from FremantleMedia Kids and Comedy Central has picked up a social media-themed pilot from Avalon.

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Shiver Cymru opens with Aberfan disaster

16-Jun-2016

ITV has commissioned a documentary to mark the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster.

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Versailles indie heads to UK

16-Jun-2016

Newen, the French super-indie behind BBC2 period drama Versailles, is set to expand into the UK after it was acquired by commercial broadcaster TF1 earlier this year.

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Pact warns against Brexit

16-Jun-2016

Pact chief executive John McVay has argued that a vote to leave the European Union next week will mean Britain loses a seat at the table when critical legislation on TV distribution is being negotiated.

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ITV factual vision takes shape

16-Jun-2016

ITV factual entertainment boss Sue Murphy is beginning to exert her influence as the department bids to find a hit on the scale of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!.

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C4 docs to dig up British history

15-Jun-2016

Palaeobiologist Tori Herridge is to front two Channel 4 natural history formats from different producers.

All3Media

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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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Kudos lines up Robert Harris trilogy adaptation

Kudos is to adapt Robert Harris’s Cicero trilogy of Ancient Rome political thrillers as a major international drama series.

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Fremantle Media

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The Xtra Factor to go live in shake-up

X Factor’s ITV2 spin-off show The Xtra Factor is set to be broadcast live in a major shake-up to the show’s format.

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Boomerang scores Paralympic programming

Boomerang has been commissioned to produce key Paralympic coverage in the run up to Rio 2016.

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Warner Bros Television Productions UK

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Alex Graham and Michael Jackson in production talks

Wall to Wall founder Alex Graham is in discussions with former Channel 4 executive Michael Jackson over the creation of a new production company, as well as eyeing investment opportunities with the founders of All3Media.

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