Discovery has ordered a Siberian reality series from Raw TV, the first commission to emerge after the indie was acquired by the factual broadcaster earlier this week.
Sky Living has recommissioned Tiger Aspect-comedy Mount Pleasant for a fourth series.
Danny Cohen has begun briefing BBC3’s key suppliers and talent about plans to take the service online, amid fears that the axe is hanging over many of the channel’s big brands.
London Live has commissioned SoundClash, a 12-part live music show from music indie 3DD.
Hercule Poirot could become a hacker or Jane Marple swap her tweed coat for a onesie after Acorn Productions revealed plans to contemporise the Agatha Christie franchise.
Core Media, the US owner of American Idol producer 19 Entertainment, has struck its most significant UK deal to date.
BBC2 has ordered a Vet School-style series following a group of students in their final year at the Royal Veterinary College.
Australia’s Seven Network has invested in a UK indie co-founded by former Maverick boss Alex Fraser that aims to produce “noisy, factual programming”.
Discovery Communication’s acquisition of Raw TV is the latest high-profile example of the trend for transatlantic consolidation in the production sector.
Fremantle Media will continue to sell Jamie Oliver’s raft of cooking shows after its global sales arm renewed an output deal with Fresh One Productions.
Channel 4 has commissioned a one-off musical to coincide with the legalisation of same sex marriage.
ITV2 has ordered viral panel show from Irish indie Vision Independent Productions and Shed Media-backed Yalli Productions.
Waddell Media has been commissioned by Channel 4 to produce a season of films about the UK’s West African churches in the run-up to Easter.
The former joint chief executive of Maverick Television Alexandra Fraser has co-founded an indie backed by Australian broadcaster Seven.
Sky Arts has ordered its third run of Playhouse Presents comedies and dramas starring talent including Matthew Perry, Cara Delevingne and Ben Whishaw.
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