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David Emerson

Mentorn hires former Betty head of features

24-Apr-2015

Mentorn Media has hired former Betty head of features David Emerson as head of formats and features, as well as making three other appointments.

Colette Foster

Remarkable managing director steps down

24-Apr-2015

Remarkable Television joint managing director Colette Foster is to step down after eight years with the company.

Kellie Maloney

C5 follows Kellie Maloney transformation

23-Apr-2015

Initial is to follow the transformation of boxing promoter Kellie Maloney as she physically becomes a woman in a one-off film for Channel 5.

Stephanie Angelides

Leftfield hires Optomen exec

23-Apr-2015

Leftfield Entertainment has established a production company which will produce “smart and authentic” digital programming.

Impractical Jokers

C5 in Comedy Central link-up

23-Apr-2015

Channel 5 and Comedy Central have outlined plans to co-commission comedy content, laying out a two-year strategy that includes prank shows, sketch shows and other scripted series.

Versailles

Vivendi targets acquisitions

22-Apr-2015

Happy Valley indie Red Production Company is set to become part of an enlarged global content group after its parent company Vivendi prepares to join the acquisitions trail.

Denis-O'Connor

Initial appoints creative director of Big Brother

22-Apr-2015

Initial has appointed Denis O’Connor to the newly-created role of creative director for flagship format Big Brother.

Remee

Znak & Jones strikes Danish deal

21-Apr-2015

Znak & Jones, the indie co-founded by former Syco Television USA chief Simon Jones, has struck a deal with a judge on the Danish version of The X Factor to produce non-scripted formats in Denmark.

Brilliantman

Sky Arts goes silent with new shows

21-Apr-2015

Sky Arts has ordered four silent dramas from four indies including King Bert Productions and Channel 4 Growth Fund indie Eleven Film.

Len Goodman

BBC1 orders TV nostalgia format

21-Apr-2015

Raise the Roof Productions will invite celebrities to take a nostalgic look at television in a 20-part format for BBC1 daytime.

David Tennant as Hamlet

David Tennant to host live BBC2 Shakespeare event

20-Apr-2015

BBC2 will mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death next year by celebrating his work as part of a live event hosted by David Tennant.

Mitchell and Paxman

C4 unveils election night plans

20-Apr-2015

Jeremy Paxman and David Mitchell will host Channel 4’s election night coverage which will include special episodes of Gogglebox and The Last Leg.

Stars in Their Eyes

ITV axes Stars in Their Eyes

17-Apr-2015

Harry Hill’s Stars in Their Eyes has been axed by ITV after a single series.

Walking with Dinosaurs

Maverick revives dinosaurs for ITV

17-Apr-2015

Maverick Television is to turn Britain into a dinosaur-inhabited island using CGI techniques for an ITV series about the prehistoric creatures.

Save BBC3 petition

BBC3 future: 23,000 have their say

17-Apr-2015

The BBC Trust received 23,000 responses to its consultation on moving BBC3 online and is expected to publish its provisional findings in June.

Poldark

Poldark producer eyes sale Video

17-Apr-2015

Poldark indie Mammoth Screen is courting potential buyers as the gold rush for UK drama production companies continues.

Twin Strangers

C4 develops doppelganger format Video

16-Apr-2015

Irish indie Vision Independent Productions is developing a format for Channel 4 in which individuals will be tasked with tracking down their doppelgangers using social media and word of mouth.

The Pub Landlord’s Common Sense Revolution

Dave heads on the campaign trail with Al Murray

16-Apr-2015

Al Murray’s South Thanet campaign trail is to be documented in an election night special on Dave.

The Only Way is Marbs

ITV Be heads to Marbella with Lime Video

16-Apr-2015

ITV Be is to head to the Costa del Sol for reality series Life on Marbs from Lime Pictures.

Broadcast Digital Awards

Broadcast Digital Awards: first nominees unveiled

16-Apr-2015

The first shortlist for the Broadcast Digital Awards 2015 has been revealed – featuring nominations in categories including best app, game, original web channel and entertainment channel.

David Flynn

David Flynn to exit Endemol Shine

16-Apr-2015

Endemol UK’s chief creative officer David Flynn is to leave the company after 16 years to seek out a fresh challenge.

Martin Lewis

Martin Lewis to host BBC1 experiment

16-Apr-2015

Financial journalist Martin Lewis will front BBC1 hour-long special The Day The Cash Came, in which a working family is given a £27,000 hand-out.

Slow Train Through Africa

ITV airs wrong Slow Train Through Africa episode

15-Apr-2015

ITV is looking into the reasons it aired the wrong episode of Slow Train Through Africa with Griff Rhys Jones on Friday.

John Comerford

Boundless establishes regional hub

15-Apr-2015

Boundless has expanded the remit of its regional production hub in Amersham, handing it powers to pitch shows and take editorial decisions for the first time.

Duncan Coates

Betty hires director of programmes

15-Apr-2015

Bear Grylls: Mission Survive indie Betty has appointed Wall to Wall executive producer Duncan Coates as director of programmes.

Coach Trip

ITV creative event sparks in-house daytime formats

15-Apr-2015

ITV has beefed up its daytime slate with the commission of two formats borne out of an internal creative event last year.

Jonathan Boesely

C4 Growth Fund indie hires Jonathan Boseley Video

15-Apr-2015

Fledgling indie Renowned Films has hired former London Live commissioner Jonathan Boseley following its Growth Fund investment from Channel 4.

Big Fat Gypsy Wedding

Firecracker prepares C4 transgender season

15-Apr-2015

Big Fat Gypsy Weddings indie Firecracker Films is to explore the issue of gender confusion over the course of three documentaries for Channel 4.

Jane Turton

Jane Turton to deliver Media Summit keynote

14-Apr-2015

All3Media chief executive Jane Turton is to deliver a keynote examining the realities, challenges and opportunities of an ever-changing transatlantic and digital content market at Broadcast’s Media Summit on 1 June.

All3Media

Stephanie Angelides

Leftfield hires Optomen exec

Leftfield Entertainment has established a production company which will produce “smart and authentic” digital programming.

Endemol

David Flynn

David Flynn to exit Endemol Shine

Endemol UK’s chief creative officer David Flynn is to leave the company after 16 years to seek out a fresh challenge.

Fremantle Media

The X Factor

Rugby has knock on effect for X Factor

The X Factor is to be moved to Sunday evenings later this year to avoid a clash with ITV’s coverage of the Rugby World Cup.

Twofour

Happy Families

Twofour's Happy Families heads to Denmark

TV2 Denmark is remaking Twofour’s fixed-rig documentary series Happy Families.

Warner Bros Television Productions UK

Impractical Jokers

C5 in Comedy Central link-up

Channel 5 and Comedy Central have outlined plans to co-commission comedy content, laying out a two-year strategy that includes prank shows, sketch shows and other scripted series.

Zodiak

Slow Train Through Africa

ITV airs wrong Slow Train Through Africa episode

ITV is looking into the reasons it aired the wrong episode of Slow Train Through Africa with Griff Rhys Jones on Friday.