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John Silver to leave Red House

30-Jul-2015

John Silver, the creative and managing director of Red House TV, is leaving the company he established seven years ago.

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Former Top Gear team to make series for Amazon

30-Jul-2015

Amazon Prime Video has emerged as the surprise home of the new motoring show from Jeremy Clarkson and his former Top Gear team.

Jim Pullin (third from right): with the award-winning CPL Productions team

Jim Pullin: a league of his own

30-Jul-2015

Jim Pullin, the Bafta award-winning executive producer of A League Of Their Own, has died at the age of 57.

Pick Me

Deal Or No Deal banker’s indie wins first order

30-Jul-2015

Possessed, the ITV Studios label set up by Deal Or No Deal banker Glenn Hugill, has won its first series commission and has assembled an executive team to create risk-taking formats.

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Zodiak and Banijay to merge

30-Jul-2015

Formats from Zodiak Media’s British indies could travel around the world more quickly after the firm agreed to merge with French production group Banijay.

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Sky keen on small indie deals

30-Jul-2015

Sky is to continue to acquire UK production companies but will focus on smaller indies rather than targeting super-indie groups.

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Shine secures bumper police doc for Sky

29-Jul-2015

Sky 1 has ordered a bumper 20-part documentary about the Greater Manchester Police force from Shine TV.

Muslim Drag Queens

In brief: Swan; Vice; Icon; RTS; TriForce

29-Jul-2015

Muslim drag queens and multi-million pound mega-yachts are to be the subject of two Channel 4 documentaries from Swan Films and Icon Films.

NFL

C4 unable to reach new NFL deal

29-Jul-2015

Channel 4 is to stop screening its NFL coverage after two years as the two parties failed to agree a new deal.

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Objective wins retro C4 commission

28-Jul-2015

Objective Productions has revealed its first commission following the departure of chief executive Andrew Newman – a full series building on two-part documentary It Was Alright in the 70s.

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Zodiak & Banijay: who owns what

28-Jul-2015

The merger between Banijay Group and Zodiak Media will bring together over 45 international production businesses. Click to see who owns what and where.

Keeping Up With The Kardashians

Banijay and Zodiak agree mega-merger

28-Jul-2015

Banijay Group and Zodiak Media are to merge create a production group with revenues of around $1billion (£640m).

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Creative Skillset launches industry census

28-Jul-2015

Creative Skillset has launched its Creative Media Industries Census – offering employers the chance to help build a picture of the industry.

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7 Wonder wins first C4 commission

28-Jul-2015

Davina McCall is to front 7 Wonder’s first Channel 4 commission – a health-based format combining features and factual elements.

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Nigel Pickard joins Nevision board

27-Jul-2015

Nigel Pickard has joined the board of drama financiers and producer Nevision after stepping down as chief executive of Zodiak UK Kids and chair of The Foundation last year.

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Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner launch Bad Wolf in Wales

27-Jul-2015

BBC Worldwide’s US production chiefs Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner will launch their drama indie Bad Wolf next month with backing from the Welsh government.

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Sky Arts orders first Amplify projects

27-Jul-2015

Sky Arts has commissioned the first projects from its £1m-per year Amplify initiative.

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Audible funds third series of Crackanory

27-Jul-2015

UKTV has agreed a deal with Amazon-owned digital audio service Audible to fund the third series of Crackanory.

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Ten Alps invests £250,000 in revived Chrysalis Vision

27-Jul-2015

Ten Alps will invest £250,000 in the resurrected drama producer Chrysalis Vision by 2017.

Married at First Sight

C4 commits to second run of Married at First Sight

24-Jul-2015

Channel 4 has wasted no time in commissioning a second series of controversial Danish format Married at First Sight.

Edinburgh TV Festival

Media Parents launches third back to work scheme

24-Jul-2015

Flexible working group Media Parents is running a mentoring and work placement scheme at the Edinburgh International TV Festival to help parents get back into work.

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Maker Studios asks UK indie to make GamesMaster-style pilot

24-Jul-2015

Maker Studios has commissioned its first pilot from a UK indie – a GamesMaster-style video game show produced by Somethin’ Else.

Pompeii: Life Before Death

Mary Beard returns to Pompeii for BBC1

24-Jul-2015

Professor Mary Beard is to front an hour-long documentary on the restoration of Pompeii for BBC1.

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In brief: Boundless; Twofour; Videology

23-Jul-2015

Boundless has signed Michael Portillo for his tatest BBC2 railway adventure and Twofour is to explore tragedies for Nat Geo. Click for more

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Little Dot poaches Maverick exec for TV push

23-Jul-2015

Little Dot Studios has set its sights on a move into linear TV production after hiring three Maverick execs, including creative director of digital Dan Jones.

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Sky seals deal with Blast!

23-Jul-2015

Sky has tied up its fourth indie deal, taking a majority stake in The Tube producer Blast! Films.

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Raw hires head of factual

22-Jul-2015

Discovery-owned Raw TV has promoted Richard Bond to its head of UK factual after picking up a raft of new business.

Colette Foster

Former Remarkable boss sets up indie

22-Jul-2015

Colette Foster, the former co-managing director of Remarkable Television, has launched an indie three months after revealing she was leaving Endemol Shine UK.

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Sky 1 takes Richard Hammond into the jungle

22-Jul-2015

Richard Hammond has landed his first post-Top Gear job, heading into the jungles of the Amazon for a Sky 1 documentary.

All3Media

NFL

C4 unable to reach new NFL deal

Channel 4 is to stop screening its NFL coverage after two years as the two parties failed to agree a new deal.

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Endemol Shine Group

Colette Foster

Former Remarkable boss sets up indie

Colette Foster, the former co-managing director of Remarkable Television, has launched an indie three months after revealing she was leaving Endemol Shine UK.

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Fremantle Media

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ITV orders two Fremantle daytime formats

FremantleMedia has won picked up two ITV Daytime shows - a quick-fire Sean Fletcher-fronted gameshow and a quiz involving a circular ice table.

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Twofour

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C4 orders health slate

Channel 4 has ordered a raft of health-based feature shows from Twofour, Fresh One and Broadbean Media.

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Warner Bros Television Productions UK

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Ofcom probes The Voice

Ofcom has launched an investigation into the use of strobe-lighting during the final of The Voice UK.

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Zodiak

Double Your House For Half the Money

John Silver to leave Red House

John Silver, the creative and managing director of Red House TV, is leaving the company he established seven years ago.

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