7 Wonder has stepped up its recruitment drive with the appointment of Oxford Scientific Films’ (OSF) Steve Condie as head of specialist factual.
Channel 5 is to explore poverty through the eyes of children in a one-off documentary from Spun Gold.
Channel 4 is developing a drama exploring the reasons some British-born Muslims are joining the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) with Liza Marshall’s fledgling indie Archery Pictures.
Animal Planet has ordered Meet The Orangutans, an eight-part follow up to its hit series Meet The Sloths.
Tony Jordan’s Red Planet Pictures has formalised his long-standing relationship with BBC Worldwide, striking a first-look deal with the international distributor.
Factual umbrella firm Rare Television has struck its second indie deal, agreeing a partnership with fledgling indie Babygrand Productions.
Animation producers Blue Zoo and Factory Transmedia are to battle with Dot to Dot Productions and Kindle Entertainment for indie of the year at the Children’s Baftas.
Comedy Central has taken Big Talk comedy Mummy’s Boys to series after producing a non-TX pilot last year.
Yalli Productions is to pilot a gameshow format for Channel 4 in which contestants must agree how to divide up a prize pot into unequal amounts.
Jonathan Ross has signed up for a further two series of his ITV chat show – keeping him on the channel until at least the end of 2015.
ITV has ordered its first original commission for Sky pay-TV channel Encore, a Sean Bean-fronted drama about Frankenstein.
Oxford Scientific Films will explore the story of legendary racehorse Frankel in a Channel 4 documentary ahead of Royal Ascot next year.
Sky has cancelled Sky Atlantic comedy Mr Sloane, starring Nick Frost, and Chris Addison’s Sky Living sitcom Trying Again.
The Undateables producer Betty is to follow singletons with hidden medical conditions including alopecia and hyperhidrosis as they try to find love in a dating format for TLC.
Sony-backed indie Gogglebox is looking to transform Man vs Fly into a traditional TV format after its launch on The Sun website.
Sony-backed indie Electric Ray is to make a studio show for Channel 4 in which host Richard Bacon will shine a spotlight on inequality in Britain.
AOL UK has moved into commissioning for the first time, ordering online series fronted by Richard Bacon, Tess Daly and Rochelle Humes.
The Garden Productions creative director Jonathan Smith is to leave the ITV Studios-owned indie at the end of the year.
Love Productions co-founder Richard McKerrow believes the industry must give good ideas more time to grow after the slowburn success of The Great British Bake Off culminated in 13 million viewers for last week’s final.
Mipcom: American crime novelist Harlan Coben is writing his first original UK television series – a 10-part drama for female-skewing channel Sky Living.
BBC director of television Danny Cohen has demanded that the corporation’s commissioners abide by a fresh set of guiding principles as he bids to improve indie relations.
The Great British Bake Off commissioner Emma Willis is to leave the BBC after nearly nine years to become creative director of Twenty Twenty Television.
Jonathan Levi, the executive producer responsible for shows including recent BBC3 doc Tulisa: The Price of Fame, has joined Renegade Pictures.
See-Saw Films is developing a second series of acclaimed BBC2 drama Top of the Lake and has bolstered its TV division with the hire of a chief operating officer and a former Ruby Film & Television development exec.
The BBC has ordered a Christmas special episode of Shaun the Sheep from Aardman Animations.
Mipcom: Simon Cowell plans to launch Syco Entertainment’s next show on a digital platform rather than with a traditional broadcaster and is developing a High School Musical-style scripted project.
Channel 4 has rejected calls from locals to scrap its controversial forthcoming series Immigration Street and rejected claims that Love Productions has targeted vulnerable people.
The most-trending news stories from across the internet are to form the backbone of a Buzzfeed-inspired BBC Radio 5 Live programme set to launch next month.