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Broadcast most-read news of 2014

23-Dec-2014

The 25 biggest stories of the past 12 months.

American Ninja Warrior

ITV to remake Ninja Warrior Video

23-Dec-2014

ITV is adapt NBC challenge gameshow American Ninja Warrior after ITV Studios label Potato acquired the rights to the format.

Troy

US network Syfy acquires Troy

23-Dec-2014

US cable network Syfy has acquired Troy: Street Magic after striking a deal directly with Zig Zag Productions.

EDL Girls: Don’t Call Me Racist

C4 probes British far-right politics

23-Dec-2014

Channel 4 will explore the world of British far-right politics in a documentary produced by Mentorn Media.

Ebola

Ebola survivor to give C4 Christmas message

23-Dec-2014

British Ebola survivor William Pooley is to deliver Channel 4’s Alternative Christmas Message in 2014.

Sharon Horgan

Sharon Horgan developing HBO comedy

22-Dec-2014

Sharon Horgan’s indie Merman Films is developing a Sarah Jessica Parker-fronted comedy for US premium cable network HBO.

The Apprentice

BBC quest for disabled The Apprentice candidate

19-Dec-2014

The BBC is on the hunt for the first visibly disabled entrepreneur to star in next year’s series of The Apprentice following criticism over a lack of diversity in previous series of BBC1’s business show.

The Routemasters

Blast! rides London night bus for C4

19-Dec-2014

A London night bus is to be fitted with 16 cameras for Channel 4’s latest fixed-rig format from Blast! Films.

Gogglebox

Ukip move forces Michael family off Gogglebox

18-Dec-2014

Channel 4 has axed Gogglebox’s Michael family from the show after father Andrew announced he plans to stand for Ukip in next year’s general election.

Cinemaniacs

Michael Sheen takes role in CBBC film format

18-Dec-2014

CBBC has ordered a factual entertainment format about the film industry featuring Hollywood actor Michael Sheen from Horrid Henry indie Novel Entertainment.

Broadchurch series two

Chris Chibnall: Broadchurch return to be more thrilling

18-Dec-2014

The second series of Broadchurch is to include more of a “thriller narrative” than the debut run according to writer Chris Chibnall.

Thunderbirds

CITV orders second run of Thunderbirds

18-Dec-2014

CITV has commissioned a second series of Thunderbirds Are Go! ahead of the return of its revamp.

Justin Davies

Lucky Giant founder replaced by BBC exec

18-Dec-2014

NBC head of comedy and Lucky Giant founder Mario Stylianides has left the business and been replaced by BBC executive Justin Davies.

Broadchurch

Shine, Endemol and Core merger approved

17-Dec-2014

The Shine, Endemol and Core Media merger has been given regulatory approval and will begin trading under the banner Endemol Shine Group on 1 January 2015.

Ryanair

C4 ordered to disclose documentation to Ryanair

17-Dec-2014

Channel 4 and Blakeway have been ordered to disclose documents used in a 2013 Dispatches film criticising Ryanair’s fuel policy.

Emma Morgan

OSF hires Watershed creative director

17-Dec-2014

Oxford Scientific Films (OSF) has hired Watershed TV’s creative director Emma Morgan as it bids to broaden its programming slate.

Panorama: The Mayor and Our Money

Ten Alps appoints chief executive

17-Dec-2014

Former Future and ITN chief executive Mark Wood has been named chief executive of Ten Alps.

The Missing

BBC1 tracks down second series of The Missing Video

17-Dec-2014

BBC1 abduction drama The Missing will return for a second series with a fresh story, cast and location.

LochLomond_AYearintheWild

C5 heads to Loch Lomond for nature doc

16-Dec-2014

Channel 5 has commissioned a four part documentary series which will explore Loch Lomond.

Strike Back

Beowulf unleashed by ITV

16-Dec-2014

ITV is to adapt literary classic Beowulf as it adds to its slate of fantasy adventure dramas.

Celebrity Squares

ITV recommissions Celebrity Squares

15-Dec-2014

September Films’ revamp of entertainment classic Celebrity Squares has been recommissioned by ITV.

Policewoman (credit Lincolnshire police)

If Not Us lands debut BBC order

12-Dec-2014

Brighton-based production company If Not Us Films has landed its first BBC commission – a feature documentary about the history of British policewomen. 

Cuckoo

Talking TV: Christmas quiz 2014 Video

12-Dec-2014

Talking TV goes all festive with its second annual telly industry Christmas quiz.

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CPL's Decimate heads to Spain

12-Dec-2014

BBC1 daytime quiz Decimate is set to be remade in Spain after a local indie optioned the CPL format.

WDYTYA

Warner Bros launches development training scheme

12-Dec-2014

Warner Bros Television Production UK is preparing to launch a training course to discover new development talent.

Horizon: the Secret Life of the Cat

C5 orders cat clips show

11-Dec-2014

Channel 5 has green-lit an internet-inspired show about cats from Mentorn Media.

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Sky 1 seeks Silver Surfers

11-Dec-2014

Sky 1 is teaming a group of OAPs with YouTube friendly youths in a six-part series from Princess Productions.

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Industry plans diversity study

11-Dec-2014

The BBC, ITV and Broadchurch indie Kudos have teamed up with the Edinburgh International Television Festival to investigate the lack of diversity among production crews.

The Great British Sewing Bee

BBC2 eyes Love-produced pottery competition

11-Dec-2014

The Great British Bake Off producer Love Productions is looking to recreate its success in the kitchen with a pottery themed competition for BBC2.

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Gogglebox

Ukip move forces Michael family off Gogglebox

Channel 4 has axed Gogglebox’s Michael family from the show after father Andrew announced he plans to stand for Ukip in next year’s general election.

Endemol

Broadchurch

Shine, Endemol and Core merger approved

The Shine, Endemol and Core Media merger has been given regulatory approval and will begin trading under the banner Endemol Shine Group on 1 January 2015.

Fremantle Media

The Apprentice

BBC quest for disabled The Apprentice candidate

The BBC is on the hunt for the first visibly disabled entrepreneur to star in next year’s series of The Apprentice following criticism over a lack of diversity in previous series of BBC1’s business show.

Shine

Broadchurch series two

Chris Chibnall: Broadchurch return to be more thrilling

The second series of Broadchurch is to include more of a “thriller narrative” than the debut run according to writer Chris Chibnall.

Twofour

Emma Morgan

OSF hires Watershed creative director

Oxford Scientific Films (OSF) has hired Watershed TV’s creative director Emma Morgan as it bids to broaden its programming slate.

Warners Bros Television Productions UK

Don't Tell The Bride

Don't Tell The Bride leaps to BBC1

Don’t Tell the Bride is set to leap to BBC1 after BBC3 revealed plans to scrap its factual entertainment formats.

Zodiak

The-Greatest-Ironman

Zodiak boards Iron Man doc Video

Zodiak Rights has boarded documentary The Greatest Ironman which follows a father’s attempts to raise awareness of Duchenne a fatal muscle-wasting disease affecting his son.