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Greenbird duo strike C4 deal

3-Sep-2015

Channel 4 has struck an agreement with a new GroupM Entertainment-style content financing agency to offer top-up funding for original commissions.

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TV urged to scrap interns to improve diversity

3-Sep-2015

Lord Holmes has urged TV to seize the diversity initiative by scrapping unpaid internships, while hurdles to top creative jobs also emerged as a theme at the Edinburgh International Television Festival last week.

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C4 to track Landmark Trust restorations

2-Sep-2015

Chocolate Media will follow attempts by the Landmark Trust to complete two ambitious building restorations for a Channel 4 series.

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Broadcast Awards: deadline for entries extended

2-Sep-2015

The deadline to enter the Broadcast Awards has been extended to Friday 11 September, giving hopefuls an extra seven days to submit programmes, channels and businesses.

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In brief: Challenge Cup; Tern; Apple; TVF; The Fall

1-Sep-2015

The BBC has agreed a deal with the Rugby Football League to extend its coverage until 2020, while Channel 4 has handed a Tern daytime format a primetime commission.

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Fremantle to distribute Kudos' Capital

1-Sep-2015

Fremantle Media International has picked up the global rights to Kudos-produced BBC1 drama Capital.

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Jay Hunt: consolidation can hurt indie creativity

28-Aug-2015

Channel 4 chief creative officer Jay Hunt has claimed that growing consolidation in the indie sector has had a negative impact on creativity.

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C4 drama to explore historic sex abuse

28-Aug-2015

George Faber is to produce a Channel 4 drama series which will explore the impact on a fictional public figure after they are accused of historical sexual misconduct.

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C4 to track teenage murder investigation

28-Aug-2015

Ten Alps indie Films of Record will track a police investigation into a teenage murder in an ambitious documentary series for Channel 4.

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BBC2 secures access to the White House

28-Aug-2015

BBC2 has secured unprecedented access to the White House to tell the story of president Barack Obama’s legacy.

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Pippa Harris made a Dame

27-Aug-2015

Neal Street Productions co-founder Pippa Harris has been made a Dame for her services to television.

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STV and GroupM sign development deal

27-Aug-2015

Antiques Road Trip producer STV Productions has inked a development deal with GroupM Entertainment to produce entertainment, factual and drama projects

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ABC: no plans to invest in UK indies

26-Aug-2015

Disney-owned broadcaster ABC is “aggressively” hunting UK talent and writers but is not looking to acquire British production companies.

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Studio Lambert creates BBC3 horror format

26-Aug-2015

Studio Lambert is to launch a Gogglebox-inspired talent hunt for a horror director in a BBC3 series.

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BBC2 checks into Real Exotic Marigold Hotel

26-Aug-2015

Twofour is to replicate the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel film with a group of celebrities in a documentary series for BBC2.

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Discovery plots Idris Elba follow-up

26-Aug-2015

Discovery chief creative officer Phil Craig has revealed that the broadcaster is working with Idris Elba on a follow-up to his high-octane series No Limits.

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Birds of a Feather creators launch indie

26-Aug-2015

Birds of a Feather creators Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran have set up a scripted indie in partnership with Fremantle Media-backed Corona TV.

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Slow TV returns to BBC4

26-Aug-2015

A sleigh ride through Lapland and the exploration of the biology of a 400-year-old oak tree form part of BBC4’s second slow TV season.

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Greenbird spreads its wings

26-Aug-2015

Production network Greenbird Media has opened up about the next stage of its investment strategy, following two quick-fire deals with fledgling indies in the past fortnight.

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New wave buoys indie scene

26-Aug-2015

More than 100 indies have been created in the past two years as a new wave of production companies emerges.

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BBC1 returns to Decimate

25-Aug-2015

CPL Productions’ BBC1 daytime quiz show Decimate has been recommissioned for a second 25 x 45-minute series.

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Boomerang hires development chief

25-Aug-2015

Welsh indie Boomerang is bulking up its development team with a senior hire from Outline Productions - as it picks up the contract to produce around 30 hours of para-sport coverage for Channel 4.

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Indus wins clutch of C4 docs

25-Aug-2015

Indus Films is to investigate the world of luxury interior design as one of three Channel 4 documentaries.  

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Sky investigates Irish border force

25-Aug-2015

Crackit Productions has sealed two commissions – a 20-part series for Sky 1 following Ireland’s border force and a wedding series for Channel 5.

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BBC developing country house period drama

24-Aug-2015

Mentorn Media’s drama division Daybreak Pictures is developing an ambitious country house period drama for the BBC.

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ITVS label signs Balls of Steel creator

24-Aug-2015

ITV Studios’ comedy label Second Act Productions has inked a first-look deal with the creator of Balls of Steel and The Friday Night Project.

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Left Bank strikes landmark China deal

24-Aug-2015

Mad Dogs indie Left Bank Pictures has struck a landmark co-production deal with China International Television Corporation.

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Ben Fogle to front ITV 'whale-fall' experiment

21-Aug-2015

Ben Fogle will front an ambitious ‘whale-fall’ experiment for ITV which will lure large sea creatures – including sharks – to the carcass of a whale.

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Grand Designs creator wins Greenbird backing

21-Aug-2015

John Silver’s Pi Productions has become the second indie to win investment from production network Greenbird Media in a week.

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C4 drama to explore historic sex abuse

George Faber is to produce a Channel 4 drama series which will explore the impact on a fictional public figure after they are accused of historical sexual misconduct.

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Discovery plots Idris Elba follow-up

Discovery chief creative officer Phil Craig has revealed that the broadcaster is working with Idris Elba on a follow-up to his high-octane series No Limits.

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ITV to refund votes for BGT winner

ITV will refund viewers who paid to vote for the winner of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent after Ofcom found the show had misled the audience.

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BBC2 checks into Real Exotic Marigold Hotel

Twofour is to replicate the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel film with a group of celebrities in a documentary series for BBC2.

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Warner to develop NFTS entertainment formats

Warner Bros has selected two formats from National Film and Television School (NFTS) graduates to develop with the potential for international distribution.

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Inbetweeners duo leave Bwark to launch indie

Iain Morris and Damon Beesley, the pair behind The Inbetweeners, have left Bwark to set up a new production company.

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