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Take Me Out

ITV orders two Fremantle daytime formats

3-Jul-2015

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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Drama Republic hires development boss

3-Jul-2015

Warp Films development producer Jen Kenwood is to leave the indie to join Drama Republic as head of development.

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Sunset + Vine wins BBC Scotland contract

3-Jul-2015

Sunset + Vine has won a competitive pitch to produce at least 50 hours of sports programming for BBC Scotland over the next 12 months.

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BBC1 investigates social housing fraud

2-Jul-2015

BBC1 has commissioned a daytime series on the illegal sub-letting of council housing from Shine TV.

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Pact slams BBCW drama boost

2-Jul-2015

BBC Worldwide could “disproportionately” benefit from the corporation’s plans to increase BBC1 drama investment by £30m, according to Pact.

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Radio indies may get £60m boost

2-Jul-2015

BBC proposals to open up 60% of its network radio hours to indies could provide a £60m shot in the arm to the production sector.

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Hincks: hands off terms of trade

2-Jul-2015

Tim Hincks has warned that foreign- owned indies such as Endemol Shine Group are being used as a “smokescreen” to overhaul the terms of trade, in a way that could result in the “Ukipification” of the British TV industry.

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C5 supersizes GPs: Behind Closed Doors

1-Jul-2015

Channel 5 has supersized the third series of Knickerbockerglory’s fixed-rig format GPs: Behind Closed Doors.

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Tim Hincks: TV 'hideously' middle class

1-Jul-2015

Tim Hincks has labelled the TV industry “hideously middle class” and called for more detailed measurements of social backgrounds in diversity monitoring initiatives.

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STV enters Scottish prisons for Sky

30-Jun-2015

STV Productions has gained access to several Scottish prisons to witness inmates’ first and final days in jail for Sky 1.

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Sundog lands The Truth About… doc

30-Jun-2015

BBC1 has commissioned Sundog Pictures to produce a documentary about alcohol for its The Truth About… science strand.

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Dan Reed investigates money laundering for C4

30-Jun-2015

Channel 4 has commissioned an undercover documentary on money laundering from Terror in the Mall filmmaker Dan Reed.

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Off Their Rockers probed by Ofcom

29-Jun-2015

ITV’s Off Their Rockers spin-off show is to be probed by Ofcom after its trailer featured a person emerging from a tumble dryer.

Cheek To Cheek

BBC arts commissioner to lead Brook Lapping

25-Jun-2015

BBC music and arts commissioner Greg Sanderson is to join Ten Alps indie Brook Lapping as managing director in October.

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All 4 orders Foster’s-funded short

25-Jun-2015

All 4 has ordered a raft of shorts including its latest ad-funded series in partnership with Foster’s.

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eOne to boost regional drama

25-Jun-2015

Entertainment One (eOne) and Creative England will plough a combined £500,000 into regional drama development as they bid to unearth a hit on the scale of Broadchurch.

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Twofour lands an ITV double

25-Jun-2015

Twofour bagged two pieces of business from ITV ahead of being acquired by the commercial broadcaster this week.

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C4 wants indies to unlock new revenue streams

25-Jun-2015

Channel 4 is launching an indie roadshow to help producers strike deals to commercialise their productions and generate new revenues.

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Revealed: TV’s eco shame

25-Jun-2015

Television has been warned it must urgently address its environmental impact after new data revealed that the carbon footprint of an hour’s programming is equivalent to eight flights to New York.

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ITV Encore houses Houdini & Doyle drama

24-Jun-2015

ITV is to air Big Talk Productions’ 10-part series about the complex relationship between Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on ITV Encore.

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ITV acquires Twofour Group

24-Jun-2015

ITV has agreed a deal to acquire The Jump producer Twofour Group for an initial £55m for 75% of the business.

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Dan Korn joins STV Productions

24-Jun-2015

Discovery executive Dan Korn has been hired as STV Productions’ creative director to focus on specialist factual and returnable programming.

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Aurora wins bulk Goodwood order from ITV

24-Jun-2015

Aurora Media, the sports media company headed up by former IMG and Endemol executive Lawrence Duffy, has won a bulk motor-racing order from ITV as it bids to shake up the sports production market.

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Optomen lands 'groundbreaking' BBC2 disability series

24-Jun-2015

BBC2 will follow people with neurological conditions as they attempt to find work as part of a “groundbreaking” series from Optomen.

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Roy Ackerman & C4's Emma Cooper join Pulse

23-Jun-2015

Pineapple Dance Studios indie Pulse is ramping up its television business with the hire of  former Fresh One Productions boss Roy Ackerman and Channel 4 factual commissioner Emma Cooper.

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TFI to return for eight-part run

23-Jun-2015

Channel 4 has confirmed that TFI Friday will return for a full eight-part series following the success of the anniversary show earlier this month.

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Challenge orders Bullseye documentary

23-Jun-2015

Classic gameshow Bullseye is the subject of a new Sky Vision Productions documentary for free-to-air channel Challenge.

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C4 locks up second series of No Offence

23-Jun-2015

Channel 4 has ordered a second run of Paul Abbott’s cop drama No Offence ahead of its first series finale tonight.

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eOne & Creative England to invest in regional drama

23-Jun-2015

The Walking Dead distributor Entertainment One (eOne) and funding body Creative England have agreed a partnership to develop and finance a drama slate from regional producers.

All3Media

C4 wants indies to unlock new revenue streams

Channel 4 is launching an indie roadshow to help producers strike deals to commercialise their productions and generate new revenues.

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Endemol Shine Group

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Hincks: hands off terms of trade

Tim Hincks has warned that foreign- owned indies such as Endemol Shine Group are being used as a “smokescreen” to overhaul the terms of trade, in a way that could result in the “Ukipification” of the British TV industry.

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Fremantle Media

Take Me Out

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

Twofour lands an ITV double

Twofour bagged two pieces of business from ITV ahead of being acquired by the commercial broadcaster this week.

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Warner Bros Television Productions UK

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VIDEO: The Tribe, C4 Video

Watch the trailer for Renegade Pictures’ fixed-rig documentary located in Ethiopia.

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Zodiak

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Zodiak and Banijay in merger talks

Wife Swap producer Zodiak Media and international production firm Banijay Group are in advanced merger talks, Broadcast can reveal.

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