Twofour has received a letter from solicitors representing a former contestant on ITV’s diving format Splash! who claims he sustained life-changing injuries during the competition.
Cult gameshow The Crystal Maze is set to return to Channel 4 after a 21-year absence as part of charity special Stand Up to Cancer.
Natural history producer Oxford Scientific Films (OSF) has poached BBC Studios development executive Michael Philo.
Channel 4 is to embark on a long-running documentary project, filmed over five years, to expose the reality of social mobility in Britain.
Catastrophe creator Sharon Horgan used the Alternative MacTaggart lecture to call for comedy commissioners to be less prescriptive.
Jessie Burton’s period novel The Miniaturist is being made into a three-part BBC1 drama.
Newly appointed BBC2 editor Patrick Holland has called for producers to bring him factual entertainment shows, saying the channel is not pitched enough.
BBC4 controller Cassian Harrison has encouraged producers to “fuck with form” when developing for the digital channel.
The high-end TV skills council and TV drama skills levy are already a hit, according to a panel of experts at this year’s Edinburgh International Television Festival.
Donald Trump’s superfans, African-American teens and the latest documentary from Reggie Yates are to feature in a season of BBC3 documentaries about the US.
Hans Rosenfeldt’s Scandinavian drama Marcella is to return for a second series on ITV.
Harry Hill, Dawn French and Jack Dee are all fronting new shows for ITV as the broadcaster beefs up its entertainment and comedy slate.
ITV’s Sue Murphy has ordered a police series tracking the first hour of murder investigations as she prepares to “go big on crime”.
Channel bosses have hit back against government proposals to force the BBC to reveal talent pay, claiming that it would not be in viewers’ interests.
It is economically “critical” for the TV industry to become more diverse, according to culture minister Matt Hancock, who has lent his support to the Diamond initiative.
Vice boss Shane Smith has taken aim at traditional media rivals, warning that there will be an acquisition “bloodbath” as firms such as Time Warner, Disney and 21st Century Fox all desperately chase scale.
Jay Hunt has issued a renewed call for clarity over the potential privatisation of Channel 4 and described the ongoing uncertainty as “destabilising” for the broadcaster.
Channel 4 has unveiled a raft of commissions including a Northern Irish comedy set amongst the troubles and a survival series recreating one of the most dangerous expeditions in history.
Former Kudos chief Jane Featherstone has landed a BBC drama and an E4 comedy – the first commissions for her fledgling indie Sister Pictures.
Charlotte Moore has ordered a raft of dramas for BBC1 including a six-part series from the creators of Line of Duty.
ITV2 has ordered a “bonkers and eccentric” scripted comedy series from Big Talk Productions and is hunting a ‘real-time’ event to accompany Love Island.
The class divisions in the television industry are laid bare in a report that reveals that people in the media are three times more likely to have attended a private or selective grammar school than the national average.
The Creative Diversity Network (CDN) believes that diversity monitoring initiative Diamond will be a “breakthrough moment” for the TV industry.
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The BBC has committed to producing seven Agatha Christie adaptations over the next four years in a deal Broadcast estimates could be worth more than £20m with co-pro money.
Channel 4 will ramp up spending on programming for older children by two-thirds following criticism that it is failing the demographic.
Roughcut TV executive producer Alex Smith has been promoted to head of comedy.
Nicholas Yearwood has left Idris Elba’s indie Green Door Pictures exec to join Bob & Co-backed indies Woodcut Media and Duchess Street Productions as a consultant executive producer.