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DCD agrees Matchlight sale terms

DCD Media has confirmed that it has agreed terms for a management buyout of Glasgow-based production company Matchlight, as revealed by Broadcast on Friday.

Long Lost Family

Long Lost Family bows out 1m down

MONDAY: ITV’s Long Lost Family concluded with a series average over 1m viewers down on last year’s run - as 1m tuned in to Sky Sports News HQ to watch the Premier League transfer deadline unfold.

The X Factor

The X Factor underway with 9.5m Video

SATURDAY: Simon Cowell’s return to The X Factor helped add around 300,000 viewers to last year’s opener as the competition got underway with 9.5m viewers.

C4 plans sex education doc and transports women to The Island

Channel 4 has ordered a one-off documentary series about sex education in schools and is to bring back The Island for two series featuring both male and female contestants as it refreshes its factual entertainment slate.

The X Factor

The X Factor wobbles on second outing

SUNDAY: The X Factor faltered in its second outing after making a promising start on Saturday evening.

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Kudos strikes partnership with British Asian producer

Kudos is planning to produce more drama series told from a British Asian perspective after expanding a partnership with Parti Productions.

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Nutopia beefs up US development

Jane Root’s Nutopia has hired a former executive from Breaking Bad broadcaster AMC to expand its US development team.

The Jump

C4 returns to The Jump

Channel 4 is to take another leap into the cold after commissioning a second series of celebrity skiing format The Jump.

Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery

Matchlight to exit DCD group

Glasgow-based indie Matchlight is close to leaving beleaguered production group DCD Media, Broadcast understands.

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CTBF to host Downton premiere

The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF), the charity best known for its Royal Film Performance, is to premiere the series five opener of ITV drama Downton Abbey at Leicester Square.

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DCD responds to share price drop

DCD Media has issued a statement ahead of its interim results to attempt to calm shareholder nerves over its plummeting share price.

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MacTaggart leaves indies sceptical of C4 terms of trade vision

Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham faces a battle to convince the industry that his vision for terms of trade will help revitalise the UK’s true indie sector.

Blind Date

Blind Date set for Irish tryst

Sony-owned indie Stellify Media is to remake Blind Date for Irish broadcaster TV3.

Keshet turns to dual screen for next Homeland

Israeli media group Keshet is planning to develop dual screenfocused dramas and comedies to replicate the success of interactive talent format Rising Star.

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Tern brings fresh faces to BBC4

Tern TV has secured £1m worth of commissions from BBC4 as it bids to help channel editor Cassian Harrison bring fresh faces to the channel.

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Long Lost Family

Long Lost Family bows out 1m down

MONDAY: ITV’s Long Lost Family concluded with a series average over 1m viewers down on last year’s run - as 1m tuned in to Sky Sports News HQ to watch the Premier League transfer deadline unfold.

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Jamie's Comfort Food

TV Critics: Jamie's Comfort Food; 21 Up: New Generation; Who’s Doing The Dishes? Video

“Jamie’s Comfort Food feels like lingering in the comfort zone for this usually innovative chef.”

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Peter Prichard, 1931-2014

Comedy writer Colin Edmonds remembers the super-agent who unleashed The Beatles onto US TV

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Elaine Bedell, ITV

Outgoing chair Elaine Bedell recalls her favourite moments and tells Chris Curtis why ITV’s revival strategy works

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Podcast

Edinburgh 2014

Talking TV: Edinburgh special Video

A special edition of Talking TV heads to the Edinburgh International Television Festival to sort through all the major themes of this year’s conference.

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Broadcast 29 August

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