All3Media is on the brink of buying Call The Midwife producer Neal Street Productions.
Channel 4 has bolstered its short-form video offering with five new series ahead of the launch of its digital platform All 4.
Industry trade body Pact has described EU plans to create a single digital market across Europe as a “major threat” to the UK’s television industry.
Norway and Sweden could rival the UK as a destination for highend drama production as they look to introduce tax benefits for scripted content.
Research for Broadcast’s Indie Survey has revealed that American- owned companies accounted for almost half of UK production revenues last year.
Broadcast research has revealed that indies in the north of England have suffered over the past five years from a lack of commissions and increased industry consolidation.
Channel 4 has dipped into its £20m Growth Fund to invest in its first BAME indie. It has also teed up a development deal with another diverse producer, with a view to future investment.
Almost 100 indies have delivered their verdict on the BBC’s plans to abolish quotas and commercialise in-house production – and it has split the sector down the middle.
Music licencing business Audio Network has opened an office in Manchester as part of plans to expand its footprint.
Horror gameshow Release The Hounds is to return to ITV2 for an extended second series.
Gareth Malone is to return to BBC2 for an acapella spin-off of The Choir from Twenty Twenty.
Keith Lemon will step back in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of iconic 1980s film franchise Back to the Future.
The Roughcut founder spoke at the launch of Hiive, the Creative Skillset-backed network for the creative industries. Atalla gave an insight into how he broke into TV and revealed The Office may never have been made if his maths ability was better.
CBBC has joined forces with Radio 1 to launch a Top Of The Pops-style programme which will reveal each week’s number one at the same time as the Official Chart Show.
Jack Dee, Charlie Brooker and Rory Bremner will help BBC2 take an irreverent look at the general election this year through a range of satirical programmes.
BBC iPlayer is planning a weekly show to direct viewers to its exclusive programming as part of a raft of commissions for the VoD service featuring Matt Berry, Frankie Boyle and Jo Brand.
The friendship between illusionist Harry Houdini and Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle will form the basis of a supernatural crime drama for ITV from Big Talk Productions.
Directors UK has formally voted to recognise the role of edit directors, making them eligible for production royalties, and encouraged the rest of the industry to do the same.
BBC2 is to celebrate the life and career of The South Bank Show presenter Melvyn Bragg with a 75-minute documentary from Storyvault Films.
BBC4 is to reveal the inner workings of SSE, one of the UK’s big six energy companies, in an access documentary from The Tube indie Blast! Films.
Disney Channel has ordered a 20-part run of live-action series The Evermoor Chronicles after launching the show as a four-episode mini-series last year.
British producers could be in line for a share of Viacom’s $3bn (£2bn) annual US content spend as the US media group seeks to increase opportunities for UK content creators.
Channel 4 has secured a front-row seat to divorce mediation sessions as one of two Minnow Films commissions about relationships in 21st-century Britain.
Hungry Bear Media is launching an offshoot with Michael McIntyre as the first step of creating a wider production group.
Sugar Films, the indie established by former BBC productions boss Pat Younge and ex-Channel 4 executives Lucy Pilkington and Narinder Minhas, is aiming to open doors in TV for diverse talent after launching this week.
UK broadcasters will become more appealing international drama co-production partners after the government lowered the minimum UK spend required for high-end TV drama to qualify for a tax break.
Olly Lambert is to direct a 90-minute film for BBC1 which will highlight the impact on the lives of those affected by child sexual abuse, including the victims of Jimmy Savile and the crimes exposed by the Operation Yewtree investigation.
Tiger Aspect indie Fifty Fathoms has begun talks with Sky Atlantic about a second series of big-budget drama series Fortitude.