The filmmakers behind Syrian doc Children on the Frontline are making a 90-minute doc about homelessness for Channel 5.
Sky Sports has ordered a six-part series featuring Leicester City and England striker Jamie Vardy’s V9 Academy from Zig Zag.
ITV Studios has disbanded its northern drama hub, making four jobs redundant, as it continues to contribute towards ITV’s £25m of planned Brexit savings.
The next generation of writers and directors from under-represented backgrounds will have the opportunity to work on a Touchpaper TV drama as part of a new Channel 4 talent scheme.
Ahead of December’s VR Creative Summit, Broadcast highlights ten genre-defining pieces of virtual reality content.
All 4 has commissioned Factory Films to produce a scripted comedy series from new transgender writing talent.
Drama chief Hilary Martin is leaving the BBC and re-joining former colleague Simon Judd to establish a Manchester base for Euston Films.
ITV Studios’ portfolio of in-house labels and acquired indies will all be expected to play their part in the company’s efficiency drive – as its bid to find £25m of savings begins to bite.
A major formats dispute between Banijay and Fremantle Media-backed Israeli indie Abot Hameiri was the talk of Mipcom, with the row shining a light on an “increasing” issue around international format theft.
Producers have raised questions about the value of securing a BBC format after A Question Of Sport and Holby City became the first shows to be put out to tender since the in-house guarantee was scrapped.
Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes has revealed that she is eager to create a show for the UK and is eyeing the possibility of tapping intoDisney’s increasingly international production presence.
Leading drama producers have agreed with director of television Kevin Lygo’s assessment that ITV Encore remains a ‘work in progress’ and requires strategic refinement.
The creative forces behind hit shows including BBC drama The A Word and ITV’s Marcella will explore the secrets of their success at the Broadcast Commissioning Forum on 3 November.
AOL UK has ordered the first batch of original series from its in-house division, as the fledgling production arm shifts gear.
Producers have been offered the opportunity to land a three-year contract to produce Holby City – the second BBC show to be put out to tender after the broadcaster scrapped in-house guarantees.
ITV is returning to the ring with a one-off pro-wrestling special after a 20-year hiatus.
Horrible Histories and online educational platform TrueTube lead the way in the Bafta Children’s Awards nominations after picking up three nods each.
Investigation Discovery has revealed three real crime commissions - its first slate of UK originals.
Voltage TV has landed a 12-part primetime food competition celebrating home cooking to air on BBC2 next summer.
ITV director of television Kevin Lygo has called on programme makers to come up with more “happy, life affirming” dramas like The Durrells, saying he was “tired of endless murders”.
Jeremy Paxman will journey along four of the UK’s greatest rivers in an upcoming Channel 4 series.
Thunderbirds go to China as Pinewood forges a development funding deal with Avanti.
Regional producers could be best placed to scoop the £4m contract to produce A Question of Sport after the BBC released its first tender document since scrapping its in-house guarantee.
Channel 4 is to follow four child refugees escaping war-torn Middle East to safety in Europe in a documentary from the producer of Man on Wire.
BBC2 is developing an adaptation of Ian McGuire’s Man Booker-longlisted whaling novel The North Water with See-Saw Films.
Arrow Media and Canadian indie Handel Productions will mark the 75th anniversary of the World War Two attack on Pearl Harbour by examining who was to blame for the disaster.
Factual label Shiver has put all staff below executive producer level at risk of redundancy, as part of a wider efficiency drive by its parent, ITV Studios.
Banijay and Fremantle Media-owned indie Abot Hameiri have become embroiled in a format dispute over general entertainment show All Against 1.