ITN weathered a 3% decline in revenues to post a pre-tax profit of £6.6m last year, according to the news specialist’s annual report.
Channel 4 is to ‘supercharge’ its Random Acts arts strand, beefing up its budget and handing it a more prominent TV slot.
Carnival Films and Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light Productions are developing a crime series about Sigmund Freud created by X-Files writer Frank Spotnitz.
UKTV is pledging to provide a full response to indies’ pitches within two weeks of submission as part of a wide-ranging overhaul of commissioning.
Record label Universal Music is to ramp up its move into television following the acquisition of London-based indie Eagle Rock Entertainment.
ITV plans to use the funding and space in the schedule freed up by its loss of the Champions League to test in-house formats.
UK indies, led by Stephen Lambert’s All3Media America, have won at least seven series orders from US broadcasters this week, as well as three major development projects.
Big Talk Productions hopes to play a part in boosting industry diversity after completing an “old-fashioned apprenticeship scheme” on the second series of Youngers.
Peacock Productions is producing a two-hour live special following climber Joby Ogwyn’s attempt to become the first person to jump from the peak of Mount Everest for Discovery Network International.
Nerd TV has become the latest UK indie to score a US deal after Jana Bennett-run lifestyle network FYI ordered long-lost love format You’re The One.
Kids industry veteran Nigel Pickard is to leave Zodiak Media after eight years at the company.
Channel 5 is going back to school with a Shiver-produced documentary following kids with severe behavioural problems.
CBBC is launching a Mario Kart-style racing game featuring characters including Hacker and Dodge and Wolfblood’s Rydian.
BBC Productions boss Mark Freeland has pledged that his division will be on the “front foot” in underlining its value during the BBC Trust’s review of commissioning quotas.
Ingenious Ventures chief executive Patrick Bradley has exited the company to establish a £150m media and entertainment investment fund.
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The Call Centre phoned in its biggest audience on record on Tuesday night, as BBC2 launched two new factual shows to solid ratings.
“What do you expect? It’s about English allotments – it’s going to be parochial.”