Television accountant Jonathan Lunn has been handed a four and a half-year suspended prison sentence after being found guilty of tax fraud.
A London night bus is to be fitted with 16 cameras for Channel 4’s latest fixed-rig format from Blast! Films.
Ofcom has opened a fresh consultation to investigate whether Sky should continue to offer its Sky Sports channels to rival pay TV operators.
Syfy has picked up the TV rights to CBS Studios International’s Extant after it launched earlier this year on Amazon Prime Instant Video.
George Clooney will star with the cast of ITV’s hit period drama Downton Abbey in a mini episode recorded exclusively for Text Santa
BBC director of news and current affairs James Harding has argued that it is unlikely that the corporation will hive off Panorama into a commercial entity under plans to transform in-house production.
The second series of Broadchurch is to include more of a “thriller narrative” than the debut run according to writer Chris Chibnall.
Channel 4 has axed Gogglebox’s Michael family from the show after father Andrew announced he plans to stand for Ukip in next year’s general election.
CITV has commissioned a second series of Thunderbirds Are Go! ahead of the return of its revamp.
NBC head of comedy and Lucky Giant founder Mario Stylianides has left the business and been replaced by BBC executive Justin Davies.
CBBC has ordered a factual entertainment format about the film industry featuring Hollywood actor Michael Sheen from Horrid Henry indie Novel Entertainment.
ITV is on course to suffer the most marked ratings declines of all the major broadcasters in 2014 as the World Cup failed to prevent its audience dropping 8%.
Drama, nations and regions and the arts were the areas of programming hit hardest by the UK public service broadcasters cutting their content spend by £500m over the past five years.
The BBC dominated the British Comedy Awards, as Graham Norton and Mrs Brown’s Boys helped it take home seven gongs.
BBC1 abduction drama The Missing will return for a second series with a fresh story, cast and location.
Former Future and ITN chief executive Mark Wood has been named chief executive of Ten Alps.
Scripps Networks has appointed Discovery veteran Phillip Luff as managing director of UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Channel 4 and Blakeway have been ordered to disclose documents used in a 2013 Dispatches film criticising Ryanair’s fuel policy.
ITV News staff have been working “around the clock” to resolve a number of technical problems which have resulted in the loss of entire news reports.
The Shine, Endemol and Core Media merger has been given regulatory approval and will begin trading under the banner Endemol Shine Group on 1 January 2015.
Oxford Scientific Films (OSF) has hired Watershed TV’s creative director Emma Morgan as it bids to broaden its programming slate.
Fox has ruled out bringing back Broadchurch remake Gracepoint for a second series after lukewarm ratings.
HM Treasury executive Sharon White has been named as chief executive of media regulator Ofcom.
Channel 4 has signed a multi-season deal with Sony Pictures Television for its US sitcom, The Goldbergs.
Jo Street has become the acting controller of BBC daytime following Damian Kavanagh’s appointment as BBC3 digital controller.
Channel 5 has commissioned a four part documentary series which will explore Loch Lomond.
CBBC has ordered six in-house series including comedy sketch show Class Dismissed and factual entertainment series The Dengineers.
ITV research into viewer habits has found that 60% of people believe that TV shows are the best way to bring families together.
ITV is to adapt literary classic Beowulf as it adds to its slate of fantasy adventure dramas.
Sky Sports 1 and 2 have been made available to BT’s Youview subscribers after the telecoms provider was given the go-ahead to supply the channels by the Competition Appeal Tribunal.
ITV’s public service broadcaster status is worth at least £87m, according to a Commercial Broadcasters Association (Coba) report published to coincide with the launch of Ofcom’s PSB review.
Sony Pictures Television is extending the distribution of its pre-school channel to Freeview early next year.
Don’t Tell the Bride is set to leap to BBC1 after BBC3 revealed plans to scrap its factual entertainment formats.
Click to watch the trailer for Top Gear’s controversial Patagonia Christmas special in which the team travel across countries including Argentina.
Channel 5 is set to pick up the rights to Football League coverage from the BBC after earmarking a primetime slot for a highlights show.
The Authority for Television on Demand (Atvod) has called on ITV and Channel 4 to follow Channel 5’s lead and extend subtitled programming to mobile devices and other platforms.
Zodiak Rights has boarded documentary The Greatest Ironman which follows a father’s attempts to raise awareness of Duchenne a fatal muscle-wasting disease affecting his son.
Ofcom has fired the starting gun on a consultation into retransmission fees and a shake-up of the terms of trade as part of its public service broadcasting review.
September Films’ revamp of entertainment classic Celebrity Squares has been recommissioned by ITV.
Damian Kavanagh will be responsible for commissioning traditional, short-form and “new-form” content for BBC3 after being named digital controller of the channel.
Sheffield Doc/Fest has appointed Claire Aguilar as director of programming and industry engagement.
Brighton-based production company If Not Us Films has landed its first BBC commission – a feature documentary about the history of British policewomen.
Click to view the trailer for Russell T Davies forthcoming dramas for Channel 4, Cucumber and Banana - along with companion online series Tofu.
Click to view the trailer for Jed Mercurio’s forthcoming medical drama
Channel 5 is shining the spotlight on young men who love elderly women again with Barcroft Productions doc Grandmother Lover.
Talking TV goes all festive with its second annual telly industry Christmas quiz.
BBC1 daytime quiz Decimate is set to be remade in Spain after a local indie optioned the CPL format.
Warner Bros Television Production UK is preparing to launch a training course to discover new development talent.
Shane Allen has pledged that BBC3’s move online will boost the quality and quantity of its comedy output after being promised a budget of more than £10m under the plans.
Kudos’ acclaimed drama Broadchurch will return to ITV on 5 January, supported by a “flock to unlock” trailer.
Downton Abbey and The Missing are the British series leading the charge at The Golden Globe Awards.
Nearly two thirds of the most popular and critically acclaimed TV shows are now available to view through legal online video services like Netflix and Now TV, according to a report published by audit and consultancy firm KPMG.
A Ruth Jones comedy is among a raft of projects on BBC1’s radar as it bids to plug the hole left by Miranda and now Mrs Brown’s Boys.
Food Network and Travel Channel owner Scripps Networks is to spend nearly £4m on original UK shows next year as it ramps up its local commissioning ambitions.
The UK’s top distributors have generated more than £1.1bn in revenues this year after exploiting more than half a million hours of programming in their catalogues.
Ob-doc series Liberty Of London and The Gadget Show helped to boost Channel 4 and Channel 5’s on-screen diversity last month, according to the latest phase of a major Broadcast-backed study.
Pact chief executive John McVay has claimed that the trade body’s newly elected chair Sara Geater will be a “formidable” leader.
The Great British Bake Off producer Love Productions is looking to recreate its success in the kitchen with a pottery themed competition for BBC2.
Peter Horrocks, the director of the BBC World Service group, is to join The Open University following his departure from the BBC.
Sky 1 is teaming a group of OAPs with YouTube friendly youths in a six-part series from Princess Productions.
The BBC, ITV and Broadchurch indie Kudos have teamed up with the Edinburgh International Television Festival to investigate the lack of diversity among production crews.
Channel 5 has green-lit an internet-inspired show about cats from Mentorn Media.
CBBC has launched its first channel-wide app Go CBBC.
Actor Sean Bean is to present a two-hour documentary marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo for pay-TV broadcaster History.
ITV has reaffirmed its commitment to broadening its drama slate beyond crime and is on the hunt for contemporary pieces like Doc Martin and family adventure series.
Self-harm, child sex offenders and Europe’s largest brothel will be explored in six Channel 4 docs from the commissioner behind The Paedophile Hunter.
ITV’s offer of a 2% pay rise for staff next year could be a sign of the broadcaster preparing for a sale, according to industry sources.
Channel 5 is to increase the amount of big-ticket US comedy and drama it buys in conjunction with MTV, Comedy Central and Spike UK following a management reshuffle.
The BBC is developing a TV series based on J.K Rowling’s detective novels The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm.
Storage Hunters producer T Group has struck a co-production partnership deal with Sky-backed indie Znak & Jones as it bids to break into the UK market.
Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes has claimed that rather than break through any race or gender glass ceilings she is following in the footsteps of other women.
A fifth of BBC3’s new £30m digital budget will be ploughed into short-form content as the corporation bids to put the channel at the heart of young audiences’ online worlds.
Objective Productions has scored its second major format deal in China after VoD service iQiyi commissioned a local version of BBC gameshow Reflex.
Comedy Central UK has named Joe McVey as its new head of development.
Posh People: Inside Tatler executive producer Danny Horan has joined Voltage TV as one of a number of senior hires.
Broadchurch actress Olivia Coleman will feature in a Channel 4 comedy pilot from Kudos Film & Television to be penned and directed by Bafta-nominated Will Sharpe.
Guy Martin’s Passion For Life has become the first show from Channel 4’s online Shorts platform to make the leap onto linear television.
Long Lost Family indie Wall To Wall has appointed The Apprentice’s showrunner Cate Hall as an executive producer.
The Tube producer Blast! Films is to turn its attention to the Post Office for its latest BBC2 ob-doc series.
BBC3 formats such as Don’t Tell the Bride and Sun, Sea and Suspicious Parents could become potential casualties of BBC3’s proposed move online.
Doctor Who and Top Gear are among the BBC brands that could be turned into theme park rides after BBC Worldwide struck a deal with a major British resort firm.
Former FremantleMedia UK chief executive Sara Geater has won the race to become chair of Pact council in the organisation’s first contested election in at least 14 years.
Channel 4 is releasing a third version of The Snowman and Snowdog game which will require users to pay to download it for the first time.
UKTV has ordered a documentary series about the life of Bob Monkhouse for Gold.
Firecracker Films founder Mark Soldinger is to leave the Big Fat Gypsy Weddings indie part of a management restructure.
Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham has claimed that securing retransmission fees from pay-TV platforms could be worth up to £200m each year to commercial PSBs.
Ian Hislop has called on the BBC to become “more pugnacious” BBC after a period of cautious programming.
To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Broadcast Awards, we are giving users of broadcastnow.co.uk the chance to select their favourite winning shows of the last two decades.
Channel 5 has commissioned a driving clips show from Shine North featuring an array of ‘dashcam’ footage.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is to make his first series for BBC1 - a three-part investigation into food waste.
Channel 4’s Educating… strand is to leave England for the first time with a fourth series set in the Welsh capital city.
Channel 4 has commissioned a third series of Objective Productions’ comedy Toast of London.
The BBC is to double the length of its late evening regional news bulletins in the run-up to next year’s general election.
British distributors including Sky Vision, Cineflix Rights and Fremantle Media have sold a slew of UK series to Asian broadcasters ahead of the Asia Television Forum (ATF).
A back-flipping dog and a man who washes himself in soup are set to appear in an ITV spin-off of Britain’s Got Talent.
Veteran BBC News producer Paul Lambert has joined Ukip as director of communications.
James Harding has argued that BBC News will be “undeterred” in holding politicians to account following government anger over its autumn statement coverage.
Clare Balding will anchor the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio but scale back her horse racing duties after signing a two-year deal with Channel 4.
STV has had its 2015 pay offer “unanimously” accepted by union members, days after ITV’s proposed pay deal prompted a ballot over strike action.
Tern Television has picked up over 20 hours of commissions from BBC Scotland and Northern Ireland, including a six-part documentary about Britain’s leading ski resort.
The plan to “reinvent” BBC3 as an online channel has been submitted to the BBC Trust and will be open to public scrutiny from January 2015.
Chris Tarrant is lining up his first major quiz show since Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? with a new pilot produced by RDF Television.
Sony-owned kids channel Pop TV has picked up comedy clip show Funnymals after striking a deal with fledgling UK producer and distributor Can’t Stop Media.
BBC Radio 4 Extra is to air much-hyped true crime podcast Serial after striking a deal with the US producers.
The BBC has secured every TV nomination in this year’s Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards.
UKTV has poached Syfy boss Adam Collings to take on the new role of head of programming for Watch.
Channel 4 has acquired feature length yo yo documentary World on a String from nascent distributor Scorpion TV.
Vanessa Redgrave, The Great British Bake Off hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins and The Smoke writer Lucy Kirkwood were among the winners at the Women in Film and Television Awards.