Advertising giants including Omnicom, Publicis and Interpublic are beginning to fund TV programming via a multimillion-pound fund created by Krempelwood.
ITV Studios has underlined its importance to its parent company after reporting a surge in revenues that will help insulate the broadcaster from the anticipated shockwaves of Brexit.
Sky has posted strong full-year financial results with revenue and profit both up as the pay-TV operator starts to take advantage of bringing together its European services.
War And Peace producer Lookout Point is to ramp up development of “big drama in intimate stories” after installing former BBC Wales drama boss Faith Penhale as joint chief executive.
Snooker star Ronnie O’Sullivan is to hustle pool players across the USA in a four-part series for History after the pay-TV channel reignited its talent strategy.
British broadcasters and producers can learn lessons from the success of Pokémon Go as virtual reality hits the mainstream, according to former Shine Group chief executive Alex Mahon.
US cable network Starz is remaking Channel 4’s hit comedy Peep Show for American audiences.
So Television has teamed with Sunnyside Productions to co-produce an ITV factual entertainment series which will delve into the former homes of celebrities.
Media Trust is hunting filmmakers and indies to produce a series of short charity films, while Channel 5’s kids strand has ordered a second run of Toby’s Travelling Circus.
Taking risks to help emerging talent and wacky ideas break into “the closed shop” of scripted comedy is at the heart of Channel 4’s online Blaps strategy as it prepares to open up its next commissioning round.
A strong performance by ITV Studios helped the broadcaster weather the post-Brexit storm, as net advertising revenue remained flat in the wake of the referendum.
Former BBC1 controller Lorraine Heggessey is set to join the board of data science firm Pivigo after backing the firm through her angel investment scheme.
ITV is preparing to make redundanies as it looks to make £25m of cuts in the wake of the EU referendum but has stressed that programming budgets will not be affected.
Apple is dialling up its original content ambitions – ordering a 16-part re-make of James Corden’s viral hit Carpool Karaoke.
Wimbledon and Euro 2016 helped boost BBC iPlayer to 290m requests in June, well above the 250m generated the previous year.
Pointless producer Remarkable has hired Possessed development executive Paul Brassey and promoted Dom Waugh as it refreshes its creative team.
A record number of female directors have been shortlisted for this year’s Grierson British Documentary Awards, dominating in the documentary series and constructed documentary series categories.
Derek Wax, the Kudos executive producer responsible for shows including BBC1’s Capital and Channel 4’s Humans, has struck out on his own with an Endemol Shine Group-backed indie.
Channel 4’s first chief executive Jeremy Isaacs has warned against the privatisation of the broadcaster.
Sherlock producer Hartswood Films has optioned British author Louise Candlish’s novel The Sudden Departure of the Frasers.
Sky Sports has looked east for its latest set of football rights – acquiring the Ping An Chinese Football Association Super League competition.
Sky has hired BBC comedy commissioner Tilusha Ghelani as part of its latest push into comedy.
Potato is to tail Devon and Cornwall police force across its enormous beat for a blue light documentary for ITV.
BBC1 has ordered a new drama series from Poldark writer Debbie Horsfield following the fortunes of a Manchester beauty salon.
The BBC is bringing back military strategy competition format Time Commanders after a ten year break.
ITV is to launch a youth programming block in association with AwesomenessTV after striking a wide-ranging partnership with the US multiplatform video network.
The BBC Trust will continue to regulate the BBC for some time after the new charter comes into effect in January, Ofcom officials have told the Department of Culture Media and Sport.
DCD Rights has hired Passion Distribution exec Philippa Chuter as it grows its factual programming ambitions.
Channel 5 is to launch a free-air-channel inspired by its on-demand catch up service My5.
Somethin’ Else is to produce social media content for the Mercury Prize as the annual album awards look to widen its appeal.
ITV is to search for more disabled actors for Emmerdale and Coronation Street, while the BBC is to ring fence 10% of apprentice opportunities for people with disabilities as part of a dual diversity drive.
ITV is continuing to plunder Talpa Media’s formats catalogue after commissioning a third major entertainment format from the Dutch production business.
Conservative MP for Folkestone and Hythe Damian Collins has thrown his hat into the ring to be the next chair of the chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.
The tendering process that will ultimately involve some of the BBC’s biggest series is set to be revealed over the next few weeks after the corporation held “constructive” talks with trade body Pact.
The BBC is beginning to use data from its MyBBC project to influence commissioning decisions, according to director of MyBBC and homepage Phil Fearnley.
The Night Manager producers Character 7 and The Ink Factory are developing John le Carré’s The Spy Who Came In From The Cold as the follow-up to The Night Manager
Channel 4 is facing a summer of uncertainty after it emerged that privatisation remains on the political agenda following the appointment of new ministers at the Department for Culture, Media & Sport.
Sky Atlantic’s Zai Bennett has tasked UK indies with bringing him the next Making A Murderer or The Jinx as he outlined his commissioning ambitions for the channel.
Amazon is gearing up to launch its Prime Instant Video service in a slew of major new markets as its battle with Netflix intensifies. The SVoD service is reportedly in the final stages of discussions to launch in France, Italy, Spain and India.
Channel 4 diversity executive Oona King is leaving the broadcaster after seven years to join YouTube in a global role as director of diversity.
BBC1 has commissioned a six-part adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 19th century classic Les Misérables from the team behind War & Peace.
Avalon is to produce a political comedy series for Dave fronted by Matt Forde.
Joey Essex, Tyger Drew-Honey and Charlotte Crosby are all looking for love on a new E4 dating show produced by TOWIE indie Lime Pictures.
BBC’s Natural History Unit and kids’ indie DHX Media have teamed up to create an observational documentary about Paignton Zoo for CBBC.
Sky is set to ramp up the amount of exclusive content on its VoD services after buying The Late Late Show With James Corden from CBS Studios International.
EE TV has quietly dropped its mobile recordings service following pressure from broadcasters.
London-based NBC Universal International Studios has struck a partnership with French indie Terminal 9 Studios to develop entertainment and factual entertainment formats for UK and international broadcasters.
Netflix has acquired the UK rights to political documentary series Race for the White House after striking a deal with distributor DRG.
Pay TV network Lifetime has launched a new short film competition celebrating the work of women behind the camera.
BBC4 has ordered a documentary looking at the issues of diversity in classical music featuring BBC Young Musician winner Sheku Kanneh-Mason.
Advertising indie Independent Films has launched its own kids web channel and is set to commission a raft of original series.
Channel 4 has commissioned a second First Dates spin-off from Twenty Twenty Productions.
Netflix’s global hit documentary series Making a Murderer is to return with new episodes of the series now in production.
Channel 4 and National Geographic have partnered for the first time on Wolf Hall director Peter Kosminsky’s upcoming ISIS-inspired drama.
The BBC’s personalisation strategy is continuing to gather pace with the launch of an app that aggregates relevant programmes, news and sports updates.
BBC’s news and current affairs divisions must cut 10% of costs, while also increasing investment in mobile.
ITV has hired former host of BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen James Martin and Countryfile presenter Anita Rani to front the Friday slot of This Morning.
Fremantle Media-backed factual indie Wild Blue has recruited BBC executive producer Cameron Balbirnie as creative director.
Netflix has acquired the global rights to the forthcoming Star Trek TV series as its march to global subscriber dominance slowed.
Sony’s drama investment run continues, while Passion Distribution has hired former Banijay International executive Jimmy Humphrey and RTÉ has commissioned its latest Format Farm series.
Tony Jordan’s Red Planet Pictures has won its first factual commission a year after launching a division dedicated to the genre.
The Queen and Philomena producer Christine Langan is on the brink of replacing Henry Normal as the boss of Baby Cow Productions, Broadcast can reveal.
Channel 5 sister network Spike UK has acquired the UK rights to US entertainment series BattleBots after striking a deal with Sky Vision.
John Whittingdale’s departure has done nothing to safeguard the future of Channel 4 after newly installed culture minister Matthew Hancock insisted “all options” remained on the table.
Ofcom has denied that Sky News presenter Mark Longhurst and reviewer Julia Hartley-Brewer caused “unjustified offence” during a discussion on the Orlando nightclub gun attack that saw Owen Jones storm off the set.
Sky 1 is following its Harlan Coben-created crime drama The Five with a new standalone drama, The Four.
Academy award-winning producer David Parfitt is to work with investment firm Bob & Co as a consultant.
Amazon has unveiled the first images of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May’s new motoring format.
Derren Brown’s indie Vaudeville Productions has teamed up with young magician Troy to make an hour-long one-off special for Channel 4.
More 4 has commissioned a second series of vet-themed docu-series Vet on the Hill after acquiring the first series from Australian distributor Fred Media.
Culture minister Ed Vaizey has left the government in Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle, and has been replaced by former paymaster general Matthew Hancock, one of the key figures working on the potential privatisation of Channel 4.
Channel 4’s future could be in the balance until later this year after former Home Office minister Karen Bradley replaced John Whittingdale as culture secretary.
The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee (CMSC) is searching for a new chair after MP Jesse Norman was appointed a junior minister at the department for business, energy and industrial strategy.
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Maker Studios is hunting a UK buyer for a new short-form video game format produced by YouTube star KSI.
Sue Murphy’s first hires spell “a big sense of adventure” for ITV’s factual entertainment department, according to senior figures of the TV industry.
Amazon and Netflix have redoubled efforts to commission a slew of non-scripted series from British producers.
BBC1 has ordered a two-part drama set in both the 1940s and the present day from novelist and screenwriter Patrick Gale.
ITVS GE has promoted Ruth Clarke to managing director.
Made in Cardiff is pulling in a bigger audience than CBS Drama, History and National Geographic across the area, according to figures released by the local TV operator.
Staffordshire MP and former Home Office minister Karen Bradley has been appointed culture secretary in Theresa May’s newly formed cabinet.
Liz Warner’s condemnation of TV as “old, boring and dying” has divided opinion, with senior figures split over whether creative lethargy has infected the industry.
YouTube is reaching out to UK content creators as part of a multimillion-pound push for original content for emerging subscription service YouTube Red.
Avalon Television Factual (ATF) is planning a formats push in the US, building on the success of HBO hit Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, which is made by its parent company.
John Whittingdale has lost his job as culture secretary after 14 months in the post.
Sky has unveiled its ultra HD offering which includes films, live sports and entertainment programming including The Young Pope, The Blacklist and a catalogue of David Attenborough docs.
The Edinburgh International TV Festival wants to tackle pay inequality and to help you earn the going rate by surveying salaries in TV.
BBC News and BBC World News will continue to broadcast as separate channels, director of news and current affairs James Harding confirmed to staff.
BBC Worldwide is planning a concerted push in the US, with details emerging of its Netflix-rival SVoD service and a renewed drive to adapt UK dramas.
The BBC aired 300 more hours of factual programming over the year to 31 March than in the same period in 2014/15, taking the total to almost 8,000 hours.
The focus of Channel 4’s Secret History strand is set to shift onto recent history with four new documentaries.
Endemol Shine UK has made Kim Shillinglaw its first director of factual and handed her responsibility for its three UK indies that specialise in the genre.
Channel 4 data chief Pedro Cosa is to join Turner to help transform the commercial broadcaster into a ‘consumer-centric, data-driven’ business.
The age of reform at the BBC is not over yet, according to director general Tony Hall, who used the publication of the corporation’s annual report to signpost further changes over the next 12 months.
Last Tango In Halifax creator Sally Wainwright and Red Production Company boss Nicola Shindler have called for British broadcasters to address a lack of female drama writers.
US cable network Discovery Channel is to build bridges with smaller British producers following the hire of Andrew O’Connell.
BBC Studios director Mark Linsey has launched a diversity scheme to address the under-representation of BAME and disabled people in creative positions in factual, entertainment and comedy production.
Guy Ritchie moves into TV with Endemol Shine Deal, while BBC format Honey We’re Killing The Kids is being remade in Poland and Robot Wars has been sold into Germany.
There has been a marked decline in the amount of linear TV watched by younger audiences, according to data from Ofcom’s annual report.
Crime & Investigation has ordered a true crime series fronted by Cracker star Robbie Coltrane.
ITV2 has swiftly recommissioned Love Island after the dating reality show hooked its biggest ever audience.
US indie Raffaella Productions has optioned British author Lucinda Riley’s seven-book series The Seven Sisters.
Big Light Productions, the indie established by The X-Files writer Frank Spotnitz, is making a push into the UK after hiring Eleven’s head of production Jamie Hall.
Endemol Shine Group has appointed Ivan Nash Vila as chief financial officer.
Avalon has hired Bookhouse founder Ian Lamarra as creative director of its factual business.
Cucumber and Misfits producer Matt Strevens is to join Doctor Who as executive producer alongside new showrunner Chris Chibnall.
Channel 4 has recommissioned a fourth series of its controversial celebrity winter sports show The Jump.
There are very few broadcaster-led online commissions and many of those available are loss-leaders for producers, according to an Enders Analysis report.