Sky Atlantic has ordered an all-star comedy series about a compulsive liar from David Walliams and Miranda Hart’s indie King Bert.
ITV has cancelled Bear Grylls: Mission Survive after two series amid falling ratings.
Betty secures Channel 4 factual commission while CBBC orders third series of Leopard Drama’s Eve.
Really has announced its second original series in the space of a week – commissioning Raw Cut to make an observational cop doc.
Pact has heralded a victory after culture secretary John Whittingdale decided against making changes to the terms of trade.
Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia Winkleman has been lined up to present the Broadcast Digital Awards.
Alison Owens and Debra Hayward’s indie Monumental Pictures has won its first commission - an eight-part ITV Encore drama exploring the dark world of prostitution in 18th century London.
Fifth Gear is gearing up for a move to its fourth new home after coming to an end on A+E Networks.
UKTV channel Really has ordered its first ever original programme - a high volume, primetime spin-off of BBC1 daytime show Helicopter Heroes.
DTL is developing a UK version of hit Argentinian drama Perfidia, while the RTS Scotland Awards winners have been unveiled.
Channel 4 has commissioned a daytime property format from Love It or List It indie Raise the Roof.
Thinkbox chief executive officer Lindsey Clay has joined the board of Somethin’ Else as a non-executive director.
BBC Newsnight deputy editor Neil Breakwell is to join Vice News as London bureau chief ahead of the launch of the youth brand’s linear channel.
BBC Studios boss Mark Linsey has appointed his first genre director – making BBC controller of business for drama, films and acquisitions Nick Betts his scripted chief.
The BBC has fired the starting gun on its Rio 2016 coverage – revealing plans to offer more than 3000 hours of Olympics coverage across multiple platforms.
BBC4 boss Cassian Harrison wants to build on slow TV and explore other storytelling techniques, including self-filming and crowdsourcing.
Former EastEnders writer Tony Jordon is to create a 90-minute biopic about actress Dame Barbara Windsor’s life to air on BBC1 later this year.
The LA Screenings transported British buyers back in time this week, with a raft of dramas and programmes based on movies and TV series dating as far back as the 1980s.
ITV is continuing its push to mine Talpa’s rich vein of entertainment shows after ordering a talent contest based on its international format Challenge Me.
E4 and ITV2 have both had strong starts to the year, benefiting from BBC3’s move online in the battle for young viewers.
BBC4 boss Cassian Harrison has made boosting the channel’s diversity a top priority, as Ofcom draws up plans to hold broadcasters’ feet to the fi re on the issue through more regular reporting.
Channel 4 diversity guru Dan Brooke has slammed TV as “hideously able-bodied” as the broadcaster bids to increase the volume of disabled talent in the industry.
BBC head of natural history and specialist factual formats Tom McDonald has called for more experimental events as he attempts to build greater emotional engagement with his slate.
The final sessions have been confirmed for the Media Summit next month, which will include James Purnell’s first major response to the BBC white paper, Creative Skillset’s Seetha Kumar addressing the industry’s skills shortfall, and a virtual reality demonstration from Samsung.
Delegates at the Media Production Show will be offered a sneak peek at forthcoming Channel 4 format The Interview by Label1 creative director Simon Dickson.
Netflix prison drama Orange Is The New Black is primed to launch on TV channels around the world as the show’s linear holdback expires in December.
James Corden’s popularity in the US shows no sign of slowing down with the host of The Late Late Show tipped to join CBS sitcom The Great Indoors.
BBC children’s boss Alice Webb and Academy director Joe Godwin have had their roles extended under changes announced by director general Tony Hall.
The stories of five teenage mothers will be told in a one-off documentary for Channel 4.
Members of Grand Jury Award also revealed, which will be supported by Screen International and Broadcast.
Channel 4 has promoted arts chief John Hay to head of specialist factual.
Andrea Hamilton, the former executive producer of Strictly Come Dancing, has set up a joint-venture indie with Chinese producer 3C Media.
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A social services-themed comedy sitcom penned by Jo Brand has been picked up by Channel 4 after airing as a one-off on Sky Arts.
C4 has promoted entertainment editor Sarah Lazenby to commissioning editor.
E4 has ordered a Pimp My Ride-style car makeover format from Electric Ray.
Alan Yentob’s Imagine… is to air on BBC2 for what is thought to be the first time as part of plans to make Saturday nights a home for arts on the channel.
The “operational decision” to close BBC Food has helped re-establish the BBC as a public broadcaster rather than an online newspaper, according to George Osborne.
Channel 4 commissioners Adam Gee and Jody Smith are to leave the broadcaster after a more than a decade as part of a restructure at digital video service All 4.
All3Media has taken an undisclosed stake in fledgling factual indie Caravan Media.
James Corden’s viral hit Carpool Karaoke is set to be remade around the world after CBS Studios International started shopping it to international broadcasters.
Virgin Media is on the hunt for US serialised dramas and single camera comedies as it attends the LA Screenings for the first time in a number of years.
BBC4 has ordered an hour-long archaeology documentary that will uncover a 3000-year old village in Cambridgeshire.
Outline Productions is to explore the Airbnb phenomenon in a one-off film for Channel 4.
IMG is continuing its move into international distribution after acquiring the global rights to BBC America drama Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.
E4 drama The Aliens has been cancelled by Channel 4 after just one series.
The X Factor will become the latest TV brand to embrace Facebook Live after offering contestants the chance to audition via the social media platform.
Channel 4 has ordered a supersized version of The Secret Life of the Zoo, more the doubling the length of its original run.
The row over Viacom took another twist on Monday, as chief executive Philippe Dauman launched legal action against the company’s owner Sumner Redstone and his representatives.
BBC3 has commissioned a second series of comedy Witless from Objective Fiction.
BBC4 is to build on the slow TV phenomenon with a live trainspotting series that will be stripped across three consecutive nights.
ITV has commissioned a daytime quiz show created and hosted by Bradley Walsh.
Channel 4’s controversial documentary What British Muslims Really Think has been cleared of breaching Ofcom rules after amassing more than 200 complaints.
Channel 5 owner Viacom is at the centre of an ugly row between chief executive Philippe Dauman and representatives of the company’s proprietor, Sumner Redstone.
NBC Universal chief Steve Burke is to deliver the opening keynote of the RTS London Conference, while S4C has unveielEd plans to reintroduce its HD service ahead of Euro 2016.
Maverick Television’s chief creative officer Mark Downie is to leave the All3Media indie after a decade.
Pointless co-creator Nick Mather is to leave Endemol Shine Group after ten years.
Former culture secretary Tessa Jowell has called on Ofcom to regulate broadcasters’ diversity targets and sanction them if they fail to meet them.
Peston On Sunday’s series editor has made clear that ITV has backed the show for the long haul after it launched with underwhelming ratings this month.
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Global digital streaming services including Netflix and Amazon could be hit with multi-million pound charges to fund European TV shows under new regulation.
Lime Pictures’ head of non-scripted production Joe Mclusky is to become the boss of Channel 5’s in-house production arm.
The untimely deaths of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury and American singer Karen Carpenter will be explored in two feature-length Channel 5 drama documentaries.
Fox is to debut horror thriller Outcast on Facebook Live – making it the first broadcaster in the UK to launch a show on the platform ahead of its linear TX.
BBC content supremo Charlotte Moore has launched a passionate defence of BBC1 after the channel was criticised in the white paper on charter renewal.
ITV’s Kevin Lygo has defended the distinctiveness of the BBC’s programming but urged the broadcaster to cut the length of long-running formats such as Countryfile to foster new talent.
Danny Cohen is set to front a multimillion-pound media spending spree after becoming president of Access Entertainment, a firm established by Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik.
The BBC Studios proposals were in jeopardy until the corporation opened the door to tendering out its biggest shows, it has emerged.
Kevin Lygo wants to ramp up ITV’s entertainment factor and identify schedule-building hits that can give the channel a clearer identity.
Simon Cowell is prepared to take a pay cut to secure the future of Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor on ITV, and both shows have been backed by the channel’s director of television Kevin Lygo.
Tern TV is to locate and restore lost masterpieces, before returning them to galleries as part of a raft of BBC4 arts commissions.
The BBC will fight for a plc-style approach to unitary board appointments, as the corporation’s independence becomes a key battleground over the coming months.
The BBC has committed to trialling subscription services as part of a far-reaching digital shake-up, which includes plans to launch an industry wide streaming service, reportedly dubbed ‘Britflix’.
ITN Productions has set its sights on factual drama as it seeks to diversify its programming and change the perception that it is solely a news specialist.
The Media Production Show attendees will be offered a sneak peek at forthcoming Channel 4 format The Interview by Label1 creative director Simon Dickson.
Box Plus Network is closing its Smash Hits and Heat TV channels as part of a major revamp which includes the launch of its first online-only service.
Kevin Lygo has hit the ground running in his bid to establish more mid-week entertainment formats on ITV after commissioning a Holly Willoughby-fronted dating show.
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The audience for Chris Moyles’ Radio X breakfast show in London has almost halved to 170,000 weekly listeners.
ITV News is on the verge of appointing academic and author Noreena Hertz as its economics editor.
Short-lived Top Gear executive producer Lisa Clark is to take charge of the Channel 4 reboot of Eurotrash.
Broadcast has compiled a network-by-network guide to the US dramas and comedies which have been commissioned ahead of the LA Screenings.
BBC3 has made its first international acquisition since it became an online-only channel – swooping for apocalyptic Australian drama Cleverman.
Fresh One has recruited Jack Kennedy as creative director.
Amazon has acquired the UK rights to high-profile AMC drama Preacher – its latest first-run US acquisition.
A+E Networks, which operates the History channel and Lifetime, is to become the latest US cable group to launch a free-to-air channel in the UK.
UK in Focus goes behind the scenes of the UK film and television industry, and includes a foreword by Sir Ridley Scott.
The BBC is trialling a Twitter-inspired, storytelling format, while Universal Publishing Production Music has opened a new label focused on trailer music.
The BBC has rowed back on its decision to mothball 11,000 recipes as part of the closure of its BBC Food site – with the content to be transferred to its Good Food sister.
The BBC and ITV’s 10pm news bulletins are “failing to represent women fairly”, according to a new report.
ITV factual commissioner Andrew O’Connell is to leave the commercial broadcaster after two years.
The BBC News international website has been caught carrying pro-EU advertising after a third-party provider failed to block the campaign.
The BBC has confirmed plans to save £15m from its online budget by cutting duplication and retreating from “better-resourced services in the market”.
The BBC is considering merging BBC News and BBC World News to create a single global channel.
Former Fox TV Studios managing director Susie Dark is to become chief operating officer of Simon Andreae’s Naked Entertainment.
The BBC Food website is to be axed, while development spending on iPlayer will be put at risk, as the corporation aims to save £15m per year.
ITV has upped its investment in the Nordic VoD service Cirkus, which offers a raft of British content to international audiences.
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BBC Global News editorial and digital director Richard Porter is leaving the corporation after 27 years.
Going To The Dogs producer Latimer Group has raised £1m from Impact Ventures UK, an investment fund which supports social enterprises.
Penelope Keith is travelling across the country to visit the Queen’s official residences for a four-part Channel 4 series.
Louis Theroux development exec Dan Louw and Objective’s Debi Roach have joined Vice as the youth media brand beefs up its production team ahead of the launch of its linear channel.
The BBC and UKTV are both delving behind the scenes of the emergency services with separate fly-on-the-wall documentaries following UK ambulance crews.
ITV has acquired a stake in a film and TV production company formed by one of the producers of hit BBC2 crime drama The Shadow Line.
Fremantle has bolstered its global drama division, while C5 doc Inside Buckingham Palace has been sold into the US and Warner Bros has closed a raft of Little Big Shots format deals.
The Chuckle Brothers and Tinchy Stryder are some of the celebrities set to prank members of the public with dodgy driving in an ad-funded shorts series for All 4.
Ross Kemp’s indie Freshwater Films is looking to boost its features and factual output with the hire of Betty executive Tom Sheahan.
Minnow Films will unlock the American justice system in a BBC2 series announced as part of raft of fresh documentaries from Patrick Holland.