Dinner Date commissioner Katy Thorogood is to leave ITV after five years to become a creative director for Ricochet Productions.
The scandal surrounding 18th century aristocrat Lady Seymour Worsley is to be turned into a one-off factual drama produced by Wall to Wall for BBC2.
BBC America has appointed Sundance TV chief Sarah Barnett as president and general manager, one month after Sundance parent firm AMC Networks acquired a stake in the US cable network.
Chalkboard TV will bring festive cheer to ITV2 with its first UK commission exploring office Christmas parties.
Discovery has picked up Windfall Films’ science documentary series Strip The Cosmos in the UK.
All3Media chairman Steve Morrison has made an impassioned plea to safeguard the licence fee and set out a plan for it to be overseen by industry professionals and the public rather than politicians.
Ofcom has granted Birmingham’s local TV licence to a consortium headed up by former ATV presenter Mike Prince after original preferred bidder BLTV went bust in August.
US network ABC has kicked off a hunt for non-scripted formats from the UK with a particular focus on variety shows and docu-soaps.
A new generation of indies and film producers turning to TV have contributed to the doubling of first-look distribution deals in 2014.
The BBC has formally relaunched its e-commissioning system as part of Danny Cohen’s mission to improve indie relations.
Keo Films has launched a division that will inherit the Keo Digital slate and produce content aimed at a young demographic for TV and other platforms.
Jamie Oliver’s indie Fresh One has optioned a Dutch format which exposes the impact bullies have on their victims for a UK re-make.
Channel 4 has recommissioned Wall To Wall’s Child Genius for a third run in 2015.
The collapse of distributor Electric Sky has left dozens of UK indies out of pocket to the collective tune of hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Sky is planning further investment in the UK indie sector as part of a long-term plan to become a primetime production and distribution powerhouse.
Come Dine With Me producer Shiver has won a raft of factual commissions from ITV with a number of one-offs and a three-part series about the Carry On… films.
BBC Radio 4 Today programme presenter Mishal Husain has hailed the role that women can play in reporting from the frontline of conflict zones.
Sara Geater, Cat Lewis and Laura Mansfield are battling it out to become Pact council chair in the organisation’s first contested election in at least 14 years.
StyleHaul is to accelerate its growth plans, including the development of 10 online pilots with Fremantle Media, after RTL Group invested nearly £80m in the multichannel network (MCN).
Jews on Bikes indie Back2Back has hired a UK development chief as managing director David Nottman-Watt prepares to focus on the US.
Plum Pictures has secured access to Richard Branson’s Necker Island as part of a BBC2 season that will provide a window onto the lives of the super-rich.
Eleven Film will use its Growth Fund investment from Channel 4 to appoint a drama boss as it bids to add to its burgeoning slate in the genre.
Amazing Spaces presenter George Clarke has established a production company and won his first commission: a Channel 4 property series co-produced with Betty.
Mad Men producer and distributor Lionsgate is to ramp up its push into television production in the UK and is looking to hire development and production executives.
US cable network FX has boarded BBC1’s Tom Hardy drama Taboo.
ITV News is to host five online debates with the leaders of the main political parties to encourage young people to engage with politics.
Waterloo Road’s potential successor, a two-part Luther special and an Israeli autism series are among 40-plus hours of drama unveiled by the BBC as it bids to make a case for the licence fee.
Red Production Company picked up the judges award for making a significant contribution to the region at the RTS North West Awards as the BBC scooped 16 awards.
ITV is bringing together several generations of a single family to live under one roof for a documentary from Grant Mansfield’s Plimsoll Productions.
BBC1 documentary Life Story was the first series shot in ultra-high definition by the Natural History Unit. Ahead of next Thursday’s final episode, Broadcast compiles some of the moments which bring viewers closest to the animal’s world.
Peter Fincham has reaffirmed ITV’s commitment to current affairs following its decision to cut back Tonight, revealing plans to move its Exposure strand to 9pm and commission a range of new shows.
Intrepid explorer Bear Grylls is heading to ITV for the first time as the broadcaster bids to head off a potential decline in male viewers following its loss of football rights next year.
Andrew O’Connor is to leave Objective Productions, the indie that he co-founded with Michael Vine, after nearly 20 years in charge.
Ofcom is considering opening an investigation into BBC Radio Norfolk after receiving complaints about comments made by presenter Nick Conrad about rape this week.
Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sir Ian McKellen are to star in a BBC2 adaptation of Sir Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser and BBC1 is planning a drama from a duo of James Bond writers.
ITV is to mark its 60th anniversary next year with a live episode of Coronation Street.
BBC1 detective drama Luther is set to be remade in the US after Fox revealed plans to develop an adaptation produced by Idris Elba.
ITV is making a number of producers on Tonight redundant and plans to reduce the number of episodes it makes next year as it cuts costs on its flagship current affairs brand.
BBC nations and regions chief Peter Salmon has urged media businesses to open offices outside of London to keep in step with audiences.
October Films has hired a US head of factual as it expands its North America operation.
Comedy Central is to move in with a group of models for an eight-part sitcom for Roughcut TV.
Ofcom has launched an investigation into the way live Premier League television rights are sold in UK.
Bob The Builder creator Keith Chapman has set up a kids indie and partnered with a Canadian firm on his debut project.
DCD Media-owned indie September Films has won a “game changing” commission from US broadcast network The CW for magic format Penn & Teller: Fool Us.
The production company behind Penguins: Spy in the Huddle is turning its attention to emperor penguins for a one-off film for BBC1.
Audience research business YouGov has launched an app that allows users to view data collected from its 190,000 members. Broadcast runs its eye over the quintessential audience of each of the main broadcasters.
ITV plans to broaden the appeal of its Rugby World Cup coverage with a range of spin-off programming, as chief executive Adam Crozier admitted the tournament would cause disruption to scheduling.
CBeebies controller Kay Benbow is to become the acting director of BBC Children’s.
Miles Bullough’s digital content company Wildseed Studios has launched its first scripted series since rolling out a dedicated comedy channel on YouTube.
Turner has acquired the pay-TV rights to animated pre-school series Toot The Tiny Tugboat, the latest project from The Snowman and The Snowdog indie Lupus Films.
Facejacker star Kayvan Novak has created a Julian Assange-inspired BBC4 comedy as part of a raft of BBC programming marking the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.
Glue producer Eleven Film has become the first drama indie to win investment from Channel 4.
Director general Tony Hall has renewed the BBC’s commitment to tackling the ageism which has been encountered by some of its female presenters.
The trailer for Quicksilver Media’s forthcoming Unreported World film for Channel 4 has been viewed over 1m times in five days after it was picked up by media outlets including Upworthy, Reddit and CNN.
ITV2’s controversial relationship advice show Dapper Laughs: On the Pull is to be investigated by Ofcom following its repeated use of potentially offensive sexual language.
ITV Encore has ordered a supernatural drama based on the novels of Phil Rickman.
International distributor Electric Sky has fallen into administration two days after Broadcast revealed its production and post-businesses had become insolvent.
Channel 4 drama commissioner Sophie Gardiner is joining the UK division of Colin Callender’s indie Playground Entertainment.
UKTV plans to commission five scripted series for Gold in 2015 as part of its increased £125m commitment to content.
Ingenious Investments CEO James Clayton has joined Simon Fuller’s media firm XIX Entertainment.
Hat Trick Productions is trialling transforming Have I Got News For You’s Twitter account into an ongoing satirical profile.
Blast! Films is to give deep-sea fishing the fixed-rig treatment for Channel 4 in a series executive produced by the broadcaster’s outgoing features commissioner Nick Hornby.
Channel 4 has ordered a one-off weather documentary from Arrow Media, the first time that the broadcaster has commissioned a show from one of its Growth Fund indies.
Channel 5 is lining up more Suspects after renewing the Newman Street-produced drama for a third series.
The BBC has axed its latest in-house Saturday night entertainment format, Tumble.
Formula E has struck a deal with content network Rightster to promote the electric racing series online.
Birmingham-based gangster drama Peaky Blinders is to return to BBC2 for a third series.
Studio Lambert has won its first order from ITV’s flagship channel in five years with a four-part holiday format.
Fixed-rig television is being stretched into intriguing new areas by adopting the language of primetime drama series and seizing the opportunity to create ‘real-life’ versions of established TV genres, documentary-makers have claimed.
The Hoarder Next Door commissioner Nick Hornby is leaving Channel 4 to join Blast! Films as head of programmes.
Channel 4 is on the brink of revealing a major diversity initiative that will see commissioners miss out on part of their annual bonus if they fail to hit agreed targets.
Online network Diagonal View is planning a shift into longer-form content after revealing its revenues will pass £3m this year.
YouTube and Spotify could be among the next wave of services to follow Netflix on to Youview, as it prepares to launch a dedicated app section.
Chef Nigel Slater and long-term business partner and producer James Thompson have launched a factual indie.
Ben Gale and Natasha Bondy’s Little Gem has landed its first commission as part of an order for three BBC1 shows described as “factual entertainment with purpose”.
BBC director of television Danny Cohen has claimed that audiences and the industry will suffer if the corporation emerges diminished from next year’s charter renewal negotiations.
Sky 1 director Adam MacDonald has tasked UK production companies with delivering the next Storage Hunters or Pawn Stars.
ITV has posted an 8% year-on-year increase in revenue in its latest set of interim results, propelled by its best advertising performance in five years.
BSkyB has been renamed as Sky after it completed its £7bn acquisition of Sky Italia and purchase of a majority stake in Sky Deutschland.
Roughcut Television’s pirate radio mockumentary People Just Do Nothing is to return to BBC3 for an extended run.
House of Tomorrow, the indie set up by Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones, is to produce the third series of Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe for BBC2.
Netflix has confirmed the arrival of its first original show from the UK, a £100m biopic of the Queen.
The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky are aiming to boost the diversity of their commissioning teams after signing up to a training scheme for under-represented executives.
The major US broadcasters are developing more than 20 TV adaptations of feature films as they follow the example of their cable counterparts.
The BBC has been urged to appoint a digital controller for BBC3 who is prepared to take risks and engage closely with multiplatform producers and young audiences.
Gogglebox producer Stephen Lambert believes the show’s success is a result of it being allowed to evolve on air, rather than requiring “endless treatments” during development.
Lion Television co-founder and managing director Jeremy Mills is stepping down from the All3Media-owned indie after 18 years.
Jay Hunt has claimed that small production companies will find Channel 4’s plans to reshape terms of trade “very reassuring” once the details have been set out.
Channel 4 chief creative officer Jay Hunt has revealed that the broadcaster will explore themes around online privacy and surveillance following its commission of Hunted.
Kate Beal’s indie Woodcut Media is to beef up its slate of factual and fact-ent programming after agreeing “significant” investment from its new owner.
Peter Salmon has hailed BBC North’s “fantastic” digital credentials and believes it can play a key part in the creation of a new BBC3 – although doubts remain about whether the channel will ever move to Salford.
Betty chief executive Liz Warner was named diversity champion at last night’s Creative Diversity Network Awards.
Interactive hotspots reveal more about dramas including upcoming dramas including The Casual Vacancy, Wolf Hall and Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot.
Discovery Networks UK has ordered a documentary series from Lion Television following a Bristol-based team of extreme hauliers.
The Forge, the drama indie set up by Company Pictures founder George Faber, has launched with backing from All3Media.
Former Boundless and Twofour exec Gemma Davies has joined the development team of US indie Jane Street Entertainment.
The BBC is considering moving Panorama and some current affairs output into proposed commercial arm BBC Productions.
ITV has hit back at Sky in the retransmission fees debate and reaffirmed its commitment to plough any new revenue generated back into original content.
Zodiak Rights chief executive Steve Macallister has resigned from the international arm of the Wife Swap producer after just ten months in the job.
Electric Sky Productions and post-house Brighton TV have entered administration, raising questions about the future of their sister company, distributor Electric Sky.
The Panorama investigation into “fake sheikh” Mazher Mahmood is to air tonight after the BBC pulled the show on Monday following an intervention by the undercover reporter’s lawyers.
Channel 4 has ordered its first mid-week drama to air at 8pm in over a decade - a scripted series inspired by its Educating… school strand.
Shine TV, Brown Eyed Boy and Transparent TV have picked up orders as Channel 4 revealed its latest slate of shows.
ITV has axed comedy / reality format Dapper Laughs On The Pull following criticism of the controversial actions of its star Daniel O’Reilly.
BBC1 pulled last night’s episode of Panorama which was to expose “fake sheikh” Mazher Mahmood after the undercover reporter’s lawyers intervened minutes before transmission.
Channel 4 has secured access to controversial American family The Grays, who have spent the last 14 years living off-grid in a heavily armed compound in Texas.
Sky has called on ITV to provide “concrete details” in the retransmission fees debate and has raised the prospect of potential blackouts.
DCD Media-owned indie Rize Television has landed a prime-time documentary for ITV exploring the world of competitive memory.