Channel 4 has commissioned a specialist factual series examining the human face.
The Missing writers Harry and Jack Williams have scored the first ITV commission for their indie Two Brothers Pictures – a six-part thriller about the consequences of deceit.
The world of British child beauty pageants is to be exposed in a one-off documentary for TLC.
This year’s Wildscreen Festival is to launch with the European premiere of Netflix original documentary The Ivory Game.
James Purnell is to take responsibility for the BBC’s audio division after Helen Boaden revealed she will retire in March.
Offensive language on radio is considered to be more problematic than television for the first time, according to an Ofcom study.
ITV Studios’ Sumi Connock creative director of entertainment is leaving the company after almost eight years.
The Garden’s director of programmes David Wise is leaving the ITV-owned indie to set up a virtual reality start-up.
Jamie Oliver Media Group is disbanding its 17-channel multichannel network Food Tube to focus on its core channels.
Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby is to front Show Us Ur Phone, a Snapchat gameshow for MTV.
Former Sky 3D boss John Cassy has partnered with Bafta-winning director Daniel Smith to launch a production company and scooped a virtual reality ballet experience as its debut order.
A growing number of advertising agencies are eying original content production following a spate of senior hires and partnerships.
British drama writers often head to Hollywood after achieving domestic success, but Chris Lang, creator of ITV crime dramas including Unforgotten, crossed the Channel to Paris.
Suzi Aplin, the former producer of TFI Friday, Friday Night With Jonathan Ross and Comic Relief, has taken a staff job as Fulwell 73’s first head of non-scripted.
BBC director general Tony Hall has expressed a “strong belief ” that BBC Studios will hold its own in an era of full competition for the broadcaster’s airtime.
BBC daytime chief Dan McGolpin is searching for thought-provoking and topical breakfast shows and mid-morning returnable formats for BBC1.
BBC Worldwide has increased its stake in War And Peace producer Lookout Point and laid out a path to taking full ownership of the firm.
The cream of British commissioning talent will share their strategies at the Broadcast Commissioning Forum on 3 November.
Questions have been raised about the future of funding high-end British drama following claims that the sector is heading for a “sub-prime mortgage moment”.
A fierce row has erupted between the BBC and Channel 4 over the transfer of The Great British Bake Off, and Ofcom and Love Productions owner Sky have had their first say on the controversy.
BBC Storyville editor Nick Fraser has left his role after nineteen years to launch SVOD documentary platform Yaddo.
Channel 5 has appointed CBBC’s Sarah Muller as head of children’s programming, replacing Jess Symons who left earlier this year.
In his first address to the television industry, culture minister Matt Hancock has said that he supports public service broadcasters moving to the regions – an indication he supports a Channel 4 move to Birmingham.
ITV has restructured its drama team, making two of its scripted commissioners redundant.
Gogglebox indie Studio Lambert is developing a factual entertainment format for ITV in which teams will have one day to walk between two well-known landmarks.
The Great British Bake Off is heading to Mexico and Bulgaria after BBC Worldwide secured two international format sales.
Amazon-owned audio service Audible is gearing up to launch podcast network Audible Channels, featuring hundreds of hours of original programming, in the UK.
Netflix is preparing to put a number of commissioners on the ground in the UK with content boss Ted Sarandos revealing the streaming service is committed to British originals.
Jay Hunt and James Purnell have gone toe-to-toe over The Great British Bake Off, in a fiery on-stage exchange at the RTS London conference.
Ofcom chief executive Sharon White has pledged to step up the regulator’s work around diversity and intends to give a “harder edge” to requirements placed on the BBC.
British drama funding could be heading for a “sub-prime mortgage moment” if fresh financing models aren’t found, according to Sky Vision boss Jane Millichip.
Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan will reveal how the super-rich built their fortunes in a Channel 4 series.
NBC Universal chief executive Steve Burke has poured cold water on rumours that the US giant was planning to acquire ITV.
Studio Lambert deputy head of development Natalie McArdle has returned to Electric Ray five months after leaving the indie.
Emerging Bristol-based indie Hungry Gap has scooped two BBC commissions as part of the broadcaster’s refreshed daytime slate.
BBC director of radio Helen Boaden is preparing to announce her retirement – a move that would allow the corporation to finalise its management reshuffle.
The BBC will require users to sign-in to access iPlayer from early next year, bringing the corporation closer to its personalised MyBBC vision.
Gordon Ramsay’s fledgling indie has hired Tinopolis creative director of entertainment Chris Brogden as chief creative officer.
News UK has completed its acquisition of TalkSport and Virgin Radio owner Wireless Group.
BBC4 has acquired an Australian period drama that deals with the murder of over 80 homosexual men during the 1980s and 1990s.
The BBC is calling for scriptwriters in the early stages of their careers with “striking and unusual stories” to apply for its 2017 Writers Programme.
An episode of Harry Hill’s TV Burp which mocked the transgender community will be re-edited after Ofcom ruled it had become intolerable to shifting audience attitudes.
Broadcast publisher MBI has launched a dedicated World Of Locations website – a resource dedicated to showcasing the world’s film, TV and commercial locations.
The Night Manager wins at the Production Guild Awards, while drama indie Synchronicity options Man Booker shortlisted His Bloody Project.
Top Gear host Matt LeBlanc has signed a two series deal with the BBC to return to the motoring show.
BBC2 has ordered a one-off film from Icon Films following Andrew Marr’s battle to recover from his stroke
Digging for Britain indie 360Production has appointed Renegade Pictures executive producer Belinda Cherrington as its first director of UK factual.
Game of Thrones star Alfie Allen is to front a football documentary for History, funded by fledgling content agency Krempelwood Entertainment.
Channel 4 has picked up the UK broadcast rights to NBC’s relationship drama This is Us from Twentieth Century Fox Distribution.
Kelly Webb Lamb and Liam Humphreys will be tasked with making a success of The Great British Bake Off for Channel 4.
Moira Ross’s entertainment label Panda Television is to produce a non-TX pilot of a “huge-scale” family entertainment format for BBC1.
Talking TV heads off on a lost weekend with Keith Richards as the Rolling Stones guitarist curates an entire weekend of programming for BBC4.
ITV has commissioned a second series of ratings smash Victoria from Mammoth.
Sky Vision has strengthened its senior team with a number of hires including PBS Distribution boss Gillian Rose, who will lead sales in the US.
Long-serving director of BBC Scotland Ken MacQuarrie has been appointed as the corporation’s new director of nations and regions.
The BBC’s future-thinking R&D department has created a holographic TV experiment inspired by the infamous Princess Leia scene in Star Wars.
Hungry Bear Media is to pilot a talk-show spin-off of Mrs Brown’s Boys in which Agnes throws open the doors of her home to a string of celebrity guests and members of the public.
Endemol Shine has teamed up with one of Asia’s leading content companies CJ E&M to co-produce a reality format that launches in South Korea next month.
Glasgow-based indie Hello Halo has appointed Mentorn development executive Natalie Hill as head of development.
Sky News and ITN have picked up International Emmys for their news coverage.
Paul Hollywood has signed a three-series deal to continue to front The Great British Bake Off as Mary Berry revealed she will depart following its move to Channel 4.
Growing interest in high-end British drama and increased investment from digital buyers has helped grow the UK distribution industry by 15% to £1.3bn over the past year.
Agents and TV executives have dubbed the government’s insistence that the BBC publish the names of talent paid in excess of £150,000 a “storm in a TV teacup”.
The BBC is quietly reaffirming the relationships behind some of its biggest indie-produced shows, including Sherlock, Call The Midwife and The Apprentice, after losing The Great British Bake Off to Channel 4.
Justin Bodle has bought back Power, the international production and distribution firm he founded in 1995.
Leading drama producers have called for ITV to be bold and brave to sustain the momentum created by former director of drama Steve November, which has contributed to its main channel’s audience share rising by 5.5%.
ITV’s deal to renew The X Factor comes as the entertainment juggernaut’s back-to-basics format appears to have stemmed the show’s declining audiences.
The BBC is to put £250m of programming up for grabs over the next two years as part of its landmark tendering plans.
Happy Valley will not be returning to BBC1 for at least two years – but creator Sally Wainwright already has a new series commission for the channel.
Channel 4 is set to remain the UK’s Paralympic rights holder until 2020, covering the next two Paralympic Games in PyeongChang and Tokyo.
Ooyala’s latest study has found that the share of online video consumed via Apple tablets has plummeted, as online video service TVPlayer has agreed a partnership with Samsung. Click for more.
ITV is to explore the abilities of puppies in a two-part series from Life of Dogs indie Plimsoll Productions.
Sky Atlantic drama The Night Of has been viewed more than 2.5m times after the broadcaster made the entire series available on-demand ahead of its linear broadcast.
Channel 4 has commissioned Betty to produce a spin-off series of The Autistic Gardener fronted by garden designer Alan Gardner.
ITV2 has acquired CBS sitcom The Great Indoors to boost its comedy offering.
Remarkable has bolstered its senior team by creating head of factual and head of entertainment roles.
More than 140 commissioner speed meetings are available at the Broadcast Commissioning Forum, which will take place on 3 November.
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Barcroft Media has agreed a wide-reaching distribution deal with production funding agency Drive as it prepares to roll-out its latest YouTube channel.
TV chef James Martin has landed two commissions after relaunching his indie Blue Marlin Television.
Youngest Media, the indie established by former Endemol execs David Flynn and Lucas Church, has hired a former Victory Television executive as its entertainment boss.
The BBC has dominated the final shortlist for the 44th Grierson Awards, picking up 27 nominations including all four presenter nominees.
The BBC has kicked off the biggest change to commissioning in a decade after revealing Holby City, A Question of Sport and Songs of Praise are to be put out to tender to the independent sector.
Comedy Central is returning to Drunk History for a third run, while Mip is expanding to China.
Woodcut Media has secured its first two crime documentary series for Sky’s free-to-air channel Pick as the channel continues to push into original commissions.
Leeds-based indie True North is to tackle a talent drain to London through a series of networking events promoting the benefits of working outside of the capital.
Jane Featherstone’s fledgling indie Sister Pictures has launched a “naughty” authored comedy label run by Flowers producer Naomi de Pear.
Chandana Keerthi Bandara, a BBC journalist working on its Sri Lankan Sinhala service, has been awarded £50,000 compensation by an employment tribunal after his failure to prioritise news of Prince George’s birth contributed to his dismissal in 2015.
People Just Do Nothing producer Roughcut TV has established a branded content arm in the wake of a PlayStation video game campaign.
Spun Gold is teaming up with Phillip Schofield to shine a spotlight on the history of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) in an ITV documentary.
Branded content business Livity is to turbocharge its multiplatform network of video channels after securing a £1.5m investment.
All3Media chief operating officer Sara Geater has been appointed chair of the Bafta commercial committee, replacing media lawyer Medwyn Jones.
BBC Wales is seeking to save £9m per year by 2022 as part of a major shake-up of senior management and commissioning staff.
ITV daytime stalwart This Morning is to be turned into a live visitor experience.
Objective has hired a chief operating officer from Syco.
Game of Thrones broke a record set by Frasier 12 years ago to scoop the highest number of Emmys won by a fictional series.
Dancing Ledge Productions has awarded first-time writer and director Caroline Bartleet its inaugural writer’s residency.
5 News editor Cristina Nicolotti Squires has been appointed director of content at Sky News.
The Trust has launched a public consultation into the BBC’s plans to transform its in-house production arm into a commercial subsidiary.
Comedian Jon Richardson is to front a one-off programme on Channel 4 exploring the reasons to be terrified of life.
Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham has written to key suppliers and stakeholders claiming that the audacious swoop for The Great British Bake Off will allow the broadcaster to invest in more risk-taking programmes.
Carnival Films is developing a dystopian cyber-warfare drama based on Alex Gibney’s documentary Zero Days.
The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent will remain on ITV until 2019 after the broadcaster struck a three-year deal.
Former ITV exec Alison Sharman has joined Thoroughly Modern Media, the fledgling indie that produced Heston’s Dinner In Space.
Spike Lee has partnered with Netflix to produce a TV version of his debut feature film She’s Gotta Have It.
BBC Studios and BBC Worldwide will need to demonstrate value for money to licence fee payers after the National Audit Office (NAO) was awarded oversight of all BBC activities.
Reuters is to make over 1m news video clips available to publishers through its Reuters Media Express platform.
Channel 4 has underlined its commitment to nations and regions commissioning by creating a dedicated role.