Incoming BBC2 controller Kim Shillinglaw is set to launch an indie charm offensive as she bids to get to grips with unfamiliar genres and make her mark on the channel’s schedule.
The BBC3 controller post will likely be merged with the yet-to-be-filled role of iPlayer content boss following Zai Bennett’s decision to join Sky Atlantic.
ITV plans to use the funding and space in the schedule freed up by its loss of the Champions League to test in-house formats.
UKTV is pledging to provide a full response to indies’ pitches within two weeks of submission as part of a wide-ranging overhaul of commissioning.
The global arm of AMC Networks is readying plans to launch the Sundance Channel in the UK.
Next month, the likes of ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW will decide which of the US studios’ 100 pilots, including 15 foreign adaptations, will be taken to series.
Big Talk Productions hopes to play a part in boosting industry diversity after completing an “old-fashioned apprenticeship scheme” on the second series of Youngers.
Channel 4 and Twofour’s Educating… franchise is set to be remade in several new territories after Shine International held a producers’ workshop at last week’s MipTV.
S4C has greenlit an interactive multiplatform children’s series that will launch on TV before concluding as a four-part digital comic book.
Record label Universal Music is to ramp up its move into television following the acquisition of London-based indie Eagle Rock Entertainment.
UK indies led by Stephen Lambert’s All3Media America have won at least seven series orders from US broadcasters, as well as three major development projects.
Denise O’Donoghue is to step down as the UK managing director of ITV Studios after four years.
Kids industry veteran Nigel Pickard is to leave Zodiak Media after eight years at the company.
Nerd TV has become the latest UK indie to score a US deal after Jana Bennett-run lifestyle network FYI ordered long-lost love format You’re The One.
The Call Centre phoned in its biggest audience on record on Tuesday night, as BBC2 launched two new factual shows to solid ratings.
Broadcast’s Talking TV podcast returns with a John Kaye Cooper interview and more on BBC commissioning quotas.