Bectu launched its draft code of practice for employers in factual TV at its Freelancer’s Fair yesterday, despite failing to get buy-in from the independent production community.
Channel 5 is to reformat its weekday 6.30pm news bulletin, transforming it into a forum for discussion about the biggest stories of the day.
Ofcom has opened an investigation after BT accused Sky of refusing to provide its Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 2 channels to its pay-TV service on YouView on reasonable terms.
Kudos Film and Television and Company Pictures producers Jane Hudson and Charlie Hampton are to become the final additions to ITV’s refreshed drama commissioning team.
ITV has acquired its third American indie, paying $30m (£19m) for a controlling stake in Hatfields & McCoys producer Thinkfactory Media.
Netflix is to launch in the Netherlands as part of its ongoing international expansion.
UKTV channel Gold has commissioned a three-part doc about Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker from North One Television.
African news channel TVC News, run by former Al Jazeera English boss Nigel Parsons, has launched on the Sky platform.
International distributor Content Media is set to make further indie acquisitions and ramp up its UK drama programming spend after renewing its banking arrangements.
UK radio indies including TBI Media, Somethin’ Else and Wise Buddah, were among the winners at this year’s New York Festival International Radio Awards.
CBBC has recommissioned The Foundation’s spin-off kids comedy Dani’s Castle for a second season.
The Syndicate writer Kay Mellor is to pen a BBC1 drama following the lives of six different couples who attend the same antenatal class.
BBC and Sky have joined BT and ITV in the battle to acquire the rights to the FA Cup.
Michael Palin, the travel documentary presenter and Monty Python comedian, has taken a swipe at some modern forms of documentary storytelling.
Former Aardman Animations TV boss Miles Bullough has launched digital start-up Wildseed Studios with a £500,000 fund to invest in multiplatform ideas.
The Route Masters: Running London’s Roads set off with an audience of over 2m on Tuesday - racing away from ITV’s Royal Windsor doc.
“Watching people trying to untangle traffic jams turns out to be only marginally more interesting than actually sitting in them.” Read on for the verdict on last night’s TV.
Whizz Kid Entertainment’s chief exec talks to Jake Kanter about ‘punching through the glass ceiling’ to grow the indie - and getting on the wrong side of Russell Crowe