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London Live bids to radically reduce local content


London Live wants to radically reduce its commitment to primetime local programming under plans submitted to Ofcom.


Sky Europe programming budget pegged at £4.6bn


BSkyB will collectively commission original content across Italy and Germany as part of the creation of Sky Europe with a total programming budget of £4.6 billion. 


The Walking Dead resurrected by C5


Channel 5 is to resurrect The Walking Dead after successful lobbying from fans of the zombie drama.

The Man In The High Castle

Amazon to pilot Spotnitz drama


Amazon is piloting an adaptation of Philip K Dick’s novel The Man In The High Castle from Greenbird-backed UK indie Big Light Productions.

Analyst: Sky Europe a takeover target


BSkyB’s creation of a pan-regional European pay-TV giant have increased the chances of the company being acquired by telcos such as Vodafone, according to analysts.

Sky completes Euro mega-merger


BSkyB has completed a deal to create Sky Europe, bringing together Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland in a multi-billion pound deal.

Unions demand BBC News external recruitment freeze


Bectu, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and Unite have called on BBC News to only consider internal candidates for the latest crop of vacancies to counter the impact of imminent redundancies.


Cake buys back majority stake


Kids producer Cake Entertainment has bought back the majority stake in the business acquired by Spanish indie Zinkia.

Pawn Stars

US reality television Code of Conduct proposed


A New York city councillor has appealed for broadcasters and production companies to adhere to a code of conduct to improve working conditions for reality television producers and writers.

Panorama: The Mayor and Our Money

Ten Alps secures £300k investment


Ten Alps’ shareholders have ploughed £300,000 into the company for “business development and general working capital requirements”.

The 100

E4 draws record youth audience


E4 achieved its best-ever share of 16-34 year-old viewers over the first half of 2014 on the back of US imports and original shows, such as Made in Chelsea.


Wish-lists: ITV execs reveal priorities


ITV commissioners Richard Klein, Elaine Bedell, Helen Warner, Paul Mortimer and Steve November revealed their wish-lists at ITV’s annual Producers’ Forum earlier this week.   


MTV UK trials Tunepics app for Geordie Shore


MTV UK is trialling fledgling mobile social network Tunepics for the current series of Geordie Shore.


Barcroft sets sights on MCN


Barcroft Media will invest hundreds of thousands of pounds into developing a premium multichannel network (MCN) after commissioning its first presenter-led YouTube series.

BBC First eyes scripted drama


BBC Worldwide chief executive Tim Davie has revealed that global drama channel BBC First will offer UK indies major scripted opportunities after its launch this summer.

Secret Life of Students

Secret Life of Students pulls 500k


THURSDAY: Channel 4’s The Secret Life of Students and Channel 5’s Black Market Britain endured disappointing climaxes as the Commonwealth Games grabbed the lion’s share of the peak time audience.

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Ben de Pear

Ben de Pear, Channel 4 News

The managing editor discusses increasing the number of women experts and leading the way on BAME representation.


Chris Curtis

Bright ideas needed for Bloke TV

ITV’s call to action is a chance to revisit a major TV challenge

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The Great British Bake Off

Talking TV: BBC and Love Productions

The latest edition of Talking TV runs the rule over the BBC Trust’s television services review and Sky’s 70% stake in Love Productions.

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Be flexible to retain talent

TV can do more to stop talented women leaving the industry just when they reach their creative peak, says Kate Beal

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Digital Edition

Digital Edition: Broadcast TECH

Digital Edition: Broadcast TECH

The July/August issue contains a creative review masterclass, an interview with Quantel chief executive Ray Cross and a look at how the BBC is moving its radio stations to a centralised kit model

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