Channel 4 commissioners Adam Gee and Jody Smith are to leave the broadcaster after a more than a decade as part of a restructure at digital video service All 4.
BBC4 has ordered an hour-long archaeology documentary that will uncover a 3000-year old village in Cambridgeshire.
Virgin Media is on the hunt for US serialised dramas and single camera comedies as it attends the LA Screenings for the first time in a number of years.
E4 drama The Aliens has been cancelled by Channel 4 after just one series.
Outline Productions is to explore the Airbnb phenomenon in a one-off film for Channel 4.
The X Factor will become the latest TV brand to embrace Facebook Live after offering contestants the chance to audition via the social media platform.
The row over Viacom took another twist on Monday, as chief executive Philippe Dauman launched legal action against the company’s owner Sumner Redstone and his representatives.
All3Media has taken an undisclosed stake in fledgling factual indie Caravan Media.
James Corden’s viral hit Carpool Karaoke is set to be remade around the world after CBS Studios International started shopping it to international broadcasters.
Channel 4 has ordered a supersized version of The Secret Life of the Zoo, more the doubling the length of its original run.
IMG is continuing its move into international distribution after acquiring the global rights to BBC America drama Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.
Channel 5 owner Viacom is at the centre of an ugly row between chief executive Philippe Dauman and representatives of the company’s proprietor, Sumner Redstone.
BBC3 has commissioned a second series of comedy Witless from Objective Fiction.
BBC4 is to build on the slow TV phenomenon with a live trainspotting series that will be stripped across three consecutive nights.
ITV has commissioned a daytime quiz show created and hosted by Bradley Walsh.
Channel 4’s controversial documentary What British Muslims Really Think has been cleared of breaching Ofcom rules after amassing more than 200 complaints.
NBC Universal chief Steve Burke is to deliver the opening keynote of the RTS London Conference, while S4C has unveielEd plans to reintroduce its HD service ahead of Euro 2016.
Maverick Television’s chief creative officer Mark Downie is to leave the All3Media indie after a decade.
Pointless co-creator Nick Mather is to leave Endemol Shine Group after ten years.
Former culture secretary Tessa Jowell has called on Ofcom to regulate broadcasters’ diversity targets and sanction them if they fail to meet them.
Peston On Sunday’s series editor has made clear that ITV has backed the show for the long haul after it launched with underwhelming ratings this month.
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Global digital streaming services including Netflix and Amazon could be hit with multi-million pound charges to fund European TV shows under new regulation.
Lime Pictures’ head of non-scripted production Joe Mclusky is to become the boss of Channel 5’s in-house production arm.
The untimely deaths of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury and American singer Karen Carpenter will be explored in two feature-length Channel 5 drama documentaries.
Fox is to debut horror thriller Outcast on Facebook Live – making it the first broadcaster in the UK to launch a show on the platform ahead of its linear TX.
BBC content supremo Charlotte Moore has launched a passionate defence of BBC1 after the channel was criticised in the white paper on charter renewal.
ITV’s Kevin Lygo has defended the distinctiveness of the BBC’s programming but urged the broadcaster to cut the length of long-running formats such as Countryfile to foster new talent.
Danny Cohen is set to front a multimillion-pound media spending spree after becoming president of Access Entertainment, a firm established by Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik.
The BBC Studios proposals were in jeopardy until the corporation opened the door to tendering out its biggest shows, it has emerged.
Kevin Lygo wants to ramp up ITV’s entertainment factor and identify schedule-building hits that can give the channel a clearer identity.
Simon Cowell is prepared to take a pay cut to secure the future of Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor on ITV, and both shows have been backed by the channel’s director of television Kevin Lygo.
Tern TV is to locate and restore lost masterpieces, before returning them to galleries as part of a raft of BBC4 arts commissions.
The BBC will fight for a plc-style approach to unitary board appointments, as the corporation’s independence becomes a key battleground over the coming months.
The BBC has committed to trialling subscription services as part of a far-reaching digital shake-up, which includes plans to launch an industry wide streaming service, reportedly dubbed ‘Britflix’.
ITN Productions has set its sights on factual drama as it seeks to diversify its programming and change the perception that it is solely a news specialist.
The Media Production Show attendees will be offered a sneak peek at forthcoming Channel 4 format The Interview by Label1 creative director Simon Dickson.
Box Plus Network is closing its Smash Hits and Heat TV channels as part of a major revamp which includes the launch of its first online-only service.
Kevin Lygo has hit the ground running in his bid to establish more mid-week entertainment formats on ITV after commissioning a Holly Willoughby-fronted dating show.
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The audience for Chris Moyles’ Radio X breakfast show in London has almost halved to 170,000 weekly listeners.
ITV News is on the verge of appointing academic and author Noreena Hertz as its economics editor.
Short-lived Top Gear executive producer Lisa Clark is to take charge of the Channel 4 reboot of Eurotrash.
Broadcast has compiled a network-by-network guide to the US dramas and comedies which have been commissioned ahead of the LA Screenings.
BBC3 has made its first international acquisition since it became an online-only channel – swooping for apocalyptic Australian drama Cleverman.
Fresh One has recruited Jack Kennedy as creative director.
Amazon has acquired the UK rights to high-profile AMC drama Preacher – its latest first-run US acquisition.
A+E Networks, which operates the History channel and Lifetime, is to become the latest US cable group to launch a free-to-air channel in the UK.
UK in Focus goes behind the scenes of the UK film and television industry, and includes a foreword by Sir Ridley Scott.
The BBC is trialling a Twitter-inspired, storytelling format, while Universal Publishing Production Music has opened a new label focused on trailer music.
The BBC has rowed back on its decision to mothball 11,000 recipes as part of the closure of its BBC Food site – with the content to be transferred to its Good Food sister.
The BBC and ITV’s 10pm news bulletins are “failing to represent women fairly”, according to a new report.
ITV factual commissioner Andrew O’Connell is to leave the commercial broadcaster after two years.
The BBC News international website has been caught carrying pro-EU advertising after a third-party provider failed to block the campaign.
The BBC has confirmed plans to save £15m from its online budget by cutting duplication and retreating from “better-resourced services in the market”.
The BBC is considering merging BBC News and BBC World News to create a single global channel.
Former Fox TV Studios managing director Susie Dark is to become chief operating officer of Simon Andreae’s Naked Entertainment.
The BBC Food website is to be axed, while development spending on iPlayer will be put at risk, as the corporation aims to save £15m per year.
ITV has upped its investment in the Nordic VoD service Cirkus, which offers a raft of British content to international audiences.
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BBC Global News editorial and digital director Richard Porter is leaving the corporation after 27 years.
Going To The Dogs producer Latimer Group has raised £1m from Impact Ventures UK, an investment fund which supports social enterprises.
Penelope Keith is travelling across the country to visit the Queen’s official residences for a four-part Channel 4 series.
Louis Theroux development exec Dan Louw and Objective’s Debi Roach have joined Vice as the youth media brand beefs up its production team ahead of the launch of its linear channel.
The BBC and UKTV are both delving behind the scenes of the emergency services with separate fly-on-the-wall documentaries following UK ambulance crews.
ITV has acquired a stake in a film and TV production company formed by one of the producers of hit BBC2 crime drama The Shadow Line.
Fremantle has bolstered its global drama division, while C5 doc Inside Buckingham Palace has been sold into the US and Warner Bros has closed a raft of Little Big Shots format deals.
The Chuckle Brothers and Tinchy Stryder are some of the celebrities set to prank members of the public with dodgy driving in an ad-funded shorts series for All 4.
Ross Kemp’s indie Freshwater Films is looking to boost its features and factual output with the hire of Betty executive Tom Sheahan.
Minnow Films will unlock the American justice system in a BBC2 series announced as part of raft of fresh documentaries from Patrick Holland.
Kim Shillinglaw is in talks with Endemol Shine Group (ESG) about a potential new role that could encompass leading One Born Every Minute-indie Dragonfly.
A cross-party group of peers will continue to hold the government’s feet to the fire over what they believe is a covert bid to undermine the BBC’s independence in last week’s white paper.
The future of BBC1 will become a key battleground over the coming months as the government and corporation attempt to nail down the new charter.
Richard E. Grant explores Ealing Comedies for UKTV’s Gold, while EastEnders has won a sustainability award.
BBC director general Tony Hall has pledged to make noticeable improvements to the portrayal of the devolved nations on the BBC within the next three years.
ITV has defended its “proud history of factual dramas” after The Secret was criticised in parliament.
A government U-turn on forcing BBC Worldwide to sell its 50% stake in UKTV is understood to have been a pivotal moment in tense white paper negotiations.
Channel 4 has flagged a ratings “erosion” of flagship shows including One Born Every Minute and the Educating strand and is set to shift its factual output away from UK domestic issues.
The full seminar programme for Media Production Show has been unveiled, with two days of keynote sessions and panel debates featuring creative and craft experts from the worlds of TV, film and commercials.
US online streaming service Amazon has boarded forthcoming BBC3 comedy Fleabag.
Former BBC director of television Danny Cohen has become president of Access Entertainment, an investment firm set up by Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik.
Culture secretary John Whittingdale has set out plans for the BBC to become more accountable and distinctive as part of the white paper on the corporation’s new charter.
The kids TV industry has been handed a major boost after the government revealed plans to launch a £60m pot of contestable funding.
The BBC Studios plan has been given the greenlight by the government, but the BBC has been told it must abolish all in-house television guarantees.
Director general Tony Hall has told Broadcast he is comfortable with proposals to tender out all BBC Studios shows, and offered a personal definition of what distinctive programming really means.
The government has directed the BBC to make iPlayer ‘portable’, meaning UK licence fee payers will be able to access the service when they travel across Europe.
Enshrining a commitment to diversity in the BBC’s new charter for the first time is one of the white paper’s key recommendations.
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The way that BBC Worldwide sells shows around the world should be reassessed under the BBC’s new charter arrangements, according to the white paper.
The complete shortlist for the Broadcast Digital Awards 2016 has been revealed ahead of next month’s ceremony, with E4 hoping to retain its Channel of the Year crown.
BBC Studios director Mark Linsey finally unveiled his divisive restructure last week, with sources close to the project claiming that his radical rethink is what the production arm needs to thrive in the commercial sector.
Peter Kosminsky’s defence of the BBC may have had the Bafta Television Awards audience on its feet, but there are concerns that culture secretary John Whittingdale has not listened to industry support for the corporation in drawing up plans for its future.
ITV has blamed industry anxieties brought about by the Brexit debate for contributing towards a flat advertising performance over the first three months of 2016.
Channel 4 chairman Charles Gurassa has called on the broadcaster’s executive team to shrug off uncertainty surrounding potential privatisation and come up with a strategy that can help it move on creatively and commercially.
The BBC ‘has a duty’ to offer on-demand and live programming to a wider range of third party apps, most likely including Sky Go, according to the white paper.
The government white paper has highlighted a need for the BBC to “tread more lightly and considerately” around its rivals to minimise its impact on the commercial sector.
The latest speakers to join the Media Summit include Sky’s drama chief Anne Mensah and eOne chief executive John Morayniss.
Discovery Communications is hoping that a major cost-cutting drive will save it up to £83m over the next 18 months as it refocuses on growing its digital services.
Sky Sports and the BBC have conducted virtual reality trials on Premier League football and Welsh drama Hinterland, as the broadcasters attempt to reach younger audiences.
Rabbit show-jumping, naked Germans and singing dogs could be returning to Channel 4 after the broadcaster resurrected late-night magazine show Eurotrash as part of its Brexit referendum coverage.
The second shortlist of nominations for the Broadcast Digital Awards 2016 has been unveiled – including Channel of The Year, Best Entertainment Programme, Best Popular Factual Programme and Best Original Web Channel.
Vice co-founder and chief executive Shane Smith is to deliver the James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at this year’s Edinburgh International Television Festival.
BBC3’s short-form operation is to move to Birmingham as part of a package of measures that will boost the corporation’s investment in the city to £135m.
The BBC is to spend around £8m on a raft of local news initiatives, including funding 150 journalists around the country who will be employed by qualifying commercial organisations.
Channel 4 chief creative officer Jay Hunt has argued that there is no need for the government to interfere in the BBC’s scheduling decisions.
MPs have told culture secretary John Whittingdale that he faces ‘the fight of his life’ if tomorrow’s white paper does not defend the editorial independence of the BBC.
Disney chief executive Bob Iger has urged his ABC network and production division to work more closely together as the Hollywood studios’ drive for vertical integration gathers pace.