BBC drama controller Ben Stephenson is to join JJ Abrams indie Bad Robot to lead its television division.
Sky has acquired a majority stake in US production company Jupiter Entertainment.
Broadcast has launched a mobile app, available exclusively to subscribers, offering easy access to the site and extending the access to daily overnight ratings data.
Ofcom is investigating Channel 4’s The Romanians are Coming after it received 120 complaints about how the documentary series portrayed the Romanian community.
Channel 4 dating show First Dates is headed to the US after NBC ordered an eight-part run of the Twenty Twenty format.
Channel 4 has ordered a fast-turnaround documentary about the safety of flying following last week’s Germanwings air disaster.
Men outnumber women 2:1 on TV and programming continues to reinforce gender stereotypes, according to research commissioned by the BBC last year.
The National Crime Agency has opened its doors to Blast! Films for Channel 4’s latest access documentary.
Dog House Media has produced two documentaries about cats for Channel 5.
BBC3 investigative reporter and presenter Stacey Dooley has revealed she is optimistic about the channel’s proposed move online and has begun producing short films ahead of the shift.
Projector Pictures, the indie set up by Waking The Dead star Trevor Eve, has inked a first-look deal with ZDF Enterprises, the commercial arm of the German public broadcaster.
Ricky Gervais is to resurrect The Office’s David Brent for a feature as part of a slate of BBC Films projects.
Ensuring child contributors to TV and radio programmes are not subject to bullying on social media is one of the key elements of a new set of Ofcom guidelines.
Ten Alps has posted a pre-tax loss of £988,000 for the first six months of its financial year, after the media company’s revenues fell 13.15%.
The BBC has formally commissioned its “epic” Steve McQueen drama about the experiences of a black community in west London.
US network HBO leads the line-up of international broadcasters that have acquired Sky’s Nick Broomfield documentary Tales of the Grim Sleeper.
The BBC has laid on security for director general Tony Hall after he received a death threat for not renewing Jeremy Clarkson’s Top Gear deal.
John Yorke has stepped down as the managing director of Company Pictures after more than two years and All3Media is now hunting for his successor.
Click to see how ITV2 stands to benefit from its acquisition of the BBC3 series.
North Yorkshire Police is conducting witness interviews in relation to the Jeremy Clarkson “fracas” - but Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon will not press charges against the presenter.
UTV is to resurrect Virgin Radio and launch three TalkSport sister stations as part of a raft of new digital radio services.
Fremantle Media UK comedy label Retort has hired Vera Productions’ Rebecca Parkinson as its head of production.
Almost 100 indies turned out in solidarity with Jimmy Mulville and Jon Thoday’s campaign to save BBC3 - but voiced scepticism over their attempts to buy the youth channel.
The Labour Party has vowed not to weaken the BBC if it wins the election, publishing a policy paper which backs the licence fee and the corporation’s plans to commercialise in-house production.
The BBC has pledged to increase network spend in Northern Ireland, as well as plough £200,000 a year into drama development and invest £2m annually in children’s content in the nation.
Adam Crozier’s pay packet fell by £4m in 2014 but the ITV chief executive still took home £4.4m including bonuses and benefits.
Sky Vision has picked up the rights to the TV3 catalogue, while BBC Writersroom has developed an immersive drama. Click for more in today’s news round-up.
All3Media is on the brink of buying Call The Midwife producer Neal Street Productions.
BBC2 will attempt to get the final three episodes in the 22nd series of Top Gear on air despite sacking Jeremy Clarkson for assaulting a producer.
Almost 100 indies have delivered their verdict on the BBC’s plans to abolish quotas and commercialise in-house production – and it has split the sector down the middle.
Gary Carter is to leave Endemol Shine Group less than four months after the super-indie mega-merger was approved.
Channel 4 has bolstered its short-form video offering with five new series ahead of the launch of its digital platform All 4.
Channel 4 has dipped into its £20m Growth Fund to invest in its first BAME indie. It has also teed up a development deal with another diverse producer, with a view to future investment.
The BBC’s decision to release Jeremy Clarkson after he physically assaulted a Top Gear producer has sparked speculation about his future and that of the motoring show.
Rainmark Films, the indie led by Game Of Thrones producer Frank Doelger and former BBC Films executive Tracey Scoffield, has lifted the lid on its multimillion-pound ITV Encore drama The Frankenstein Chronicles.
Research for Broadcast’s Indie Survey has revealed that American- owned companies accounted for almost half of UK production revenues last year.
Channel 4 has previewed All 4, the digital service which will replace 4oD, ahead of its launch on 30 March.
Broadcast research has revealed that indies in the north of England have suffered over the past five years from a lack of commissions and increased industry consolidation.
Alan Yentob has suggested that Jeremy Clarkson’s workload on the 22nd series of Top Gear may have been a factor in his physical assault on producer Oisin Tymon.
ITV has confirmed that Downton Abbey is set to end after its sixth series.
NBCU has struck a first look deal with Jim Keeble and Dudi Appleton, while Woodcut Media has picked up a BBC iWonder series. Click for more in today’s round-up.
US public broadcaster PBS has commissioned Jeremy Dear’s fledgling indie Ideas Room to take a closer look at the real-life story of Wolf Hall.
Viacom-owned Spike is on the hunt for male-skewing entertainment and factual entertainment formats to complement its launch line-up of original commissions and US acquisitions.
ITV2 will be expecting a boost in young male viewers after securing the free-to-air rights to Family Guy in a six-series deal.
Industry trade body Pact has described EU plans to create a single digital market across Europe as a “major threat” to the UK’s television industry.
Michel Roux Jr will mentor a group of people with disabilities who want to break into the hospitality business in his first series for Channel 4.
Norway and Sweden could rival the UK as a destination for highend drama production as they look to introduce tax benefits for scripted content.
BBC Worldwide has appointed Lucy Fredericks to head up its Labs initiative as it prepares to roll-out the fourth iteration of its digital media start-up initiative.
BBC director general Tony Hall has confirmed that Jeremy Clarkson’s contract will not be renewed after an internal inquiry found the presenter physically assaulted Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon.
Channel 4 and Sky will not move to sign up Jeremy Clarkson after he was sacked by the BBC earlier today.
The BBC and its commercial partners face an uphill battle to reinvent Top Gear following the dismissal of presenter Jeremy Clarkson.
The senior producer at the centre of the Jeremy Clarkson ‘fracas’ has expressed gratitude to the BBC over its handling of the incident which has led to the presenter’s dismissal.
Jeremy Clarkson turned to new legal advisers ahead of the BBC’s decision not to renew his contract, it has emerged today.
Click for a comprehensive run through of how events unfolded for the Top Gear host.
Amanda Hill, one of the architects of BBC Worldwide’s super-brand strategy, is leaving to join US broadcaster A+E Networks.
The Late Late Show with James Corden got off to a good start on Monday evening, beating NBC’s rival brand Late Night with Seth Myers.
Sky Atlantic’s gothic thriller Penny Dreadful has received five nominations in this year’s British Academy Television Craft Awards.
Music licencing business Audio Network has opened an office in Manchester as part of plans to expand its footprint.
A group of MPs has expressed deep concern at the BBC’s approach to the EU, arguing that its coverage fails to demonstrate impartiality and other Reithian values.
Keith Lemon will step back in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of iconic 1980s film franchise Back to the Future.
Gareth Malone is to return to BBC2 for an acapella spin-off of The Choir from Twenty Twenty.
Horror gameshow Release The Hounds is to return to ITV2 for an extended second series.
UKTV channel Really has nabbed long-running crime series Born To Kill from Channel 5.
Click for the specific facts uncovered by BBC Scotland boss Ken MacQuarrie during his investigation into the Top Gear host.
Radio 1 controller Ben Cooper has indicated that the outcome of Ken MacQuarrie’s investigation into the Jeremy Clarkson ‘fracas’ is thought to be “about 24 hours away”.
Jack Dee, Charlie Brooker and Rory Bremner will help BBC2 take an irreverent look at the general election this year through a range of satirical programmes.
The See-Saw Films / RSJ Films epic launched with the third biggest audience for any BBC2 drama opener since 2012 after it added 1m consolidated viewers.
Doc Martin is to return for a seventh series on ITV, while music provider 7Digital cut its losses last year. Click for more in today’s news round-up.
CBBC has joined forces with Radio 1 to launch a Top Of The Pops-style programme which will reveal each week’s number one at the same time as the Official Chart Show.
Israeli broadcaster Keshet is to remake The Great British Bake-Off after striking a deal with BBC Worldwide.
The Roughcut founder spoke at the launch of Hiive, the Creative Skillset-backed network for the creative industries. Atalla gave an insight into how he broke into TV and revealed The Office may never have been made if his maths ability was better.
The BBC has insisted that “no decision” has been made on Jeremy Clarkson’s future following a report claiming that the Top Gear presenter will be sacked on 25 March.
Liberty Global chief financial officer Charlie Bracken has played down speculation linking the company with a takeover of ITV, claiming the broadcaster looks “pricey”.
The BBC has apologised for postponing four Top Gear Live events in Norway amid on-going uncertainty over Jeremy Clarkson’s future.
The friendship between illusionist Harry Houdini and Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle will form the basis of a supernatural crime drama for ITV from Big Talk Productions.
The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky have confirmed the final schedule for the leaders’ debates in the run-up to the general election in May.
12 Years A Slave director Steve Mcqueen is partnering with Top of the Lake indie See Saw Films for a six-part race drama for US network HBO.
ITV has estimated that viewing via PVRs cost the business £100m in ad revenue in 2014.
BBC iPlayer is planning a weekly show to direct viewers to its exclusive programming as part of a raft of commissions for the VoD service featuring Matt Berry, Frankie Boyle and Jo Brand.
ITV has snatched the exclusive rights to new episodes of Family Guy from the BBC.
Bectu has tabled proposals to the BBC that aim to ensure that a commercialised BBC Productions is not sold off in the future.
London Live head of news Vikki Cook has left the local TV channel following the previous departures of programming chiefs Jonathan Boseley and Derren Lawford.
Directors UK has formally voted to recognise the role of edit directors, making them eligible for production royalties, and encouraged the rest of the industry to do the same.
Mark Damazer, the former BBC deputy director of news and controller of Radio 4, is among three new members of the BBC Trust.
Broadcast sifts through the BBC senior management’s expenses and hospitality register to unearth some nuggets about the corporation’s biggest names.
Viacom’s Spike has acquired critically-acclaimed US drug drama Breaking Bad and ordered its first UK commission ahead of its launch next month.
Jeremy Clarkson made an angry outburst at a charity auction last night in which the Top Gear host revealed he expected to be sacked over the ‘fracas’ incident.
BBC1 is to pilot a motoring format in which members of the public travel abroad to take part in a series of driving challenges.
Irish broadcaster TV3 Group has appointed Lynda McQuaid as director of content to replace the outgoing Jeff Ford.
The campaign to reinstate Jeremy Clarkson has taken a theatrical turn with The Stig delivering a nearly million-strong petition to the BBC’s Broadcasting House in a tank.
BBC2 is to celebrate the life and career of The South Bank Show presenter Melvyn Bragg with a 75-minute documentary from Storyvault Films.
Dinah Caine is to become chair of the Creative Skillset board, prompting the training body to begin a hunt to replace her in the chief executive role.
Plebs is to return for a third run on ITV2, while the Creative Diversity Network has kicked off its hunt for commissioners from under-represented backgrounds. Read for more in today’s round-up.
Viacom’s plans for Channel 5 have taken a leap forward with the US giant lining up a wide-ranging channel rebrand and calling for the terms of trade to be overhauled to apply only to small- and medium-sized indies.
BBC Earth commissioning executive Kirsty Hanson has outlined her shopping list for the factual channel ahead of its launch across the Nordics.
Disney Channel has ordered a 20-part run of live-action series The Evermoor Chronicles after launching the show as a four-episode mini-series last year.
ITV has recruited Channel 4’s head of viewer relationship management, Steve Forde, to become its director of marketing and experience for online and on demand.
Social media talent management company Gleam Futures is eyeing a move into television for its roster of YouTube stars after hiring Maverick TV digital producer Claire McArdle.
Ant and Dec could be dancing with puppets if John de Mol can convince Talpa Media’s new owner ITV to remake its latest variety talent format, Popster.
Discovery Networks International’s new chief creative officer Phil Craig has lifted the lid on his first commissioning slate and revealed plans to move into natural history, sports and factual entertainment programming for the first time.
Sugar Films, the indie established by former BBC productions boss Pat Younge and ex-Channel 4 executives Lucy Pilkington and Narinder Minhas, is aiming to open doors in TV for diverse talent after launching this week.
Channel 4’s future as a publicly owned company was not meant to be on the agenda at an event to celebrate the creative industries at the House of Commons last week.
BBC Worldwide international pay-TV channels BBC Brit and BBC Earth are to launch across the Nordics next month as part of a phased roll-out into 12 territories.
BBC4 is to reveal the inner workings of SSE, one of the UK’s big six energy companies, in an access documentary from The Tube indie Blast! Films.
Hungry Bear Media is launching an offshoot with Michael McIntyre as the first step of creating a wider production group.
Channel 4 has secured a front-row seat to divorce mediation sessions as one of two Minnow Films commissions about relationships in 21st-century Britain.
Sky is increasing its prices across all of its premium TV packages, six weeks after agreeing to pay £4.2bn a year for Premier League rights.
STV has strengthened its burgeoning local TV business after winning the licences for Aberdeen, Ayr and Dundee.