The BBC has told producers there is “no excuse” for not having women on comedy panel shows as it looks to hit new gender representation objectives set by the BBC Trust.
Disney Junior has commissioned an animated toilet-training series for its European network of channels from indie ArthurCox.
Channel 4 has opened the tender process for the contract to produce the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Zig Zag has optioned Japanese physical gameshow Ultimate Brain from Eccho Rights as the indie continues to look east for format ideas.
Sky Atlantic is to fully fund big-budget drama project Fortitude after US network Starz pulled out of the project.
Former Prudential UK and Lloyds of London chief executive Nicholas Prettejohn is to join the BBC Trust.
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The television industry in the north-east of England has been dealt a blow by the closure of Sky Tyne and Wear and Newcastle indie Dene Films.
National Geographic Channels International has ordered four factual shows, including a doc about an elite mining team, from its London production hub.
ITV is carrying out a significant overhaul of its daytime teams across commissioning and production.
Discovery has acquired Channel 4 magic series Troy for a raft of its international channels after closing a deal with Endemol.
Watch’s The Happenings has started making magic internationally after Passion Distribution closed its first deals.
BBC and US network Showtime is bringing back Matt LeBlanc’s Episodes for a fourth series ahead of the launch of series three.
ITV is in talks to acquire US indie and Top Chef producer Magical Elves in what would be its fourth US deal in the past 12 months.
ITV was 2013’s most tweeted about channel, with a total of 25 million messages posted about its shows, while digital channel E4 generated 1 million more tweets than terrestrial sister Channel 4.
It’s almost a Dickensian scene: the remains of a roasted goose sit on a table as a fat, rosy-faced uncle rests contentedly by a roaring fire, sipping his sherry and contemplating his works.
“Call me soft, but The Audience reaffirmed my belief in humanity. Come on, it’s Christmas.” Read on for the verdict on last night’s TV.