The BBC is to begin tendering out the production of high-profile shows next month as it confirms the end of the in-house production guarantee.
BBC4 has ordered four films exploring the subversive world of conceptual art including Vic Reeves’ take on avant-garde collective Dada.
Sky is searching for a US home for Arctic crime drama Fortitude following the closure of cable network Pivot.
Nicholas Yearwood has left Idris Elba’s indie Green Door Pictures exec to join Bob & Co-backed indies Woodcut Media and Duchess Street Productions as a consultant executive producer.
Roughcut TV executive producer Alex Smith has been promoted to head of comedy.
iPlayer requests of BBC3 content have risen by 6 percentage points following the youth-skewing channel’s move online, despite launching fewer shows.
BBC Studios director Lisa Opie has set out the seven business units to make up her factual division – appointing Fiona Clarke as a second-in-command to oversee the London-based output.
The closure of BBC3 has contributed to an 18% fall in 16-34 year olds viewing BBC content, while boosting the performance of its commercial rivals.
Former BBC director general Mark Thompson has criticised plans to force the BBC to reveal how much it pays its top talent.
Water polo and women’s football dressing rooms are to be thrust into the spotlight with a fixed-rig series from UKTV’s entertainment channel W.
UKTV is bidding to tap into the success of Mrs Brown’s Boys after acquiring an Irish comedy from RTÉ.
Keo Films has gained access to a fundamentalist Mormon community in Utah for a four-part Channel 4 documentary.
ITV is on the brink of signing a £150m deal to keep The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent on-screen until at least 2019, according to reports.
ITV has commissioned Raw Cut TV to produce a fast turnaround documentary charting the murder investigation of Sadie Hartley.
Racing driver Oliver James Webb, motoring journalist Jethro Bovingdon and Finnish blogger Sara Nase are among the first ‘tribe leaders’ selected to produce channels for Jeremy Clarkson’s forthcoming online car project.
BBC2 is to shine a spotlight on the career of Boy George after ordering a documentary from IWC.
Netflix’s Black Mirror episodes are to be screened for the first time at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) as the event sharpens its international focus.
Channel 4 has confirmed long-running gameshow Deal or No Deal? is to be axed at the end of this year.
Peninsula Films is to make three crime documentary shows for CBS Reality.
Former ITV director of factual Richard Klein is set to join IWC Media as creative director after leaving the commercial broadcaster in February, Broadcast can reveal.
Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund chief executive Richard Wilson has died aged 58, following a short illness.
A+E Networks has launched general entertainment channel Blaze - the latest US cable group to launch a free-to-air channel in the UK.
Kay Mellor’s Rollem Productions has landed a BBC1 drama series about a registrar from Leeds.
BBC Worldwide has agreed a partnership with an artificial intelligence business to help it gauge which genres are most in demand around the world.
Channel 5 is to get back on the road with a full series of Alaska TV’s Carry on Caravanning.
ITV is to shut down its portfolio of channels for an hour as part of an Olympic-inspired initiative to get people active.
The BBC is taking steps to secure the jobs of the “vast majority” of its weather presenters after partnering with MeteoGroup to provide its weather service from next spring.
Australian broadcaster Seven Network has replaced BBC Worldwide as a major shareholder in scripted production company Slim Film and Television.
BBC Worldwide has invested in the new drama indie set up by Wall to Wall founder Alex Graham and former C4 chief executive Michael Jackson, Broadcast can reveal.
BBC’s former factual boss Emma Swain is to leave the corporation after 20 years.
Keshet, the company behind recent BBC1 drama The A Word, has partnered with Interscope Geffen A&M, the record label behind artists including Lady Gaga and Nirvana, to produce digital series.
Comedian Susan Calman will search for Britain’s smartest school in a new competitive kids format for CBBC.
BriteSpark Films has bolstered its senior team with the appointment of ITN’s David Tshulak as head of development and Studio Lambert’s Vics Wilson as production executive.
ITV will delve into the world of gender surgery in a Renegade Pictures and Storyvault Films co-production.
Bectu has reiterated its threat to boycott the Creative Diversity Network’s industry-wide diversity monitoring initiative if it does not agree to publish diversity data about every TV show.
Homeland writer and executive producer Patrick Harbinson has created a six-part legal drama for ITV.
Pinewood Television, the fledgling production arm of the studio, has hired the man who commissioned The Bridge and Jordskott to lead its push into international co-productions.
BBC1 has ordered a live TV adaptation of Mischief Theatre’s comic west end show Peter Pan Goes Wrong to air this Christmas.
Liberty Bell is on the hunt for troublesome dogs for its upcoming Channel 4 pilot The Dog Father (w/t).
Former Optomen head of production Gail Pinkerton has joined ITV Studios entertainment label Possessed in the same role.
Michelin starred chef Michel Roux Jr is to explore secret restaurants for a new Boomerang-produced show for Channel 4.
ITV could face competition to acquire Peppa Pig owner Entertainment One (eOne) with private equity firm KKR reportedly weighing up a bid.
Life’s Too Short star Warwick Davis is to host a new daytime quiz show for ITV.
Century Films has hired a new development chief, while Have I Got News For You has been handed an Albert award and Scripps hires an A+E Networks exec.
ITV is continuing its revival of vintage gameshows by recommissioning retro format Blankety Blank, according to reports.
Hat Trick and Happy Tramp Productions are among four indies that have been commissioned to produce six new BBC3 pilots for its Comedy Feed strand.
ITV is expected to up its offer to buy Peppa Pig proprietor Entertainment One (eOne) after its initial £1bn offer was rejected, according to analysts.
Channel 4 has landed the terrestrial rights to the BDO World Professional Darts Championships following the BBC’s decision to walk away from the Lakeside tournament last December.
James Corden and Fulwell 73’s march across the US has gathered pace after cable network TBS ordered a format based on The Late Late Show segment Drop The Mic.
The Bismarks, Dreadnoughts and the first armoured warships are set to feature in Combat Ships, a Woodcut Media-produced documentary series for H2.
Caitlin Moran has branded the lack of female working class British comedies “shameful” after Channel 4 cancelled her Raised By Wolves sitcom.
BBC2 has added three sitcoms to its New On Two strand as part of the channel’s forthcoming comedy season.
Broadcasters will have the ability to monitor how their programmes are rating in real-time after Freesat launched a Barb-like measurement system.
The BBC and Channel 4 have stepped up their efforts to find a broader range of voices among the next generation of TV directors through two new schemes.
BBC2 has acquired the second series of French period drama Versailles to air on the channel next year.
David Frank’s online distribution platform TRX has become the first non-content company to be backed by Channel 4’s Growth Fund.
BBC Worldwide’s indie investment push has gathered pace with the acquisition of a stake in 72 Films, the indie established by Gogglebox commissioner David Glover and ex-Dragonfly managing director Mark Raphael.
Vice is to produce around 60 hours of original content for its linear channel by the end of the year after unveiling its initial slate of UK shows.
The boom in scripted television in the US is to continue, with more than 500 original dramas and comedies expected to air this year, according to the executive who coined the phrase ‘peak TV’.
ITV’s plans to bolster scripted comedy across its schedules have been lauded by leading comedy producers, but the broadcaster must adapt to ensure it doesn’t fall into another “cycle of failure”, they warned.
ITV has commissioned a summer special gameshow in which contestants must stay clean to win cash.
London-based interactive TV firm Wirewax is going undercover with forthcoming US spy drama Berlin Station after agreeing an immersive 360-degree video deal with US network Epix.
All3Media has launched a BAME drama scholarship in conjunction with the National Film and Television School (NFTS).
The Walking Dead distributor Entertainment One has rejected a £1bn takeover bid from ITV.
The BBC has pledged to improve its reporting of statistics after an “unflinching” year-long review found inconsistencies in reaching the standard expected by audiences.
Channel 4 will celebrate the work of Roald Dahl in a 90-minute film marking the centenary of the writer’s birth.
Discovery International has promoted Paul Welling to a newly-created role focused on the network’s brands and events.
Fulwell 73 Productions, the UK-based producer of The Late Late Show with James Corden, is to further expand in the US after striking a development deal with CBS Television Studios.
Raised By Wolves creator Caitlin Moran has launched a campaign to save her sitcom after it was cancelled by Channel 4.
Plum Pictures’ Channel 4 property commission Britain’s Best Beach Huts has collapsed following local opposition to the project.
Music discovery app Shazam is being turned into a television series by Survivor creator Mark Burnett and Don’t Forget The Lyrics creator Jeff Apploff.
Vice is to explore hedonism on the frontline of the Greek refugee crisis and tackle racist extremists through the lens of comedy as part of the debut slate of shows for its linear channel.
Plans for an ITV2 spin-off show for The Voice UK have been scrapped after entertainment bosses decided to concentrate on the format’s main series and The Voice Kids.
ITN Productions’ documentary Escape From Isis has been nominated for an International Emmy Award, alongside Sky News coverage of the refugee crisis.
ITV will not renew its contract to broadcast fledgling motorsport Formula E, according to reports.
Broadcast will produce a special issue for the Wildscreen festival in October highlighting the latest trends and emerging technology in the natural history genre.
Access Entertainment, the media investment firm run by former BBC boss Danny Cohen, has joined forces with BBC Worldwide to back Tessa Ross and Juliette Howell’s new indie House Productions.
Woody Allen is to make his TV debut in September after SVoD service Amazon revealed details of the comedy for the first time.
The Premier League is to increase the number of matches that broadcasters can screen live – drawing a line under a two-year Ofcom investigation.
Touchpaper TV is to tell the story of a teenage girl struggling to take control of her life in a 90-minute drama for Channel 4 which includes a host of new female talent on production duties.
Great British Bake Off contestant Dr Tamal Ray is to front a health pilot from Love Productions as Channel 4 expands its populist investigative slate.
The Murder Detectives commissioner Amy Flanagan has been promoted to deputy head of factual at Channel 4.
Crimewatch is to air weekly for the first time in its 32-year history as it undergoes a major refresh which includes live segments filmed from a mobile incident studio.
Channel 4 is hunting warm and ‘life-affirming’ scalable documentary series to help refresh its slate of returning shows in the 9pm slot.
Barcroft Media has hired the former managing editor of FHM and Heat following its investment from Channel 4.
Netflix has struck a partnership with music TV channel The Box for a short-form series promoting the subscription giant’s forthcoming hip hop drama.
Remedy has secured another 100-episodes of Channel 4 gameshow Fifteen To One as BBC Sport takes the wraps off its 360 video app
ITV head of comedy entertainment Peter Davey has offered a glimpse of the channel’s “new dawn” - pinning sitcoms and cost-effective mid-week entertainment shows to the top of his wish list.
Former BBC director of television Danny Cohen is to executive produce a forthcoming Harry Potter spin-off movie.
All3Media’s landmark drama deal with co-owner Liberty Global will allow it to make an aggressive push into the US scripted market.
Channel 4 is shaking up its All 4 commissioning strategy with a major budget increase and three new hires as it turns the service into a broader OTT video platform.
Whisper Films is looking to inject entertainment beats into coverage of high-profi le sporting events after claiming it has broken into the “closed shop” of sports producers.
Sky has revealed a surge in the amount of video-on-demand programming consumed via its next-generation set-top box – opening up the long-tail of shows in its catalogue.
Phil Edgar-Jones is hunting “off the wall ideas” after extending Sky Arts’ annual £1m Amplify project into 2017, and is eyeing up the channel’s first virtual reality project.
Netflix was watched by nearly a quarter of the British viewing public between February and April 2016 as it stormed ahead of Amazon Prime Videos, its nearest SVoD rival, according to the latest Ofcom data.
The number of niche cable networks aggressively moving into scripted programming was a highlight of this week’s Television Critics Association (TCA) summer tour in Los Angeles.
Former Top Gear and Coast showrunner Gary Hunter is prioritising Space Dive-style live TV events and entertainment formats after Fremantle Media backed his fledgling indie Wild Blue Media.
BBC Radio 4 and the Today programme have recorded their highest ever weekly reach over the last quarter, according to the latest set of Rajar figures.
Sky has partnered with Amazon for the first time on ten-part epic period drama, Britannia.
True Vision will follow Thames Valley Police’s attempts to capture murderers, kidnappers and armed robbers in a real-life Hunted for Channel 4.
Gus Beattie, the producer behind long-running BBC Radio 4 comedy Fags, Mags & Bags is setting up a production company.
Ofcom has hired a former 10 O’Clock News editor as it prepares to regulate the BBC, while there are recommissions for Studio Lambert and Objective
Comedy Central, Copa90 and Vice are among the new online video providers to be made available via Sky’s next-generation TV service.
ITV has ordered a four-part crime drama from Torn and The Reckoning producer TXTV.
The BBC should disclose pay for all talent earning over £143,462 per year, according to recommendations from the Culture, Media and Sport select committee (CMSC).
iPlayer viewers will need to pay the TV licence fee to access the service from 1 September as the BBC finally closes the digital loophole.
The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee has called for the BBC to press ahead with plans for a Scottish Six O’clock news programme.
BBC Studios’ quirky crime drama Jonathan Creek is to return to BBC1 for a 90-minute one-off after more than two years off-air.