The BBC has defended its coverage of the Kids Company controversy after a report suggested that Alan Yentob attempted to influence a Newsnight probe into the charity, which he chairs.
BBC1 has axed Electric Ray’s entertainment show Prized Apart after a single series due to its poor ratings performance.
Broadcast publisher Media Business Insight (MBI) has acquired three media database brands from business intelligence publisher Wilmington plc.
A+E Networks UK has promoted Heather Jones following the departure of managing director Tom Davidson.
An animated Richard Osman has been created as part of an app based on Endemol Shine UK’s BBC2 gameshow Two Tribes.
Jonathan Shalit’s talent agency Roar Global is to expand into comedy as it bids to break up the dominance of Avalon Entertainment and Off The Kerb Productions.
Luther and Citizen Khan are to launch in India after BBC Worldwide struck its first video-on-demand deal in the country.
Discovery is to go behind bars to tell the story of The Kray twins’ years in prison for a one-off documentary.
Chris Carlson, executive producer of the US version of Undercover Boss, has launched an indie in partnership with All3Media America.
Bear Grylls will teach a group children about survival in the wilderness in a 12-part series for CITV.
Channel 5 is to remake US karaoke competition Lip Sync Battle - ordering Whizz Kid Entertainment to produce an eight-part series.
The BBC’s most senior managers spent nearly £500 on catering for an executive board meeting on 16 September, according to figures disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act.
BT Sport is on the brink of its latest sports rights coup - tying up the rights to Spain’s elite football competition La Liga.
Dragonfly has expanded its specialist factual slate by winning two one-off documentaries – exploring Cleopatra’s tomb for Channel 4 and hedgehogs for ITV.
TV bosses have paid tribute to Cilla Black following the death of the 72-year old Blind Date and Surprise Surprise star at her home in Spain this weekend.
BBC Wales director Rhodri Talfan Davies will warn against reducing the BBC to “creative polyfilla” in a speech to the National Eisteddfo festival today.
Century Films’ Brian Hill has been handed the first filmmaker retrospective at Bertha DocHouse, while Warner TV has hired a head of entertainment for Australia.
A row has broken out over Channel 4 documentary Muslim Drag Queens, after the creator of a Guardian film with a similar title and subject area claimed to have been sidelined from the project.
Channel 4 has ordered a second series of sci-fi drama Humans - ahead of the finale of the opening run this Sunday.
ITV chief executive Adam Crozier has written to government ministers raising concerns that proposals to close the iPlayer loophole would result in consumers being charged to access ITV Player.
BT director of TV Alex Green is to become the European boss of Amazon Instant Video – the online service that yesterday struck a landmark deal with the former Top Gear team.
An Idiot Abroad producer Krishnendu Majumdar has become chair of Bafta’s television committee.
Endemol Shine UK’s games developer Bossa Studios has completed a management buyout from the mega-indie.
Data gathered from Channel 4’s viewer survey panel Core4 has started to help inform its commissioning and programme marketing decisions.
ITV has ordered an animal doc and Scott & Bailey special, as Sky Sports reveals the size of its Ashes audience with England on the verge of victory in Edgbaston.
Liberty Global has increased its stake in ITV to almost 10% but confirmed that it does not intend to make an offer to fully acquire the broadcaster.
Andy Wilman has lifted the bonnet on the former Top Gear team’s landmark deal with Amazon Prime Video, explaining that they will be “left alone” to take the best of their old show and update it for a “new world” audience.
Possessed, the ITV Studios label set up by Deal Or No Deal banker Glenn Hugill, has won its first series commission and has assembled an executive team to create risk-taking formats.
Amazon Prime Video has emerged as the surprise home of the new motoring show from Jeremy Clarkson and his former Top Gear team.
John Silver, the creative and managing director of Red House TV, is leaving the company he established seven years ago.
Adam Crozier has moved to quell indie concerns about vertical integration at ITV, after its in-house spend jumped 11% in the first half of 2015.
Pett Television founder Lisa Clark is to replace Andy Wilman as the executive producer of Top Gear.
Broadcast rounds up the key facts from the former Top Gear team’s landmark deal with Amazon Prime Video.
The BBC has raided two indies to bolster its documentary commissioning team, completing its factual restructure after seven months.
Jim Pullin, the Bafta award-winning executive producer of A League Of Their Own, has died at the age of 57.
Formats from Zodiak Media’s British indies could travel around the world more quickly after the firm agreed to merge with French production group Banijay.
Former BBC journalist Meirion Jones has claimed that he was “squeezed out” of the corporation along with several colleagues for attempting to expose the Jimmy Savile scandal.
Sky is to continue to acquire UK production companies but will focus on smaller indies rather than targeting super-indie groups.
Bigger commissioning appetites among Italian pay-TV broadcasters, including Sky and Discovery, are offering an increased opportunity for UK formats in the country, particularly shiny-floor shows and factual entertainment formats.
Series producers will be hardest hit by the BBC’s plans to cut 40 roles in its London-based daytime and factual production unit.
BBC in-house drama executive producer Liz Kilgarriff has been promoted to become the corporation’s indie commissioning boss after Polly Hill replaced Ben Stephenson in May.
Channel 4 is to stop screening its NFL coverage after two years as the two parties failed to agree a new deal.
Sky is preparing to roll-out Now TV across Europe, aggressively taking on Netflix in the online video space.
Muslim drag queens and multi-million pound mega-yachts are to be the subject of two Channel 4 documentaries from Swan Films and Icon Films.
Sky has posted a 5% increase in revenue as the pay-TV broadcaster passed 12m subscribers for the first time with its highest growth in new customers in the UK for 11 years.
A Wildgaze film exposing the actions of two high-ranking Nazis through the eyes of their sons and Sean McAllister’s Sheffield Doc/Fest winner A Syrian Love Story are among BBC4’s forthcoming Storyville films.
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Sky 1 has ordered a bumper 20-part documentary about the Greater Manchester Police force from Shine TV.
The BBC Trust has reported a 17% drop in expenses payments for the six months to 31 March.
Banijay Group and Zodiak Media are to merge create a production group with revenues of around $1billion (£640m).
ITV’s pre-tax profits mushroomed by 31% in the first half of 2015, bolstered by another strong performance from its expanding production arm.
ITV is to boost its spend on drama to tackle its worst ratings performance in 15 years.
Objective Productions has revealed its first commission following the departure of chief executive Andrew Newman – a full series building on two-part documentary It Was Alright in the 70s.
The merger between Banijay Group and Zodiak Media will bring together over 45 international production businesses. Click to see who owns what and where.
Creative Skillset has launched its Creative Media Industries Census – offering employers the chance to help build a picture of the industry.
ITV chief executive Adam Crozier has revealed he is comfortable with the BBC producing and airing entertainment formats such as Strictly Come Dancing so long as they are “distinctive”.
The second series of Sky Atlantic’s Penny Dreadful concluded with close to 600,000 viewers after almost 450,000 recorded or viewed the final on catch-up TV.
Davina McCall is to front 7 Wonder’s first Channel 4 commission – a health-based format combining features and factual elements.
BBC management is to submit revised proposals for moving BBC3 online today having been given a provisional go-ahead by the BBC Trust at the end of last month.
Discovery’s Lee Bartlett is to leave the company five years after joining from ITV.
BBC Worldwide’s US production chiefs Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner will launch their drama indie Bad Wolf next month with backing from the Welsh government.
Ofcom has cleared Top Gear over the use of the word “pikey” – just months after the BBC Trust reached the same decision.
IBC 2015: Registration for the 4K 4Charity Fun Run at IBC is now open.
Ten Alps will invest £250,000 in the resurrected drama producer Chrysalis Vision by 2017.
Audience research organisation Barb will publish figures on the level of on-demand and live-streamed viewing for the first time in September.
BBC Worldwide has struck its first international format deal for Top Gear since the fracas surrounding Jeremy Clarkson – signing an agreement with Italian pay-TV broadcaster Sky Italia.
Sky is establishing a technology base in Leeds which will be focused on developing its next wave of digital products and services.
Sky Arts has commissioned the first projects from its £1m-per year Amplify initiative.
UKTV has agreed a deal with Amazon-owned digital audio service Audible to fund the third series of Crackanory.
Nigel Pickard has joined the board of drama financiers and producer Nevision after stepping down as chief executive of Zodiak UK Kids and chair of The Foundation last year.
The BBC is to invest £100,000 in immersive virtual reality ideas to trial via BBC Taster - its online testing ground for innovative projects.
Maker Studios has commissioned its first pilot from a UK indie – a GamesMaster-style video game show produced by Somethin’ Else.
Channel 4 has wasted no time in commissioning a second series of controversial Danish format Married at First Sight.
ITV Studios America has hired former Endemol Studios chief executive Philippe Maigret as it continues to boost its scripted arm.
Sky Atlantic has acquired David Duchovny-fronted US drama Aquarius after striking a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
Professor Mary Beard is to front an hour-long documentary on the restoration of Pompeii for BBC1.
Premier League club Norwich City’s pre-season friendlies are to be aired on Norfolk’s local TV channel Mustard TV.
Flexible working group Media Parents is running a mentoring and work placement scheme at the Edinburgh International TV Festival to help parents get back into work.
Click for the key responses from Broadcast’s survey into the public’s views about the future of the BBC.
The latest edition of Talking TV runs the rule over the government’s green paper on the future of the BBC and features an interview with PhoneShop creator Phil Bowker.
Sky 1 commissions Tern TV to make a second series of Air Ambulance and Rightster launches an arts MCN.
Some 40 London-based BBC production jobs are to be cut after the corporation launched a redundancy programme across its daytime and factual divisions.
Blackmagic Design has signed up as the headline partner of the Media Production Show, as support for the two-day exhibition and conference gathers momentum.
Sky has tied up its fourth indie deal, taking a majority stake in The Tube producer Blast! Films.
The BBC should continue to provide mainstream entertainment and drama, and represents better value for money than its pay-TV rivals, according to an independent study commissioned by Broadcast.
BBC England boss Peter Salmon will draw on his experience of establishing the broadcaster in Salford as he becomes the first director of BBC Studios.
The BBC’s rivals will almost certainly benefit if the government’s more radical ideas for the corporation come to fruition, but some believe that keeping the broadcaster strong is vital to the UK’s PSB ecology.
Little Dot Studios has set its sights on a move into linear TV production after hiring three Maverick execs, including creative director of digital Dan Jones.
The BBC is open to a new funding model that would spell the end of the licence fee.
Broadcaster catch-up services are generating increased levels of traffic, with connected consumers more likely to use services such as iPlayer than to watch recorded TV, according to a Mediatel report.
The BBC Trust has received more than 4000 responses to its public consultation into the future of the BBC less than 24 hours after it launched.
The European Union has launched an anti-trust case against Sky and the six major Hollywood studios, accusing them of illegally curbing cross-border access to pay-TV content.
Discovery Communications is to take full ownership of sports broadcaster Eurosport after agreeing a £345m deal with French broadcaster TF1.
Boundless has signed Michael Portillo for his tatest BBC2 railway adventure and Twofour is to explore tragedies for Nat Geo. Click for more
Culture secretary John Whittingdale’s handling of the BBC charter review process will come under scrutiny as part of an inquiry launched by the Culture, Media and Sport (CMS) committee.
Colette Foster, the former co-managing director of Remarkable Television, has launched an indie three months after revealing she was leaving Endemol Shine UK.
The BBC has defended a gay scene in EastEnders set in a funeral parlour, which has provoked almost 50 complaints to Ofcom.
Discovery-owned Raw TV has promoted Richard Bond to its head of UK factual after picking up a raft of new business.
The BBC will not be asked to make savings of up to 40% as part of chancellor George Osborne’s spending review.
A report on the viewing demographics of iPlayer has found that almost 65m people are bypassing geo-restrictions to access the platform from outside of the UK.
Richard Hammond has landed his first post-Top Gear job, heading into the jungles of the Amazon for a Sky 1 documentary.
Multiplatform producer Atomized is to follow the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge rowing race after winning a competitive pitch from ad-funded programming business Precious.
Sky Sports has won the rights to offer near live Premier League digital clips, which will also feature on The Times and The Sun website.
The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) is poised to launch a legal challenge over the BBC’s commitment to take on the cost of paying for TV licences for the over-75s.
The BBC Trust has called for the BBC charter period to be extended to 11 years and supported by a formal parliamentary process.
Endemol Shine UK indie Remarkable Television has unveiled its new look management team, promoting James Fox and hiring Twofour’s Kitty Walshe as co-managing directors.
Ofcom is open to the idea of taking on increased responsibility for regulating the BBC, but would “put a line in the sand” at governing the corporation.
ITV has ordered a second series of Tuesday’s Child hypnosis format You’re Back in the Room.