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The Challenger

Kim Shillinglaw set to woo indies

16-Apr-2014

Incoming BBC2 controller Kim Shillinglaw is set to launch an indie charm offensive as she bids to get to grips with unfamiliar genres and make her mark on the channel’s schedule.

The Call Centre

BBC3 and iPlayer roles likely to merge

16-Apr-2014

The BBC3 controller post will likely be merged with the yet-to-be-filled role of iPlayer content boss following Zai Bennett’s decision to join Sky Atlantic.

Champions League (Credit Getty Images)

ITV to fill Champions League void with in-house formats

16-Apr-2014

ITV plans to use the funding and space in the schedule freed up by its loss of the Champions League to test in-house formats.

UKTV makes indie pledge in commissioning rethink

16-Apr-2014

UKTV is pledging to provide a full response to indies’ pitches within two weeks of submission as part of a wide-ranging overhaul of commissioning.

Rectify

Sundance Channel set for UK

16-Apr-2014

The global arm of AMC Networks is readying plans to launch the Sundance Channel in the UK.

Bad Education

UK shows primed for the US

16-Apr-2014

Next month, the likes of ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW will decide which of the US studios’ 100 pilots, including 15 foreign adaptations, will be taken to series.

Youngers

Youngers plans diversity boost

16-Apr-2014

Big Talk Productions hopes to play a part in boosting industry diversity after completing an “old-fashioned apprenticeship scheme” on the second series of Youngers.

Educating Yorkshire

MipTV boosts Educating’s appeal

16-Apr-2014

Channel 4 and Twofour’s Educating… franchise is set to be remade in several new territories after Shine International held a producers’ workshop at last week’s MipTV.

S4C preps multiplatform kids’ series

16-Apr-2014

S4C has greenlit an interactive multiplatform children’s series that will launch on TV before concluding as a four-part digital comic book.

Rihanna

Universal Music eyes TV push

16-Apr-2014

Record label Universal Music is to ramp up its move into television following the acquisition of London-based indie Eagle Rock Entertainment.

The Village

UK indies secure seven US series

16-Apr-2014

UK indies led by Stephen Lambert’s All3Media America have won at least seven series orders from US broadcasters, as well as three major development projects.

The Big Allotment Challenge

TV Critics: The Big Allotment Challenge; Nightmare Neighbour Next Door; Watermen: A Dirty Business

16-Apr-2014

“What do you expect? It’s about English allotments – it’s going to be parochial.”

Denise O'Donoghue

Denise O'Donoghue to leave ITVS

15-Apr-2014

Denise O’Donoghue is to step down as the UK managing director of ITV Studios after four years.

Nigel Pickard

Zodiak Kids boss Nigel Pickard exits

15-Apr-2014

Kids industry veteran Nigel Pickard is to leave Zodiak Media after eight years at the company.

Cherry Healey

Nerd scores US pilot with FYI

15-Apr-2014

Nerd TV has become the latest UK indie to score a US deal after Jana Bennett-run lifestyle network FYI ordered long-lost love format You’re The One.

The Call Centre

The Call Centre dials up record audience

16-Apr-2014

The Call Centre phoned in its biggest audience on record on Tuesday night, as BBC2 launched two new factual shows to solid ratings.

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The Big Allotment Challenge

TV Critics: The Big Allotment Challenge; Nightmare Neighbour Next Door; Watermen: A Dirty Business

“What do you expect? It’s about English allotments – it’s going to be parochial.”

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Choccywoccydoodah

Richard Watsham, UKTV

UKTV is looking to shift its focus to entertainment and improving its indie relationships

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Chris Curtis

BBC3 chief: what’s the criteria?

Candidates will have to prove their online ambitions to land job says Chris Curtis

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Amazing Greys

Talking TV: BBC quotas & John Kaye Cooper

Broadcast’s Talking TV podcast returns with a John Kaye Cooper interview and more on BBC commissioning quotas.

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Chris Curtis

BBC3 chief: what’s the criteria?

Candidates will have to prove their online ambitions to land job says Chris Curtis

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Digital Edition

Broadcast 18 April 2014

Broadcast 18 April 2014

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