Prepares 10pm bulletin
Ofcom to take on 40 staff
Paolo Agostinelli joins as EVP affiliate distribution.
Warner Bros indie preps OAP version
Acquires rights to e-sports tournament
SVoD service to co-pro BBC1’s Love, Lies and Records
BBC Studios also in spotlight
Plimsoll preps Teach My Pet to do That
TV prepares for its biggest schedule shake-up since the ‘90s as BBC2 returns to Westminster.
King Bert to produce Xmas special
South Bank studios to be redeveloped
Biggest schedule change since ’90s
Bake Off winner scores BBC2 series
Studio formats top agenda
Slate includes Mount Everest doc
NHU to contribute technological innovation
Guide to the in-house division
Horgan & Mountford prepare for expansion
Co-pro treaty inches closer
Embarks on ambitious ‘all-screen’ strategy
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The Media Show stalwart died aged 58
Launch date and pricing details unveiled
Biggest expansion for nations in 20 years
Distributor strikes 300-hour CBeebies deal
Oxford Scientific Films to produce
Opens up 12 new roles
Forms part of redevelopment plans
David Young preps Letterbox
Media Show stalwart passes away aged 58
ITV indie options M
Hot House-backed indie to produce Zika doc
Graham Norton & Robert Peston forced to move
OTT service scoops UK & US rights
Kit Harington to front Kudos drama
‘Ideas-eating monster’ to spawn spin-offs
David Attenborough to present
‘No wish to serve as distraction’
Partners with Monterosa
Twofour’s time travel format to return
News in brief
Twofour lands access to Northampton Hospital
Major sports remain on free-to-air TV
Alternative-history genre and a travelogue with a twist
Exec Kieran Roberts reveals expansion plans
Jack Bayles appointed commissioning editor
Viewers can sign-in to their BBC account
Top indie bosses booked for 16 March event
Nick Tanner lands promotion
1212 Prods lands three-part music series
Everyone’s Talking About Jamie opens in Sheffield
Sky’s Cameron Roach writes to Theresa Wise
Quest Red to debut 15 March
Indie’s early priorities outlined
The Nightly Show launches 27 February
Bain, Morris & Beesley prep Ill Behaviour
Industry heavyweights reveal first signings
An inside look at series two
Appointment of ‘risk-taking’ McDermott welcomed
Plans to move away from ‘fusty’ look
Acquires Turner’s free-to-air channel
Hala Kamil to attend ceremony after Trump ban halted
Secures global distribution rights
Marks 20th anniversary of film release
Warner Bros and Sony look to kick off UK restructures following key executive departures
Fat Friends and The Syndicate creator Kay Mellor is looking to grow indie Rollem Productions by working with a raft of new writers.
Jason Simms leaves US network after 13 years
Distributor looks to link up with major fi rms and start-ups following Snapchat and Blippar deals.
Tough to build an ads-based business
C4 News: home for ‘directors’ cuts
Princess Productions managing director Emma Hardy is to leave The Wright Stuff indie after 20 years.
Discovery is to launch a second free-to-air channel in the UK, following its acrimonious carriage deal negotiations with Sky.
Amazon has boarded Channel 4 and Sony Pictures TV’s adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, according to reports.
Reed Midem is launching a UK pavilion at MipTV as an “alternative solution” to the absent Pact stand.
BBC2 channel editor Patrick Holland has recommissioned Label 1’s NHS documentary Hospital for a further two series.
Director of BBC Sport Barbara Slater has warned that crown jewels events such as the Olympic Games and Wimbledon could be “abolished by the back door” if the government fails to update legislation.
Facebook has launched a video app for TV to offer users the ability to watch content on a bigger screen.
Film 4 digital chief Catherine Bray has been hired as editor of Channel 4’s short-form arts strand Random Acts.
The indie established by Teletubbies and In the Night Garden co-creator Andrew Davenport has secured its first commission – a CBeebies series set in a picture-book world.
Drama chief Piers Wenger has made his first major commission since joining the BBC – ordering an Ian McEwan adaptation from Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sunnymarch TV.
Whisper Films and FilmNova are to produce two of Channel 4’s major sporting events following a competitive pitch process.
Amazon has hired Fremantle Media International executive Georgia Brown as director of original TV for Europe as its originations push accelerates, Broadcast has learned.
BBC2 is preparing the last of its late-night variety pilots in the next few weeks – paving the way to launch a show this summer.
Former Great British Menu judge Prue Leith is to step into Mary Berry’s shoes on Channel 4’s Great British Bake Off, according to reports.
Manic Street Preachers’ album Everything Must Go is to be the subject of a feature-length documentary for Sky Arts.
The government has kicked off a consultation to overhaul the “increasingly obsolete” regulation of national and local commercial radio stations.
YouTube stars Caspar Lee and Joe Sugg have appointed a development executive to generate a slate of programmes for their fledgling production business.
German broadcaster RTL has picked up BBC1 drama SS-GB, set in a Nazi-occupied Britain post-WWII.
The team behind Dave comedy format Taskmaster are piloting a BBC1 gameshow.
ITV is turbocharging daytime format The Chase – preparing a revamped family version to air in a Saturday tea-time slot.
BBC2 is to dramatise the real-life testimony of gay men who suffered under the draconian legal system of the 1950s.
Warner Bros is bringing its UK indies including Wall to Wall, Twenty Twenty and Ricochet closer into the corporate fold following the departure of Claire Hungate and Nick Emmerson.
The chief strategy officer of Brave Bison, formerly known as Rightster, has followed chief executive Ashley Mackenzie out of the online video business.
ITN Productions’ managing director and the co-founders of Maker Studios and The LadBible are among the investors in a 360-degree video and VR content licensing platform.
True North is to explore the mysterious death of a man on Saddleworth Moor in a Channel 4 documentary.
Endemol Shine UK has placed around 20 staff into consultation as it repositions its digital arm.
Stephen Lambert, Alan Hayling and Leanne Klein will discuss shows changing broadcasters and indie / channel relations at the Broadcast Indie Summit next month.
Channel 4 is taking The Knowledge with London black cab drivers and watching the greatest kids movies, in two separate one-off docs.
Clare Hungate and Nick Emmerson are leaving Warner Bros Television Production UK after two years in charge of the super-indie.
Snapchat has partnered with A+E Networks to create an original unscripted show on the messaging platform.
Five up-and-coming writers and two directors will showcase their work as part of a returning strand of shorts for BBC3.
Viacom boss Bob Bakish has introduced a five point plan to turn around the global channels firm including rebranding US cable network Spike as the drama-focused Paramount Network.
Channel 4’s comedy commissioning team is set for a major shake-up, Broadcast can reveal.
A live stand-up show from up-and-coming comedian Luisa Omielan and Trevor McDonald’s latest ITV crime doc are coming up this week.
All3Media has acquired Fleabag and The Missing indie Two Brothers Pictures.
Russell Brand has left his manager John Noel after 15 years to move to Hannah Chambers Management.
BBC4 has made its latest foreign-drama acquisition – picking up Canadian series Cardinal from eOne.
Sky is pulling the plug on factual programming in favour of Hunted-style fact ent formats and Big Brother-esque entertainment events.