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6 April 2012

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  • Four in a Bed

    Full post-production for the 60-part series about B&B owners who take turns to stay with one another
  • Our Crime

    Grade EnvyClient Minnow FilmsBrief Complete the grade for the 4 x 60-minute documentary series exploring the stories behind crimes.How it was done Envy senior colourist Paul Fallon graded using Baselight. The interviews and location shoots were given a brooding and pensive feel, with any lightness or humour provided by the contributors. The CCTV and phone footage was of mixed quality and was graded to giv
  • The Syndicate

    Create a title sequence that combines lotto glamour and Northern drama for the series about lottery- winning staff at a Leeds supermarket
  • 2 April '12

    “There was very little evidence in [Hirst’s] conversation of the searching self-dissatisfaction that is often the hallmark of a great artist.” Read on for the verdict on last night’s TV.
  • 3 April '12

    “The episode actually trod a fine line between sentimentality and ridicule, and frequently went flying over it.” Read on for the verdict on last night’s TV.
  • 5 April '12

    “A toothsome little documentary series taking writer Giles Coren around our isle.”
  • Abbott: Shameless safe on Channel 4

    MIPTV: Writer and producer Paul Abbott is confident long-running drama Shameless has a future on Channel 4 - and is planning an edgy new police series.
  • Aframe expands with £4.3m funding and US office

    Aframe is launching its cloud video production platform in the US.
  • Alex Connock takes new role at Shine Group

    Alex Connock is joining Shine Group, taking on the newly-created role of director of new business across its UK companies.
  • All3 secures first Miss Fisher sales

    MIPTV: All3Media International has made the first sales for new detective drama Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.
  • AmberFin adds to iCR

    NAB 2012: AmberFin will introduce software-based multi-transcode capabilities for iCR at this year’s show.
  • Apprentice hires 6.5m

    WEDNESDAY: The Apprentice hired a series high audience of more than 6.5m, as Chelsea’s Champions League triumph performed well for ITV1.
  • Archaeologist concerned by ITV1 history series

    The president of the Roman Finds Group archaeologist forum has raised concerns that ITV’s new landmark history series Britain’s Secret Treasures will encourage a damaging “gold rush” for valuable objects.
  • Associated Press inks Bambuser deal

    The Associated Press has signed a deal with video streaming technology firm Bambuser to use content generated by its users.
  • Autocue updates video server

    NAB 2012: Autocue will launch new software for its range of multi-format SD/HD ingest, storage and playout video servers in Las Vegas.
  • Avalon's pre-tax profits surge to £4.7m

    Avalon Entertainment’s pre-tax profits surged by more than 85% last year after the company won more commissions overseas.
  • Axon to showcase Cortex software

    NAB 2012: Axon will showcase its Cortex broadcast workflow control software, loudness control solutions at NAB.
  • Barbara Bellini leaves Discovery

    Discovery exec Barbara Bellini has stepped down after eight years at the international broadcaster.
  • BBC Learning orders disability docs

    BBC Learning has ordered a series of eight shorts about primary school children with disabilities as part of a move to promote inclusivity.
  • BBC to launch 24 Olympics channels

    The BBC is launching 24 free-to-air temporary channels on cable and satellite platforms, running live streams of every sport taking place at the London Olympic Games.
  • BBC2 to lift lid on the People's History

    The BBC has ordered a new series about Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s past by looking at how the countries’ people shaped their history.
  • BBC3’s Mugged knocked out by ITV2

    WEDNESDAY: BBC3’s documentary about mugging could not compete with comedy film Knocked Up on ITV2.
  • BBC3's Undertaker sells to Japan

    MIPTV: The story of 15 year-old girl Rachel Ryan trying to become Britain’s youngest undertaker has been picked up by Japan’s Tokyo Vision.
  • BBC4 reveals more details of Everett biopic

    The BBC has revealed further details of its biopic of well-loved comedian Kenny Everett, two years after the commission was first announced.
  • BBCW unveils global wildlife series

    MIPTV: BBC Worldwide has revealed plans for the biggest live wildlife broadcast ever undertaken by the corporation that will air around the globe.
  • Benidorm ends on 5.6m

    FRIDAY: ITV1 drew double the audience of BBC1 as the sun set on the latest series of Benidorm.
  • BGT widens its lead on The Voice

    SATURDAY: Britain’s Got Talent widened the gap on The Voice UK after pulling in its highest-rating second episode since 2009.
  • Boxx.tv launches iris control app

    An iris control and tally indicator accessory for wireless camera rigs will be launched at NAB by Boxx.tv.
  • Brocade in Rushes tie-up

    Brocade has signed a deal with Soho post facility Rushes for a 10Gb ethernet connection in a bid to meet increasing bandwidth demands.
  • C4 battles BBC at South Bank awards

    Channel 4 dramas This is England ’88 and Top Boy will square off against BBC1’s Sherlock at this year’s South Bank Sky Arts Awards.
  • C4 bolsters insight team

    Channel 4 has boosted its audience insight team by poaching Clare Phillips from Red Bee Media.
  • C4 News online chief to step down

    Channel 4 News editorial head of online Paul Brannan is leaving the programme - less than a year after joining from the BBC.
  • C5 extends Big Brother to 2014

    Channel 5 has struck a new deal with Endemol to keep hold of Big Brother for another two years.
  • Camera Corps to show Q Ball

    NAB 2012: The latest version of Camera Corps’ remotely controlled pan/tilt/zoom HD and SD camera will be launched at NAB.
  • Catch-up boosts Titanic to 9m

    Recording and watching of ITV1 drama opener extends its lead over Upstairs Downstairs finale
  • CBeebies orders new series from Waybuloo producers

    Waybuloo producer The Foundation is to make a new preschool series for CBeebies.
  • Cinedeck to demo EX and RX playback systems

    NAB 2012: Cinedeck will demonstrate its latest advances in mobile recording, monitoring and playback systems at the US conference and exhibition.
  • Cintel to launch 6k imaging sensor

    NAB 2012: Cintel will launch a new 6k imaging sensor for its diTTo evolution film scanner at NAB.
  • Clear Cut Pictures adds Fitzrovia base

    Clear Cut Pictures has moved into Exposure Post’s former premises on Newman Street.
  • Cole's Sky News departure unrelated to hacking

    Sky News managing editor Simon Cole is planning to retire in a move that Sky claims is unrelated to the revelations of email hacking.
  • Dee gets greenlight from Sky Atlantic

    Jack Dee is to front a Sky Atlantic comedy entertainment series which will see audience members play an active role in the show.
  • Demographic Focus

    Explore the ratings breakdown demographically across the main terrestrial and multichannel broadcasters from 25 March to 1 April.
  • Digital switchover: data is the key to survival

    As digital switchover ushers in its final phase, with London next to switch, harnessing viewer data is set to become a major battleground, writes Suranjan Som.
  • Digital Vision to demo ACES workflow

    NAB 2012: Digital Vision will show Nucoda ACES workflow and software enhancements at the annual US trade show.
  • Digital Vision unveils Phoenix Video

    NAB 2012: Digital Vision will unveil restoration system Phoenix Video at NAB.
  • Endemol Group president exits

    Endemol Group president Marco Bassetti is leaving the company after nearly 15 years as the company moves towards the final stages of financial restructuring.
  • Eurosport to air Olympics in 3D

    Eurosport is to broadcast more than 100 hours of 3D content including the men’s 100m final from the London 2012 Olympics via Sky 3D.
  • Everything's Rosie in Singapore/NZ

    MIPTV: CBeebies series Everything’s Rosie has been acquired by Singapore broadcaster Mediacorp and TVNZ in New Zealand.
  • Fox orders Take Me Out

    US broadcaster Fox has ordered a series of ITV1 dating show Take Me Out, which will debut in June in a Thursday night slot.
  • GB Labs launches Space LTO server

    NAB 2012: GB Labs is set to launch its Space LTO high-performance archive server at NAB.
  • Grass Valley updates Edius

    NAB 2012: Grass Valley will demonstrate the latest version of Edius v6.5 at NAB.
  • Heston to “feed the 5,000” in new C4 show

    Heston Blumenthal is to explore traditional British eating habits and produce giant gastronomic creations for a new Channel 4 series.
  • ITV1's Fraud Squad collars 4.6m

    THURSDAY: The return of documentary series Fraud Squad was significantly up on last year’s editions and helped ITV1 claim the 9pm slot.
  • ITVS to adapt Audience for the US

    MIPTV: Innovative new Channel 4 format The Audience is set to be remade for audiences in France, Australia and the US.
  • James Murdoch resigns as BSkyB chairman

    James Murdoch has resigned as BSkyB chairman, citing fears that his presence would act as “a lightning rod” to the company.
  • Ken and Boris to go head to head on Sky News

    Sky News is to broadcast a live London Mayoral debate between the three main candidates two weeks ahead of the vote.
  • Live in Chelsea added to 4oD

    Made in Chelsea’s online spin-off is being made available on catch-up service 4oD for the first time.
  • Loft expands capacity

    Loft London has invested £200,000 in an extra 100TB of storage, increased Signiant and Aspera capacity, three more staff and additional Final Cut Pro positions.
  • Low-key start for Mad Men

    Acclaimed US drama launches on Sky Atlantic with a fraction of its BBC4 figures
  • Made in Chelsea returns on high

    MONDAY: E4 structured reality show Made in Chelsea returned with its biggest audience on record as the second series of Game of Thrones launched with more than half a million viewers.
  • More Sing if You Can for Brazil

    MIPTV: ITV1 show Sing if You Can will return for a second series in Brazil following a deal struck by Zodiak Rights.
  • NAB 2012: Less is more

    This year’s NAB will have fewer product launches and more focus on streamlining workflows and reducing costs. But there will still be plenty to get tech buyers excited.
  • Netflix US acquires United

    MIPTV: World Productions’ BBC2 drama United will be broadcast in the US, Canada, Latin America following deals made by Content Television.
  • Once Upon a Time delivers for C5

    Channel 5 enjoyed fairy tale figures for its latest import.
  • Pace appoints international president

    Set-top box manufacturer Pace has appointed Shane McCarthy as president of its international business unit.
  • Positive message from MipTV

    At the MipTV market in Cannes this week, television appears to be turning its back on the theatre of cruelty in favour of more uplifting formats, writes Broadcast editor Lisa Campbell.
  • Rightster recruits senior staff

    Cloud-based rights and distribution technology company Rightster has made three senior appointments.
  • Samantha Brick generates clicks for ITV

    Former television producer Samantha Brick was thrust into the limelight after her controversial missive in the Daily Mail - now some of her new found fame has rubbed off on ITV.
  • Shed Media takes majority stake in Renegade

    Shed Media Group has acquired a majority stake in Don’t Tell The Bride producer Renegade Pictures, as first predicted by Broadcast two months ago.
  • Silent Witness slices Scott & Bailey

    MONDAY: BBC drama Silent Witness remained a thorn in ITV’s side after its audience of 5.3m was enough to reduce Scott & Bailey to its lowest audience on record.
  • Sky News admits - and defends - email hacking

    Sky News has admitted to two incidents of email hacking – but has defended both as “editorially justified and in the public interest”.
  • Sky to plough millions into British film

    Sky has created a major new development fund and will invest millions into British films that will air on Sky Atlantic and Sky Movies.
  • Sony launches PMW-100 camcorder

    Sony today launched the compact PMW-100, which it dubbed “the smallest and lightest camera in the XDCAM family”.
  • Sony unveils NEX FS700 and HXR NX30E

    Sony today launched two new camcorders, with the NEX FS700 the latest addition to the manufacturer’s range of NXCAM camcorders.
  • South Africa to expand tax credits

    The South African government is poised to expand TV tax incentives, just weeks after the UK announced its own plans to adopt such a scheme.
  • The Undateables launches with 2.4m

    TUESDAY: Controversial Channel 4 series The Undateables launched with nearly 2.4m viewers - giving ITV1 documentary Smugglers a run for its money.
  • The Voice narrows gap on BGT

    SATURDAY: BBC1’s The Voice UK piled on another half a million viewers to narrow the gap on ITV1 rival Britain’s Got Talent.
  • The Voice tops TV Twitter trends

    The Voice UK was the most tweeted about show on television over the past week.
  • The Voice UK passes the acid test

    Entertainment shows are gobbling up the 1m extra viewers watching TV on Saturday nights.
  • Titanic loses 2.5m viewers

    SUNDAY: ITV1’s epic miniseries Titanic hit choppy waters, losing more than a third of its viewers in the face of competition from Silent Witness.
  • Titanic loses another 1.2m

    SUNDAY: ITV1 miniseries Titanic has lost more than half its original audience - beaten in primetime by BBC drama Silent Witness.
  • Titanic sails to China; Endeavour heads Down Under

    MIPTV: ITV Studios Global Entertainment has secured an output deal with one of China’s largest VoD providers and secured a raft of crime drama sales.
  • Top 100 network programmes

    Find out who topped the ratings league table for network programming from 25 March to 1 April and browse the top 100.
  • Top 30 BBC2, Channel 4, Channel 5

    Find out the top 30 programmes on BBC2, Channel 4 and Channel 5 from 25 March to 1 April as well as the performance of all the terrestrials across week 13.
  • Top 30 multichannel programmes

    Find out the top 30 multichannel programmes for 25 March to 1 April as well as the share of viewing across digital homes.
  • Top consolidated programmes

    Find out which programmes gained the biggest audience through recording from 19-25 March and browse the top titles.
  • Twenty Twelve returns with 1m

    FRIDAY: Olympic comedy Twenty Twelve returned with its biggest audience on record in its new BBC2 home.
  • Watson & Oliver returning to BBC2

    Comedy duo Watson & Oliver will return for a second series on BBC2 despite drawing challenging audience figures for their first run.

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