The UK tax incentive for high-end TV drama is giving the industry a massive boost. We look at its impact and assess the prospects for similar schemes elsewhere.
Exceptional talent, crew, studios and locations, combined with tax breaks, make the capital an increasingly big draw for international productions
Home to BBC Scotland, STV, a host of indies and more than 300 facilities, Glasgow is well placed to reap the rewards of investment
Manchester’s production sector took a huge hit in the wake of the global financial crash, but the city is now leading the north-west’s resurgence
Best known as the home of natural history film-making, Bristol is an increasingly popular location for drama
Growing demand for visuals effects in film and TV and the lure of the drama tax break are putting the UK’s VFX talent pool under increasing strain.
Virtual reality TV is edging closer, with producers, manufacturers and broadcasters trialling the technology for music, sport, natural history and even news.
Co-development and keeping it local could be the answer
From the sales of All3Media and Channel 5 to the merger of Shine, Endemol and Core, deals worth a record £3.5bn were completed in 2014.
Strong slates of British drama buoyed distributors in 2014, but non-fiction specialists suffered.
The switch to file delivery, growing demand for 4K and the launch of local TV kept demand high for kit suppliers this year.
A deluge of large-scale productions and the closure of several London studios gave a boost to alternative spaces and sites outside the capital
A trio of major sporting events provided opportunities to test new technologies
The post sector’s fortunes were on the up this year - despite the controversy over inaudible dialogue
Will Strauss takes a look at how broadcasters’ digital workflows are coping with the journey from tape to file.
Ahead of the festival, two leading natural history producers discuss their latest work
A show with a cast of 170 puppets and a giant set that completely filled the studio was a huge logistical challenge
Sue Woodward talks to George Bevir about growing the north-west’s television ecology
Remote working, Ultra HD cameras and live broadcast over IP will be among the big themes at this year’s Amsterdam trade show.
Expect to see plenty of innovation around the management and delivery of content at IBC, writes Will Strauss
While IBC is usually associated with the birth of new technology, death is never far away, writes Will Strauss
Blackmagic Design’s Studio Camera, the Cion from AJA and Aaton-Digital’s Cantar X3 are among the products picked out by Will Strauss in his IBC 2014 preview
Michael Burns discovers how the OB market has changed in the wake of SIS Live’s exit.
Production of Disney’s musical comedy Galavant is underway at Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios
Children’s Media Conference delegates endorse campaign to extend tax breaks to live-action kids’ shows.
A tie-up between Glastonbury and Southampton Solent University is a ‘win-win’
The chief executive of Imagine Communications and Gates Air on splitting the company in two and the similarities between TV and the telecoms industry
With the deadline for file-based delivery looming, Broadcast partnered with the DPP for two panel discussions at Rada in London to discover if the industry is ready for the change.
If the four years since the last World Cup have been a long time in football, they have been a geological age in broadcast technology
The May/June issue contains a behind-the-scenes look at the Brazil World Cup, the migration from SDI to to IP-based workflows and an interview with Imagine Communications’ Charlie Vogt
Archives are being mined in increasingly ingenious ways
Assessing the impact and the legacy of Outlander, Shetland and Glasgow 2014
The internet is likely to have a more profound impact on TV than the shift from analogue to digital, says Mike Grieve
NAB 2014: Mini cams, lenses and large-sensor 4K cameras were the highlights of NAB, writes Danny Dawson.
NAB 2014: On display at this month’s NAB Show in Las Vegas will be the latest developments in 4K technology from the likes of Sony and Cinedeck, alongside file-based delivery tools, and much more.
As the broadcast technology supply sector consolidates, the survival of smaller manufacturers rests on continual research and development, and greater co-operation.
Working with small teams and on limited budgets, local TV stations have faced some tough choices over the technology and equipment they need to get on air.
The technology being used by local TV stations and what the recent wave of M&A activity means for manufacturers
It’s glass half full, glass half empty at the UK’s studios as tax rebates put a squeeze on space
How one of the biggest developments in British TV for decades is taking shape
Recognising projects from all over the world that have used historical footage to great effect.
Coverage of the Winter Paralympic Games was a task of Olympian proportions, says John Loughman
Managing assets over remote servers is becoming a vital part of the production process
As using commercial music becomes easier, Ann-Marie Corvin discovers why production scores remain important
A rapid review of some of the kit on show at BVE 2014
How news crews went mobile to cover the floods
From discussions about the DPP’s AS-11 spec to panel debates about the merits of UHD, we’ve picked five must-attend sessions at BVE
James Rowley-Ashwood explains why BVE is paying closer attention to the connected world