Thriving in the digital space

Online content producers discuss the changing television landscape and the challenges of making money from short-form

New players

Streaming wars: A guide to the new players

Focus on Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO Max, Peacock and Quibi

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iPlayer takes centre stage

BBC to reinvent coverage of live events such as the general election and Glastonbury Festival

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Sky eyes interactive future

UK chief Stephen van Rooyen sets out vision for set-top boxes that respond to viewers’ needs


SVoDs trial linear launches

Weekly releases on the rise as platforms experiment with range of different windowing models

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Digital stars call for more input

Online talent want greater involvement in the creative process when working with producers

First Dates Hotel

Prospects good for streaming era

New platforms bring opportunities as BBC supercharges iPlayer


McVay: ‘It’s good for broadcasters to get their shins kicked occasionally’

Pact’s chief executive on why he’s still fired up about fighting for its members after 18 years at the helm

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How to stand out as a start-up

The bosses of four new indies on financing, revenue streams, growth ambitions - and having a point of difference


Working in the production pressure cooker

What are producers doing to improve their work culture and protect their staff

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How to be the perfect indie

What are the credentials commissioners at ITV, C4 and C5 look for in a producer to maintain a successful working relationship?


How the TV industry is set to evolve

From technology to talent, leading figures ponder what TV will look like in the years to come

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Terms of trade in the spotlight

Senior execs discuss whether the indie revenue framework is fit for purpose in the digital age

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‘True’ indies: consolidation limits fresh thinking

Production bosses call for broadcaster support to keep ecology mixed and boost creativity


'There is no rulebook': lessons from the indie frontline

From handling celebrities to the importance of relationship building, producers share their most valuable and informative experiences

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How to survive as an indie

Running your own firm is like a rollercoaster – only more terrifying, says Steven D Wright


Indie influencers 2019

Jane Featherstone heads up our list of the top 20 execs making waves in TV right now


Indie influencers: 2-5

Stephen Lambert; Leanne Klein; Jane Tranter; Simon Dickson

Years And Years

Indie influencers: 6-10

Nicola Shindler; Jon Thoday; Andy Harries; Peter Fincham & Tim Hincks; Grant Mansfield

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Indie influencers: 11-15

Richard McKerrow; Mel Leach & Andrew Mackenzie; Tim Carter; David Glover & Mark Raphael; Aysha Rafaele


Indie influencers: 16-20

Dan Baldwin; Simon Heath; Sanjay Singhal; Andrew Sheldon; Sunil Patel


Indies remain the lifeblood of TV

Despite intense competition, the industry has much to celebrate

Arrow Media’s Tom Brisley and Sky Studio’s Jane Millichip

Gallery: Broadcast 60th anniversary party

Click to view images from this month’s event held at London’s Smiths of Smithfields


The big stories: 2000-2004

Twenty years of splashes and scoops


The Brits making waves across the pond

Transatlantic success stories from NBC’s Paul Telegdy to Ozy Media’s Jana Bennett

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John de Mol: fear is undermining hunt for hits

The next generation of breakout formats will only emerge from risk-taking, says John de Mol


UK ratings 2006 - 2019: the changing shape of audiences

Stephen Price explores the decline of the soaps, but finds a raft of old entertainment juggernauts still going strong

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Linear: how long has it got?

With youngsters deserting traditional TV schedules, is the industry hurtling towards an on-demand-only future?

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Nicole Taylor & Sarah Phelps on the pleasure and pain of writing

Scriptwriters discuss their love/hate relationship with the creative process and why panic is an essential part of the job

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The BBC: what next?

From iPlayer rights and SVoD rivals to fragmented audiences and IP delivery, Tara Conlan surveys the corporation’s challenges


Capturing data in a VoD world

How do Barb’s plans for the future of audience measurement stack up?


Charlotte Moore: making the BBC fit for the future

Three key principles will guide us as we face the challenges ahead


Andy Harries: how SVoDs changed everything

Streamers transformed the sector, but PSBs can still punch above their weight


B60: Healthy picture for visual effects

Tim Dams looks at how the sector went from cottage industry to global leader

Milne and Brocklehurst

Writers on writers: Paula Milne and Danny Brocklehurst compare notes

How the rise of the streamers and binge-watching has affected the way they write


Jane Millichip: there’s no ‘norm’ in drama funding

Producers need to be agile as models evolve and new players emerge


The big stories: 2011-2017

Phone-hacking to bun fights

Fiona McDermott and Shane Allen

Meet my mentor

Leading industry figures reveal the people who have been the biggest inspiration in their careers

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Master craftsmen in conversation

Russell T Davies and Jack Thorne discuss the rules they set themselves and the people who have inspired them


The demise of the big beasts

Conor Dignam reflects on how the PSBs have ceded power and big personalities eased out

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David Olusoga: other industries put TV to shame

Diversity has suffered for years as sector has rested on its liberal laurels, says David Olusoga

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Gazing into the past and future

Genuinely distinctive content is best response to a host of challenges

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SJ Clarkson: ‘I want to make the mundane beautiful’

One of the most sought-after TV directors talks to Jesse Whittock about how she develops a show’s vocabulary

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Tony Hall: BBC to harness people power

Director general seeks to avert damaging licence fee deal by getting the public involved

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Sharon Horgan: ‘Abandoning ideas feels like sacrilege’

The Catastrophe writer and Merman co-founder tells Robin Parker about her creative juggling act

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Tackling diversity head-on

Lenny Henry quizzes Tom Watson MP over Labour’s plans to improve representation

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First steps on a long journey

While broadcasters have made some progress towards being more inclusive on and off screen, diversity experts say many challenges still lie ahead

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A helping hand into the industry

Broadcast hears from four young people on how industry training schemes have aided their career journeys

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Lenny Henry to guest-edit Broadcast

Actor and campaigner interviews Labour’s Tom Watson for diversity-themed special


Media Business Podcast #3: Broadcast Indie Survey

Highlights of the Broadcast Indie Survey Reveal event

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‘Nations and regions’ does not tell the whole story

We need a better phrase to describe the diverse TV landscape outside the M25, says Ruth Pitt


Lambert order book is revealing

PSBs still first choice despite FAANGs becoming top customers


Bazalgette stands up for PSBs

ITV chairman highlights need for ‘public purpose’ at Gamechanger event with Stephen Lambert


Gallery: Broadcast at 60 - Gamechangers event

Click to view images from Sir Peter Bazalgette in conversation with Stephen Lambert

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Broadcast marks 60th with diversity scheme

Free subscriptions available for emerging talent, in conjunction with ScreenSkills, Pact and Mama Youth Project

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Broadcast celebrates 60 years

High-profile events and themed issues throughout 2019 to mark landmark

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How to get involved

Click for contact details to be a part of Broadcast’s special anniversary

Get involved

First Dates Hotel

Prospects good for streaming era

New platforms bring opportunities as BBC supercharges iPlayer

The Show That Shaped Me


Steve Pemberton: Talking Heads

The intimacy of Alan Bennett’s seminal monologues have influenced my own work, says the Inside No.9 co-writer and co-star