All articles by Matthew Hemley

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    Lygo promoted as Bellamy returns to C4

    2007-03-05T13:20:00Z

    Channel 4 has promoted Kevin Lygo to director of television and content as part of a restructure that sees BBC3 controller Julian Bellamy return to the channel as head of programmes.

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    Lord Alli joins SMG board

    2007-03-05T12:15:00Z

    Chorion chairman Lord Waheed Alli is joining SMG as a non-executive director as part of a number of changes to the company's board.

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    Smooth relaunch hits presenter snag

    2007-03-05T08:00:00Z

    GMG Radio may have to wait until 2008 to secure the services of Graham Dene as the breakfast show presenter at its revamped Smooth station in London.

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    City uncertain after SMG pulls merger

    2007-03-02T08:00:00Z

    City analysts have questioned SMG's decision not to go ahead with a proposed merger with UTV and have cast doubt on how the company will survive going forward.

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    BBC3 to screen six comedy pilots

    2007-03-02T08:00:00Z

    BBC3 has commissioned six new comedy pilots including a sketch show presented from a gay perspective and a sitcom about teenage life written by an 18-year-old.

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    Simmons leaves Chrysalis for rival GCap

    2007-03-01T18:25:00Z

    Chrysalis Radio group head of programmes Pete Simmons is to leave the company and join GCap Media as group programme director for content and digital.

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    Kiss admits to phone-in blunder

    2007-03-01T10:25:00Z

    Emap-owned radio network Kiss is the latest media company to become embroiled in a phone-in scandal after admitting that a producer supplied incorrect answers to an on-air quiz.

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    ITV to develop music formats with Globe

    2007-03-01T08:00:00Z

    ITV Productions' entertainment department is developing a raft of music-based programmes after joining forces with Globe, the production arm of Universal Music.

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    Rosen defends stance on power of super-indies

    2007-03-01T08:00:00Z

    Pact vice-chairman Nick Rosen has defended his comment piece in last week's Broadcast which prompted Pact chairman Alex Graham to email members claiming the article was a 'challenge to the authority' of the Pact council.

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    Radio indies braced for BBC budget cuts

    2007-03-01T08:00:00Z

    Radio indies have said BBC Radio 4 is poised to slash millions from its commissioning budget and are blaming the cuts on the corporation's lower than expected licence fee settlement.

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    Xfm upload site to back new talent

    2007-03-01T08:00:00Z

    GCap's alternative music network Xfm is to boost the number of unsigned acts it uses in its stations' schedule following the launch of a My Space- style initiative.

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    Apprentice star in Sky One doc

    2007-03-01T08:00:00Z

    Former The Apprentice contestant Syed Ahmed will spend£20,000 of his own money trying to launch a new business in a 60-minute Sky One documentary.

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    ITV gets access to Queen's guards

    2007-03-01T08:00:00Z

    Lion TV has secured exclusive access to the troops who guard the Queen for a major new primetime series for ITV1.

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    SMG abandons merger with UTV

    2007-02-28T16:40:00Z

    SMG has abandoned its on-going merger talks with UTV and has appointed Rob Woodward as its new chief executive.

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    Bam Bam signs for Capital

    2007-02-28T16:30:00Z

    Controversial DJ Bam Bam has been signed up by GCap's Capital Radio to replace Paul Gillies as the voice of a weeknight music show.

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    Bennett wades into Saturday Kitchen row

    2007-02-28T11:55:00Z

    Director of BBC Vision Jana Bennett will look into the Saturday Kitchen phone-in furore and prepare a dossier for director general Mark Thompson.

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    Icstis to probe Saturday Kitchen claims

    2007-02-27T17:45:00Z

    Premium rate phone line regulator Icstis has launched a formal investigation into the BBC's Saturday Kitchen following claims some pre-recorded shows were still encouraging callers to phone in.

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    GMG poised to hire Collins for drive time

    2007-02-27T08:00:00Z

    GMG Radio has lined up former Virgin Radio presenter Martin Collins as the new voice of its drive time show on Smooth 102.2 FM.

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    BBC: Saturday Kitchen will now be live

    2007-02-26T14:45:00Z

    The BBC has decided that every episode of its cookery show Saturday Kitchen will be broadcast live following recent claims that some pre-recorded programmes still encouraged viewers to call in.

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    C4 and Emap discuss music channel tie-up

    2007-02-26T14:38:00Z

    Channel 4 is in talks with Emap about a joint venture to run the publishing company's television channels, including The Hits and Kerrang!