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BBC press team faces 20% cut

8 hours 57 min ago
The BBC press team is facing a cut of up to 20% as the corporation axes 1,000 jobs in a bid to save £150m.

Mulville & Thoday set sights on BBC3 spectrum

Fri, 03/07/2015 - 13:32
Jimmy Mulville and Jon Thoday want the government to preserve BBC3’s TV spectrum for young audiences if the channel is given the full greenlight to move online.

BBC to cut 1,000 jobs

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 10:54
Tony Hall has announced that the BBC will axe more than 1,000 jobs in a bid to tackle a predicted £150m loss in licence fee revenue in 2016/17.

Wayne Garvie turns down BBC Studios

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 13:09
Sony Pictures Television’s international chief creative officer Wayne Garvie has turned down the chance to run BBC Studios – but the corporation is edging closer to making an appointment.

BBC3 given greenlight to move online

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 12:00
The BBC Trust has provisionally greenlit plans to move BBC3 online following a six-month public value test (PVT).

Discovery snatches Olympic Games rights

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 14:21
The BBC will lose control over the TV rights to the Olympic Games from 2022 after Discovery struck a €1.3bn (£920m) deal to broadcast the event across 50 European territories.

BBC3: the options

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 12:48
The BBC Trust is poised to reach a “provisional conclusion” on the future of BBC3 this week, but the decision on whether to move the youth channel online may be far from a simple Yes or No.

BBC asks viewers to go cold turkey

Fri, 26/06/2015 - 12:45
BBC viewers and listeners have been asked to go cold turkey on the corporation’s services as part of a research project for charter renewal.

C4 wins big at Broadcast Digital Awards

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 22:55
Channel 4 was the big winner at this year’s Broadcast Digital Awards, walking away with eight prizes including Channel of the Year for E4.

ITV acquires Twofour

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 12:09
ITV has confirmed that it has agreed a deal to acquire The Jump producer Twofour Group for an initial £55m for 75% of the business.

Roy Ackerman & C4's Emma Cooper join Pulse

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 14:49
Pineapple Dance Studios indie Pulse is ramping up its television business with the hire of  former Fresh One Productions boss Roy Ackerman and Channel 4 factual commissioner Emma Cooper.

TFI to return for eight-part run

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 12:12
Channel 4 has confirmed that TFI Friday will return for a full eight-part series following the success of the anniversary show earlier this month.

eOne & Creative England to invest in regional drama

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 00:01
The Walking Dead distributor Entertainment One (eOne) and funding body Creative England have agreed a partnership to develop and finance a drama slate from regional producers.
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