UK Broadcast News
Updated: 8 hours 39 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.
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.
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.
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.
The BBC Trust has provisionally greenlit plans to move BBC3 online following a six-month public value test (PVT).
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.
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 viewers and listeners have been asked to go cold turkey on the corporation’s services as part of a research project for charter renewal.
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 has confirmed that it has agreed a deal to acquire The Jump producer Twofour Group for an initial £55m for 75% of the business.
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.
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.
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.