UK Broadcast News
Updated: 13 hours 57 min ago
Pact has heralded a victory after culture secretary John Whittingdale decided against making changes to the terms of trade.
The BBC has fired the starting gun on its Rio 2016 coverage – revealing plans to offer more than 3000 hours of Olympics coverage across multiple platforms.
BBC4 boss Cassian Harrison has made boosting the channel’s diversity a top priority, as Ofcom draws up plans to hold broadcasters’ feet to the fi re on the issue through more regular reporting.
Alan Yentob’s Imagine… is to air on BBC2 for what is thought to be the first time as part of plans to make Saturday nights a home for arts on the channel.
Channel 4 commissioners Adam Gee and Jody Smith are to leave the broadcaster after a more than a decade as part of a restructure at digital video service All 4.
Channel 5 owner Viacom is at the centre of an ugly row between chief executive Philippe Dauman and representatives of the company’s proprietor, Sumner Redstone.
Maverick Television’s chief creative officer Mark Downie is to leave the All3Media indie after a decade.
Kevin Lygo wants to ramp up ITV’s entertainment factor and identify schedule-building hits that can give the channel a clearer identity.
Broadcast has compiled a network-by-network guide to the US dramas and comedies which have been commissioned ahead of the LA Screenings.
ITV factual commissioner Andrew O’Connell is to leave the commercial broadcaster after two years.