UK Broadcast News
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The BBC has formally commissioned its “epic” Steve McQueen drama about the experiences of a black community in west London.
Almost 100 indies turned out in solidarity with Jimmy Mulville and Jon Thoday’s campaign to save BBC3 - but voiced scepticism over their attempts to buy the youth channel.
The Labour Party has vowed not to weaken the BBC if it wins the election, publishing a policy paper which backs the licence fee and the corporation’s plans to commercialise in-house production.
All3Media is on the brink of buying Call The Midwife producer Neal Street Productions.
Almost 100 indies have delivered their verdict on the BBC’s plans to abolish quotas and commercialise in-house production – and it has split the sector down the middle.
BBC director general Tony Hall has confirmed that Jeremy Clarkson’s contract will not be renewed after an internal inquiry found the presenter physically assaulted Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon.
A group of MPs has expressed deep concern at the BBC’s approach to the EU, arguing that its coverage fails to demonstrate impartiality and other Reithian values.
Israeli broadcaster Keshet is to remake The Great British Bake-Off after striking a deal with BBC Worldwide.
CBBC has joined forces with Radio 1 to launch a Top Of The Pops-style programme which will reveal each week’s number one at the same time as the Official Chart Show.
Bectu has tabled proposals to the BBC that aim to ensure that a commercialised BBC Productions is not sold off in the future.
The campaign to reinstate Jeremy Clarkson has taken a theatrical turn with The Stig delivering a nearly million-strong petition to the BBC’s Broadcasting House in a tank.
Viacom’s Spike TV has acquired critically-acclaimed US drug drama Breaking Bad and ordered its first UK commission ahead of its launch next month.
A decision on Jeremy Clarkson’s future at the BBC could be made next week after an inquiry into the “fracas” is handed to director general Tony Hall.
Viacom’s plans for Channel 5 have taken a leap forward with the US giant lining up a wide-ranging channel rebrand and calling for the terms of trade to be overhauled to apply only to small- and medium-sized indies.
UK broadcasters will become more appealing international drama co-production partners after the government lowered the minimum UK spend required for high-end TV drama to qualify for a tax break.
Former BBC chief creative officer Pat Younge and former Channel 4 executives Lucy Pilkington and Narinder Minhas have joined forces to launch London and Cardiff-based indie Sugar Films.
Prime minister David Cameron has agreed to participate in a single leaders’ debate with seven political parties, leaving question marks hanging over the future of the two other proposed broadcasts.
BBC2 has agreed a deal with BT Sport to share the latest series of The Clare Balding Show.
Betty chief executive Liz Warner is to step down from the Discovery-owned indie she founded more than 13 years ago.