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BBC Trust expenses drop 10% year-on-year

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 16:05
The BBC Trust’s expenses claims have dropped by 10% year-on-year in the six months from October to March 2014.

BBC expands BAME talent scheme

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 13:01
The BBC Academy has added extra dates to its Expert Voices: BAME Talent programme to extend its reach.

Room 414 on hold as Ackerman parts with Predictable

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 12:46
Room 414 founder Richard Ackerman has left Sebastian Scott’s Predictable Media production hub.

Bal Samra lands beefed up role

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 12:42
BBC commercial director Bal Samra has been handed a beefed up role with responsibility for the broadcaster’s business partnerships, spend management and global and digital developments.

Comic Relief hits the bullseye with Zeppotron

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 12:29
Charity event Comic Relief is to include pro-celebrity darts next year after the BBC ordered a tournament from Zeppotron.  

Passion brings in BBCW formats chief

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 12:27
BBC Worldwide exec Elin Thomas has joined Passion Distribution as global head of sales.

Gordon Ramsay's daughter fronts CBBC series

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 12:09
Gordon Ramsay’s daughter is to front a CBBC cookery series produced by the celebrity chef’s indie One Potato Two Potato.

Creative Skillset launches bursary scheme

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 10:22
Around 900 professionals from a range of diverse backgrounds will receive training bursaries of up to £1,600 under Creative Skillset’s Diversity Fund.

Sky 1 orders kids debate contest

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 10:15
Sky 1 is to follow inner-city school debating teams for an eight-part documentary series from Educating Yorkshire producer Twofour.

Cineflix plans third-party content push

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 09:33
Cineflix Rights is planning to increase the amount of third-party content it distributes after acquiring two British-made series.

Lord Coe out of BBC Trust race

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 09:11
Lord Sebastian Coe has ruled himself out of the race to become the next BBC Trust chair.

Fargo adaptation to return to C4

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 12:47
Channel 4 has acquired the second series of Fargo after the dark drama was renewed by US cable network FX.

BFI: high-end TV spend hits £395m

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 12:33
More than 40 TV productions with a total UK spend of almost £400m benefited from the high-end TV tax break in its first year.

VIDEO: ITV Drama trailer

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 12:19
ITV has unveiled its latest drama trailer with clips from forthcoming scripted series including Cilla, Chasing Shadows, Grantchester and The Great Fire.

Top Gear 'racial term' breaks Ofcom rules

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 11:55
Ofcom has found Top Gear in breach of its regulations for using a “pejorative racial term” in its Burma special episode.  

BBC1 to explore childhood holidays with Raise The Roof

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 10:26
Glasgow-based indie Raise the Roof is to delve into celebrities’ childhood holiday memories for a BBC1 daytime series.

Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones launch Endemol indie

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 09:44
Former Zeppotron managing director Annabel Jones has joined forces with long term collaborator Charlie Brooker to launch an Endemol-owned scripted indie.

Sky ups investment in virtual reality firm

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 09:27
BSkyB has increased its investment in Jaunt, a Silicon Valley business that enables virtual reality technology to be applied to live-action programming.

Cake buys back majority stake

Fri, 25/07/2014 - 13:15
Kids producer Cake Entertainment has bought back the majority stake in the business acquired by Spanish indie Zinkia.

Unions demand BBC News external recruitment freeze

Fri, 25/07/2014 - 13:12
Bectu, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and Unite have called on BBC News to only consider internal candidates for the latest crop of vacancies to counter the impact of imminent redundancies.
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