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C5 lines up Never Teach Your Wife To Drive!

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 13:57
Channel 5 will examine the patience of couples in Never Teach Your Wife To Drive! - its latest inhouse commission.

Luis Silberwasser exits Discovery

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 13:26
Discovery Networks International chief content officer Luis Silberwasser is leaving the broadcaster to “pursue new opportunities”.

Julian Bellamy to join ITVS

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 12:55
Julian Bellamy is leaving Discovery Networks International to join ITV Studios.

Pact lobbies for kids’ live action credit

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 07:57
Pact believes kids’ broadcasters such as CiTV, Channel 5, Disney and Nickelodeon will ramp up their live-action originations if it can convince the Treasury to introduce a new tax break.

Betty promotes Smith in management rejig

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 07:54
Betty has promoted Country House Rescue producer Neil Smith to replace Walter Iuzzolino as part of a senior management reshuffle.

All3Media aims to crack AFP with Apollo20

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 07:53
All3Media has created a dedicated ad-funded programming (AFP) arm designed to help its indies crack the increasingly lucrative market.

BBC1 revisits Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 07:50
Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Cider With Rosie, The Go-Between and An Inspector Calls will be adapted as 90-minute dramas for a BBC1 season of early 20th century British novels and plays.

ITV rustles up celebrity cookery series for daytime

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 07:50
ITV has used ingredients from Come Dine With Me and Through The Keyhole to create a celebrity-led daytime cookery series.

ITV wins Broadmoor access for doc series

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 07:47
ITV has won approval from health minister Norman Lamb to secure unprecedented access to Broadmoor Hospital for an ob-doc series.

Britespark wins US commission for docu-drama

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 07:26
Britespark Films, the indie set up by former Cineflix head of documentaries Nick Godwin, has secured its second significant commission in the US.

UKTV buys BBCW’s global series

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 07:23
UKTV has acquired a raft of shows that were commissioned by BBC Worldwide for its international channels.

Somethin’ Else to create Strange Hill High game

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 07:19
Somethin’ Else is to develop CBBC’s first 3D multiplatform game and has picked up the social media content contract for BBC Radio 4 and 6 Music.

Spun Gold signs Jane Treays to widen output

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 07:17
Inside Claridge’s director Jane Treays has joined Spun Gold TV as the indie aims to broaden its output beyond Alan Titchmarsh programming.

Jamaica Inn sound issues: BBC drama boss apologises

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 17:57
BBC drama controller Ben Stephenson has apologised for the sound issues on Jamaica Inn after the corporation received nearly 800 viewer complaints about the Origin Pictures drama.

HBO boards BBC's The Casual Vacancy

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 17:00
HBO has come on board BBC’s television adaptation of JK Rowling’s bestseller The Casual Vacancy.

US media law firm opens in Derry

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 13:33
US media law firm SmithDehn LLP is to open an office in Derry, Northern Ireland, where it will look to expand its involvement in film and TV.

UK indies head to China

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 13:30
A trade mission comprising 22 UK TV indies and Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham is heading to China for the first ever China-UK TV summit.

Jodie Marsh returns to TLC

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 13:11
TLC UK is extending its relationship with glamour model-turned-bodybuilder Jodie Marsh with two new documentary shows.

STV ad revenue up 5% in 2014

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 12:54
STV enjoyed a solid start to the year with advertising revenue rising 5% as it prepares to launch its first local TV channel.

Interactive C4 doc explores NHS

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 12:43
Sanjay Singhal’s Voltage TV has picked up its first commission - an interactive documentary format about the NHS for Channel 4 in which viewers will give their opinions about patients receiving treatment.
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