UK Broadcast News
Updated: 7 hours 27 min ago
The BBC Trust’s expenses claims have dropped by 10% year-on-year in the six months from October to March 2014.
The BBC Academy has added extra dates to its Expert Voices: BAME Talent programme to extend its reach.
Room 414 founder Richard Ackerman has left Sebastian Scott’s Predictable Media production hub.
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.
Charity event Comic Relief is to include pro-celebrity darts next year after the BBC ordered a tournament from Zeppotron.
BBC Worldwide exec Elin Thomas has joined Passion Distribution as global head of sales.
Gordon Ramsay’s daughter is to front a CBBC cookery series produced by the celebrity chef’s indie One Potato Two Potato.
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 is to follow inner-city school debating teams for an eight-part documentary series from Educating Yorkshire producer Twofour.
Cineflix Rights is planning to increase the amount of third-party content it distributes after acquiring two British-made series.
Lord Sebastian Coe has ruled himself out of the race to become the next BBC Trust chair.
Channel 4 has acquired the second series of Fargo after the dark drama was renewed by US cable network FX.
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.
ITV has unveiled its latest drama trailer with clips from forthcoming scripted series including Cilla, Chasing Shadows, Grantchester and The Great Fire.
Ofcom has found Top Gear in breach of its regulations for using a “pejorative racial term” in its Burma special episode.
Glasgow-based indie Raise the Roof is to delve into celebrities’ childhood holiday memories for a BBC1 daytime series.
Former Zeppotron managing director Annabel Jones has joined forces with long term collaborator Charlie Brooker to launch an Endemol-owned scripted indie.
BSkyB has increased its investment in Jaunt, a Silicon Valley business that enables virtual reality technology to be applied to live-action programming.
Kids producer Cake Entertainment has bought back the majority stake in the business acquired by Spanish indie Zinkia.
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.