UK Broadcast News
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Mentorn Media has hired former Betty head of features David Emerson as head of formats and features, as well as making three other appointments.
Remarkable Television joint managing director Colette Foster is to step down after eight years with the company.
Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman has resigned from the BBC a month after Jeremy Clarkson’s contract was not renewed.
Plans to move BBC3 online have been pushed back until 2016 as the corporation waits for a decision on its proposals from the BBC Trust.
The Conservative Party has “no plans” to privatise Channel 4 according to Ed Vaizey, former minister for culture, communication and the creative industries.
BBC2 controller Kim Shillinglaw has unveiled a raft of commissions, including fresh comedy from the writer of BBC3’s Him & Her, a new Hugo Blick drama and a Great British Bake Off-style pottery format.
Sky’s UK and Ireland subscribers surged by 127,000 in its third quarter, its best performance during the period in 11 years.
Channel 4 head of entertainment Justin Gorman is leaving the broadcaster after five years.
Jeremy Clarkson has promised to create another motoring show after losing his job as the presenter Top Gear for physically assaulting producer Oisin Tymon.
Poldark indie Mammoth Screen is courting potential buyers as the gold rush for UK drama production companies continues.
The first shortlist for the Broadcast Digital Awards 2015 has been revealed – featuring nominations in categories including best app, game, original web channel and entertainment channel.
Survival formats and physical gameshows flexed their muscles at MipTV this week, with broadcasters increasingly prepared to look beyond the safety of talent formats and studio shows.
Fledgling indie Renowned Films has hired former London Live commissioner Jonathan Boseley following its Growth Fund investment from Channel 4.
The Conservative Party has pledged to keep the BBC licence fee frozen at £145.50 if it wins the general election next month.
George Osborne has indicated that a Conservative government would overhaul BBC governance and explore funding mechanisms beyond the licence fee.
MipTV: BBC Worldwide and Fremantle Media have both signed major production deals with Chinese media giant Shanghai Media Group (SMG).