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BBC greenlights Steve McQueen drama

5 hours 31 min ago
The BBC has formally commissioned its “epic” Steve McQueen drama about the experiences of a black community in west London.

Indies voice concerns about BBC3 bid

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 12:15
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.

Labour wants 'strong' BBC

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 09:36
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 on brink of Neal Street deal

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 14:24
All3Media is on the brink of buying Call The Midwife producer Neal Street Productions.

BBC Studios: the indie verdict

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 07:01
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 sacks Jeremy Clarkson but backs Top Gear

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 14:05
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.

MPs 'deeply concerned' by BBC EU coverage

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 08:01
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.

Great British Bake Off heads to Israel

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 12:30
Israeli broadcaster Keshet is to remake The Great British Bake-Off after striking a deal with BBC Worldwide.

CBBC to launch TOTP-style live chart show

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 10:49
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 bids to head off BBC Productions sell-off

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 16:23
Bectu has tabled proposals to the BBC that aim to ensure that a commercialised BBC Productions is not sold off in the future.

Clarkson petition delivered to BBC by tank

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 14:51
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.

Spike TV to launch with Breaking Bad

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 10:25
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.

Jeremy Clarkson’s fate may be decided next week

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 16:27
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 makes its mark on Channel 5

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 07:01
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.

George Osborne cuts drama tax break threshold

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 14:54
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.

Pat Younge co-founds Sugar Films

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 08:39
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.

David Cameron agrees to single leaders' debate

Tue, 17/03/2015 - 17:24
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 to share The Clare Balding Show

Tue, 17/03/2015 - 10:32
BBC2 has agreed a deal with BT Sport to share the latest series of The Clare Balding Show.

Betty founder Liz Warner to exit

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 14:00
Betty chief executive Liz Warner is to step down from the Discovery-owned indie she founded more than 13 years ago.
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