UK Broadcast News
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Banijay Group and Zodiak Media are to merge create a production group with revenues of around $1billion (£640m).
BBC Worldwide’s US production chiefs Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner will launch their drama indie Bad Wolf next month with backing from the Welsh government.
The latest edition of Talking TV runs the rule over the government’s green paper on the future of the BBC and features an interview with PhoneShop creator Phil Bowker.
Some 40 London-based BBC production jobs are to be cut after the corporation launched a redundancy programme across its daytime and factual divisions.
Colette Foster, the former co-managing director of Remarkable Television, has launched an indie three months after revealing she was leaving Endemol Shine UK.
Arts Council England chair Sir Peter Bazalgette has urged the BBC to partner with more third-party organisations and improve its outreach capabilities to generate more value for licence fee payers.
BBC England boss Peter Salmon will be tasked with commercialising the corporation’s in-house production division after being appointed the first director of BBC Studios.
Channel 4 has launched a consumer-facing campaign emphasising the importance of its role as a public service broadcaster amid speculation that the government is considering its privatisation.
Culture secretary John Whittingdale has unveiled a green paper on the future of the BBC which the corporation has claimed could herald a “much diminished, less popular” BBC.
Benefits Street indie Love Productions is following up its controversial Channel 4 series with a show exploring religion, culture and community in the UK.
Tony Hall has argued that the future of the BBC should not be decided by “narrow commercial interests” but by the British public.