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C5 to launch on-demand style linear channel

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 12:41
Channel 5 is to launch a free-air-channel inspired by its on-demand catch up service My5.

ITV and BBC partner on disability drive

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 10:25
ITV is to search for more disabled actors for Emmerdale and Coronation Street, while the BBC is to ring fence 10% of apprentice opportunities for people with disabilities as part of a dual diversity drive.

C4 and Nat Geo partner on Kosminksy ISIS drama

Wed, 20/07/2016 - 13:00
Channel 4 and National Geographic have partnered for the first time on Wolf Hall director Peter Kosminsky’s upcoming ISIS-inspired drama.

C4 orders second First Dates spin-off

Wed, 20/07/2016 - 09:31
Channel 4 has commissioned a second First Dates spin-off from Twenty Twenty Productions.

Culture minister Ed Vaizey replaced by Matthew Hancock

Mon, 18/07/2016 - 08:57
Culture minister Ed Vaizey has left the government in Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle, and has been replaced by former paymaster general Matthew Hancock, one of the key figures working on the potential privatisation of Channel 4.

Sue Murphy hires spell 'big sense of adventure' for ITV

Fri, 15/07/2016 - 12:27
Sue Murphy’s first hires spell “a big sense of adventure” for ITV’s factual entertainment department, according to senior figures of the TV industry.

Shillinglaw lands Endemol Shine empire

Thu, 14/07/2016 - 07:01
Endemol Shine UK has made Kim Shillinglaw its first director of factual and handed her responsibility for its three UK indies that specialise in the genre.

Lionsgate backs Gogglebox duo

Wed, 13/07/2016 - 13:58
Lionsgate has acquired a stake in Primal Media, the new UK indie established by Gogglebox Entertainment co-founders Mat Steiner and Adam Wood.

TV spend falls as BBC invests in digital

Tue, 12/07/2016 - 11:01
The BBC’s spend on TV content fell by over 5%, while it increased spending on digital services.

BBC 'on-track' to deliver £700m savings

Tue, 12/07/2016 - 08:53
The BBC is “on track” to deliver £700m in savings by next year, having made £621m in savings in 2015/16 - the penultimate year of the savings programme.

Sue Murphy staffs up ITV fact ent team

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 12:45
ITV factual entertainment chief Sue Murphy has made her first hires – recruiting the commissioner of Channel 4’s Grand Designs and Embarrassing Bodies and the First Dates executive producer.

Lords: privatisation would jeopardise C4

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 00:01
A Lords report has urged the government not to privatise Channel 4, arguing that culture secretary John Whittingdale has left important questions about the impact of a sale unanswered.
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