UK Broadcast News
Updated: 14 hours 15 min ago
The latest edition of Talking TV hears about The Great British Bake Off’s recipe for success and asks why ITV pulled the plug on Rising Star.
A well-known production company has lodged a formal complaint with the BBC following the commission of Electric Ray’s Saturday night gameshow Prized Apart.
ITV has scrapped highly-anticipated interactive entertainment format Rising Star ahead of its launch.
Ofcom has rejected London Live’s widely criticised proposals to radically reduce its commitments to local content.
The much-delayed Dame Janet Smith review into the Jimmy Savile scandal at the BBC is “nearing the end of its work”.
The BBC has secured a greater slice of the rights to Electric Ray’s forthcoming Saturday night gameshow Prized Apart to reflect the unusual way the show came about, Broadcast has learned.
The BBC has quashed the threat of strike action disrupting its Scottish referendum coverage after vowing not to make any compulsory redundancies under plans to cut 415 jobs in its newsroom.
Facility house Soho Square Studios has set up a production company and partnered with Bob The Builder creator Keith Chapman on a pre-school series.
Channel 4 is to scrap the 4oD brand after eight years as it prepares to launch an online destination featuring on-demand video, live streams and digital services.
Shine Group chief executive Alex Mahon has spoken publicly for the first time about the imminent merger with Endemol and Core Media, revealing that increased scale is the key driver for the deal.
ITV has acquired a minority stake is US digital producer Believe Entertainment Group.
The X Factor is to air three times a week after ITV added the talent show to its Friday evening schedule – setting it on a collision course with BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing.
Sky Living has ordered Desi Rascals (working title), a British Asian take on The Only Way Is Essex from Buccaneer Media, directed by Bend It Like Beckham’s Gurinder Chadha.
Viacom has closed its £450m acquisition of free-to-air broadcaster Channel 5 and confirmed that programming chief Ben Frow and chief operating officer Paul Dunthorne will stay with the business.
Culture secretary Sajid Javid has hinted that the government could step back from the retransmission fees dispute between Sky and ITV and Channel 4, clearing the way for negotiations between the companies.
BBC director of strategy and digital James Purnell has claimed that there is a “Sword of Damocles” hanging over the corporation’s independence.
Incoming BBC Trust chair Rona Fairhead has suggested that changes to the corporation’s governance structures will be inevitable during charter renewal and pledged her support for the licence fee.
Click for a look back at incoming BBC Trust chair Rona Fairhead’s session with the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee in which she addressed her £1m payoff from Pearson, the future of the Trust - and revealed her viewing habits.
Culture secretary Sajid Javid has signalled the start of a process aimed at decriminalising licence fee evasion.
Directors UK has demanded pay rises for 40 freelance directors working on ITV soaps Emmerdale and Coronation Street.