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Indies air fears over BBC plan

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 07:01
Some of the UK’s leading indies have voiced concerns that the plans to transform BBC Production will result in the division walking off with major production contracts.

Sky hires BBC3 scheduling boss

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 12:50
BBC3 scheduler Jamie Morris has joined Sky as head of scheduling for Sky Atlantic and Sky Arts.

John Whittingdale: licence fee worse than poll tax

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 13:32
John Whittingdale, chair of the Culture, Media & Sport select committee, has labelled the licence fee as “worse than a poll tax” and claimed the system requires significant revision.

Tim Hincks confirmed as Endemol & Shine president

Mon, 27/10/2014 - 16:07
Tim Hincks has been named as president of the newly merged Endemol and Shine Group company.

Amazon schedules Ripper Street weekly

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 17:00
Amazon has opted to schedule Ripper Street, its first UK commission, in a regular weekly slot rather than follow the Netflix model of releasing the entire series all at once.

Miranda calls time on her sitcom

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 17:16
Miranda Hart has revealed that her eponymous sitcom will draw to a close later this year after three series.

OSF boss labels natural history ‘tired’

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 12:29
The natural history genre has become “tired” and producers must work harder to convince broadcasters to invest in shows, according to Oxford Scientific Films boss Clare Birks.

Fairhead indicates support for BBC3 online move

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 15:53
BBC Trust chairman Rona Fairhead has indicated that she supports the proposal to move BBC3 online to help the channel keep pace with the viewing habits of its audience.

Frankenstein first order for ITV Encore

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 13:09
ITV has ordered its first original commission for Sky pay-TV channel Encore, a Sean Bean-fronted drama about Frankenstein. 

Electric Ray highlights inequality for C4

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 12:54
Sony-backed indie Electric Ray is to make a studio show for Channel 4 in which host Richard Bacon will shine a spotlight on inequality in Britain.
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