UK Broadcast News
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Channel 5 will examine the patience of couples in Never Teach Your Wife To Drive! - its latest inhouse commission.
Discovery Networks International chief content officer Luis Silberwasser is leaving the broadcaster to “pursue new opportunities”.
Julian Bellamy is leaving Discovery Networks International to join ITV Studios.
Pact believes kids’ broadcasters such as CiTV, Channel 5, Disney and Nickelodeon will ramp up their live-action originations if it can convince the Treasury to introduce a new tax break.
Betty has promoted Country House Rescue producer Neil Smith to replace Walter Iuzzolino as part of a senior management reshuffle.
All3Media has created a dedicated ad-funded programming (AFP) arm designed to help its indies crack the increasingly lucrative market.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Cider With Rosie, The Go-Between and An Inspector Calls will be adapted as 90-minute dramas for a BBC1 season of early 20th century British novels and plays.
ITV has used ingredients from Come Dine With Me and Through The Keyhole to create a celebrity-led daytime cookery series.
ITV has won approval from health minister Norman Lamb to secure unprecedented access to Broadmoor Hospital for an ob-doc series.
Britespark Films, the indie set up by former Cineflix head of documentaries Nick Godwin, has secured its second significant commission in the US.
UKTV has acquired a raft of shows that were commissioned by BBC Worldwide for its international channels.
Somethin’ Else is to develop CBBC’s first 3D multiplatform game and has picked up the social media content contract for BBC Radio 4 and 6 Music.
Inside Claridge’s director Jane Treays has joined Spun Gold TV as the indie aims to broaden its output beyond Alan Titchmarsh programming.
BBC drama controller Ben Stephenson has apologised for the sound issues on Jamaica Inn after the corporation received nearly 800 viewer complaints about the Origin Pictures drama.
HBO has come on board BBC’s television adaptation of JK Rowling’s bestseller The Casual Vacancy.
US media law firm SmithDehn LLP is to open an office in Derry, Northern Ireland, where it will look to expand its involvement in film and TV.
A trade mission comprising 22 UK TV indies and Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham is heading to China for the first ever China-UK TV summit.
TLC UK is extending its relationship with glamour model-turned-bodybuilder Jodie Marsh with two new documentary shows.
STV enjoyed a solid start to the year with advertising revenue rising 5% as it prepares to launch its first local TV channel.
Sanjay Singhal’s Voltage TV has picked up its first commission - an interactive documentary format about the NHS for Channel 4 in which viewers will give their opinions about patients receiving treatment.