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ITN posts pre-tax profits of £6.6m

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 17:54
ITN weathered a 3% decline in revenues to post a pre-tax profit of £6.6m last year, according to the news specialist’s annual report.

US network Pivot boards Fortitude

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 17:16
US cable network Pivot has come on board Sky Atlantic’s big-budget drama Fortitude as a coproducer after striking a deal with Sky Vision.

Carnival develops Frank Spotnitz crime series

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 12:57
Carnival Films and Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light Productions are developing a crime series about Sigmund Freud created by X-Files writer Frank Spotnitz.

Sky trials Twitter recording tool

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 12:41
Sky is to begin trialing a mobile Twitter tool that allows its customers to watch or record TV shows by clicking on icons which appear in tweets.

Random Acts 'supercharged' by C4

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 12:06
Channel 4 is to ‘supercharge’ its Random Acts arts strand, beefing up its budget and handing it a more prominent TV slot.

S4C preps multiplatform kids’ series

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 07:58
S4C has greenlit an interactive multiplatform children’s series that will launch on TV before concluding as a four-part digital comic book.

ITV to fill Champions League void with in-house formats

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 07:55
ITV plans to use the funding and space in the schedule freed up by its loss of the Champions League to test in-house formats.

BBC3 and iPlayer roles likely to merge

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 07:52
The BBC3 controller post will likely be merged with the yet-to-be-filled role of iPlayer content boss following Zai Bennett’s decision to join Sky Atlantic.

UKTV makes indie pledge in commissioning rethink

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 07:37
UKTV is pledging to provide a full response to indies’ pitches within two weeks of submission as part of a wide-ranging overhaul of commissioning.

UK shows primed for the US

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 07:30
Next month, the likes of ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW will decide which of the US studios’ 100 pilots, including 15 foreign adaptations, will be taken to series.

Kim Shillinglaw set to woo indies

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 07:25
Incoming BBC2 controller Kim Shillinglaw is set to launch an indie charm offensive as she bids to get to grips with unfamiliar genres and make her mark on the channel’s schedule.

MipTV boosts Educating’s appeal

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 07:18
Channel 4 and Twofour’s Educating… franchise is set to be remade in several new territories after Shine International held a producers’ workshop at last week’s MipTV.

Universal Music eyes TV push

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 07:17
Record label Universal Music is to ramp up its move into television following the acquisition of London-based indie Eagle Rock Entertainment.

Sundance Channel set for UK

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 07:13
The global arm of AMC Networks is readying plans to launch the Sundance Channel in the UK.

Youngers plans diversity boost

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 07:03
Big Talk Productions hopes to play a part in boosting industry diversity after completing an “old-fashioned apprenticeship scheme” on the second series of Youngers.

UK indies secure seven US series

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 07:01
UK indies, led by Stephen Lambert’s All3Media America, have won at least seven series orders from US broadcasters this week, as well as three major development projects.

Zodiak Kids boss Nigel Pickard exits

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 16:58
Kids industry veteran Nigel Pickard is to leave Zodiak Media after eight years at the company.

Denise O'Donoghue to leave ITVS

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 16:49
Denise O’Donoghue is to step down as the UK managing director of ITV Studios after four years.

Discovery on brink of Channel 5 deal

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 13:16
Discovery Communications and BSkyB are poised to announce a £350m deal to acquire Channel 5 from Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell, Broadcast understands.

Discovery seals Channel 5 deal

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 13:16
Discovery Communications and BSkyB are poised to announce a £350m deal to acquire Channel 5 from Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell, Broadcast understands.
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