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Voltage TV lands C4 funding

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 07:01
Channel 4 has backed Sanjay Singhal’s Voltage TV as it continues to spend its £20m Growth Fund.

BBC Radio 4 Extra leads digital radio gains

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 00:02
Radio 4 Extra grew its audience to over 2m weekly listeners, as sister spin-off station Radio 5 Live Sports Extra bolstered its listenership by almost two-thirds on the back of the Cricket World Cup.

Sunset+Vine to make C5 Football League show

Wed, 20/05/2015 - 12:11
Sunset+Vine has clinched a three-year contract to produce Channel 5’s 9pm Football League highlights show.

Kenton Allen on board with Mulville/Thoday BBC3 campaign

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 12:58
Jimmy Mulville and Jon Thoday renewed their plea for fellow indie producers to help them save BBC3 at an event at Bafta last night - prompting Big Talk’s Kenton Allen to openly back the campaign.

UKTV profits leap 10%

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 00:01
UKTV’s underlying earnings leapt by 10% in 2014 propelled by the broadcaster’s highest ever share of commercial impacts (SOCI), including a surge in viewing on demand.

ITV lines up Queen Victoria drama from Mammoth Screen

Mon, 18/05/2015 - 11:26
Former Silver River head Daisy Goodwin is to make her screenwriting debut with a Queen Victoria biopic for ITV.

Maker Studios appoints head of international content

Sun, 17/05/2015 - 09:00
Disney-owned multichannel network (MCN) Maker Studios has hired Dubplate Drama creator Luke Hyams as head of international content.

Talking TV: BBC future & Netflix

Fri, 15/05/2015 - 11:59
Fallout from the general election is top of the agenda on Talking TV this week.

LA Screenings: The complete guide

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 11:37
Broadcast has compiled a network-by-network guide to the dramas and comedies picked up ahead of the LA Screenings.

Pact hires David Lyle as US chief

Tue, 12/05/2015 - 16:00
Pact has hired former Fox executive David Lyle as the first president of its US division.

Ben Stephenson calls for licence fee increase

Tue, 12/05/2015 - 09:57
Outgoing BBC drama controller Ben Stephenson has made the case for an increase in the licence fee as he prepares to leave the corporation this week.

John Whittingdale appointed culture secretary

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 11:00
Former Culture, Media and Sport Committee (CMSC) chairman John Whittingdale has been named culture secretary as part of David Cameron’s cabinet reshuffle.

BBC3 matches BBC1 at Baftas

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 08:23
BBC3 took home the same number of Bafta Television Awards as BBC1 on Sunday as its future as a linear channel remains in the balance.

Election 2015: a nightmare result for the BBC?

Fri, 08/05/2015 - 12:43
Broadcast’s news editor Jake Kanter assesses what the general election result might mean for the BBC as it approaches one of the most important moments in its history.

General election 2015: Tory plans for broadcasting

Fri, 08/05/2015 - 09:20
The Conservative Party is on course to win a small majority at the general election. Here is how its plans for the broadcasting industry stack up.
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