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ITVBe launch date revealed

3 hours 19 min ago
ITV’s female-skewing, free-to-air channel ITVBe is to launch on 8 October.

Celia Taylor lands Sky promotion

3 hours 49 min ago
Sky head of factual Celia Taylor has had her role expanded to include responsibility for entertainment commissioning at the broadcaster.

Bectu to meet Danny Cohen over BBC Prods proposal

6 hours 24 min ago
Bectu is to meet with BBC boss Danny Cohen next week following the broadcaster’s decision to scrap in-house programming quotas.

Prince George doc travels the world

6 hours 47 min ago
Prince George is to travel the world after DRG sold an ITN-produced documentary to a slew of international broadcasters.

C4 News digital head joins Newsbeat

6 hours 52 min ago
Channel 4 News’ multiplatform head Anna Doble plans to take Radio 1 Newsbeat to the “next level” when she joins the BBC music station later this year.

Video: Intruders

7 hours 9 min ago
BBC Amreica’s forthcoming mystery drama Intruders launches next month.

Tulisa Contostavlos to reveal all in BBC3 film

9 hours 2 min ago
Tulisa Contostavlos will open up about her Sun on Sunday sting in intimate detail for a BBC3 documentary next week.

Netflix eyes local indie relationships

9 hours 17 min ago
Netflix is to increase its focus on local producer relationships as it continues with its international expansion plans.

Dharmash Mistry joins BBC board

9 hours 55 min ago
The co-founder of beauty business Blow, Dharmash Mistry, has been hired as the BBC’s sixth non-executive director.

Appreciation for all BBC TV channels falls

Mon, 21/07/2014 - 13:45
The BBC’s main television channels have all posted declines in audience appreciation and reach as Delivering Quality First (DQF) began to bite, according to new figures.

Indies improve BBC WoCC performance

Mon, 21/07/2014 - 13:27
The indie sector’s performance in the Window of Creative Competition (WoCC) improved last year – adding fuel to the fire of the BBC’s decision to scrap quotas.

Sky News' MH17 coverage receives 120 complaints

Mon, 21/07/2014 - 13:23
Ofcom has received over 100 complaints about a Sky News broadcast which showed reporter Colin Brazier rummaging through the belongings of MH17 crash victims.

Newsnight names Evan Davis as Paxman replacement

Mon, 21/07/2014 - 12:37
Radio 4 Today programme presenter Evan Davis has been hired as the replacement for Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight.

Challenge Fund: Skillset tells industry to ‘use it or lose it’

Mon, 21/07/2014 - 12:20
Creative Skillset has urged producers to tap in to a multi-million pound fund to help train staff – or risk losing the government investment.

Barcroft preps debut YouTube show

Mon, 21/07/2014 - 11:54
Factual indie Barcroft Media is to preparing to launch its first presenter-led show on YouTube as its channel passes the 500m views milestone.

BBCW contributions to BBC rise £20m

Mon, 21/07/2014 - 11:10
BBC Worldwide returned around £20m more to the corporation in 2013/2014 than the previous year and upped its investment in BBC commissions.

Trust: BBC is back on its feet

Mon, 21/07/2014 - 11:00
The BBC has “got back on its feet” by cutting costs and reducing senior management headcount after a tumultuous 2012/13 period, according to the BBC Trust.

BBC cuts payoffs to £25m

Mon, 21/07/2014 - 11:00
The BBC handed out nearly £26m in staff payoffs in its 2013/14 financial year as the scandal over severance payments raged on.

C4 Education orders youth-skewing slate

Mon, 21/07/2014 - 09:57
Raw TV and Firecracker Films are among the indies to have picked up commissions from Channel 4 Education as the broadcaster launches an online hub, Am I Normal.

Sky lands Love in first indie deal

Mon, 21/07/2014 - 09:41
Sky has confirmed a deal to buy 70% of Love Productions and is understood to have the option to acquire the remainder of the company after a period of several years.
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