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Unions vote for strike action over BBC News cuts

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 17:04
BBC News faces a renewed strike threat after Bectu and the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) voted in favour of taking industrial action over 415 planned job cuts.

ITV hires planning and research boss

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 16:33
Neil Mortensen has been reappointed by ITV as director of planning and research to provide insight and analytics to divisions across the broadcaster.

London Fashion Week to feature on iPlayer

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 15:58
BBC iPlayer is preparing to launch three fast-turnaround films from London Fashion Week.

Five challenges facing Rona Fairhead

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 13:10
Broadcast examines the seismic issues Rona Fairhead will face when she replaces Lord Patten as the BBC Trust chair - from the role of BBC Productions to the future of BBC3.

C4 returns to The Jump

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 12:53
Channel 4 is to take another leap into the cold after commissioning a second series of celebrity skiing format The Jump.

Kudos strikes partnership with British Asian producer

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 12:40
Kudos is planning to produce more drama series told from a British Asian perspective after expanding a partnership with Parti Productions.

Lars von Trier to make English-language TV series

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 12:37
Lars von Trier is readying English-language TV series The House That Jack Built for Danish public broadcaster DR and the team behind The Killing.

C4 plans sex education doc and transports women to The Island

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 12:23
Channel 4 has ordered a one-off documentary series about sex education in schools and is to bring back The Island for two series featuring both male and female contestants as it refreshes its factual entertainment slate.

Nutopia beefs up US development

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 11:39
Jane Root’s Nutopia has hired a former executive from Breaking Bad broadcaster AMC to expand its US development team.

Peter Horrocks to leave the BBC

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 10:28
Peter Horrocks, the director of the BBC World Service group, is to leave the corporation next year.

A+E Networks to buy Vice stake

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 09:33
History owner A+E Networks is to acquire a 10% stake in youth media business Vice Media for $250m (£150m).

Who is Rona Fairhead?

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 09:07
Rona Fairhead was the surprise choice to replace Lord Patten as the BBC Trust chair this weekend. A largely unknown quantity to the broadcasting industry, Broadcast runs the rule over the government’s preferred candidate.

Rona Fairhead to be BBC Trust chair

Sat, 30/08/2014 - 23:06
Rona Fairhead, the former chairman and chief executive of the Financial Times Group, is poised to become the chair of the BBC Trust.

Rona Fairhead to be named BBC Trust chair

Sat, 30/08/2014 - 23:06
Rona Fairhead, the former chairman and chief executive of the Financial Times Group, is poised to become the chair of the BBC Trust.

CTBF to host Downton premiere

Fri, 29/08/2014 - 17:31
The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF), the charity best known for its Royal Film Performance, is to premiere the series five opener of ITV drama Downton Abbey at Leicester Square.

Matchlight to exit DCD group

Fri, 29/08/2014 - 13:58
Glasgow-based indie Matchlight is close to leaving beleaguered production group DCD Media, Broadcast understands.

BBC global news traffic rockets

Fri, 29/08/2014 - 13:08
The BBC’s global online news audience has grown by 30% since 2012 to reach over 73m unique monthly browsers.

VIDEO: Bad Bridesmaid trailer

Fri, 29/08/2014 - 12:52
Click to view the trailer for Bad Bridesmaids, ITV2’s comedy-reality hybrid produced by Fresh One Productions and GroupM Entertainment.

Raw visits the dentist for BBC1

Fri, 29/08/2014 - 12:48
Britain’s worst dental problems are to be examined in a BBC1 series from The Secret Life of Students indie Raw Television.

UKTV poaches Sky creative exec

Fri, 29/08/2014 - 12:02
UKTV has poached Sky creative executive Scott Russell to oversee creative output across its ten channels.
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