UK Broadcast News
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The launch of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing is to go head-to-head with ITV’s The X Factor after both shows were scheduled in a Sunday evening slot.
A live cocktail week event, produced by Jamie Oliver’s Fresh One Productions to support its Drinks Tube online channel, helped push the volume of weekly subscribers up by almost 50%.
BBC Academy is to host two training days for drama freelancers in Birmingham and Salford later this year.
True North co-founder Glyn Middleton has left the indie after 13 years following investment secured from Channel 4.
HBO Europe has hired its first London-based executive, The Borgias producer Steve Matthews.
Former Discovery executive Andrew Jackson has joined Grant Mansfield’s fledgling indie Plimsoll Productions.
Fledgling indie Brown Bob Productions has hired Flame Television’s head of development and picked up its first commission - a BBC daytime format.
Cult chat show TFI Friday may make a return to Channel 4 for a one-off special episode according to former host Chris Evans.
A sitcom set in a fried chicken shop, produced by Bwark and Two Brothers Pictures, is one of three comedies green-lit by BBC3.
A Bwark Productions sitcom set in a fried chicken shop is one of three comedies green-lit by BBC3.
Stockton-On-Tees’ Kingston Road has been selected by Love Productions as the location for the second series of Channel 4’s Benefits Street.
Controversial Channel 4 show Sex Box has been picked up for a full series in the US following a successful local pilot.
International channel BBC First has called for Twitter users to contribute ideas to an online drama.
UK kids producers The Foundation and Brown Bag Films have picked up pilots from online video streaming service Amazon.
UTV has reported a 62% boost in profits as a result of an improving advertising market driven partly by the World Cup 2014.
US network CBS is to remake Big Talk Productions sitcom Friday Night Dinner.
BBC1 drama Sherlock has won a trio of awards at the 2014 Emmy Awards.
Channel 4 picked up a hat trick of gongs at this year’s Edinburgh International TV awards including the prize for channel of the year.
BBC1 controller Charlotte Moore has blamed social media for the confusion over Miranda Hart’s involvement in a revival of The Generation Game.
A special edition of Talking TV heads to the Edinburgh International Television Festival to sort through all the major themes of this year’s conference.