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Talking TV: Bake Off & Rising Star

Fri, 19/09/2014 - 12:37
The latest edition of Talking TV hears about The Great British Bake Off’s recipe for success and asks why ITV pulled the plug on Rising Star.

Controversy over BBC1 format

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 07:50
A well-known production company has lodged a formal complaint with the BBC following the commission of Electric Ray’s Saturday night gameshow Prized Apart.

ITV pulls the plug on Rising Star

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 10:43
ITV has scrapped highly-anticipated interactive entertainment format Rising Star ahead of its launch. 

Ofcom rejects London Live plans

Tue, 16/09/2014 - 11:25
Ofcom has rejected London Live’s widely criticised proposals to radically reduce its commitments to local content.

Dame Janet Smith review nears completion

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 17:45
The much-delayed Dame Janet Smith review into the Jimmy Savile scandal at the BBC is “nearing the end of its work”.

BBC1 entertainment show’s unusual back story prompts special deal

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 14:41
The BBC has secured a greater slice of the rights to Electric Ray’s forthcoming Saturday night gameshow Prized Apart to reflect the unusual way the show came about, Broadcast has learned.

BBC reaches ‘unprecedented’ agreement over job cuts

Thu, 11/09/2014 - 17:06
The BBC has quashed the threat of strike action disrupting its Scottish referendum coverage after vowing not to make any compulsory redundancies under plans to cut 415 jobs in its newsroom.

Soho Square launches production arm

Thu, 11/09/2014 - 12:39
Facility house Soho Square Studios has set up a production company and partnered with Bob The Builder creator Keith Chapman on a pre-school series.

Channel 4 swaps 4oD for All 4

Thu, 11/09/2014 - 07:03
Channel 4 is to scrap the 4oD brand after eight years as it prepares to launch an online destination featuring on-demand video, live streams and digital services.

Alex Mahon lifts lid on Endemol deal

Thu, 11/09/2014 - 07:01
Shine Group chief executive Alex Mahon has spoken publicly for the first time about the imminent merger with Endemol and Core Media, revealing that increased scale is the key driver for the deal.

ITV buys stake in US digital producer

Wed, 10/09/2014 - 18:05
ITV has acquired a minority stake is US digital producer Believe Entertainment Group.

X Factor lined up for Friday nights

Wed, 10/09/2014 - 16:09
The X Factor is to air three times a week after ITV added the talent show to its Friday evening schedule – setting it on a collision course with BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Sky Living orders British Asian TOWIE

Wed, 10/09/2014 - 13:42
Sky Living has ordered Desi Rascals (working title), a British Asian take on The Only Way Is Essex from Buccaneer Media, directed by Bend It Like Beckham’s Gurinder Chadha.

Viacom closes £450m deal for Channel 5

Wed, 10/09/2014 - 12:08
Viacom has closed its £450m acquisition of free-to-air broadcaster Channel 5 and confirmed that programming chief Ben Frow and chief operating officer Paul Dunthorne will stay with the business.

Government could step back from retransmission fees row

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 17:14
Culture secretary Sajid Javid has hinted that the government could step back from the retransmission fees dispute between Sky and ITV and Channel 4, clearing the way for negotiations between the companies.

Purnell points to ‘Sword of Damocles’ hanging over the BBC

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 16:29
BBC director of strategy and digital James Purnell has claimed that there is a “Sword of Damocles” hanging over the corporation’s independence.

Rona Fairhead predicts overhaul of BBC governance structure

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 14:12
Incoming BBC Trust chair Rona Fairhead has suggested that changes to the corporation’s governance structures will be inevitable during charter renewal and pledged her support for the licence fee.

Live blog: Rona Fairhead faces MPs

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:05
Click for a look back at incoming BBC Trust chair Rona Fairhead’s session with the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee in which she addressed her £1m payoff from Pearson, the future of the Trust - and revealed her viewing habits.

Decriminalisation of BBC licence fee moves closer

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 00:02
Culture secretary Sajid Javid has signalled the start of a process aimed at decriminalising licence fee evasion.

Corrie and Emmerdale directors demand better pay

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 18:10
Directors UK has demanded pay rises for 40 freelance directors working on ITV soaps Emmerdale and Coronation Street.
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