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Danny Cohen named BBC TV chief

The BBC has named BBC One controller Danny Cohen as director of television. Cohen’s appointment comes after an open recruitment process and marks the final addition to new director general Tony Hall’s senior management team at the new look UK pubcaster. The role was previously known as director of vision. Roger Mosey, who helmed the […]

BBC orders original dramas for iPlayer

UK public broadcaster the BBC has ordered a strand of original dramas for its iPlayer catch-up service. The dramas will be made as a result of a venture between the BBC’s in-house drama department, iPlayer and youth-skewed digital channel BBC Three. The strand will comprise six short films from up and coming directing talent from […]

BBC Three orders Horsemeat Banquet

BBC Three has ordered The Horsemeat Banquet, a one-off show in which a group of young diners are invited to tuck into a variety of horse dishes. The show will TX on the UK public broadcaster’s youth channel in a 10pm slot on March 27. It will be made by Shine-owned producer Dragonfly. The show, […]

BBC Three orders Darlow Smithson drama

British digital broadcaster BBC Three has ordered One Day Like This, a two part drama from Endemol-owned Darlow Smithson. The miniseries will be produced in association with BBC Learning and will launch in the new year. It dramatises the events surrounding a fatal car crash, which devastated a small community and stars Coronation Street‘s Sasha […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]

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