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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 […]

Arrow Media commissioned for new Hairy Bikers series

UK indie Arrow Media has been commissioned by BBC Two to make a new factual series featuring popular hosts Si King and Dave Myers, better known as the Hairy Bikers. Previously best known for their cooking series, Rebuilding Industrial Britain (WT) will be a 3x60mins series in which the hosts will travel the UK on […]

BBC sells Bake Off to Discovery in Italy

The show tests the skills of amateur chefs in various challenges to find the country’s best home baker. It has been a big hit for the BBC in the UK on BBC Two. It is made by UK indie Love Productions, the UK indie set up by Richard McKerrow, a former commissioning editor at Channel […]

BBC Two commissions Dave Allen doc

UK public broadcaster BBC Two has commissioned a one-hour documentary special to celebrate the life of late Irish stand-up comedian Dave Allen. The doc, Dave Allen Night, will featre “rare, often previously unseen” archive footage and interviews with Allen’s friends, family, peers and colleagues, including the crew of his most popular show, Dave Allen at Large. […]

News brief: Sony buys BBC comedy for Hindi net

Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) in the UK has acquired BBC comedy Goodness Gracious Me. The Sony Hindi-language channel is carried on the Sky platform in the UK. It has picked up all three seasons of the comedy series as well as specials. Billed as a British comedy with an Asian twist, Goodness Gracious Me started […]

BBC orders Hurricane Sandy Superstorm documentary

UK public broadcaster the BBC has ordered a fast turnaround documentary about the hurricane that hit the US East Coast last week. Sandy: Anatomy of a Superstorm will be a 1x60mins doc for BBC Two. It is being made by Shine-owned Dragonfly, the production company behind Channel 4’s Terror at Sea: The Sinking of the […]

BBC cooks up Norway deal for Bake Off

BBC Worldwide has sold its hit cooking format The Great British Bake Off into Norway. Viasat’s flagship channel TV3 has bought the format and it will be known locally as Hele Norge baker. TV3’s head of programming, Åse Bendiksen, noted that the broadcaster beat out competition from other local broadcasters for the show, which has […]

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