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BBC alum Andrea Hamilton and music agency Modest! launch prodco, secures BBC1 order

BBC alum Andrea Hamilton has linked up with Harry Magee and Richard Griffiths’ Modest! Management – the agency behind pop group Little Mix and singer Niall Horan – to launch a new production outfit that has its first BBC commission. ModestTV will produce seven-part Saturday night series Little Mix The Search, which will air on […]

UK’s BBC explores dementia as part of science-skewing slate

The BBC has ordered a raft of science-focused programming for linear networks BBC2 and BBC4 as well as online channel BBC3, including a show about dementia. Living With Dementia (2 x 60 minutes, working title) is being filmed over two years and will explore the lives of six people living with dementia and the complexities […]

Fiona Campbell named BBC Three controller

The BBC has promoted its BBC Studios’ documentary unit head Fiona Campbell as its new BBC Three controller. Campbell is stepping up to the role after Damian Kavanagh departed the broadcaster in November to join Endemol Shine’s Tiger Aspect as managing director. She will assume the role at the start of the new year. The […]

BBC3 ploughs extra investment into factual entertainment

BBC3 has announced the first two commissions to benefit from a recent boost in funding for the channel’s original output. They are BBC Studios’ Couples On The Couch and  Wall to Wall’s Glow Up. BBC3 controller Damian Kavanagh (pictured), said: “When we announced that we were extending the focus of our commissioning on BBC Three, […]

BBC Three goes off air and online today

Youth-skewing channel BBC Three has gone off-air and was an online-only service from noon today in a move the pubcaster said makes it “the first TV channel in the world to make the switch from linear broadcast channel to online-first destination”. The contentious move online came amid deep BBC cost-cutting and following an unsuccessful campaign […]

BBC3 piloting disability gameshow from Roughcut

Youth-skewed UK channel BBC3 is piloting a new gameshow in which celebrities have their senses restricted in order to better understand what life is like for people with disabilities. The project has the working title of The Totally Senseless Gameshow. The show has been developed Roughcut Television, the UK indie producer that makes BBC3 comedy […]

Comment: How social media is influencing reality development

Love it or hate it, reality TV has firmly cemented its place within pop culture, becoming a firm favourite with audiences and content creators around the world – spanning all ages and demographics. In the UK, whether it’s Geordie Shore, Big Brother or Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, reality has proved to be one of the […]

BBC3 opens Hotel of Mum and Dad

Youth-skewed UK digital channel BBC3 has commissioned a new factual entertainment series studying economically-stricken young couples moving back to their parents’ homes. Hotel of Mum and Dad (working title) will investigate how sky high housing and rental prices, fewer jobs, debt culture and child care costs have lead to an estimated one in 10 young […]