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ITV greenlights fourth season of Corfu-based drama The Durrells

Following the success of the first three series, ITV has ordered a fourth installment of Corfu-based drama The Durrells, which is based loosely on Gerald Durrell’s series of novels The Corfu Trilogy. Produced by Sid Gentle Films, the new series will again be written by Simon Nye (Men Behaving Badly). All of the main cast […]

Pat Llewellyn fund created for women in TV

The UK body Women in Film and Television has launched a new bursary to find, and fund, women with great ideas for TV projects, in honour of producer Patricia Llewellyn, who passed away late last year. In a joint collaboration, BBC, Channel 4 and ITV have come together to fund the bursary in memory of […]

Ofcom encourages “Kangaroo 2” collaboration with UK PSBs

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has called on the UK’s public service broadcasters to collaborate in order to compete with global giants like Netflix, describing a previous regulatory block on such efforts as a “tragedy”. Speaking at the DTG Summit in London this morning, Ofcom group director and board member, Steve Unger, predicted that something along […]

TBI Weekly: Three moves that may chip at Netflix dominance

Moves to combat the Netflix-effect are high on the agenda for major broadcasters and networks this week. Three TV groups have laid out global streaming and content ambitions in the past seven days, including UK broadcasters BBC, Channel 4 and ITV, European broadcasters France Télévisions, Rai and ZDF, and US-based Discovery. We found that the […]

ITV Studios drives 5% revenue rise for ITV

ITV has released a trading update for Q1, revealing that its revenue has risen by 5%, driven by 11% growth in ITV Studios revenue and 41% in online revenue. ITV chief Carolyn McCall (pictured) revealed that total external revenue is up 5% at £772 million, up from £734 million at the same time last year. […]

BBC, C4, ITV discuss service launch to combat Netflix

The BBC, Channel 4 (C4) and ITV have held discussions to join forces and create a streaming service that combats US giants Netflix and Amazon, according to reports. The Guardian has reported that the trio are currently in early-stage talks to launch the service, which may also involve US TV and film group NBC Universal. […]

Noah Media to make football doc for ITV

ITV has commissioned Noah Media Group to make Out Of Their Skin, a 2 x 60-min series about black footballers in Britain. Presented by former Arsenal star and media commentator Ian Wright (pictured), the series charts the rise of black footballers in Britain through a compilation of individual stories past and present. Combining archive and […]

C4’s Maddigan heads up entertainment for Little Gem

Little Gem has hired Channel 4’s Kate Maddigan as its new head of entertainment. Maddigan, who will take up her role on April 16, was formerly commissioning editor at Channel 4 and worked on the formats team looking after titles including the original and recommission of LEGO Masters for Channel 4, Celebs Go Dating, My […]

More classic shows rebooted as This is Your Life returns

The revival of classic unscripted formats to the market has continued apace in the past 24 hours with Deal or No Deal returning to the US and Jonathan Ross working on a new version of This is You Life. US cable channel CNBC has commissioned a new version of Endemol Shine quiz format Deal or […]

ITV confirms Who Wants to Be a Millionaire reprisal

UK broadcaster ITV is bringing back quiz format Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. The series, which Sony Pictures Television sells internationally, hasn’t been on British screens since 2014, but will return with Jeremy Clarkson as host. The new series will come from Sony-backed indie Stellify Media, and will run to seven 60-minute episodes. The […]

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