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UKTV hands DLT first non-scripted commission

British multichannel operator UKTV has handed DLT Entertainment its first non-scripted commission, a six-part gameshow about video games. Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit, for free-to-air channel Dave, will see two teams, including celebrity guests, competing over five rounds of gaming-themed competition. Comedian O Briain (pictured) will host, and a live studio audience will decide […]

DLT hires ex-Twofour, BBC execs

Transatlantic producer DLT Entertainment has hired former BBC comedy and Twofour Group producers to join its development team on a part-time basis. Darren Smith was most recently the Twofour’s head of entertainment, while Jack Cheshire was head of new comedy at the BBC. The pair will be charged with driving My Family prodco DLT’s comedy […]

Tax breaks fuel UK’s global production hub ambitions

When UK Chancellor George Osborne sat down on March 20 having presented his Budget, the huzzahs of television producers should have been heard even above his own backbenchers, but the picture is a mixed one, reports Tim Adler. This year’s Finance Bill in the UK finally approved tax breaks for high-end drama production, animation and […]