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Campbell new BBC Three Controller

Campbell new BBC Three Controller

Fiona Campbell has been appointed as the new Controller of BBC Three. Campbell’s current role is as Head of BBC Studios’ Documentary Unit. She has a wealth of experience in…

ITV: New on-screen identity project

ITV: New on-screen identity project

UK commercial public service broadcaster ITV has announced a new on-screen identity for the ITV main channel, in the form of a new year-long project, ‘ITV Creates’. From January 1st…

Ofcom restricts iPlayer changes

Ofcom restricts iPlayer changes

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has published its full decision on the BBC’s proposed changes to iPlayer, which will limit the Corporation’s scope to make programmes available beyond a defined period.…

Italy: Online TV market worth €8.8bn in 2020

ITMedia Consulting predicts that the Italian TV market will grow over the next two years, at an average annual rate (CAGR) of 3.4 per cent, reaching €8.8 billion in 2020.…

BBC ‘commercial subsidiaries efficient and fair competition’

BBC ‘commercial subsidiaries  efficient and fair competition’

The BBC Board has published a review into its own commercial subsidiaries. The review by EY has found that the BBC’s three wholly-owned commercial businesses – BBC Studios, BBC Studioworks…

TDF trials third UHD pilot channel

TDF trials third UHD pilot channel

French TV transmission services company TDF is launching a third pilot channel as part of UHD trials that are taking place in Paris area and the cities of Nantes and…

EU facilitates cross-border content access

EU facilitates cross-border content access

Negotiators from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council have reached a political agreement on the proposed copyright legislation on TV and radio programmes. The new rules will…

Watchdog: ‘EastEnders refurb not value for money’

Watchdog: ‘EastEnders refurb not value for money’

The BBC’s E20 programme, to replace and enlarge the external set of long-running soap opera EastEnders and improve various infrastructure at BBC Elstree Centre is now forecast to cost £27…

Question Time most tweeted BBC show

Question Time most tweeted BBC show

Topical debate programme Question Time (1), political interview programme The Andrew Marr Show (2) and iconic drama Doctor Who (3) are the most tweeted about BBC TV shows of 2018, TV Licensing…

Pluto TV seasonal pop-up channels

For three weeks in December, Pluto TV will ramp up its free offering in the UK with three pop-up channels catering to the cosiest time of the year. For those…

Roku Stream-a-thon kicks off Dec 26

Roku Stream-a-thon kicks off Dec 26

Streaming platform and device specialist Roku is kicking off its first-ever Stream-a-thon, a week during the holiday season dedicated to delivering a selection of top shows and premium TV to…

I’m A Celebrity peaks with 12.1m

I’m A Celebrity peaks with 12.1m

The I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! UK final attracted a huge peak audience of 12.1 million/56 per cent share tuning in to see former football manager Harry Redknapp…

NZ: Freeview launches streaming device

NZ: Freeview launches streaming device

New Zealand digital service Freeview has just launched its first Live TV streaming platform, the latest in a range of recent Freeview innovations. In collaboration with Dish TV and Google,…

Formula E expands German FTA

Formula E expands German FTA

German free-to-air broadcasters ARD and ZDF have expanded their existing partnerships with electric street racing series Formula E, showing more live races in season five across their networks. With the…

Mediaset: FTA in Spain ‘not dead’

Mediaset’s Spanish business (Mediaset España Comunicación) is of the view that traditional broadcast TV is far from dead in Spain. A report from investment bank Berenberg on Mediaset Spain, following…