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Celebrity Bake Off heading to Spain

BBC Studios Distribution has licensed the Love Productions format, The Great Celebrity Bake Off, to Spain’s public broadcaster RTVE. The Spanish series, titled Bake Off – Famosos al Horno, will be produced locally by Boxfish to air on RTVE’s, La 1 Channel. The Spanish adaptation will be presented by local actor and presenter Paula Vazquez […]

December 4, 2023

ITV launches diverse-led production pilot

ITV has announced a new diverse-led production companies development pilot, Amplify: The Companies. Supported through ITV’s Diversity Commissioning Fund, ten companies – either People of Colour or Deaf, Disabled and/or Neurodivergent-owned or led – have been matched with an ITV genre commissioner from Drama, Entertainment, Factual, Reality or Current Affairs. The aim of the pilot […]

December 1, 2023

Research: BBC programme-making should be riskier

The BBC should take more risks when producing new programmes if it is to reconnect with viewers and listeners on lower incomes, according to new audience research from UK broadcast regulator Ofcom. In recent years, Ofcom’s research has shown that people in lower socio-economic groups – who account for almost a quarter of the UK […]

November 30, 2023By Colin Mann

Banijay unveils Banijay Branded Entertainment

Media and entertainment powerhouse, Banijay, has unveiled its new branded content department – Banijay Branded Entertainment (BBE). Overseen by recently appointed Head of Branded Entertainment Business Development, Carlotta Rossi Spencer, the division is tasked with further evolving the group’s global efforts in this space. Housed centrally within Banijay, BBE will leverage the group’s expansive global […]

November 28, 2023

MPs to quiz C4 chiefs

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons is to hold an Evidence Session on the work of Channel 4. The meeting on November 28th is a regular scrutiny session of the broadcaster’s annual performance. The Committee will quiz the Chair (Sir Ian Cheshire), and Chief Executive of Channel 4 (Alex […]

November 27, 2023By Colin Mann

Report: BBC’s progress transferring roles outside London

The BBC has made progress transferring commissioning, production and journalism outside London, according to a new report from the National Audit Office (NAO), the UK’s independent public spending watchdog. To achieve this, the BBC’s Across the UK plans involve moving decisions on budgets and funding outside the capital to improve audience portrayal perceptions, increase the […]

November 24, 2023By Colin Mann

BBC responds to NAO report

The BBC’s Across the UK (ATUK) strategy, published in March 2021, sets out the BBC’s mission to deliver for the whole of the UK. As part of the biggest transformation in decades, the pioneering programme delivers a blueprint for moving investment, programming and decision-making across the UK to get closer to audiences, support the country’s […]

November 24, 2023

CMS Committee Chair welcomes creative sector tax reliefs

Dame Caroline Dinenage, Chair of the UK House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee, has welcomed the launch of a call for evidence on extending film and high end TV tax reliefs to visual effects made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Autumn Statement “The intention from the Chancellor to look at […]

November 23, 2023By Colin Mann

Report: Doctor Who boosted creative industries in Wales

A BBC report reveals that the Doctor Who series contributed approximately £134.6 million (€154.7m) in gross value added (GVA) to the Welsh economy between 2004 and 2021. Released to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the sci-fi TV series, the report also shows that for every £1 of direct economic output (GVA) generated by the […]

November 23, 2023

Report: Sharp increase in European original content investment

The European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, has published its latest report: Audiovisual services spending in original European content – a 2012-2022 analysis, providing an analysis of investments made by broadcasting groups and streamers in original European content. The report reveals that spending on original content has increased faster than […]

November 22, 2023