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Grass Valley, Diversified partnership agreement

Grass Valley, a specialist in live production solutions, has announced a new, multimillion-dollar strategic partnership agreement with Diversified, a technology solutions provider. Grass Valley says it will now leverage Diversified’s extensive integration and services expertise to enhance its offerings and deliver comprehensive solutions to broadcasters, content creators and media organisations. Tim Banks, Chief Revenue Officer […]

July 11, 2024

Data: NBC leads black inclusivity with 30% share of cast

Gracenote, the content data business unit of Nielsen, has released a report quantifying the visibility of different racial, ethnic, gender and disability groups among primary cast in new 2024 TV programming on major streaming platforms and linear channels. Tapping Gracenote Inclusion Analytics data, the report sheds light on opportunities for media buyers to invest in […]

June 14, 2024

Report: Decline in TV diversity

Samba TV’s latest report, The 2024 State of Diversity in TV, delves into the current state of ethnic representation within top TV shows and advertisements. Based on Samba TV’s first-party data, this comprehensive analysis highlights key trends and disparities in TV diversity, which are critical for advertisers and content creators aiming to engage today’s diverse audience. […]

June 13, 2024

Channel 4 outlines Equity by Design Strategy

Channel 4 has launched its first equity strategy, ‘Equity by Design’, a framework that sets out how it will create fair outcomes for everyone and accelerate change in the industry. The strategy details how Channel 4 will work to ensure there is equity in experience by improving how diversity and inclusion is built into decision-making. […]

March 27, 2024

Sky Documentaries launches diversity initiative

Sky has announced a new initiative aimed at supporting diverse-owned and diverse-led independent production companies in developing programmes for its factual channels. Sky explains its goal is “to widen the playing field, ensuring they hear from a diverse range of voices as they pursue best-in-class boxsets and premium feature documentaries”. It’s through that diversity that […]

March 22, 2024

C4 targets overlooked founders investment

UK PSB Channel 4 is launching ‘Untapped’, which it describes as a ground-breaking commercial initiative to invest in entrepreneurs who have traditionally been overlooked by the VC ecosystem. The initiative – led by Channel 4’s consumer investment arm, Channel 4 Ventures – is informed by research which shows that founders securing significant investment historically fall […]

March 20, 2024By Colin Mann

Research: Class ceiling within creative industries

Creative Access, a UK diversity & inclusion social enterprise, has revealed research on working-class experiences in the UK’s creative sector. In speaking to broadcast professionals from all class groups across the creative industries, findings reveal 70 per cent believe that ‘soft’ social identifiers of class – such as where an individual went to school and […]

March 18, 2024

Sky Sports commissions content with New Focus Fund

Sky Sports has commissioned ten pieces of content, produced by creators who are part of Sky Sports initiative – the New Focus Fund. The fund is part of Sky’s £30 million commitment to tackle racial injustice, remove barriers and provide opportunities for creative talent in the industry.  In a search for new and fresh ideas […]

March 15, 2024

ITV’s Diversity Acceleration Plan Report 2023

ITV has published its Diversity Acceleration Plan report for 2023, detailing the company-wide progress made. ITV says its Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy is to create and showcase content by, with and for everyone, connecting and reflecting modern audiences. Both as a company and as a workforce, ITV has focused its efforts on mainstream […]

January 31, 2024

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