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BBC orders two new series with Simon Reeves

Ahead of his appearance in the BBC Interview at Sheffield Doc Fest, the BBC has commissioned two  new series with presenter Simon Reeve, to be broadcast on BBC Two and iPlayer: Wilderness with Simon Reeve and Scandinavia with Simon Reeve (w/t). Reeve commented: “I’m delighted to be making these series and I’m really confident both […]

June 19, 2024

Sheffield DocFest and IDA announce Alternate Realities Collaboration

Sheffield DocFest and the International Documentary Association (IDA) today announce their collaboration for the Alternate Realities Exhibition and Summit during the 31st edition of Sheffield DocFest taking place June 12th -17th 2024. An international collaboration supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The Alternate Realities Exhibition will be curated by […]

April 19, 2024

Winners of The Pitch Film Fund announced

The Pitch Film Fund has announced its 2024 winners, following the January 21st finals held in Sheffield. Drama Our Child, from Anatole Sloan and Maddie Dai’s comedy, Jael Drives the Nail, are the winners of The Pitch Film Fund 2024 Awards. This year’s Lucy Scher Award goes to Olga Thompson for Stavros & Demetra. Celebrating its fifteenth year, The Pitch Film […]

January 22, 2024

TNT Sports to premiere Stand-up Kickabout

On December 8th, TNT Sports will premiere Andrew Mensah’s Stand-up Kickabout – a four-part comedy series combining the stand-up comic’s two greatest passions, football and comedy, as he embarks on a tour of the UK. Stand-up gigs have taken Mensah to all manner of pubs, clubs and venues around the country but this time he […]

December 6, 2023

EE deploys more small cells to increase 4G capacity

EE has now successfully deployed over 600 street-level mobile sites, known as small cells, across the UK, delivering on its commitment to add hundreds of new sites to the 200 announced just over a year ago. A further 411 small cell installations are now delivering enhanced capacity in high demand areas, including in major cities […]

June 9, 2023

BT announces ‘flagship’ Sheffield office

BT Group has unveiled plans to open a multi-million-pound new building in the heart of Sheffield. The technology and telecoms firm has agrred a deal to take up residence at the landmark Endeavour building, based at Sheffield Digital Campus, which will be able to house around 1,000 colleagues. Developed by property regeneration and placemaking specialist, […]

September 1, 2022

BBC revives Gladiators

Gladiators, one of the most iconic gameshows of the 90s, will soon be returning to TV screens in its new home on the BBC – via BBC One and BBC iPlayer. The Saturday night staple, which originally aired on ITV between 1992 and 2000, will be back with an 11-episode series, made by Hungry Bear […]

August 26, 2022By Nik Roseveare

ITV announces Fresh Cuts filmmakers for Black History Month 2022

After more than a hundred submissions, ITV has revealed the five producer/directors who have been commissioned to create films as part of the Black History Month 2022 Fresh Cuts strand. ITV opened submissions for the Fresh Cuts strand, which gives rising Black filmmakers the opportunity to get their first ITV commission, in March 2022 with […]

June 27, 2022