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PSBs call for sports rights protection

The heads of UK public service broadcasters (PSBs) BBC and ITV have written an open letter warning that so-called ‘Crown Jewel’ sporting events such as the Olympics and the football World Cup risk going behind a paywall unless the Government proceeds with new legislation, amid fears that proposed media legislation could be dropped by Prime […]

August 22, 2022By Colin Mann

Ofcom consults on TV advertising rules

UK media regulator Ofcom is seeking evidence to help determine whether there is a need to reform rules that restrict the amount of advertising shown on public service broadcasters’ TV channels. All UK broadcasters are subject to restrictions on the quantity and scheduling of advertising on their channels. But under rules introduced over 30 years […]

July 15, 2022By Colin Mann

Channel 4 invests in Freedom Scripted

Channel 4’s Indie Growth Fund has invested in the Glasgow-based independent production company Freedom Scripted. Founded in 2018 by former BBC, STV and World Productions development producer Mike Ellen, Freedom Scripted focuses on high end contemporary drama and has a range of projects currently in development working with some of the most exciting and diverse […]

June 22, 2022

ITV scores World Cup Play-Off Final

The FIFA World Cup Play-Off Final will be shown on free to air TV on Sunday 5th June on ITV [and also on STV in Scotland], following a deal with rights holder Sky. Coverage of the match, which takes place at the Cardiff City Stadium, will see Wales play against either Scotland or Ukraine. The […]

May 27, 2022

BBC, ITV reveal World Cup 2022 schedule

The BBC and ITV have revealed their coverage plans for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar this winter. The BBC will show England’s opening match against Iran on November 21st, as well as the possible Home Nations group match against the final European qualifier, which will be one of Wales, Scotland or Ukraine. ITV will […]

April 7, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Over over £13.4m raised in Concert for Ukraine

Organisers of the two hour fundraiser event Concert for Ukraine which took place on March 29th from the Resorts World Arena Birmingham, have confirmed that over £13.4million has been raised to date from the concert for the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal through sponsorship, ticket sales, ad revenue and public donations. A peak of 3.6million people […]

March 30, 2022

Soccer Aid for UNICEF 2022 at London Stadium this June

UNICEF UK Ambassador Robbie Williams will sing his iconic ballad Angels in front of 60,000 fans at Soccer Aid for UNICEF on June 12th. The pop superstar will take to the London Stadium pitch at half-time of the world’s biggest celebrity football match to deliver the performance. It will also be a coming home party […]

March 22, 2022

ITV, STV to hold Concert for Ukraine

ITV, STV and Livewire Pictures are partnering with the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to stage a two hour fundraiser concert on March 29th raising money for the humanitarian appeal in Ukraine. Concert for Ukraine will bring together names from the world of music for a unique event spreading a message of hope and support, and […]

March 16, 2022

Broadcasters unite on inclusion passports

Seven of the UK’s main broadcasters have come together to create access and inclusion ‘passports’ that will remove barriers and support better inclusion of disabled people and other colleagues at work. Channel 4, ITV, BBC, STV, UKTV, S4C and Paramount UK have consulted to agree a similar approach which will see broadcasters encouraging staff to […]

March 9, 2022

Stellify Media announces new Development Team

Stellify Media, the Sony Pictures Television-owned, Belfast-based indie, have confirmed two new appointments to lead their Development Team. Sam Pollard has joined the Indie in the role of Joint Head of Development’ to partner in the role with recently appointed Jim Regan. Pollard is the former co-Managing Director of Dr Pluto, which he ran for […]

March 1, 2022