Broadcasting News

Here at Prolific North, we know that the world of broadcasting never stops, which is why we’re proud to be able to provide the very latest broadcasting news and announcements in television, film, and radio. Check out some of the very latest industry news and updates below from locations around including Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield.

BBC Breakfast has achieved its best year to date on the BBC iPlayer.

Channel 4 is reorganising its Executive team as it seeks to invest more in digital and “put viewers at the heart of decision-making.”

The Lancashire-set drama, produced by Tall Story Pictures, part of ITV Studios, is currently the video-on-demand platform's most popular show across the month with 7 million streams while Finding Alice and World Productions’ The Pembrokeshire Murders have achieved 5.4m and 1.3m streams respectively.

We Didn’t Start The Fire (WDSTF) is the name of a new history podcast, launching today, and will investigate the fraught nature of American, Korean and Cuba-Soviet Union relations from 1949 to 1991.

Manchester Music Now and Then: Music Worth Fighting For was premiered via global streaming platform, United We Stream GM, in December, with viewers encouraged to donate the Mayor of Greater Manchester’s charity, OneGM, or WeMakeEvents’ fundraiser for BackUp.

Shameless creator Paul Abbott is working on a new crime drama for Sky.

Covid-19 has caused filming to be suspended on both Coronation Street and Emmerdale.

BBC local radio stations across the North of England have aired additional progamming to provide updates on Storm Christoph.

Channel 5 and Acorn TV have commissioned a 6-part thriller from Sally Lindsay and Sue Vincent.

Brand-funded content is proving a “necessity” for cash-strapped broadcasters, according to a new report from Manchester-based media intelligence consultancy, K7 Media.


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