Broadcasting News

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Former PHD North Managing Director Dani Briers has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of MediaCityUK-based Chief Productions.


The BBC and ITV are in the “concluding phase” of talks to launch a streaming service called Britbox in the second half of 2019.

Global Radio is to launch UK-wide national breakfast shows on Capital, Heart and Smooth radio as part of a major operational restructure announced today.

Liverpool is to host the 6 Music Festival 2019, taking place in venues across the city next month.

Critics have welcomed the return of Alan Partridge to the BBC with a flurry of five-star reviews - but ITV won the ratings slot with a Long Lost Family special.

The latest true crime podcast from BBC Radio 5 Live is to re-examine the case of a pair of backpackers from Manchester who went missing while travelling through Belize in 1978.


The BBC has rejected a formal complaint from its own Studios division about Hat Trick/ Hindsight winning the £3m tender for Mastermind earlier this month, according to Broadcast.

Geraint Thomas

The BBC has issued its Invitation to Tender for Sports Personality of the Year, calling for ideas that will broaden the iconic show’s appeal to “younger and more diverse audiences”.

Tommy Robinson

About 4,000 people attended a ‘Panodrama’ event in support of former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson at MediaCityUK on Saturday.


Film-maker Simon Glass explores the ‘lost world’ of the Jews in Yorkshire in the early 20th century in a documentary on BBC Four tonight.


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