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The Digital Production Partnership is staging its first event in the North this afternoon when it holds a two hour session posing the question: The Digital Revolution: hype or delight? The event is being held in the private club, On the 7th at The Landing at Media City.

Manchester agency HGA Creative has unveiled its new programme sponsorship idents for isme as the Shop Direct-owned brand sponsors Drama on Channel 5. HGA won the work based on its online video content for several of the Shop Direct brands, including Very.co.uk, Littlewoods and Woolworths.co.uk.

A new BBC comedy from the writers of the acclaimed Getting On will be set on the Wirral. Shane Allen, controller of comedy commissioning, today announced that 6x30 episodes of Puppy Love had been ordered for BBC Four.

Tangerine PR has partnered with Bauer Media Group to offer media training to companies across the UK. Experienced Key 103 broadcast journalist Paul Lockitt will conduct the training alongside the agency's managing director, Sandy Lindsay.

Channel 4 has paid out £10,000 to Morrissey for the unauthorised use of a Smiths song. The broadcaster failed to ask the singer's permission to use Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want when promoting Gordon Ramsay's Christmas Cookalong Live show in 2011.

Local TV licence holder Made Television is to set up its headquarters in Leeds, bringing over 50 broadcasting and executive roles to the city. The company was awarded the local TV licence for Leeds by Ofcom earlier this year, adding to licences it had already secured for Newcastle, Bristol and Cardiff.

John Inverdale's controversial comments about Marion Bartoli's personal appearance on Radio 5 live led to 674 complaints from listeners, the BBC has said. Inverdale, who anchored 5 live's coverage from Wimbledon, was forced into an on-air apology after making the comments ahead of Saturday's ladies final between Bartoli and Sabine Lisicki.

Kay Mellor has hit out at the Yorkshire branch of the Royal Television Society after the Fat Friends and The Syndicate writer was overlooked at its recent awards ceremony. Mellor was nominated for three awards at the Leeds event but walked away empty-handed for the second year running.

Liverpool will host one of this year's BBC Reith Lectures, with artist Grayson Perry today named as lecturer. St George's Hall will host the second lecture, with the others held at the Tate Modern and Central Saint Martins in London and The Guildhall in Derry-Londonderry.

Entries have opened for the Royal Television Society North West Awards 2013. There are a total of 24 award categories, and all entries must have been transmitted between August 1 2012 and July 31 2013.

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