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BECTU has accused some production company bosses of being “in denial” about working conditions in factual television.

It comes following a nationwide survey run by the broadcasting union to support its “Say No To Exploition in TV” campaign.

Manchester’s Red Production Company has been named Best Independent Production Company at the Broadcast Awards in London.

It was up against competition from The Garden Productions, ITN, Neal Street, Twofour and Wall to Wall.

Sumners, one of Manchester’s most established post production facilities, is to leave the city centre for a smaller base at MediaCityUK.

Managing director, Andy Sumner, confirmed to Prolific North that it had "come to a point where they needed to downsize and move.”

The Super League Show returns to BBC One in the North of England on Monday (4th February) for its fourteenth series, but for the first time, it will get a UK-wide daytime slot for its repeat showing.

Made in Leeds by Manchester-based PDI Media, the Super League Show will be on air until September, featuring highlights and interviews from the weekend’s fixtures

The latest radio listening figures are out this morning showing that 90% of the UK population tuned in every week, with almost half having done so via a digital platform.

This survey covers the Quarter between 17th September and 16th December 2012.

Shane Meadows’ The Stone Roses: Made of Stone is to be released to cinemas in the spring/summer of this year.

Meadows was granted unprecedented access to the band for almost a year, from the press conference where they announced their reunion through to private early rehearsals, Heaton Park and their European tour.

UTV Media has promoted Michael Dobson, the former station director at The Pulse in Bradford, to the role of ILR group sales director.

He’ll now work across the company’s 13 local radio stations including Signal Radio in Stoke, The Wave and Juice FM in Liverpool.

Carlisle has been named as one of the next batch of places where Ofcom will issue licences for local TV. The regulator has named the Cumbrian city as one of 28 new areas where it will advertise local licences later this year.

The Damson restuarant group will become the first independent food brand at MediaCityUK when it opens a new £1.4million venue on Friday. The 140-seater, state of the art restaurant will be looking to continue the success of Damson in Heaton Moor, which since opening in 2009 has won more awards from the Manchester Food and Drink Festival than any other restaurant in its history.

The BBC has paid tribute to a father of 2 who died when 2 cars carrying members of the same family crashed into a river in Buxton.

David Cox has been described as playing a central role in BBC North’s Future Media team, where he’d worked since 2010. He was involved with the corporation’s red button service during London 2012.

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