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  1. September 9, 2014

    British television review to study retransmission payments

    The UK government has paved the way for a shake-up of the country’s television market, announcing a review into whether...

  2. September 8, 2014

    UKTV seeks to exploit scale as field narrows

    UKTV has predicted a decline in the number of channels on British television, as the broadcaster heralded an increase in its...

  1. August 21, 2014

    US TV takeovers threaten UK creative economy, says C4 chief

    US takeovers of British television companies are threatening the UK’s creative economy, a leading industry figure has...

  2. August 21, 2014

    Channel 4 takes stakes in TV programme makers

    Channel 4 has invested in television production companies for the first time, as it rushes to match rivals in the race for...

  3. June 5, 2014

    Freeview to launch TV catch-up rival to YouView

    Freeview, the free-to-air digital television service whose owners include the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, is planning a new...

  4. May 8, 2014

    Channel 4 misses out on TV ad sales recovery

    Channel 4 has defended its growth prospects after it failed to benefit from the UK’s improving television advertising market...

  5. March 26, 2014

    Channel 4’s Tessa Ross to take over at National Theatre

    The National Theatre has announced that Tessa Ross, the controller of film and drama at Channel 4, will become its new chief...

  6. March 13, 2014

    Broadcasters grapple with the future of TV news

    It was Emmy Award-winning coverage: a report from Syria showing the devastation of the city of Homs. But when the editor of...

  7. March 4, 2014

    Why my alma mater Oxford will struggle

    Iused to believe it was better to restore existing organisations than build new ones from scratch. It always seemed that...

  8. February 21, 2014

    Discovery in talks with BSkyB over joint Channel 5 bid

    The John Malone-backed Discovery Communications is in talks with BSkyB over joining a bid for Channel 5, which is being sold...

  9. January 17, 2014

    Kinky Knickers maker championed by Mary Portas in administration

    The lingerie maker which made Kinky Knickers and was championed by Mary Portas, the celebrity retail consultant and...

  10. January 1, 2014

    Channel 4 shuns idea of taking public money

    Proposals to make the BBC share its revenues with other broadcasters have hit an obstacle, after one obvious beneficiary...

  11. December 30, 2013

    YouView in quest to secure future funding as deadline looms

    YouView, the internet TV company backed by media groups such as the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, has yet to secure its future...

  12. November 28, 2013

    How reality TV can affect an executive career

    Geoff Zeidler cast caution to the wind and appeared in the television series Undercover Boss, which confronts business...

  13. November 18, 2013

    Pension groups ‘taking advantage’ of customers, says minister

    A government minister has accused insurance companies of making “excess” profits from some people who are about to retire....

  14. October 30, 2013

    A DIY solution to need for career change

    When Jo Behari needed a plumber, it turned out to be an unlikely moment of inspiration. She decided to quit her high-profile...

  15. October 4, 2013

    Coitus interruptapuss

    Some offers are easy to decline, and I’m guessing that for most of us these would include having sex in a small soundproofed...

  16. September 27, 2013

    Another Saturday night at the Colosseum

    For reasons I can only ascribe to blatant prejudice, I am struggling to sell my idea for a new TV series called Let’s Laugh...

  17. August 28, 2013

    Risk Capital Partners buys into online cruise booking growth

    Risk Capital Partners has taken a majority stake in the UK’s biggest online cruise holiday website as the private equity...

  18. July 20, 2013

    Murdoch denies that he knew of police payments

    Rupert Murdoch has denied suggestions that he knew of payments made by journalists to the police, as the 82 year-old media...

  19. July 9, 2013

    Murdoch summoned back by MPs after press remarks

    Rupert Murdoch has been summoned to reappear before the culture, media and sport select committee following remarks he made...

  20. June 4, 2013

    Channel 4 tunes into ‘second screen’ with iPad app launch

    Channel 4 will next month become the first free-to-air UK broadcaster to try to capitalise on the rise of social media and...

  21. May 22, 2013

    BBC warns BSkyB over retransmission fees

    The BBC has warned BSkyB it could look to start charging the satellite broadcaster to transmit BBC channels as discussions...

  22. April 25, 2013

    Corruption and confusion in the sport of sheikhs

    My daughter’s sweet-natured pony, Sparkle, has just been diagnosed with a serious lung condition and the vet has recommended...

  23. March 15, 2013

    Gang of one: Penny Woolcock’s new documentary

    Over a cup of tea in a cosy, cluttered flat in north London, a 63-year-old middle-class grandmother is telling me about her...

  24. March 7, 2013

    ITV wins EU battle against TV Catchup

    Websites that retransmit live television without permission from copyright holders are breaking the law, Europe’s highest...

  25. February 26, 2013

    BBC hires Channel 4 chief

    Lord Hall, incoming director-general of the BBC, has further strengthened his management team with the hiring of Channel 4’s...

  26. February 18, 2013

    Rise of TV-on-demand poses ad challenge

    Record numbers of tele­vision programmes are being watched outside their scheduled broadcast time and on a variety of...

  27. February 18, 2013

    Advertising optimism helps invigorate ITV

    Advertising optimism helped ITV hit a five-year high in a flat Londonmarket on Monday. Broadcaster climbs 2.8% amid talk of...

  28. February 5, 2013

    Bionic man: Rex goes on show

    A million dollar bionic man called Rex, built to showcase the extent to which technology can reproduce human parts, made his...

  29. February 4, 2013

    Evening Standard extends reach into TV

    Evgeny Lebedev, majority owner of the London Evening Standard, has beaten four other bidders to win the licence for a new...

  30. February 1, 2013

    BT upbeat on high-speed broadband

    Rapid growth in take-up of fast broadband services and continued cost cutting helped propel earnings at BT, the UK telecoms...

  31. Westminster Blog

    January 23, 2013

    Vince Cable resists public inquiry into the blacklisting scandal

    The blacklisting story, which emerged into the public eye in a slow trickle, is starting to turn into a torrent, with...

  32. January 10, 2013

    WPP arm and Channel 4 resolve dispute

    Channel 4 and the UK media buying arm of WPP have resolved their spat over the broadcaster’s proposed new rates for this...

  33. January 9, 2013

    Channel 4 spat with WPP arm hits ad rates

    A spat between Channel 4 and the UK media buying arm of WPP is distorting ad rates across all broadcast channels as major...

  34. December 19, 2012

    Second arrest in ‘plebgate’ probe

    A second man has been arrested as part of the inquiry into the Downing Street row which led to the resignation of Andrew...

  35. December 18, 2012

    Met to look into new ‘plebgate’ evidence

    The Metropolitan Police are probing “extremely serious” allegations that a serving police officer fabricated evidence about...

  36. December 11, 2012

    WPP investors vote to move back to UK

    WPP shareholders have voted overwhelmingly in favour of moving the marketing services group’s headquarters back to the UK...

  37. December 7, 2012

    BT drops Pace from internet TV project

    BT Group has ended a deal with Pace to supply it with set-top boxes for its YouView internet television service in a blow...

  38. December 6, 2012

    Tinopolis snaps up Firecracker Films

    Firecracker Films, the independent production company behind the successful reality TV show Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, has been...

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