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    1. November 23, 2014

      TV’s return to ‘Benefits Street’ derided as poverty tourism

      On hearing that Channel 4 begins showing another series of its Skint documentaries on Monday, this time filmed in Grimsby,...

    2. October 13, 2014

      Broadcasters propose Ukip’s Farage join TV election debate

      Nigel Farage would take part in one pre-election television debate with the leaders of Britain’s three main parties under...

    1. September 30, 2014

      Netflix in deal with BT-backed YouView

      Netflix is to sign a deal with UK telecoms groups, including BT and TalkTalk, to make its television shows and films...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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....

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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