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‘Big Brother’ Is Coming Back to the U.K., but Can It Really Thrive in Today’s Reality Landscape? (Column)

In the words of Davina McCall, “fancy another one”? Shortly before announcing this year’s winners of “Love Island” on Monday night, U.K. broadcaster ITV2 caused goosebumps as they…

‘Big Brother’ Returns to U.K. After Four-Year Hiatus, Moves From Channel 5 to ITV

Four years after the lights went out in the iconic “Big Brother” house at Elstree Studios outside London, the show has sensationally announced a return. The British version…

Channel 4’s Kelly Webb-Lamb Sets Up Mothership Productions

Former Channel 4 deputy director of programs and head of popular factual Kelly Webb-Lamb has set up a new production company. Mothership Productions will focus on global formats…

Global Television Comes of Age

Television’s new international identity was confirmed on both sides of the camera with this year’s Emmy noms. Actors, writers, helmers, producers and below-the-line talent from outside the U.S.…

Newen Studios Takes Majority Stake in ‘All That Breathes’ Producer Rise Films – Global Bulletin

STAKE Newen Studios, the Paris-headquartered production and distribution group, has taken a majority stake in London-based production house, Rise Films, the outfit behind “All That Breathes,” which won…

U.K. Prime Ministerial Candidate Rishi Sunak Sets Live Interview on Channel 4 – Global Bulletin

INTERVIEW Former Chancellor and U.K. Prime Ministerial hopeful Rishi Sunak will be interviewed live on Channel 4, the British broadcaster whose privatization he has vowed to go ahead…

U.K. Prime Ministerial Candidate Rishi Sunak to Go Ahead With Channel 4 Privatization: ‘Standing Still is Not an Option’

Former U.K. Chancellor Rishi Sunak, who is one of the two candidates in the British prime ministerial race, has vowed to go ahead with the privatization of broadcaster…

Instagram, TikTok, YouTube Top News Sources for U.K. Teens, Ousting BBC, Media Regulator Report Reveals

Instagram, TikTok and YouTube are now the preferred mode of news consumption for British teenagers, a report by U.K. media regulator Ofcom has found. Ofcom’s News Consumption in…

Trader Nick Leeson’s Story Set for TV Adaptation From ‘The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe’ Producer Story Films (EXCLUSIVE)

A drama exploring the collapse of Barings Bank and the man at the center of the scandal, trader Nick Leeson, is in the works at All3Media-backed Story Films.…

Boris Johnson Documentary Series Set at Channel 4

As the race to choose his successor heats up, broadcaster Channel 4 has revealed plans for a documentary series on outgoing U.K. prime minister Boris Johnson. The four-part…

Channel 4 Achieves Record $1.4 Billion Revenues, Tackles Privatization

Channel 4 achieved a record £1.2 billion ($1.41 billion) in revenues in 2021, up 25% from £934 million in 2022, the U.K. broadcaster’s annual report reveals. Channel 4…

Docuseries ‘Tower Block of Commons’ Was Not Faked, Say Sky Studios-Backed Love Productions, Channel 4

U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 and Comcast-owned TV production company Love Productions have hit back against the British culture minister’s claims that a 2010 docuseries, “Tower Block of Commons,”…