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How Made in Chelsea and Gogglebox make sure they don’t miss a beat

How Made in Chelsea and Gogglebox make sure they don’t miss a beat | British TV Industry | Scoop.it
Reality TV shows are increasingly using sophisticated techniques from drama scripts to keep viewers hooked
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The BBC: there to inform, educate, provoke and enrage?

The BBC: there to inform, educate, provoke and enrage? | British TV Industry | Scoop.it
In the second of a series of essays on the corporation's past, present
and future, Charlotte Higgins examines why it is constantly criticised by rivals, supporters and even its own staff
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The big beasts who shaped the BBC

The big beasts who shaped the BBC | British TV Industry | Scoop.it
Charlotte Higgins: The BBC has had 16 directors general, and each has imprinted his personality, but politics still cast a long shadow
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The BBC: how the voice of an empire became part of an evolving world | Charlotte Higgins

The BBC: how the voice of an empire became part of an evolving world | Charlotte Higgins | British TV Industry | Scoop.it
In the sixth of our in-depth nine-part series on the past, present and future of the corporation, Charlotte Higgins looks at how it became a news outlet that was trusted internationally but now faces fundamental questions about its purpose
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BBC looks beyond the walled garden in a changing media world

BBC looks beyond the walled garden in a changing media world | British TV Industry | Scoop.it
In part eight of our nine-part series, Charlotte Higgins looks at how 20 years ago the BBC was a fortress in a broadcasting world it largely invented itself; now it is no longer alone in the ‘vast ocean of possibility’
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Don't axe BBC3, stars plead

Don't axe BBC3, stars plead | British TV Industry | Scoop.it
Celebrities rally support on Twitter after director general hints that youth channel may be retired to save money
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BT Sport wins £900m Champions League TV rights from Sky and ITV

BT Sport wins £900m Champions League TV rights from Sky and ITV | British TV Industry | Scoop.it
BT Sport has won exclusive UK TV broadcast rights for Champions League and Europa League matches from 2015
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Downton Abbey continues strong start

Downton Abbey continues strong start | British TV Industry | Scoop.it
ITV romps home in ratings battle with costume drama watched by 9.6 million and The X Factor pulling in 9.5 million viewers. By Jason Deans
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D loses 800,000 viewers

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D loses 800,000 viewers | British TV Industry | Scoop.it
Channel 4's Marvel spin-off watched by 2.3 million on Saturday night, with Citizen Khan averaging 2.9 million on BBC1. By Mark Sweney
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Sex Box: the participants reveal what actually happened

Sex Box: the participants reveal what actually happened | British TV Industry | Scoop.it
The Channel 4 show claims it will help Britain get over its sexual repression. But did actually having sex in the studio help people articulate their feelings about it?
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TV commissioning is just a bad joke

TV commissioning is just a bad joke | British TV Industry | Scoop.it
John Warburton: I was happy when the BBC picked up my sitcom for a pilot – but what emerged no longer resembled the show it was meant to be
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TV commissioners: an 'uncreative crust' practising 'pseudoscience'?

TV commissioners: an 'uncreative crust' practising 'pseudoscience'? | British TV Industry | Scoop.it
Maggie Brown: Former BBC executive Tom Archer claims commissioning is dominated by people with no experience of programme-making
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What can the origins of the BBC tell us about its future?

What can the origins of the BBC tell us about its future? | British TV Industry | Scoop.it
Charlotte Higgins: In 1924 John Reith said the BBC should be the citizen’s ‘guide,
philosopher and friend’. Ninety years on, can – and should – that still
be its aim?
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From David Kelly to Jimmy Savile, how does the BBC deal with a crisis?

From David Kelly to Jimmy Savile, how does the BBC deal with a crisis? | British TV Industry | Scoop.it
The Smith review into the handling of the Savile allegations, leading to the demise of its director general, is just the latest scandal to hit the corporation. By Charlotte Higgins
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The BBC informs, educates and entertains – but in what order?

The BBC informs, educates and entertains – but in what order? | British TV Industry | Scoop.it
Charlotte Higgins: From the broadcaster’s earliest days, the balance between the popular and the niche has been fiercely contested
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BBC’s long struggle to present the facts without fear or favour | Charlotte Higgins

BBC’s long struggle to present the facts without fear or favour | Charlotte Higgins | British TV Industry | Scoop.it
Charlotte Higgins: The corporation has always striven to be independent and impartial, and it is more trusted than almost any other news provider. But has it drifted to the right?
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You either believe in it or you don't: the future of the BBC | Charlotte Higgins

You either believe in it or you don't: the future of the BBC | Charlotte Higgins | British TV Industry | Scoop.it
In the final part of her in-depth series on the past, present and future of the BBC, Charlotte Higgins assesses the health of the corporation and the challenges it faces on the road to charter renewal in 2016
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Do ad breaks make for better dramas?

Do ad breaks make for better dramas? | British TV Industry | Scoop.it
Mark Lawson: Viewers who dislike being sold sunshine holidays mid-programme may opt for the new pay channel ITV Encore. But adverts change the structure of TV – and not always in a bad way
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Marvel's big Netflix deal: the problem with this ever-expanding universe

Marvel's big Netflix deal: the problem with this ever-expanding universe | British TV Industry | Scoop.it
Marvel will soon move its 'Defenders' into instantly available episodes online. But the interconnected new narratives may only alienate newcomers and make comics even more exclusive
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BT secures movies-on-demand agreement with Curzon Home Cinema

BT secures movies-on-demand agreement with Curzon Home Cinema | British TV Industry | Scoop.it
New service will enable subscribers to watch independent and world movies on same day they open in cinemas. By Mark Sweney
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Homeland season three opens with 2.2m viewers

Homeland season three opens with 2.2m viewers | British TV Industry | Scoop.it
Claire Danes drama returns to Channel 4 with 9% share, as Downton Abbey slips slightly compared with preceding weeks. By Mark Sweney
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Threat to the TV licence as BBC reveals more watch programmes online fuelling fears thousands are legally dodging fee

Threat to the TV licence as BBC reveals more watch programmes online fuelling fears thousands are legally dodging fee | British TV Industry | Scoop.it
New figures show the corporation’s iPlayer website received 242million hits last month, up 38 per cent on last year.
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BBC spending: where does the licence fee go?

BBC spending: where does the licence fee go? | British TV Industry | Scoop.it
How much does the BBC spend on each channel - and is it going up or down?
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TV commissioning: the debate rages on

TV commissioning: the debate rages on | British TV Industry | Scoop.it
IT Crowd writer Graham Linehan, Peep Show's Sam Bain and actor James Corden among those to defend executives' role. By Dugald Baird
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