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Itv Profits Decline 35% On Premium Rates Scandal

Pre-tax profit at broadcaster ITV has declined 35 per cent to £188 million but the turnaround plan is "on track" chairman Michael Grade said.Broadcasting revenue fell 59 per cent to £738 million compared to 2006,...

By on 05 March 2008

Snow's Comments About Prince Harry Lead To Over 90 Complaints

Channel 4 has received over 90 complaints about comments made by Jon Snow regarding the media blackout on Prince Harry's service in Afghanistan.In a debate on Channel 4 News on Thursday, Mr Snow asked the...

By on 01 March 2008

Bbc Wins Big At Royal Television Society Journalism Awards

The BBC has picked up eight awards at the Royal Television Society awards for journalism, with Jeremy Paxman named presenter of the year.The corporation's political correspondent Nick Robinson was named specialist correspondent of the year...

By on 21 February 2008

Bbc Television Programmes Made Available On Itunes

BBC Worldwide has announced that a selection of BBC television programmes will be available to purchase and download from the iTunes store in the UK.In an announcement today the BBC became the first UK broadcaster...

By on 19 February 2008

Oliver Criticism For Advertising

Chef Jamie Oliver has been criticised by the broadcasting watchdog Ofcom for promoting his own products in a Channel 4 show.Viewers complained that Oliver made several references to his Flavour Shaker product as well as...

By on 11 February 2008

New Kylie Minogue Video Pulled By Media Watchdog Ofcom

The video for Kylie Minogue's new song Wow has been pulled by the communications watchdog Ofcom.Kylie's latest offering was due to receive its TV premiere on Channel 4 on Wednesday but it was ruled that...

By on 01 February 2008

Lloyd Webber Reveals Hollyoaks, Sound Of Music Trick

The actress playing the Hollyoaks character looking for her West End breakthrough is set to play the lead role in The Sound of Music, Andrew Lloyd Webber has revealed. Viewers have watched Summer Shaw looking...

By on 01 February 2008

Eastenders Tops 2007 Ratings

The Christmas episode of EastEnders was the most watched television programme of 2007, according to new audience research figures.As the affair between Max and Stacy came to a head on Christmas Day, 14.38 million viewers...

By on 18 January 2008

Ramsay Boosts Scallop Sales

The popularity of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has resulted in a surge in seafood sales, according to supermarkets.As part of Channel 4's Big Food Fight season, Ramsay is to lead the country through a live...

By on 18 January 2008

'Craig David' Hijacks Bb House

The Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack contestants took the guise of an R 'n' B star last night after Bo' Selecta star Leigh Francis took control on the show.The 11 remaining contestants were transformed into the...

By on 17 January 2008

Gervais Supports Globes Boycott

Ricky Gervais said he was delighted to pick up the gong for best sitcom at the Golden Globes despite the lack of an award ceremony in Los Angeles.The British comedian's Extras show scooped the award...

By on 14 January 2008

Dancing On Ice Stars Named

Pop Idol star Gareth Gates has been named as one of the 12 celebrities competing in this year's series of ITV1's Dancing On Ice.Gates will be joined by former tennis great Greg Rusedski as well...

By on 08 January 2008

Bb: Celeb Hijack Ratings Slide

Revamping Celebrity Big Brother may have backfired with less than half the regular audience tuning in for last night's launch, it has emerged.According to overnight estimates, 3.5 million viewers watched the first instalment of Big...

By on 04 January 2008

Dermot Criticises Bb Revamp

Dermot O'Leary has criticised the decision to redesign Celebrity Big Brother after the race row that blighted last year's show.Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack launches on Channel 4 tonight after 2007's series caused a diplomatic incident...

By on 03 January 2008

Cohen Says Goodbye To Borat

Despite the huge success of the film, Sacha Baron Cohen has said he is unlikely to ever play Borat again.After appearances in series on Channel 4 and HBO, the antics of Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev...

By on 22 December 2007

Channel 4 Fined £1.5m By Ofcom

Ofcom has levied a fine of £1.5 million on Channel 4 over irregularities in two premium-rate phone-in competitions. The media regulator fined the broadcaster £1 million for the early selection of competition finalists on the...

Channel 4 Fined £1.5m By Ofcom

Ofcom has levied a fine of £1.5 million on Channel 4 over irregularities in two premium-rate phone-in competitions. The media regulator fined the broadcaster £1 million for the early selection of competition finalists on the...

By on 20 December 2007

Comedy Joy For Gavin & Stacey

BBC3 comedy Gavin & Stacey was the big winner at the British Comedy Awards, with prizes for its writers and co-stars Ruth Jones and James Corden.The romantic comedy - which with seven nods was the...

By on 06 December 2007

O'leary Quits Bblb

Dermot O'Leary will no longer be inviting Z-list celebrities and housemates' families to the Big Brother's Little Brother couch, he has confirmed.The presenter's work with Big Brother will end after he hosts E4's spin-off Big...

By on 28 November 2007

Rivals Plan On-demand Tv

Rival broadcasters ITV, BBC Worldwide and Channel 4 are joining forces to launch a new video-on-demand service.In a joint statement today the three TV companies, which currently operate their own separate on-demand services, said the...

By on 27 November 2007

Jamie And Gordon To Team Up

Celebrity chef rivals Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver are to join forces for a special campaign next year, according to Channel 4.The channel launched its winter schedule yesterday, with the two cooks to tackle the...

By on 22 November 2007

Tv Ad Rules 'Fail Children'

Calls have been made to toughen up restrictions on which adverts can be shown during and around television programmes.New rules introduced earlier this year banned adverts for foods high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS)...

By on 12 November 2007

Watchdog Clears Big Brother

Channel 4 reality show Big Brother did not breach TV guidelines by broadcasting footage of contestants using offensive terminology, communications watchdog Ofcom has ruled.Bristol student Emily Parr was ejected from this year's house after being...

By on 05 November 2007

Richard And Judy To Quit

TV duo Richard Madeley and Judy Finnegan are to quit their Channel 4 daytime show once their contract ends next year, they have confirmed.The husband and wife team will step down from the afternoon chatshow...

By on 02 November 2007

Channel 4 To 'Save Its Soul'

As Channel 4 celebrates its 25th birthday, its new head of programming has unveiled plans to redraw its remit and tackle accusations of dumbing down.Julian Bellamy has confirmed the channel's comedy and drama budgets will...

By on 02 November 2007

Spaced Remade For Us

Cult British comedy series Spaced is to be remade for American viewers, according to industry reports.Variety claims the Channel 4 show is to be retooled for US screens by Fox, with Will & Grace writer...

By on 30 October 2007

Tv Duo Launch Kids' Book Club

TV presenters Richard and Judy are looking to improve child literacy by launching a kids' version of their popular book club on their Channel 4 show.Eight books for readers aged five and above have been...

By on 24 October 2007

Man Dies In Time Team Accident

A man has died after a freak accident during a mock joust for Channel 4 TV series Time Team.Paul Allen, a historical performer, was taking part in an episode dealing with Edward III's Round Table...

By on 23 October 2007

Tom Cruises Into London Festival

Tom Cruise was the star attraction in London's Leicester Square last night for the world premiere of his film Lions for Lambs.The likely Oscar contender details the war on terror in Afghanistan, with Cruise starring...

By on 23 October 2007

Whitehaven Readies For Switch

A small town in Cumbria will become the first place in Britain to begin the process of going over to digital television in the early hours of tomorrow.Whitehaven will start seeing its analogue channels disappear...

By on 16 October 2007

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