Channel 5 boss Ben Frow has offered a frank assessment of the state of the industry and the struggles it faces in the coming months, saying if he thinks too far ahead he gets “really frightened”.
Edinburgh TV Festival
Family TV viewing – thought to be disappearing with the rise of tablets and mobile phones – has returned as a result of the coronavirus crisis, a BBC boss has said.
The BBC said it is hoping to resume filming on soaps including EastEnders “as soon as possible”.
The managing director of content for Sky UK has said the company remains “committed” to building its major new TV and film studio in Elstree, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
The Edinburgh TV festival has been moved online for 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Edinburgh TV Festival has concluded for another year.
Jerry Springer has said that participants were extensively briefed on potential surprises before appearing on his tabloid talk show as he defended the show’s duty of care practices.
Killing Eve will return to screens for a third season in spring next year.
Comedian and presenter Nish Kumar has said there needs to be cultural change in the TV industry to make it truly diverse.
Day two of the Edinburgh TV festival saw Bros’ discussion of conkers named as the best on-screen moment, more strong words from Dorothy Byrne, and Hugh Laurie talking politics.
Bros star Matt Goss’s comic rant about conkers has been named the television moment of the year at the Edinburgh TV Festival.
Channel 4 head of news Dorothy Byrne has said that immoral men should “be frightened” into treating women properly.
Hugh Laurie has said the fractured political world is threatening the impact of drama.
The former partner of late reality TV star Jade Goody has said he has not let their children watch a new documentary about her life.
An ITV chief has branded the abuse some Love Island contestants receive on social media as “absolutely disgusting”.
Channel 4 controller Ian Katz said there is “universal enthusiasm” for the broadcaster’s move to Leeds.
Programmes about slavery, miscarriage and ancient Greece are among the new slate of documentaries unveiled by Channel 5.
A news chief’s withering criticism of Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn, and a celebration of Queer As Folk two decades on from its inception were among the highlights from the first day of the Edinburgh TV Festival.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn are “cowards” who refuse to hold themselves up to proper scrutiny on television, Channel 4 News chief Dorothy Byrne has said.
Labour MP Jess Phillips has said that former prime minister Theresa May is “not very human”.
Channel 5 boss Ben Frow has said the money he saved by axing Big Brother did not go as far as he would have liked.
Television has a problem attracting younger audiences and is watched primarily by “older, posher” people, the boss of BBC Two has said.
The chief executive of Channel 4 has suggested broadcasters called Brexit wrong and misjudged the strength of feeling outside London.
Screenwriter Russell T Davies has said he would consider a 20th anniversary reunion episode of Queer As Folk if the proceeds went to charity.
Channel 4 news chief Dorothy Byrne will deliver this year’s MacTaggart Lecture, closing the first day of the Edinburgh TV Festival.
Louis Theroux and Jerry Springer are among the stars set to speak at the Edinburgh Television Festival.
Louis Theroux is returning to the Edinburgh TV Festival after an 18-year absence.
Jerry Springer will deliver the Alternative MacTaggart lecture at this year’s Edinburgh TV Festival.
Hugh Laurie is to receive the outstanding achievement award at the Edinburgh Television Festival, it has been announced.
Emmy-nominated director and writer Paul Feig is to deliver a major speech at this year’s Edinburgh TV Festival.