BBC to scrap production quotas after TV mega-mergers

The BBC will scrap the mechanism by which it divides up in-house and independent production quotas following the mass of mega-mergers happening in the indie sector. The shake-up – described as one of the largest in the BBC’s 92-year history – is designed to create a “level playing-field between BBC producers and independent ones”, which […]

Fox, Apollo plan Endemol, Shine, Core merger

21st Century Fox plans to create a joint venture with fund manager Apollo Global Management that would house a combined group of Endemol, Shine and CORE Media. Fox confirmed the parties had entered into a “preliminary agreement” to create the venture, though it could not assure a proposed transaction would be completed. A combined Shine, […]