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Speaking at the Edinburgh International TV Festival, BBC Two Controller Kim Shillinglaw announced the channel is still on the lookout for single, talent led Documentary ideas.
BBC One is on the hunt for a new Factual Format series for 9pm that should be ambitious, must-see specialist factual content offering emotional stories that will get the nation talking.
BBC One is actively seeking Documentary ideas that will work at 9pm and 10.35pm. These should be driven by innovation and be made by the best directing talent.
Talking to Broadcast magazine, BBC Three Controller Damian Kavanagh has highlighted a gap in his slate for serious Factual ideas.
The deadline for submissions for BBC Bitesize German GCSE video content has been extended to 3 September 2015 at 10am.
Donna Clark will be joining BBC Factual commissioning as Acting Head of Formats and Features. The one year appointment allows Alison Kirkham to cover Emma Swain as Acting Controller of Factual Commissioning for BBC Television.
For the last three years Patrick has been running the independent production company Boundless where he was responsible for programmes including An Hour to Save Your Life and Dara and Ed's Great Big Adventure for BBC Two, Britain at the Bookies for BBC Two and World's Toughest Jobs for BBC Three.
They are currently seeking factual singles and series’ ideas. Read the Documentaries on BBC Three page to find out more.
BBC Documentaries is seeking to commission content for BBC One and Two from Scotland and Northern Ireland independents.
Find out what he thinks works well for the channel and the types of Factual programme he wants to commission next on the Documentaries on BBC Three page.
Comedy Controller Shane Allen and Mark Linsey, Controller of BBC Entertainment have updated their commissioning priorities for long form content on BBC Three.
Sam Bickley is to leave BBC commissioning to start a new in-house production label with Sam Anstiss with immediate effect. Elliot Reed will be replacing her as the lead for BBC Three commissioning, remaining in the role until Patrick Holland begins as Head of Documentaries on a revised start date of 1 September 2015.
History and Business Commissioning Editor James Hayes has announced he will leave the Factual Commissioning team.
Tom’s previous commissioning credits include Trust Me, I’m a Doctor, An Hour to Save Your Life, Scrappers and the new BBC One Science strand The Truth About….
Rachel Morgan will join Martin Davidson’s Specialist Factual team as Commissioning Editor, Catherine Catton has been announced as Executive Producer in the Formats and Features team and Lucinda Axelsson will be joining Tom McDonald’s Natural History and Specialist Factual Formats team as Executive Producer.
BBC Bitesize is seeking to commission a set of 20 videos and/or animations appealing to 14 – 16 year-old students working towards their GCSE German exams.
The 2016/17 commissioning round for Radio 2 has now opened. This will close on 10 September 2015 with results to be published on the 26 November 2015.
Danny Horan and Jamie Balment will be joining Head of Documentaries Patrick Holland as Commissioning Editors from 1 September 2015.
BBC Connected Studio are seeking proposals for immersive digital content experiences utilising virtual reality, augmented reality and gaming technologies. Successful submissions will be released on the publicly facing BBC Taster website.
Liz Kilgarriff has been announced as Independent Commissioning Editor for BBC Drama. The role, previously held by Head of Drama Commissioning Polly Hill, will see her overseeing programmes such as Call the Midwife, Death in Paradise and Poldark.
BBC Local Radio is offering a limited re-tender of the production of its all-local radio Evening Programme, broadcast from Monday to Friday 7pm - 10pm on all 39 local radio stations.
Starting in late September, Radio 1 will be presenting a monthly 60-minute gig hosted by Annie Mac and featuring two major acts and guest DJs. Annie Mac Live will be filmed and published on BBC iPlayer and Radio 1’s YouTube and social media channels.
BBC Bitesize is seeking to commission a compelling, learner-centred programme of study for GCSE Media Studies for their 14-16 year old learners.
The Government has published its Green Paper on the review of the BBC Charter and launched the public consultation. The BBC has released an official statement in response available to read on the BBC Media Centre site.
In September 2015 BBC Comedy will be commissioning another round of Comedy Feeds for BBC Three. They’ll be looking for sitcoms, sketch shows and any other scripted Comedy ideas that have the potential to end up as a full TV series on BBC Three.
BBC Bitesize is commissioning a series of short videos to complement existing content around a number of topic areas.
The Trust has indicated that it will approve the proposed reinvention of BBC Three online in its provisional conclusions published today.
BBC Bitesize is commissioning 13 short-form revision videos for GCSE Geography. These are student-facing videos appealing to the 14-16 age range.
Commissioning Editor for Music and Arts Greg Sanderson is leaving the BBC to join independent production company Brook Lapping.
Opportunities for BBC One are centred around Saturday night viewing and include an evening series of six - 10, 30 - 60 minute episodes, an evening peak series of six – 10, 60 minute episodes and a mid-evening Lottery quiz series of eight x 45 minutes episodes.
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