entertainment

ITV launch the ITV Hub this year

ITV will merge their website, TV outlets and on-demand service under the ITV Hub.

The service will give viewers the ability to watch and catch up on shows in one place.  

This will also be the first time that episodes of Family Guy and American Dad will be available on-demand without subscription.

Figures from ITV reveal that 30% of their online usage is from live streaming, which will be the main service of the Hub.

Tips in 60 seconds...How to pitch an entertainment idea

David Williams is the Creative Director of Entertainment North at the BBC.  Based at Media City, Salford, he is responsible for developing entertainment shows across all BBC channels. While doing this, he also works on Dragon's Den and has been responsible for Junior Doctors: Your Life In Their Hands.  Here he gives us his unique insight into pitching your own idea to people like him. 

Meet the new Dragons entering the Den

The show that sees budding entrepreneurs entering the Den to pitch business ideas to the Dragons has unveiled a new line up.

This year’s new additions will join existing multi-millionaire Dragons Deborah Meaden and Peter Jones.  

An estimated £15m has been invested by the Dragons since the Den opened its doors a decade ago.

After Duncan Bannatyne, Kelly Hoppen and Piers Linney left the show, three new investors will join BBC Two’s flagship investment show.

Meet the new dragons:

 

Tips in 60 seconds... How to succeed in entertainment development

Entertainment television is a tough game to get into. So how do you succeed in a genre where big ideas and big personalities dominate?

Ross McCarthy is the former Head of Unscripted at Buccaneer Media and previously Executive Producer and head of Development at Outline Productions. He is behind some of entertainment's most high-profile brands, from Health Freaks and Million Dollar Intern to Britain's Big Wildlife Revival and Desi Rascals. In this video he shares some tips on how to succeed in entertainment development.

Tips in 60 seconds... How to break into entertainment journalism

Jasmine Dotiwala is the executive news editor of the youth London 360 News TV Magazine Show at the Media Trust. She has experienced first hand how to work your way up the ladder and now has a wealth of experience in the entertainment journalism industry. Starting out as a runner on Channel 4's The Big Breakfast, Jasmine went on to present The Word before moving to MTV where she spent the following 13 years, ultimately heading up MTV BASE production. She has interviewed some of the biggest names in showbiz, from Mary J. Blige and Destiny's Child to Eminem and Jay Z.