Channel 5 to show FIA World Rally Championship 2016

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The broadcaster will show highlights of every stage of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) over 15 countries. 

The season includes classic events such as Rallye Monte-Carlo and Rally Australia, while new to 2016 is the introduction of Rally China, which will take place in September just outside of Beijing.

Last year championship highlights were shown by ITV4, with live stages from each round being broadcast by BT Sport. 

Tips in 60 seconds... How to make the most of being a researcher

Researcher Selina Tso has worked on productions including Long Lost Family.

Last year she was a panelist at a RTS Futures event where told audiences that it's best to own up to a mistake than to keep it a secret when working in the industry. 

Here she explains that expressing your ideas is key if you want to make the most of your job as a researcher. 


Applications sought for 2016 Shiers Trust Award

The Award offers grants of up to £2000 towards projects which research and conserve the history of television.

Launched in 2000, the Shiers Trust grant is named after George Shiers, a distinguished US TV historian.

Now in its 16th year, the grant has enabled a range of projects, including the digitalisation of back issues of the Radio Times and the creation of a website which presents a collection of historical consumer electronics images.

Fair play at UKTV

Darren Childs UKTV

Five years ago, UKTV was seen as the home of the BBC’s archive shows and the owner of a channel called Dave. Everyone in the industry thought Dave was named after the company’s former CEO, David Abraham.

Fast forward to today. The 300-strong company that began life as a multichannel archive business 20 years ago has grown. It now runs 11 channels, ranging from natural-history channel Eden to Good Food, and has a commercial television market share of 9.3%.