David Liddiment

Non-Executive Chairman, FremantleMedia UK
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"Cloaca" is the Latin word for sewer, which might seem -- in theater circles, especially -- a brazenly emphatic way of tempting fate. But there's no denying the waste represented by the opening…
BBC flagship station BBC1 increased its lead over its main commercial rival, ITV1, in 2002. BBC1 achieved an all-hours audience share of 26.2% compared with ITV's 24.1%.
In a surprise move, ITV announced Wednesday the appointment of Nigel Pickard, the BBC's head of children's programming, as its new director or programming, just weeks after Channel 5's Dawn Airey…
British execs and formats may be flavor of the month in the U.S., but back home in Blighty the television community is going through angst about its declining creative standards.
The soul of British television is in danger -- and the main reason is the BBC's determination to compete head on with its commercial rivals.