Industry Eye

Ofcom bolsters regional production

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It has emerged that Ofcom is planning to triple Channel 4's licence quota for TV production in the nations from 3% to 9% by 2020, giving a huge to boost to an already growing rate of production activity outside London.

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Product placement rife on The Taste

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During last night's debut of The Taste - Channel 4's blind tasting  cookery format fronted by Nigella Lawson and fellow judges Anthony Bourdain and Ludo Lefebvre - an array of Panasonic products were featured,

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The Knowledge on the box

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In 2013 a lot happened on our television screens: Doctor Who dominated, Breaking Bad bowed out, and we were all encapsulated by a television show about people watching television shows. Here at The Knowledge we pick our favourite TV shows of the year.

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Top 5 Nike commercials

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As Nike release their umpteenth commercial, this time featuring Wayne Rooney playing golf with a football (as you do), we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to trawl through the archives and share with you our top five ads from the famous brand.

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Country house film locations

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We all do it: watching a film and telling the person next to us, "I know where that is…" Well this week we thought we"d bring you a trio of grand country houses you might (or might not) recognise from the silver screen.

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Gary Barlow, meerkats and cobbles

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During Sunday's X Factor's break (24 November) we had Gary Barlow plugging his latest single, a bunch of meerkats promoting insurance company Compare the Market, who in turn were promoting Coronation Street. All in the SAME ad. Were my eyes deceiving me? No, apparently this did actually happen.

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John Lewis vs. M&S: The battle of Christmas ads

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If talk of Christmas is already to starting to make your blood boil, then look away now. For the time has come for John Lewis and Marks & Spencer to battle it out in a bid to be crowned Best Xmas Ad of 2013. Last week we reported on the two long-awaited commercials from the retail giants and now, finally, they"re here, and they couldn"t be any different…

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