Friday’s “Jeremy Piven for Mr Selfridge?, Julie Benz joins Defiance, Lennie James in Gotham and Kevin Bishop’s Super Fun Night” news



  • Channel 4 to launch highlights channel 4seven
  • Sky to cut BBC transmission charges
  • HBO, Starz, Showtime and ABC petition for UK tax breaks [subscription required]
  • Watch acquires Primeval spin-off [subscription required]
  • Entourage‘s Jeremy Piven to star in ITV’s Mr Selfridge?


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  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.