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Alan Sugar regenerates into Greg Dyke

Greg DykeChannel 4 have a new Apprentice-style show coming out soon. In Get Me The Producer, Greg “Not at all bitter about the Hutton Report” Dyke will oversee the antics of two teams of TV producers, who will compete to get a lucrative TV production contract. Each week, the teams will have to make a different genre TV show, with Dykey firing the worst-performing candidate at the end of it. No doubt he’ll pick whichever producer drinks the fewest low-fat lattes and talks the least about synergies, brand extension and “the viewer’s journey”.

Channel 4 to start streaming its shows

Got broadband? Now here’s a chance to really enjoy it. As of Tuesday, according to Broadcast, Channel 4 is going to simulcast all its programmes on the web. They won’t be streaming any US shows, since they don’t have the rights, but negotiations are under way.

Later in the year, Channel 4 also plans to expand on that nice beginning by offering on-demand programming. By which time, of course, the BBC’s iPlayer will be around, subject to Ofcom and the Governors, of course.

It’s all go on the Web, isn’t it?