Rona Fairhead was the surprise choice to replace Lord Patten as the BBC Trust chair this weekend. A largely unknown quantity to the broadcasting industry, Broadcast runs the rule over the government’s preferred candidate.
Peter Horrocks, the director of the BBC World Service group, is to leave the corporation next year.
History owner A+E Networks is to acquire a 10% stake in youth media business Vice Media for $250m (£150m).
Jane Root’s Nutopia has hired a former executive from Breaking Bad broadcaster AMC to expand its US development team.
Rona Fairhead, the former chairman and chief executive of the Financial Times Group, is poised to become the chair of the BBC Trust.
Discovery boss JB Perrette has hit back at claims from Channel 4 chief David Abraham that global consolidation will lead to a more risk averse indie sector.
Britain’s worst dental problems are to be examined in a BBC1 series from The Secret Life of Students indie Raw Television.
A controversial episode of The Great British Bake Off has sparked more than 800 complaints.
Glasgow-based indie Matchlight is close to leaving beleaguered production group DCD Media, Broadcast understands.
The BBC’s global online news audience has grown by 30% since 2012 to reach over 73m unique monthly browsers.
The BBC has been criticised by Simon Cowell following its decision to schedule Strictly Come Dancing against The X Factor.
The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF), the charity best known for its Royal Film Performance, is to premiere the series five opener of ITV drama Downton Abbey at Leicester Square.
UKTV has poached Sky creative executive Scott Russell to oversee creative output across its ten channels.
Click to view the trailer for Bad Bridesmaids, ITV2’s comedy-reality hybrid produced by Fresh One Productions and GroupM Entertainment.
DCD Media has issued a statement ahead of its interim results to attempt to calm shareholder nerves over its plummeting share price.
SUNDAY: The X Factor faltered in its second outing after making a promising start the previous evening.
“It’s hard to look at another Harry Styles haircut without seeing the contrivances nesting inside it.”
A special edition of Talking TV heads to the Edinburgh International Television Festival to sort through all the major themes of this year’s conference.
Neil was one of the most positive people you could ever wish to meet, know and work with.