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Incoming BBC2 controller Kim Shillinglaw is set to launch an indie charm offensive as she bids to get to grips with unfamiliar genres and make her mark on the channel’s schedule.
Kids industry veteran Nigel Pickard is to leave Zodiak Media after eight years at the company.
Denise O’Donoghue is to step down as the UK managing director of ITV Studios after four years.
The BBC has appointed Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth as its director of human resources.
Zai Bennett will become director of Sky Atlantic just weeks after it was announced that BBC3 is to move online next year.
Simon Dickson is to leave Shine-owned indie Dragonfly Film and TV after three years at the business.
Rarely is the race to become a channel controller so clear cut. Kim Shillinglaw was the only name on BBC insiders’ lips while BBC2 was hunting for a new boss, and, sure enough, the science and natural history commissioner has landed the role.
Syco Entertainment chief executive Charles Garland is to leave the company after three years.
Channel 5 owner Richard Desmond is known for his maverick approach to business - and has offered director of programmes Ben Frow an unusual incentive to improve ratings.
BBC science and natural history commissioner Kim Shillinglaw has been confirmed as the new controller of BBC2 and BBC4.
Ingenious Ventures chief executive Patrick Bradley has exited the company to establish a £150m media and entertainment investment fund.
The BBC has received complaints about the lack of women represented in portraits around New Broadcasting House.
Danny Cohen’s ambition to tackle the diversity of the BBC’s television output has taken a step forward with the appointment of a specialist to lead the push.
MipTV: NBC News’ Peacock Productions has appointed Dean Palmer as director of development of its UK division.
Sajid Javid has been appointed culture secretary as the replacement for Maria Miller, who resigned earlier today.
Mad Men returned for a seventh series on Wednesday with a meagre audience of 28,500 - as Channel 4’s How to Get a Council House was back with record ratings.
Producer Richard Broke, whose credits included Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years, has died
“He undermined his argument with soundbites from the usual Socialist Worker types”
Broadcast’s Talking TV podcast returns with a John Kaye Cooper interview and more on BBC commissioning quotas.