Television accountant Jonathan Lunn has been handed a four and a half-year suspended prison sentence after being found guilty of tax fraud.
BBC director of news and current affairs James Harding has argued that it is unlikely that the corporation will hive off Panorama into a commercial entity under plans to transform in-house production.
NBC head of comedy and Lucky Giant founder Mario Stylianides has left the business and been replaced by BBC executive Justin Davies.
Oxford Scientific Films (OSF) has hired Watershed TV’s creative director Emma Morgan as it bids to broaden its programming slate.
Scripps Networks has appointed Discovery veteran Phillip Luff as managing director of UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Former Future and ITN chief executive Mark Wood has been named chief executive of Ten Alps.
Jo Street has become the acting controller of BBC daytime following Damian Kavanagh’s appointment as BBC3 digital controller.
HM Treasury executive Sharon White has been named as chief executive of media regulator Ofcom.
Sheffield Doc/Fest has appointed Claire Aguilar as director of programming and industry engagement.
Damian Kavanagh will be responsible for commissioning traditional, short-form and “new-form” content for BBC3 after being named digital controller of the channel.
Warner Bros Television Production UK is preparing to launch a training course to discover new development talent.
Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes has claimed that rather than break through any race or gender glass ceilings she is following in the footsteps of other women.
The BBC, ITV and Broadchurch indie Kudos have teamed up with the Edinburgh International Television Festival to investigate the lack of diversity among production crews.
Peter Horrocks, the director of the BBC World Service group, is to join The Open University following his departure from the BBC.
A Ruth Jones comedy is among a raft of projects on BBC1’s radar as it bids to plug the hole left by Miranda and now Mrs Brown’s Boys.
Comedy Central UK has named Joe McVey as its new head of development.
Long Lost Family indie Wall To Wall has appointed The Apprentice’s showrunner Cate Hall as an executive producer.
Former FremantleMedia UK chief executive Sara Geater has won the race to become chair of Pact council in the organisation’s first contested election in at least 14 years.
Posh People: Inside Tatler executive producer Danny Horan has joined Voltage TV as one of a number of senior hires.
Firecracker Films founder Mark Soldinger is to leave the Big Fat Gypsy Weddings indie part of a management restructure.
Ian Hislop has called on the BBC to become “more pugnacious” BBC after a period of cautious programming.
Clare Balding will anchor the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio but scale back her horse racing duties after signing a two-year deal with Channel 4.
James Harding has argued that BBC News will be “undeterred” in holding politicians to account following government anger over its autumn statement coverage.
Veteran BBC News producer Paul Lambert has joined Ukip as director of communications.
Vanessa Redgrave, The Great British Bake Off hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins and The Smoke writer Lucy Kirkwood were among the winners at the Women in Film and Television Awards.
UKTV has poached Syfy boss Adam Collings to take on the new role of head of programming for Watch.
BBC director of television Danny Cohen has warned the government it would be “crazy” to undermine the corporation during charter renewal negotiations.
Fledgling indie Duchess Street Productions has hired Sky drama script executive Jo Roderick.
Hungry Bear Media, the fledgling indie established by former Talkback boss Dan Baldwin, has hired a Gogglebox and Geordie Shore casting expert as head of new talent.
Scott Free London, the Ridley Scott-backed indie, plans to expand its TV development team after striking a first-look deal with Sonar Entertainment.
Coast co-creator Kathy Myers is to join Greenbird-backed indie Hello Halo as executive producer and head of development.
The BBC must ensure that plans to commercialise its in-house production arm do not impact the progress the corporation has made in the regions, according to BBC England director Peter Salmon.
ITV commercial and online managing director Fru Hazlitt is to step down for health reasons after more than four years at the broadcaster.
All3Media digital indie Little Dot Studios has appointed WPP executive Nick Cohen as it bids to expand its burgeoning branded content output.
The Indie Training Fund (ITF) has hired former Channel 4 commissioning boss Janey Walker as managing director, as it bids to support the TV industry’s diversity push.
Footballers Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie are among the sports stars to have invested $2m (£1.3m) in clip-sharing service Grabyo.
My Family producer DLT Entertainment has beefed up its development team with two new hires.
Brighter Pictures co-founder Gavin Hay has resurfaced as the director of a newly-established indie that will specialise in programming about disability.
Bullseye co-founder Dee Smith has joined European extreme sports and culture producer Factory Media.
Production companies need to take greater care of freelance filmmakers and stop treating them as “guns for hire”, according to Grierson and Rory Peck Award-winning director Ben Steele.
Multiplatform indie LoveLive has hired former Babelgum and BT Vision executive Mark Cranwell as chief commercial officer.
Dinner Date commissioner Katy Thorogood is to leave ITV after five years to become a creative director for Ricochet Productions.
All3Media chairman Steve Morrison has made an impassioned plea to safeguard the licence fee and set out a plan for it to be overseen by industry professionals and the public rather than politicians.
Jews on Bikes indie Back2Back has hired a UK development chief as managing director David Nottman-Watt prepares to focus on the US.
A producer and part-time technologist is looking for funding to help develop a simulator that could save productions time and money, as well as train the next generation of gallery directors.
Halo Post managing director Jo Beighton is set to leave the postproduction firm at the end of the month.
BBC Radio 4 Today programme presenter Mishal Husain has hailed the role that women can play in reporting from the frontline of conflict zones.
Sara Geater, Cat Lewis and Laura Mansfield are battling it out to become Pact council chair in the organisation’s first contested election in at least 14 years.
Andrew O’Connor is to leave Objective Productions, the indie that he co-founded with Michael Vine, after nearly 20 years in charge.
October Films has hired a US head of factual as it expands its North America operation.
ITV is making a number of producers on Tonight redundant and plans to reduce the number of episodes it makes next year as it cuts costs on its flagship current affairs brand.
CBeebies controller Kay Benbow is to become the acting director of BBC Children’s.
Ingenious Investments CEO James Clayton has joined Simon Fuller’s media firm XIX Entertainment.
Channel 4 drama commissioner Sophie Gardiner is joining the UK division of Colin Callender’s indie Playground Entertainment.
The Hoarder Next Door commissioner Nick Hornby is leaving Channel 4 to join Blast! Films as head of programmes.
Chef Nigel Slater and long-term business partner and producer James Thompson have launched a factual indie.
Gogglebox producer Stephen Lambert believes the show’s success is a result of it being allowed to evolve on air, rather than requiring “endless treatments” during development.
Lion Television co-founder and managing director Jeremy Mills is stepping down from the All3Media-owned indie after 18 years.
Zodiak Rights chief executive Steve Macallister has resigned from the international arm of the Wife Swap producer after just ten months in the job.
Former Boundless and Twofour exec Gemma Davies has joined the development team of US indie Jane Street Entertainment.
The Forge, the drama indie set up by Company Pictures founder George Faber, has launched with backing from All3Media.
Betty chief executive Liz Warner was named diversity champion at last night’s Creative Diversity Network Awards.
Peter Firmin, the artist and puppet-maker behind iconic creations including Noggin the Nog, Bagpuss and Basil Brush, is to receive the special award at this year’s Children’s Baftas.
Tipping The Velvet indie Sally Head Productions has hired Hotel Babylon producer Polly Williams to boost development.
Channel 4 is planning to challenge perceptions of paedophilia in a potentially controversial documentary co-directed by Werner Herzog’s son.
Adrian Van Klaveren, the former Radio 5 Live controller who lost his job in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal, is to return to BBC News as head of strategic change.
BBC documentaries commissioning editor Maxine Watson has been appointed as acting head of documentaries to replace Emma Willis.
Comedy Central has poached Turner exec Jemma Yates to expand its international programming output.
BBC1 and BBC3 channel executive Kate Phillips has joined BBC Worldwide to lead its global formats strategy.
24 Hours In Police Custody commissioner Amy Flanagan has been promoted to deputy head of documentaries by Channel 4.
Stephen Lambert has questioned the effectiveness of top-down commissioning structures and claimed that TV would benefit from a more “delegated” process.
Endemol chief creative officer David Flynn has claimed the industry “really needs to see a shift” on-screen if it is to address its diversity issues.
Silver River boss Daisy Goodwin is to exit the Sony-backed producer amid a company restructure.
Discovery’s London-based international commissioning hub is to move into its next phase after the broadcaster confirmed that former Nutopia producer Phil Craig will replace Julian Bellamy.
The Walking Dead star David Morrissey has partnered with a trio of established TV and film producers to launch his own drama and documentary indie.
The NUJ is investigating claims that former Countryfile presenter Miriam O’Reilly has been blacklisted by the broadcaster for fighting an ageism case in 2011.
PPF: SBTV founder Jamal Edwards is keen to transfer his brand of online content to TV - both through VoD services and linear programming.
BBC director of television Danny Cohen has claimed that the corporation will not survive if it fails to tackle diversity.
Netflix has hired Vuguru boss Larry Tanz to join its nascent European content acquisition team.
Discovery is lining up former Nutopia producer Phil Craig as a replacement for international commissioning chief Julian Bellamy, Broadcast understands.
ITV’s US boss Paul Buccieri is leaving the company after seven years for a top job at cable network group A+E Networks.
Wall to Wall founder Alex Graham has criticised the BBC for its failure to invest more heavily in factual programming.
Channel 4 is on the hunt for a sport commissioner after Jamie Aitchison decided to leave the broadcaster after three years.
Outgoing Ofcom chief executive Ed Richards has argued that it could take up to four years to assess whether Jeremy Hunt’s vision for local television has been a success.
River Cottage producer Keo Films has appointed former advertising executive David Pattison as its chairman.
UKTV operations and technology director Ben Hine is leaving the broadcaster as it restructures the division and creates three new roles.
Channel 4 has bolstered its formats commissioning team with the hire of former Pulse Films and ITV Studios exec Danny Carvalho.
Danny Cohen has thrown his full support behind Jeremy Clarkson in the on-going row over Top Gear’s trip to Argentina.
Jane Root’s indie Nutopia has hired former Channel 4 commissioner Katie Boyd as it prepares for a push into features and formats.
BBC3 scheduler Jamie Morris has joined Sky as head of scheduling for Sky Atlantic and Sky Arts.
Zodiak Rights has hired BBC Worldwide’s head of drama Chris Stewart as head of scripted acquisitions for the Wife Swap producer.
Brian Wesley, producer of shows including Game For A Laugh and Surprise Surprise, has died aged 67.
Shine America boss Rich Ross is the latest high-profile executive to leave the company following the mega-merger between Endemol and Shine Group.
Tim Hincks has been named as president of the newly merged Endemol and Shine Group company.
BBC Trust chairman Rona Fairhead has stressed that the efficiency of the organisation is “fundamentally important” in her first media interview.
Will Smith, director of programmes at RDF Television, is to leave the Zodiak Media-owned production company.
Homeland producer Keshet has bolstered its fledgling UK division with the hire of two comedy and formats executives.
Whizz Kid Entertainment is in talks with potential investors after Ingenious wound up the media investment fund that owns nearly half of the indie.
Louise Pedersen is leaving All3Media International to set up the UK division of Playground Entertainment, the high-end drama producer set up by former HBO Films boss Colin Callender.
Scripps Network UK, which operates the Food Network and Travel Channel, has hired former Discovery exec Katharina Feistauer as vice president of programming.
The natural history genre has become “tired” and producers must work harder to convince broadcasters to invest in shows, according to Oxford Scientific Films boss Clare Birks.
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has revealed the 20 youngsters to receive funding as part of its inaugural undergraduate bursary scheme.
7 Wonder has stepped up its recruitment drive with the appointment of Oxford Scientific Films’ (OSF) Steve Condie as head of specialist factual.
The founder of youth online broadcaster SBTV, Jamal Edwards, has joined the line-up of speakers at Broadcast’s Production and Post Forum.
Jonathan Ross has signed up for a further two series of his ITV chat show – keeping him on the channel until at least the end of 2015.