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Neil Mortensen has been reappointed by ITV as director of planning and research to provide insight and analytics to divisions across the broadcaster.
Broadcast examines the seismic issues Rona Fairhead will face when she replaces Lord Patten as the BBC Trust chair - from the role of BBC Productions to the future of BBC3.
Jane Root’s Nutopia has hired a former executive from Breaking Bad broadcaster AMC to expand its US development team.
Peter Horrocks, the director of the BBC World Service group, is to leave the corporation next year.
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.
Rona Fairhead, the former chairman and chief executive of the Financial Times Group, is poised to become the chair of the BBC Trust.
UKTV has poached Sky creative executive Scott Russell to oversee creative output across its ten channels.
True North co-founder Glyn Middleton has left the indie after 13 years following investment secured from Channel 4.
HBO Europe has hired its first London-based executive, The Borgias producer Steve Matthews.
Former Discovery executive Andrew Jackson has joined Grant Mansfield’s fledgling indie Plimsoll Productions.
BBC1 controller Charlotte Moore has blamed social media for the confusion over Miranda Hart’s involvement in a revival of The Generation Game.
Leading drama writers have called on their peers to “grow up” and take more responsibility for the production of their shows as high-end series increasingly adopt a US showrunner–style model.
Danny Cohen has revealed that the BBC will relaunch its e-commissioning system this autumn as he bemoaned the corporation’s commissioning performance.
ITV director of television Peter Fincham believes the consolidation of the British indie sector could lead to the introduction of US-style beauty parade pitching.
Pact chief executive John McVay has reacted angrily to David Abraham’s MacTaggart message on terms of trade, claiming that Channel 4 is attempting to “top-slice the independent sector”.
MONDAY: ITV’s Long Lost Family concluded with a series average over 1m viewers down on last year’s run - as 1m tuned in to Sky Sports News HQ to watch the Premier League transfer deadline unfold.
Comedy writer Colin Edmonds remembers the super-agent who unleashed The Beatles onto US TV
“Jamie’s Comfort Food feels like lingering in the comfort zone for this usually innovative chef.”
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.