James Patterson is priming his crime thriller The Postcard Killers for development as a Scandinavian TV show as the author aims to secure more adaptations.
Crackit Productions, the indie behind Katie Hopkins: My Fat Story, has hired former Channel 5 factual and fact ent commissioner Jason Wells as an executive producer.
Hat Trick’s Paul Cohen lands Pact role, while Keith Lemon’s Kardashians are set to return
Factual commissioning editor Simon Raikes is leaving Channel 5 to launch a non-scripted division at Tony Jordan’s Red Planet Pictures.
Disney-owned multichannel network (MCN) Maker Studios has hired Dubplate Drama creator Luke Hyams as head of international content.
Working Title Television UK’s Juliette Howell is leaving the NBC Universal joint venture once she has overseen it existing slate.
The pay dispute between ITV and the joint unions rumbled on at the company’s AGM yesterday, with its senior execs standing their ground on the issue.
Objective Productions head of comedy Ben Caudell is to become Channel 4 head of entertainment as the commercial broadcaster finalises the team’s new structure.
Comedy Central looks to ramp up online plans, Channel 4 maintains its interest in cars, and Al Jazeera English gets a new boss.
Tony Hall has prepared BBC staff for “lively and robust debate” ahead of charter renewal, and asked them to be “bold and inventive” about the corporation’s future.
The Thick Of It creator Armando Iannucci is to deliver the James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at this year’s Edinburgh International Television Festival.
Ten Downing Street has confirmed that Ed Vaizey will continue as a culture minister.
Pact has hired former Fox executive David Lyle as the first president of its US division.
Newly-appointed shadow culture secretary Chris Bryant has argued that he faces a “big job” in fighting for the future of the BBC.
Outgoing BBC drama controller Ben Stephenson has made the case for an increase in the licence fee as he prepares to leave the corporation this week.
BBC head of independent drama Polly Hill will succeed Ben Stephenson as controller of drama at the corporation.
BT Sport has dropped the biggest hint yet that Gary Lineker is being lined up to front its Champions League coverage later this year.
Patrick Holland, the managing director at Fremantle Media UK label Boundless, has been named head of documentaries at the BBC.
Polly Hill and Faith Penhale are the frontrunners in the race to replace Ben Stephenson as the controller of BBC drama.
Sky has hired three non-scripted commissioners from the independent production sector as it looks to grow its factual and entertainment output.
The former chief executive of All3Media pocketed a bonus of around £4m after the super-indie was sold to Discovery Communications and Liberty Global last year.
Emma Swain is to take a year out from her role as controller of factual to help shape BBC television’s approach to commissioning in the run-up to charter renewal.
The BBC is beginning to pick up the pieces of £50m mega-brand Top Gear after executive producer Andy Wilman resigned and Richard Hammond and James May pledged loyalty to their co-host Jeremy Clarkson.
Former Fremantle Media UK boss Sara Geater has joined All3Media as chief operating officer, forcing her to relinquish her duties as the chair of Pact after only four months.
Serious contenders have emerged to lead BBC Studios as the recruitment process begins in earnest.
Factual drama writer and producer Jeff Pope is to be presented with the Alan Clarke Special award at the Bafta Awards.
Kim Shillinglaw has claimed BBC2 has the opportunity to reassess Top Gear before it returns to the channel.
Peter Kay’s debut BBC1 sitcom, Car Share, has become iPlayer’s most successful box-set launch after it generated 2.8m requests.
Ukip leader Nigel Farage has lashed out at the BBC, blasting its left-wing bias and “arrogant, lackadaisical attitude” in a column for The Independent.
Sky commissioner Chris Brogden is to join Tinopolis as the super-indie’s first creative director for entertainment in June.
Channel 4 has promoted Charlie Palmer to head of viewer relationship management following the departure of Steve Forde last month.
Former BBC director general George Entwistle has been drafted in to exec produce Channel 4’s election night coverage.
US execs will be out in force in Edinburgh this year, with senior figures from HBO, Showtime, FX and Discovery flying the flag for cable and Amazon Studios representing the new breed of online commissioners.
Former Channel 4 chief executive Michael Jackson has called for the licence fee to be increased and warned against the potential “dismemberment” of the BBC.
Fiona Bruce is closing her production company as the BBC continues to overhaul the way it contracts some of its biggest stars.
BBC Learning executive producer, drama documentary maker and award-winning journalist Katy Jones has died suddenly at the age of 51.
BBC2 controller Kim Shillinglaw has called on producers to pitch more stand-out single documentaries and current affairs investigations.
The BFI (British Film Institute) has appointed Deborah Williams to the new role of diversity manager.
An indie founded by former Culture Show editor Eddie Morgan has secured a three-year deal with Bloomberg TV to make a 75-part art series.
Mentorn Media has hired former Betty head of features David Emerson as head of formats and features, as well as making three other appointments.
Remarkable Television joint managing director Colette Foster is to step down after eight years with the company.
Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman has resigned from the BBC a month after Jeremy Clarkson’s contract was not renewed.
Turner UK general manager Anthony Lukom has left the broadcaster, handing his responsibilities to Northern Europe managing director Ian McDonough.
Initial has appointed Denis O’Connor to the newly-created role of creative director for flagship format Big Brother.
Kim Shillinglaw has promised to salvage unused footage from Top Gear series 22 in a move that will return Jeremy Clarkson to BBC2’s airwaves.
Channel 4 is merging its entertainment and factual entertainment teams and will hand control of the super-division to Liam Humphreys.
The BBC has launched a hunt for a “world-class” executive to oversee the commercialisation of its in-house production division.
Discovery commissioner Liz McIntyre is leaving the broadcaster to head up Sheffield Doc/Fest.
Channel 4 head of entertainment Justin Gorman is leaving the broadcaster after five years.
Nat Geo has hired Richard III: The King In The Car Park exec producer Simon Young as a commissioner in its London production hub.
The BBC has performed a U-turn on its decision to combine its head of documentaries and current affairs commissioning roles as part of its major factual overhaul.
Channel 4 disability executive Alison Walsh has left the broadcaster after two decades, following a restructure of its diversity team.
Jeremy Clarkson has promised to create another motoring show after losing his job as the presenter Top Gear for physically assaulting producer Oisin Tymon.
The former head of Film4 has resigned from her post as National Theatre chief executive after less than six months in the job.
Jon Zeff has stepped down as director of the BBC Trust after just nine months.
Endemol UK’s chief creative officer David Flynn is to leave the company after 16 years to seek out a fresh challenge.
Bear Grylls: Mission Survive indie Betty has appointed Wall to Wall executive producer Duncan Coates as director of programmes.
BBC Trust chairman Rona Fairhead is set to relinquish her responsibilities as a non-executive director at HSBC, according to reports.
Fledgling indie Renowned Films has hired former London Live commissioner Jonathan Boseley following its Growth Fund investment from Channel 4.
All3Media chief executive Jane Turton is to deliver a keynote examining the realities, challenges and opportunities of an ever-changing transatlantic and digital content market at Broadcast’s Media Summit on 1 June.
Channel 4 news anchor Jon Snow is to be awarded a Bafta Fellowship for a career which has spanned 40 years.
The BBC has extended by three months the moratorium on compulsory redundancies in its newsroom after further talks with broadcasting unions, it has emerged.
Sky Living is to retreat from commissioning and shift its originations budget to Sky 1 in a move that has resulted in the departure of channel director Antonia Hurford-Jones.
Jeremy Clarkson has pulled out of hosting an episode of topical news quiz Have I Got News For You, despite having been cleared to appear by the BBC.
An equality heavyweight with 15 years’ experience has been named the first permanent boss of the Creative Diversity Network (CDN).
Dan McGolpin can overcome a lack of commissioning experience to be successful as the new BBC daytime controller, but will need to foster relationships with producers after a number of them admitted they knew little about him.
Peep Show star David Mitchell is to play William Shakespeare in an in-house sitcom being piloted for BBC2.
The BBC has condemned attacks on its journalists in Scotland, who have been subjected to abuse while covering the general election.
Tom McDonald has been named BBC head of natural history and specialist factual formats as the shake-up to the factual commissioning team continues.
Fledgling indie Woodcut Media has hired former A+E Networks UK commissioner Jinal Patel.
North Yorkshire Police will not take any further action against Jeremy Clarkson after he physically assaulted Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon.
Ed Miliband has committed to defending the licence fee if Labour wins the general election.
BBC1 head of planning and scheduling Dan McGolpin is to become the broadcaster’s daytime controller, stepping into the role vacated by Damian Kavanagh.
The joint chief executives of Shine Australia, Mark and Carl Fennessy, are to leave the company following the Endemol Shine Group mega-merger.
Ben Stephenson plans to embed himself in the US TV industry at JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot – but will stay with the BBC over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition to his successor.
A group of senior TV executives are poised to enter the Big Brother house this summer.
Fremantle Media UK indie Thames has hired Superhero Television founder Lucas Green as its new head of development.
BBC sports anchor Jacqui Oatley has joined ITV to front its coverage of sports including football and darts.
Outline Productions managing director Laura Mansfield has been appointed vice chair of Pact Council.
Stephen Poliakoff is to write and direct a six-part drama set in a bomb-damaged London hotel in the aftermath of World War II for BBC2.
Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman has thanked staff for their work on the show, arguing “at least we left ‘em wanting more” after Jeremy Clarkson was sacked for physically assaulting producer Oisin Tymon.
BBC drama controller Ben Stephenson is to join JJ Abrams indie Bad Robot to lead its television division.
BBC3 investigative reporter and presenter Stacey Dooley has revealed she is optimistic about the channel’s proposed move online and has begun producing short films ahead of the shift.
The BBC has laid on security for director general Tony Hall after he received a death threat for not renewing Jeremy Clarkson’s Top Gear deal.
North Yorkshire Police is conducting witness interviews in relation to the Jeremy Clarkson “fracas” - but Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon will not press charges against the presenter.
John Yorke has stepped down as the managing director of Company Pictures after more than two years and All3Media is now hunting for his successor.
Fremantle Media UK comedy label Retort has hired Vera Productions’ Rebecca Parkinson as its head of production.
BBC2 will attempt to get the final three episodes in the 22nd series of Top Gear on air despite sacking Jeremy Clarkson for assaulting a producer.
Gary Carter is to leave Endemol Shine Group less than four months after the super-indie mega-merger was approved.
Alan Yentob has suggested that Jeremy Clarkson’s workload on the 22nd series of Top Gear may have been a factor in his physical assault on producer Oisin Tymon.
The BBC’s decision to release Jeremy Clarkson after he physically assaulted a Top Gear producer has sparked speculation about his future and that of the motoring show.
Jeremy Clarkson turned to new legal advisers ahead of the BBC’s decision not to renew his contract, it has emerged today.
The senior producer at the centre of the Jeremy Clarkson ‘fracas’ has expressed gratitude to the BBC over its handling of the incident which has led to the presenter’s dismissal.
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BBC director general Tony Hall has confirmed that Jeremy Clarkson’s contract will not be renewed after an internal inquiry found the presenter physically assaulted Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon.
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Amanda Hill, one of the architects of BBC Worldwide’s super-brand strategy, is leaving to join US broadcaster A+E Networks.
The Late Late Show with James Corden got off to a good start on Monday evening, beating NBC’s rival brand Late Night with Seth Myers.
The Roughcut founder spoke at the launch of Hiive, the Creative Skillset-backed network for the creative industries. Atalla gave an insight into how he broke into TV and revealed The Office may never have been made if his maths ability was better.
Radio 1 controller Ben Cooper has indicated that the outcome of Ken MacQuarrie’s investigation into the Jeremy Clarkson ‘fracas’ is thought to be “about 24 hours away”.
London Live head of news Vikki Cook has left the local TV channel following the previous departures of programming chiefs Jonathan Boseley and Derren Lawford.
Dinah Caine is to become chair of the Creative Skillset board, prompting the training body to begin a hunt to replace her in the chief executive role.
The campaign to reinstate Jeremy Clarkson has taken a theatrical turn with The Stig delivering a nearly million-strong petition to the BBC’s Broadcasting House in a tank.
Mark Damazer, the former BBC deputy director of news and controller of Radio 4, is among three new members of the BBC Trust.
Jeremy Clarkson made an angry outburst at a charity auction last night in which the Top Gear host revealed he expected to be sacked over the ‘fracas’ incident.