Long-serving director of BBC Scotland Ken MacQuarrie has been appointed as the corporation’s new director of nations and regions.
Glasgow-based indie Hello Halo has appointed Mentorn development executive Natalie Hill as head of development.
Remarkable has bolstered its senior team by creating head of factual and head of entertainment roles.
Youngest Media, the indie established by former Endemol execs David Flynn and Lucas Church, has hired a former Victory Television executive as its entertainment boss.
Chandana Keerthi Bandara, a BBC journalist working on its Sri Lankan Sinhala service, has been awarded £50,000 compensation by an employment tribunal after his failure to prioritise news of Prince George’s birth contributed to his dismissal in 2015.
All3Media chief operating officer Sara Geater has been appointed chair of the Bafta commercial committee, replacing media lawyer Medwyn Jones.
Objective has hired a chief operating officer from Syco.
5 News editor Cristina Nicolotti Squires has been appointed director of content at Sky News.
Former ITV exec Alison Sharman has joined Thoroughly Modern Media, the fledgling indie that produced Heston’s Dinner In Space.
Plimsoll Productions, the indie set up by former RDF exec Grant Mansfield, has appointed Paddy Sellers as its first chairman.
TV executives have “no idea what they are doing” and should put more trust in talent, according to comedian John Cleese.
Rona Fairhead will not lead the BBC’s forthcoming unitary board after prime minister Theresa May requested that she reapply for the job.
House Productions, the indie established by Tessa Ross and Juliette Howell, has hired three executives to its development team.
BBC head of comedy commissioning Shane Allen has highlighted the importance of backing female talent in the wake of the loss of Victoria Wood and Caroline Aherne.
Rod Henwood is to leave Zodiak Media 12 months after it merged with Banijay.
BBC Worldwide has hired former Lion executive Joff Powell as commissioning editor for its portfolio of international channels.
The Island exec Alf Lawrie is leaving Shine to join Blast! Films.
Minster for digital and culture Matt Hancock has flagged “success, access and synthesis” as the three cornerstone principles of his strategy for the creative industries.
Back In Time For Dinner commissioner Alison Kirkham has been confirmed as the BBC’s head of factual commissioning, more than a year after being installed in the role on a temporary basis.
Pulse Films unscripted boss Roy Ackerman has left the indie after just over a year and will be replaced by creative director Emma Cooper.
Former BBC digital chief Ralph Rivera has been appointed as managing director of Eurosport’s digital division.
BBC development executive Lucy Bacon has joined Wall to Wall as head of factual development.
David Mortimer is to leave NBC Universal after three years spent leading its international formats charge.
Former Channel 4 multiplatform commissioner Jody Smith has joined David Flynn and Lucas Church’s fledgling indie.
Diversity chief Amanda Ariss is to leave the Creative Diversity Network after 18 months in the role.
Sony Pictures Television has bolstered its UK distribution team with the hire of Warner Bros exec Dee Robertson.
Avalon has hired former Shine exec Tim Robinson as chief operating officer.
BBC content chiefs Charlotte Moore and Patrick Holland have claimed that the new commissioning structure will “empower” creatives rather than centralise decision-making.
Youth programming producer Latimer has hired former executives from BBC Worldwide and Vice Media after securing investment earlier this year.
BBC Studios has appointed veteran wildlife producer Julian Hector as head of the Natural History Unit.
Twofour has received a letter from solicitors representing a former contestant on ITV’s diving format Splash! who claims he sustained life-changing injuries during the competition.
Natural history producer Oxford Scientific Films (OSF) has poached BBC Studios development executive Michael Philo.
Catastrophe creator Sharon Horgan used the Alternative MacTaggart lecture to call for comedy commissioners to be less prescriptive.
Newly appointed BBC2 editor Patrick Holland has called for producers to bring him factual entertainment shows, saying the channel is not pitched enough.
Tim Sparke, the founder of international distribution house Mercury Media, has died at the age of 53.
It is economically “critical” for the TV industry to become more diverse, according to culture minister Matt Hancock, who has lent his support to the Diamond initiative.
The class divisions in the television industry are laid bare in a report that reveals that people in the media are three times more likely to have attended a private or selective grammar school than the national average.
Roughcut TV executive producer Alex Smith has been promoted to head of comedy.
Nicholas Yearwood has left Idris Elba’s indie Green Door Pictures exec to join Bob & Co-backed indies Woodcut Media and Duchess Street Productions as a consultant executive producer.
Former BBC director general Mark Thompson has criticised plans to force the BBC to reveal how much it pays its top talent.
Former ITV director of factual Richard Klein is set to join IWC Media as creative director after leaving the commercial broadcaster in February, Broadcast can reveal.
Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund chief executive Richard Wilson has died aged 58, following a short illness.
BBC’s former factual boss Emma Swain is to leave the corporation after 20 years.
BriteSpark Films has bolstered its senior team with the appointment of ITN’s David Tshulak as head of development and Studio Lambert’s Vics Wilson as production executive.
Caitlin Moran has branded the lack of female working class British comedies “shameful” after Channel 4 cancelled her Raised By Wolves sitcom.
Discovery International has promoted Paul Welling to a newly-created role focused on the network’s brands and events.
Access Entertainment, the media investment firm run by former BBC boss Danny Cohen, has joined forces with BBC Worldwide to back Tessa Ross and Juliette Howell’s new indie House Productions.
Barcroft Media has hired the former managing editor of FHM and Heat following its investment from Channel 4.
The Murder Detectives commissioner Amy Flanagan has been promoted to deputy head of factual at Channel 4.
Former BBC director of television Danny Cohen is to executive produce a forthcoming Harry Potter spin-off movie.
Gus Beattie, the producer behind long-running BBC Radio 4 comedy Fags, Mags & Bags is setting up a production company.
Vic Reeves is developing a sketch show with BBC controller of comedy commissioning Shane Allen inspired by early 90s comedy stage show Vic Reeves Big Night Out.
Catastrophe and Pulling co-creator Sharon Horgan is to deliver the Alternative MacTaggart at the Edinburgh International Television Festival.
Naked Entertainment, the indie established by former Fox and Discovery commissioner Simon Andreae, has hired Text Santa producer Matthew Cox.
Keo Films has made a raft of new appointments: a head of digital and executive producer in the UK, and a managing director in Australia.
UK pay-TV channel Fox is set to kick off a hunt for a British drama to match The Walking Dead after hiring Keshet exec Sara Johnson as its scripted drama chief.
The Metropolitan Police has confirmed that it will not be pursuing further action in relation to historical sexual assault claims made against former Top Gear presenter Chris Evans.
War And Peace producer Lookout Point is to ramp up development of “big drama in intimate stories” after installing former BBC Wales drama boss Faith Penhale as joint chief executive.
Pointless producer Remarkable has hired Possessed development executive Paul Brassey and promoted Dom Waugh as it refreshes its creative team.
Former BBC1 controller Lorraine Heggessey is set to join the board of data science firm Pivigo after backing the firm through her angel investment scheme.
ITV is preparing to make redundanies as it looks to make £25m of cuts in the wake of the EU referendum but has stressed that programming budgets will not be affected.
Derek Wax, the Kudos executive producer responsible for shows including BBC1’s Capital and Channel 4’s Humans, has struck out on his own with an Endemol Shine Group-backed indie.
Sky has hired BBC comedy commissioner Tilusha Ghelani as part of its latest push into comedy.
DCD Rights has hired Passion Distribution exec Philippa Chuter as it grows its factual programming ambitions.
Conservative MP for Folkestone and Hythe Damian Collins has thrown his hat into the ring to be the next chair of the chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.
Channel 4 diversity executive Oona King is leaving the broadcaster after seven years to join YouTube in a global role as director of diversity.
John Whittingdale’s departure has done nothing to safeguard the future of Channel 4 after newly installed culture minister Matthew Hancock insisted “all options” remained on the table.
ITV has hired former host of BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen James Martin and Countryfile presenter Anita Rani to front the Friday slot of This Morning.
The Queen and Philomena producer Christine Langan is on the brink of replacing Henry Normal as the boss of Baby Cow Productions, Broadcast can reveal.
Fremantle Media-backed factual indie Wild Blue has recruited BBC executive producer Cameron Balbirnie as creative director.
The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee (CMSC) is searching for a new chair after MP Jesse Norman was appointed a junior minister at the department for business, energy and industrial strategy.
Ofcom has denied that Sky News presenter Mark Longhurst and reviewer Julia Hartley-Brewer caused “unjustified offence” during a discussion on the Orlando nightclub gun attack that saw Owen Jones storm off the set.
Academy award-winning producer David Parfitt is to work with investment firm Bob & Co as a consultant.
Culture minister Ed Vaizey has left the government in Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle, and has been replaced by former paymaster general Matthew Hancock, one of the key figures working on the potential privatisation of Channel 4.
Sue Murphy’s first hires spell “a big sense of adventure” for ITV’s factual entertainment department, according to senior figures of the TV industry.
ITVS GE has promoted Ruth Clarke to managing director.
Staffordshire MP and former Home Office minister Karen Bradley has been appointed culture secretary in Theresa May’s newly formed cabinet.
Channel 4 data chief Pedro Cosa is to join Turner to help transform the commercial broadcaster into a ‘consumer-centric, data-driven’ business.
Liz Warner’s condemnation of TV as “old, boring and dying” has divided opinion, with senior figures split over whether creative lethargy has infected the industry.
John Whittingdale has lost his job as culture secretary after 14 months in the post.
Endemol Shine UK has made Kim Shillinglaw its first director of factual and handed her responsibility for its three UK indies that specialise in the genre.
Lionsgate has acquired a stake in Primal Media, the new UK indie established by Gogglebox Entertainment co-founders Mat Steiner and Adam Wood.
Cucumber and Misfits producer Matt Strevens is to join Doctor Who as executive producer alongside new showrunner Chris Chibnall.
Big Light Productions, the indie established by The X-Files writer Frank Spotnitz, is making a push into the UK after hiring Eleven’s head of production Jamie Hall.
Avalon has hired Bookhouse founder Ian Lamarra as creative director of its factual business.
Endemol Shine Group has appointed Ivan Nash Vila as chief financial officer.
Tony Hall has hailed Charlotte Moore as BBC Television’s “visionary” and revealed he will recruit a senior figure to support her in her recently expanded role.
Gaynor Holmes has been hired as the BBC’s first drama commissioning editor for Scotland with a remit to invigorate the nation’s scripted output.
ITV factual entertainment chief Sue Murphy has made her first hires – recruiting the commissioner of Channel 4’s Grand Designs and Embarrassing Bodies and the First Dates executive producer.
Broadcast’s Best Places to Work in TV project, which debuted in January this year, is to return in 2017 to identify the leading employers in the sector.
Sir Cliff Richard is to take legal action against the BBC and South Yorkshire Police over the live raid on his house in August 2014.
Coast co-creator Kathy Myers is to join factual indie Spring Films as creative director.
TV has become “old and boring” and regurgitates “risk-averse, culturally bland programming”, according to Betty founder Liz Warner.
Channel 4’s former head of drama development Surian Fletcher-Jones is to join Working Title Television UK as head of development.
Former ITV factual commissioner Andrew O’Connell has joined Discovery Channel with a remit to hunt for the next US hit from British indies.
BBC deputy director general Anne Bulford and director of content Charlotte Moore are in line for pay increases after both were handed expanded remits as part of yesterday’s shake-up.
Louise Pedersen is returning to her former role as chief executive of All3Media International following the departure of Steve Macallister.
Pact chief executive John McVay has been appointed chair of a newly-established creative industries working group that will examine the implications of the EU referendum.
Studio Hamburg Production Group has launched a UK production arm, which will be overseen by BFI executive Vivien Muller-Rommel.
Plimsoll Productions creative director Gavin Henderson has established a male-skewing adventure and entertainment indie – under the umbrella of Objective Media Group.
BBC director general Tony Hall has unveiled his long-awaited management reshuffle, anointing Charlotte Moore as director of content and expanding James Purnell’s role to cover education.
Objective Media Group’s entertainment label Panda Television has hired a series editor of The Voice UK and the creator of Big Star’s Little Star as it beefs up its team.
Tributes have poured in from across the TV industry for The Royle Family co-creator Caroline Aherne, who has died from cancer at 52.
Patrick Holland has been tasked with giving BBC2 a “new focus on authorship and an unprecedented commitment to factual specialism” after being confirmed as BBC2 channel editor.