Adrian Chiles is to be replaced as ITV’s main football anchor by BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Mark Pougatch.
Leopard Films chief creative officer Todd Austin is leaving the Argonon-owned business after four years.
Four of the BBC’s most senior commissioners will have their roles closed as part of a major overhaul of the factual division.
The BBC has admitted that it must do more to demonstrate its internal recruitment processes are fair and transparent following the results of a staff survey, which also revealed concerns about the corporation’s bullying deterrents.
Baby Cow Animation founder Tim Searle has been appointed by Tiger Aspect as its creative director of animation and children’s.
Channel 4 has restructured its digital team ahead of the launch of its multiplatform hub All 4.
ITV News has promoted its director of newsgathering Tim Singleton to deputy editor to replace Richard Zackheim.
Mythbusters producer and distributor Beyond has poached DRG’s Caitlin Meek-O’Connor to become head of acquisitions.
Kay Mellor, writer of hit BBC dramas The Syndicate and In the Club was awarded the outstanding contribution to writing award at last night’s annual Writers’ Guild Awards.
ITV News’ deputy editor Richard Zackheim has stepped down after only a year in the job.
Victoria Derbyshire’s daytime business programme is to air simultaneously on BBC2, BBC News and online with a host of “digital-first” content.
Former ITV comedy controller Sioned Wiliam is to become BBC Radio 4’s comedy commissioner.
Undercover Boss executive producer Cal Turner has joined FremantleMedia UK indie Boundless to oversee the new series of The Apprentice.
Fox’s reality chief Simon Andreae has left the US network after just over a year and been replaced by a former Electus executive.
Pointless commissioner Pam Cavanagh has been promoted to acting channel executive for BBC1 and BBC3 on a temporary basis.
Rising Star producer Keshet is bolstering its non-scripted division in the UK with the appointment of ITV Studios exec Simon Shalgosky.
The number of women in news and current affairs broadcasting is “simply not good enough” and “urgent” improvements in monitoring are needed to address the gender gap, according to an influential committee of peers.
Former agent Michael Foster is to draw on the skills he learnt from decades in the film and media industries as he bids to become a Labour MP.
Gary Davey will be tasked with shaping Sky’s pan-European content strategy after quietly rising to become one of the pay-TV operator’s most senior figures.
Former Dragonfly managing director Simon Dickson will create his own label within Shiver as ITV Studios’ factual arm attempts to boost its documentary output.
Endemol Shine Group has assembled its senior management team in the UK – the first change to directly impact the company’s 17 UK indies since its mega-merger last year.
Kudos chief executive Jane Featherstone will seek a fresh drama challenge when she returns to work in 2016 following her departure from the Endemol Shine Group-owned indie.
Channel 4 has hired a Vice Media senior creative producer as editor of Random Acts to supercharge the arts strand.
Director general Tony Hall has called on all BBC staff to become “ambassadors” for the corporation as it faces a “high risk” year which includes the general election and charter renewal.
Acorn Productions, the indie behind Foyle’s War and the Agatha Christie adaptations, has struck an umbrella deal with the founders of former drama powerhouse Red Rooster.
Channel 4 head of nations and regions Stuart Cosgrove is leaving the broadcaster after 20 years to focus on other projects.
Sky has hired Sky Deutschland programming boss Gary Davey as Sophie Turner Laing’s replacement.
Pact chief executive John McVay has been appointed as chair of the Creative Diversity Network (CDN) board for the next two years.
Kate Beal’s fledging indie Woodcut Media has hired Jenni Day as head of production.
Twofour has poached Remarkable Television’s Kitty Walshe to run its features and daytime division.
Prime minister David Cameron has been accused by youth voting organisation Bite the Ballot of pulling out of a series of online leaders’ debates hosted by ITV News.
Kudos boss Jane Featherstone and Princess founder Henrietta Conrad are leaving Endemol Shine Group, two of the most high-profile programming departures since the mega-merger.
Jane Featherstone will leave Kudos in rude health after a 15-year spell that has included some of the UK’s most successful and influential drama.
Prime minister David Cameron has threatened to not take part in the televised general election leader debates unless the Green Party is included.
Discovery has continued its push into drama with the hire of Dexter producer John Goldwyn.
Former Xbox and Channel 5 exec Kate Barnes has been appointed head of drama acquisitions and co-productions at ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE).
Alice Webb’s appointment as director of BBC Children’s has been welcomed by kids’ producers, despite several admitting they had not previously heard of her.
All3Media has appointed former BBC Worldwide and Zodiak Rights boss Steve Macallister as chief executive of its international distribution arm.
Steve Hewlett abdicated from his usual duties presenting the Radio 4 Media Show on Wednesday to allow the programme to discuss his postponed BBC2 documentary Reinventing the Royals.
Universal Networks International has appointed Nicoletta Gelli to fill the newly created role of senior vice president of marketing.
Sony has appointed Mark Young to head up its TV distribution business in the UK following Kylie Munnich’s move to Sky Vision.
BBC England chief operating officer Alice Webb has been appointed director of BBC Children’s.
BBC Trust vice chairman Diane Coyle is to step down at the end of April, sparking a recruitment process to find Rona Fairhead’s new deputy.
Heather Croall, the chief executive and festival director of Sheffield Doc/Fest, is to step down after nine years in the role.
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is-indie Reef Television has restructured its senior management team to help it strike creative partnerships and grow its international business.
The Creative Diversity Network (CDN) is on the hunt for an executive director as it bids to establish a permanent presence next year.
Rona Fairhead has blocked the publication of some BBC correspondence with the Dame Janet Smith Review amid concerns the corporation has attempted to delay the investigation.
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.