Doctor Who is to be moved to a later slot to make way for Strictly Come Dancing in a BBC scheduling move that will see the sci-fi series finish after 9pm.
Sky has kicked off a hunt for two new commissioners as it prepares to ramp up its non-scripted output.
Objective Productions’ Michael Vine has stepped down as a director of the company he cofounded to concentrate on a career in movie production.
Former BBC Drama development executive Noemi Spanos has joined FremantleMedia UK indie Euston Films as head of development.
Channel 4 has promoted features commissioning editor Alex Menzies to the newly created position of deputy head of features.
ITV political editor Tom Bradby has condemned some Scottish referendum campaigners for “sinister” behaviour and thrown his support behind the treatment of his BBC counterpart Nick Robinson.
Sky commissioner Chris Wilson has joined 7 Wonder as the fledgling indie’s head of popular factual.
Former Rival Media chief Howard Myers has joined Australian indie December Media to run its non-scripted programming.
Viacom International Media Networks is hosting a networking event for young execs that will explore the changes experienced by the TV industry over the past 10 years.
Bafta-winning TV director Graham Theakston has died of sarcoma.
Former Endemol chief commercial officer Tom Toumazis has joined Yahoo! to help the online portal develop media and entertainment partnerships.
The final shortlist for the 2014 Grierson Awards have been revealed with Channel 4 and the BBC leading the way with 16 and 13 nominations apiece.
Zodiak Media has hired NBC Universal exec Natasha Mitchell to lead its global strategy team.
The much-delayed Dame Janet Smith review into the Jimmy Savile scandal at the BBC is “nearing the end of its work”.
ITN Productions’ Emma Read is to leave the company next year, prompting a search for two new creative executives.
Ricky Gervais appears to have pulled the plug on Channel 4’s Derek after pledging the cult comedy will bow out with a special one-off episode.
Films of Record founder Roger Graef has formally stepped back from the day-to-day running of the company to become an advisor to Ten Alps chairman Peter Bertram.
Google UK boss Matt Brittin has reassured the industry that the search giant is a “partner not a predator”, and pledged that Android TV will drag big screen TVs into the 21st century.
Frank Spotnitz’s indie Big Light Productions has appointed former Holby City and Down To Earth producer Sharon Remmer as its head of drama.
Sky has promoted digital exec Morwenna Gordon to become a comedy development executive.
Former Channel 4 chairman Luke Johnson has called for the BBC licence fee to be scrapped, labelling public service broadcasting a “myth”.
BBC3 has secured access to Reeva Steenkamp’s parents for a special documentary that will chart how they coped with Oscar Pistorius’ trial.
The shortlist for the Broadcast TECH Young Talent awards has been revealed ahead of the 6 November ceremony at Bafta.
British filmmakers Ruhi Hamid and Ben Steele are among those nominated for the 2014 Rory Peck Awards.
Camilla Lewis and Rob Carey will strike out with their own indie after sealing a management buyout deal for the UK operations of Cineflix Productions.
Incoming BBC Trust chair Rona Fairhead believes the BBC’s plan to effectively privatise its in-house production arm presents some “very large commercial issues”.
Pulling creator Sharon Horgan has set up an indie with A Young Doctor’s Notebook producer Clelia Mountford.
The boss of Comux has resigned less than two years after creating the company which is responsible for getting local TV on air.
Legendary Television Distribution, the global TV sales arm of The Hangover and The Dark Knight producer, has hired former Sony exec John McMahon to run its European business.
Sajid Javid has hinted that the government may launch a review of terms of trade and confirmed that Rona Fairhead’s appointment as BBC Trust chair has been “unanimously approved” by the culture select committee.
Culture secretary Sajid Javid has hinted that the government could step back from the retransmission fees dispute between Sky and ITV and Channel 4, clearing the way for negotiations between the companies.
BBC director of strategy and digital James Purnell has claimed that there is a “Sword of Damocles” hanging over the corporation’s independence.
Incoming BBC Trust chair Rona Fairhead has suggested that changes to the corporation’s governance structures will be inevitable during charter renewal and pledged her support for the licence fee.
Luther and Peaky Blinders producer Katie Swinden has been appointed as creative director of Tiger Aspect umbrella indie Fifty Fathoms Productions.
Former BBC1 controller Lorraine Heggessey has urged British broadcasters to support the emergence of US-style beauty parade pitching.
21st Century Fox boss Chase Carey has indicated that the mega-merger between Shine, Endemol and Core Media is due to be finalised shortly.
Click for a look back at incoming BBC Trust chair Rona Fairhead’s session with the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee in which she addressed her £1m payoff from Pearson, the future of the Trust - and revealed her viewing habits.
Rona Fairhead, the government’s preferred candidate to lead the BBC Trust, will face MPs today for the final hurdle of her appointment process.
Culture secretary Sajid Javid has signalled the start of a process aimed at decriminalising licence fee evasion.
Sheffield Doc/Fest deputy director Charlie Phillips is to step down after seven years to take up a newly created position as head of documentaries at The Guardian.
Ofcom has cleared Channel 4’s controversial Penny Woolcock documentary Going To The Dogs despite it being the most complained about show of the year to date.
London Live commissioning chief Jonathan Boseley is to leave the local TV channel following its proposals to scrap original content outside of news and current affairs.
In Bruges producer Blueprint Pictures is to make its debut TV project – an adaptation of Sadie Jones novel The Outcast for BBC1.
Nominations for the Creative Diversity Network (CDN) Awards have opened and Broadcast readers will ultimately be able to decide the winner of the Groundbreaking Programme Award.
Frankie Boyle is to dissect the Scottish referendum result for the BBC in a one-off comedy event hosted on iPlayer.
Rona Fairhead, the government’s preferred candidate to lead the BBC Trust, will be introduced to the industry next week when she faces MPs in the final hurdle of her appointment process.
Tessa Jowell has urged incoming BBC Trust chair Rona Fairhead to act as a “firewall” between the BBC and the government.
Broadcast is to celebrate the talented young British execs making a mark in international TV at a cocktail party at Mipcom.
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”.
MacTaggart: Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham has demanded that Sky pay to carry its services and argued that it should be handed the chance to strike “more flexible deals” with the rapidly consolidating indie sector.
BBC director general Tony Hall has backed actions taken by BBC reporters covering the raid of Sir Cliff Richard’s home in South Yorkshire.
Gary Lineker has established his own production company in an effort to grow his international profile and get more involved in work behind the camera.
Nat Geo commissioner Hannah Demidowicz and Viacom vice president of commissioning Andrea Speziale-Bagliacca are to join BBC Worldwide’s commissioning team.
The BBC is developing a real-life Outnumbered starring Hugh Dennis and produced by Grant Mansfield’s Plimsoll Productions.
Bafta has hired Jez Nightingale, BBC in-house comedy’s head of production, as a sustainability production consultant.
Idris Elba, Harry Hill and Emma Thompson are among the group of prominent actors, writers and producers to have written to the major broadcasters urging them to ring-fence money to create more diverse programming.
Former director general Lord Birt has predicted the BBC will reject Scottish government proposals to work closely on the creation of a Scottish Broadcasting Service if there is a Yes vote in the independence referendum.
Long-time Ruby Films and Television producer Faye Ward has left the company after 14 years.
Four Rooms and Young Apprentice executive producer Claudia Lewis has left Fremantle Media UK label Boundless to return to the BBC.
Glenn Hugill, the co-creator of Pointless and Deal Or No Deal producer, has set up an entertainment indie in partnership with ITV Studios.
Tributes have been paid to Paul Gibbs, the former BBC News executive who has died of cancer.
All3Media International’s commercial director Neil Bailey is to leave the super-indie at the end of its financial year.
It is the final day for freelancers who are struggling to balance the demands of working in television and childcare to apply for free entry to the Edinburgh TV Festival.
Liza Marshall is to step down as head of Ridley Scott’s London-based TV and film production arm Scott Free UK.
Former BBC chief technology officer John Linwood has succeeded in his claim that he was unfairly dismissed by the broadcaster.
YouTube producer Little Dot Studios has hired former Channel 4 chief technology officer Bob Harris as a technology advisor.
Downton Abbey indie Carnival Films has appointed two new senior executives to aid its international production drive.
21st Century Fox chief Chase Carey is to deliver the international keynote speech at this year’s RTS London Conference.
The opportunity to work closely with the UK independent film sector was the chief reason David Kosse accepted the head of Film 4 role according to the incoming US executive.
Zeppotron co-founder Ben Caudell is leaving the business after 14 years to join Objective Productions as its head of comedy.
BBC Worldwide has hired former ITV Studios exec Tobi de Graaff to run its Western European business.
Universal Pictures exec David Kosse has been named new head of Film 4, ending months of industry speculation over the appointment.
Channel 4 has rejigged its commissioning team, moving Tom Beck from entertainment to factual entertainment to cover Tina Flintoff ’s maternity leave.
Con Air and The Expendables 2 director Simon West is working with iconic rock band The Who to develop a TV series about London’s music scene in the 1960s.
BBC commercial director Bal Samra has been handed a beefed up role with responsibility for the broadcaster’s business partnerships, spend management and global and digital developments.
BBC Worldwide exec Elin Thomas has joined Passion Distribution as global head of sales.
Lord Sebastian Coe has ruled himself out of the race to become the next BBC Trust chair.
ITV has appointed Sarah Conroy as commissioning editor for drama to cover the maternity leave of Charlie Hampton.
Former Curtis Brown agent Tally Garner has set up an indie and struck a distribution partnership with Endemol.
The acting chair of the BBC Trust, Diane Coyle, has failed to make the shortlist for the full-time position.
Sky head of factual Celia Taylor has had her role expanded to include responsibility for entertainment commissioning at the broadcaster.
Channel 4 News’ multiplatform head Anna Doble plans to take Radio 1 Newsbeat to the “next level” when she joins the BBC music station later this year.
Radio 4 Today programme presenter Evan Davis has been hired as the replacement for Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight.
Former Zodiak Active and Fremantle Media exec Robert Marsh has been hired as global chairman for the Branded Content Marketing Association (BCMA).
Simon Shaps has left Core Media as the American Idol owner reins in its international business to focus on the US market.
Matchlight creative director Paul Murray has stepped down after less than a year to join IWC Media as head of formats.
Discovery Networks has poached BBC senior exec Dominic Coles.
The BBC has hired Nick North from research business GfK as director of audiences.
Channel 4 chairman Lord Burns has voiced concerns about the future of the indie sector and the licence fee following Tony Hall’s plans to scrap BBC quotas.
Renegade Pictures has recruited Charlie Bunce as its first head of features and formats for television in an effort to boost its output in these genres.