Elisabeth Murdoch is to leave Shine Group after the merger between the super-indie she founded in 2001 and Endemol is complete.
Sinead Rocks has been named as the permanent controller of BBC Learning.
Former Scott Free London head Liza Marshall has joined forces with movie producer Kris Thykier to establish a film and TV production business, Archery Pictures.
Maverick TV’s former director of programmes Ben Gale and ex-Princess Productions exec Natasha Bondy have teamed up to launch a factual indie.
Popkorn Television, one of the indies Channel 4 invested in as part of its Growth Fund, has hired Rare Day’s development chief and a former Love Productions’ commercial executive.
Hannibal producer Gaumont International Television is boosting its UK presence with the hire of former A+E Networks exec Hana Zidek.
BSkyB’s former managing director of content Sophie Turner Laing is set to get the top job at the merged Shine, Endemol and Core Media group, Broadcast can reveal.
Arts Council England chief executive Alan Davey has been named controller of BBC Radio 3.
Vera and Shetland producer Elaine Collins has left ITV Studios to join the BBC as part of a new team created by BBC Scotland’s head of drama Christopher Aird.
Fight Club director David Fincher has claimed that TV has the edge over films when it comes to developing characters.
BBC3 docs boss Fiona Campbell is to become the corporation’s head of current affairs as news chief James Harding reshuffles his top team.
Radio 4’s Today programme is to appoint its first full-time chief reporter in a bid to give its domestic news a more consistent voice.
Warner Bros-owned producer Headstrong Pictures has hired Myar Craig-Brown as head of drama after Eleanor Moran left to join management firm-turned indie 42.
Viacom has hired former Turner executive Alan Musa as commercial director of Nickelodeon and Comedy Central in the UK.
Freesat managing director Emma Scott is to leave the free-to-air satellite TV platform after seven years.
Film-maker Ken Burns has spent 35 years directing documentaries about American history, charting events from the Civil War and Prohibition, but has never explored international stories.
UKTV executive Julia Jordan has left the multichannel broadcaster after seven years.
Channel 4 has signed up Jeremy Paxman to bring “mischief and danger” to its 2015 general election coverage.
Producers Alison Owen and Debra Hayward have joined forces to launch new film and TV production company Monumental Pictures.
Discovery and Liberty Global have completed their acquisition of All3Media in a move that will result in the departure of chief executive Farah Ramzan Golant.
The BBC has apologised for mistakenly airing footage of Jimmy Savile in a repeat of Top of the Pops 2.
International media champions One World Media has appointed Mentorn chief executive John Willis as chair of its board of trustees.
London Live commissioner Derren Lawford has joined fledgling indie Woodcut Media as creative director.
Red Production Company has reshuffled its senior creative team as it looks to grow its international output and secure work with online platforms.
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.