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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.
WEDNESDAY: A baked alaska controversy helped The Great British Bake Off to its second biggest audience on record.
Practice of pitching to broadcasters simultaneously is coming to the UK
“A humbling, fascinating look at a country where the chasm between rich and poor is vast.”
A special edition of Talking TV heads to the Edinburgh International Television Festival to sort through all the major themes of this year’s conference.