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.
All3Media International chief executive Steve Macallister has left the company after a year and a half.
Top Gear presenter Chris Evans has come under the spotlight over historical sex abuse allegations and is reportedly facing a police investigation into the matter.
Mark Wood, chief executive of Zinc Media, the TV production group formerly known as Ten Alps, is to leave the company.
BBC head of documentaries Patrick Holland is expected to be appointed editor of BBC2, less than a year after taking up his current commissioning position.
The UK’s decision to leave the European Union will open up new opportunities for British media firms, according to culture secretary John Whittingdale.
The Tribe indie Renegade Pictures has appointed former Channel 4 commissioning editor Julia Harrington to the newly created role of director of factual and factual drama.
The BBC is a step closer to filling the vacuum around its top creative roles after hiring entertainment and drama chiefs just a few days apart.
Lord Puttnam’s Future of Public Service Television report has called for the creation of a public service content fund that is bankrolled by digital conglomerates and internet providers.
Panorama editor Ceri Thomas is leaving the BBC after 24 years.
Channel 4 head of drama Piers Wenger has been appointed BBC director of drama commissioning after four years at the ad-supported broadcaster.
Shadow culture secretary Maria Eagle has become the latest to MP to resign from her position following a mass walkout from Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet.
World’s Weirdest Weather indie Pioneer Productions has hired Arrow Media exec Thomas Viner as creative director.
Channel 4 is prepared for the “complex and unchartered” implications of the UK’s vote to leave the EU, according to chief executive David Abraham.
BBC Worldwide creative director of formats Kate Phillips has been named the BBC’s new controller of entertainment commissioning.
Keo Films creative director Colleen Flynn has launched a production company with backing from indie network Greenbird Media.
Heavyweight figures in the TV and film business, including Lord Puttnam and Working Title boss Tim Bevan, have come together to support Britain remaining in the European Union.
Objective has bolstered its comedy and drama division with the appointment of former Peep Show producer Hannah Mackay as head of scripted.
Facebook has signed $50m (£34m) worth of deals with content creators including BuzzFeed and Gordon Ramsay to help grow its fledgling live streaming service.
Kudos development producer Naomi de Pear has left the Endemol Shine Group company to be reunited with former chief executive Jane Featherstone at her indie Sister Pictures.
ITN Productions has appointed former IMG executive vice president Alastair Waddington as its first director of sport.
BBC Studios will look to mirror the operating structures of super-indies including All3Media and Endemol Shine Group after director Mark Linsey finalised his top management team.
Brooklyn producer Wildgaze Films has appointed former Pathé UK creative executive Len Rowles to the role of head of development, film and TV.
Rona Fairlead has said it will be an “enormous privilege” to chair the BBC’s new unitary board and argued that she wants “fresh thinking” to protect the interests of audiences.
Downton Abbey producer Gareth Neame and former Channel 4 commissioner Jo Twist were among the TV executives recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
AOL UK has hired a head of video to oversee an expanded in-house team that creates content for sites including The Huffington Post and TechCrunch.
Long-standing BBC head of specialist factual commissioning Martin Davidson is leaving to set up a new venture “beyond television”.
The Garden has reshuffled its development team, adding in “more firepower” and handing Kate Collier greater responsibility.
The A Word producer Keshet UK has poached BBC exec David Williams to bolster its non-scripted ambitions.
Laurence Bowen, the producer responsible for The Eichmann Show, has secured investment from Fremantle Media in his fledgling indie.
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The BBC is closing in on appointing a permanent controller of entertainment after Mark Linsey moved to BBC Studios.
Kindle Entertainment has hired a head of animation and the RTS has unveiled the winners of its Student Television Awards.
Mentorn Media’s former specialist factual boss Malcolm Clark has set up an indie with new production incubator The Hot House.
Wall to Wall founder Alex Graham is in discussions with former Channel 4 executive Michael Jackson over the creation of a new production company, as well as eyeing investment opportunities with the founders of All3Media.
October Films has made a number of executive hires including the appointment of Channel 5 producer David Arrowsmith and Discovery’s Josh Wilkins.
BBC Studios has appointed controller of rights, business and legal affairs Roger Leatham as its entertainment and events chief.
Doc/Fest has appointed its first honorary president and CNN has unveiled its Brexit coverage plans