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.
Former BBC controller Jane Lush has replaced Anne Morrison as the chair of Bafta. Read on for more.
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
Sony Pictures Television has reorganised its senior management in the US following the departure of chairman Steve Mosko.
Sir David Attenborough has joined the Sheffield Doc/Fest line-up to discuss his long career and explore the future of TV and media.
S4C has appointed Tifini founder Amanda Rees as director of content.
Ken Loach has accused Channel 4 of profiting from exploitative “circus freak” programming in a stinging attack on the quality of the broadcaster’s public service output.
BBC Studios boss Mark Linsey has admitted that the 50% guarantee for in-house production “inhibited” producers and led to “complacency” within the division.
BBC content supremo Charlotte Moore has stepped up her efforts to find a new drama boss and BBC2 channel editor - but there remains no clear frontrunner for either role.
BBC Children’s boss Alice Webb has claimed the removal of the corporation’s commitment to emerging technologies in the white paper has given her cause for serious concern.
Maverick Television and Red Planet Pictures have made a series of senior hires as Dave rolls out a series of TED Talks-inspired YouTube spoofs.
Facebook has hired Patrick Walker as director of media partnerships for EMEA.
Thinkbox chief executive officer Lindsey Clay has joined the board of Somethin’ Else as a non-executive director.
BBC Studios boss Mark Linsey has appointed his first genre director – making BBC controller of business for drama, films and acquisitions Nick Betts his scripted chief.
BBC Newsnight deputy editor Neil Breakwell is to join Vice News as London bureau chief ahead of the launch of the youth brand’s linear channel.
BBC children’s boss Alice Webb and Academy director Joe Godwin have had their roles extended under changes announced by director general Tony Hall.
The “operational decision” to close BBC Food has helped re-establish the BBC as a public broadcaster rather than an online newspaper, according to George Osborne.
Alan Yentob’s Imagine… is to air on BBC2 for what is thought to be the first time as part of plans to make Saturday nights a home for arts on the channel.
Andrea Hamilton, the former executive producer of Strictly Come Dancing, has set up a joint-venture indie with Chinese producer 3C Media.
Channel 4 has promoted arts chief John Hay to head of specialist factual.
Channel 4 commissioners Adam Gee and Jody Smith are to leave the broadcaster after a more than a decade as part of a restructure at digital video service All 4.
All3Media has taken an undisclosed stake in fledgling factual indie Caravan Media.
Peston On Sunday’s series editor has made clear that ITV has backed the show for the long haul after it launched with underwhelming ratings this month.
Maverick Television’s chief creative officer Mark Downie is to leave the All3Media indie after a decade.
Pointless co-creator Nick Mather is to leave Endemol Shine Group after ten years.
Lime Pictures’ head of non-scripted production Joe Mclusky is to become the boss of Channel 5’s in-house production arm.
ITV News is on the verge of appointing academic and author Noreena Hertz as its economics editor.
Danny Cohen is set to front a multimillion-pound media spending spree after becoming president of Access Entertainment, a firm established by Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik.
Kevin Lygo wants to ramp up ITV’s entertainment factor and identify schedule-building hits that can give the channel a clearer identity.
Fresh One has recruited Jack Kennedy as creative director.
ITV factual commissioner Andrew O’Connell is to leave the commercial broadcaster after two years.
BBC Global News editorial and digital director Richard Porter is leaving the corporation after 27 years.
Former Fox TV Studios managing director Susie Dark is to become chief operating officer of Simon Andreae’s Naked Entertainment.
Kim Shillinglaw is in talks with Endemol Shine Group (ESG) about a potential new role that could encompass leading One Born Every Minute-indie Dragonfly.
Ross Kemp’s indie Freshwater Films is looking to boost its features and factual output with the hire of Betty executive Tom Sheahan.
Louis Theroux development exec Dan Louw and Objective’s Debi Roach have joined Vice as the youth media brand beefs up its production team ahead of the launch of its linear channel.
Former BBC director of television Danny Cohen has become president of Access Entertainment, an investment firm set up by Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik.
Vice co-founder and chief executive Shane Smith is to deliver the James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at this year’s Edinburgh International Television Festival.
Radio 4 news and current affairs editor Joanna Carr has been appointed head of current affairs at the BBC following Fiona Campbell’s promotion.
Green Door Pictures, the indie led by Idris Elba, has hired a former FremantleMedia International executive to head up its development.
Channel 4 has overcome “a climate of uncertainty” around privatisation to post the highest revenues and content spend in its 34-year history.
Gareth Gwenlan, the Only Fools and Horses producer and former BBC television comedy boss, has died at the age of 79.
The BBC and the government are reportedly at loggerheads over proposals to force the corporation to reveal the pay of its top stars.
Paul Windle has left Boomerang to head up Smoking Pony’s development slate as the indie returns from a period of hibernation.
Broadcast is kicking off this year’s hunt for the rising stars of TV, to appear in our Hot Shots special.
Mark Linsey has confirmed that “business acumen” will be the key skill required of BBC Studios’ new genre heads, as the director prepares to put in place his preferred top team.
Shine TV’s former managing director Kelly Webb-Lamb has joined Channel 4 as head of factual entertainment.
Tony Hall has poured cold water on speculation that he will reorganise the BBC around its Reithian values and made clear that strong channel brands remain central to his plans.
Tigress managing director Dick Colthurst is to retire from television in the autumn after a 35-year career.
Strictly Come Dancing and Top Gear boss Katie Taylor has become the third senior BBC Studios executive to announce their departure in less than a week.
BBC News is recruiting representatives for an under 30s panel from across all areas of the department to help shape strategy.
BBC Studios head of factual Natalie Humphreys has become the latest executive to leave the corporation.
Catastrophe co-producer Merman has hired comedian Katy Brand to beef up its development team.
The BBC could again be frustrated in its efforts to lure a high-profile external executive into a major new content role after an attempt to hire former Channel 4 boss Michael Jackson stalled.
Steven D Wright has become the first producer to join Remy Blumenfeld and Justin Bodle’s fledgling production network.
Initial’s development chief Catherine Lynch has been promoted to creative director following the departure of Nick Samwell-Smith.
A crowd-funded YouTube channel will help aspiring TV professionals break into the industry by offering them advice about how to get ahead.
T. Rex Autopsy executive producer Paul Wooding is leaving Impossible Factual to set up a Bristol-based production company, backed by indie investment network Bob & Co.
Mark Freeland’s departure is expected to herald more changes at BBC Studios, with sources suggesting new director Mark Linsey wants its genre heads to be business rather than creative leaders.
Peaky Blinders producer Caryn Mandabach has warned the BBC to “stay away” from whodunnit-style dramas as it strives to find a distinctive voice.
The co-creators of horror gameshow Release the Hounds have joined forces to launch a genre-bending indie, backed by FremantleMedia.
Mark Freeland is to leave the BBC and will not take up the post of head of scripted comedy and drama at BBC Studios when the new division launches tomorrow.
Blast! Films is opening a Brighton office to be headed up by Boundless executive producer Sarah Spencer.
Subscription VoD service Amazon is hunting for an original programming chief to run its UK production division.
All3Media chief executive Jane Turton has claimed that 2016 is all about talent for the super-indie after it ushered in a new era for Optomen and struck a fresh deal with Gordon Ramsay.
CPL producer Alex Moody has joined the BBC comedy commissioning team and will take an active role in the broadcaster’s diversity push.
Former Channel 4 colleagues Tina Flintoff and Nick Hornby are to take over at Optomen, as Pat Llewellyn steps down from the All3Media indie after 22 years.
The BBC has leapt to the defence of Chris Evans, arguing that a report about the presenter’s aggressive behaviour towards junior production staff is “completely untrue”.
The Indie Training Fund (ITF) has appointed BBC Comedy talent acquisition executive Carrie Britton as managing director.
Chewing Gum creator Michaela Coel has criticised the exclusivity of the TV industry after being named 2016’s breakthrough talent at the Bafta craft awards.
Veteran TV producers Remy Blumenfeld and Justin Bodle have revealed plans for a £3m production network to help establish 10 indies.
Russell T Davies, Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan were among the off-screen talent recognised at the Bafta Television Craft Awards last night.
Comedian and Bafta award winning writer Victoria Wood has died at the age of 62 following a short battle with cancer.