Talpa UK has hired former Channel 4 commissioning editor Madeleine Knight as its director of development and formats.
Radio 4’s Today programme business and economics correspondent Simon Jack has been appointed BBC business editor.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment managing director Maria Kyriacou has been promoted to international president of ITV Studios.
In-house development chief Damon Pattison has been appointed to the “business critical” role of BBC Studios head of development.
Indie Training Fund (ITF) managing director Janey Walker has stood down from her role for family reasons.
Syco has denied reports that The X Factor will be rested and is quietly confident that the singing contest will be recommissioned by ITV.
Outgoing Endemol Shine Group president Tim Hincks has claimed that an “inherent snobbery” lies behind criticism of the BBC importing entertainment formats.
Channel 4’s new chairman Charles Gurassa has extolled the virtues of the broadcaster’s unique public service remit in his first message to staff.
Micky Flanagan’s Detour De France indie 7 Wonder has unveiled the second stage of its growth plans: opening a Birmingham office and making two senior appointments.
Kevin Lygo is expected to rip up ITV’s traditional commissioning structure and blur the boundaries between genres as he aims to breathe new life into factual and entertainment.
Drama indie Vox Pictures has appointed development consultant and former script editor Joe Williams as head of development.
Former Channel 4 chairman Lord Burns has criticised the government’s handling of BBC charter renewal, branding it an “erratic process”.
Content Television has appointed a former Koch Media director as its UK sales chief.
A report examining the collapse of children’s charity Kids Company has said that the BBC’s handling of Alan Yentob’s role in the scandal reflected poorly on its leadership.
Kevin Cahill is to step down after 19 years as chief executive of Comic Relief later this year.
Tributes have been paid to Sir Terry Wogan, with Radio 2 controller Bob Shennan calling him “one of the greatest radio hosts this country has ever heard,” and ITV director of television Kevin Lygo praising his sense of family.
Channel 4-backed indie, Whisper Films, has hired the BBC’s Match of the Day chief as its head of television.
James Murdoch is to return to Sky as chairman four years after he stepped down from the role.
Director of entertainment and comedy Elaine Bedell is to leave ITV after seven years.
New Channel 4 chairman Charles Gurassa is neither an axeman drafted in to sell off the broadcaster, nor a white knight appointed to stave off privatisation. But he will play a key role in determining the broadcaster’s future.
The X Factor producer Syco Entertainment has poached Tim van Rongen, executive producer of The Voice UK.
Keo Films plans to add arts, factual entertainment, history and lifestyle programming to its slate via a joint venture with newly-launched indie Field Day.
The deputy chairman of Easyjet, Charles Gurassa, will replace Lord Burns as the next Channel 4 chair, Ofcom has revealed.
Pinewood Group has recruited the producer of Fortitude, The Enfield Haunting and The Last Kingdom to lead its newly-formed TV production company.
Steven Moffat is to step down as Doctor Who’s showrunner in 2017 and will be replaced by Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall.
Former BBC2 controller Janice Hadlow will become the latest high-profile executive to step down, as she prepares to leave after a near 30-year career at the BBC.
The BBC’s in-house comedy unit has suffered its second departure of the week – after it emerged executive producer Ben Farrell is returning to Objective Productions.
Channel 4’s public service remit will be preserved should the broadcaster be sold, culture secretary John Whittingdale has promised.
Tony Hall has described Jimmy Savile’s BBC tenure as a “a dark chapter” in the corporation’s history after a draft copy of the Dame Janet Smith Review was leaked to investigative journalism website Exaro.
ITV’s incoming director of television Kevin Lygo will have to call upon all his quick wit, charm and industry nous to tackle a number of creative challenges brewing at the broadcaster.
The BBC’s dramatic TV leadership changes will be a taste of things to come as the corporation bids to make £550m of savings under its new funding agreement.
Mark Linsey has revealed how the BBC’s radical TV restructure will work in practice and clarified the division of responsibilities between himself and new content supremo Charlotte Moore.
BBC controller of comedy production Myfanwy Moore is to leave the corporation after two years “to pursue new challenges” from next month.
Stephen Hawking is to front a documentary series for US public broadcaster and National Geographic’s international channel produced by fledgling UK indie Bigger Bang.
Kim Shillinglaw is to step down as the boss of BBC2 after less than two years, as part of a major restructure that will hand Charlotte Moore control of the corporation’s TV channels and iPlayer.
Idris Elba has argued that UK television is in need of a “Magna Carta moment” on diversity and is still failing to reflect modern Britain.
Former Kudos chief executive Jane Featherstone has established Sister Pictures and the company has secured a co-production credit on the third series of ITV’s Broadchurch.
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Peter Fincham is stepping down as ITV’s director of television after eight years and will be replaced by ITV Studios boss Kevin Lygo.
ITV chairman Archie Norman is preparing to step down after more than six years at the commercial broadcaster, according to reports.
Former Boundless producer Claudia Lewis is to join Sundog Pictures as its head of factual.
BBC Worldwide commissioner Julie Swanston is leaving to join theme park operator Merlin Entertainment, which runs Alton Towers, Legoland and Madame Tussauds.
Ana De Moraes, the woman tasked with revitalising development at BBC Productions, is leaving the corporation after less than two years to take on a newly-created role at Twofour Group.
Tim Hincks has predicted a bright future for Endemol Shine Group and denied that the merger, which created the UK’s first mega-indie, accelerated his exit.
Group unlikely to seek like-for-like replacement for departing boss
Anna Mallett, the director and project lead for the BBC Studios proposals, has been appointed as the division’s chief operating officer.
Outgoing Channel 4 chairman Terry Burns has strongly rejected privatisation plans – but has floated the idea of the broadcaster making a fixed financial return to government.
Nutopia has poached BBC Productions’ head of history and business programming Dominic Crossley-Holland.
Christopher Lunn, accountant to thousands of TV freelancers, has been jailed for five years for evading more than £6m in tax.
Endemol Shine Group (ESG) president Tim Hincks is to leave the company in March, ending his 17-year association with the production giant.
Privatising Channel 4 would generate “little or no revenue” and “imperil” the TV industry, according to former business secretary Vince Cable.
Channel 4 commissioner Rich Evans has joined Blinging Up Baby indie Alaska as creative director.
Labour’s former defence secretary Maria Eagle has pledged to defend the BBC from Tory cuts after being appointed shadow culture secretary this morning.
BT Sport executive director Grant Best has stepped down from his role but will continue to work closely with the fledgling channel.
Vice has hired Welcome to Rio producer Wendie Ottewill to head its digital programming in the UK.
The Voice UK executive producer Moira Ross is leaving Wall to Wall after four years to launch Objective Productions’ entertainment label.
National Geographic has restructured its international programming division, resulting in more global programming decisions being made from the US.
Shadow culture secretary Michael Dugher has become the first casualty of labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s cabinet reshuffle.
Peter Kosminsky has issued a warning against privatising Channel 4 “by stealth”, comparing the move to the sell-off of ITV franchises in the 1990s.
BBC Studios is on the hunt for a head of development as part of a recruitment processes that raises questions about the central development unit put in place by Danny Cohen only two years ago.
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BBC Engineering boss Matthew Postage has been appointed chief technology officer of the corporation’s newly-merged technology division.
Boomerang managing director Gareth Rees is leaving the indie after almost two decades.
All3Media indie Objective Productions has taken the wraps off its factual entertainment label, headed up by former Sky entertainment commissioner Deborah Sargeant.
Tony Hall has been forced to defend Tyson Fury’s inclusion on the Sports Personality Of The Year award shortlist in front of MPs, and admitted that Alan Yentob’s resignation was the “right” decision.
Peter Salmon has revealed the structure for the new BBC Studios, creating dedicated divisions for entertainment and natural history.
Nickelodeon UK boss Tina McCann is leaving the children’s broadcaster after nearly six years.
Channel 4 has promoted its head of viewer relationship management Charlie Palmer to be managing editor of All 4.
Pact has appointed director of legal, business affairs and industrial relations Max Rumney as deputy chief executive with immediate effect.
BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra head of music George Ergatoudis will join Spotify next year to lead its in-house music curation strategy and content programming for the UK.
Gogglebox Entertainment has hired Lime Pictures exec Paul Evans as head of development.
BBC entertainment commissioner Ed Sleeman is to return to Fremantle Media indie Talkback just 18 months after joining the corporation.
The London Film School and Fresh Voices UK are hosting a second BAME writers’ bootcamp to help experienced diverse talent boost their skills.
Lorraine Heggessey has attacked the government for the “underhand” way it has handled the potential Channel 4 sell-off and warned that the UK broadcasting ecology could change “very suddenly”.
The BBC has suspended a Northern Irish reporter who expressed anger at the corporation’s refusal to remove Tyson Fury from the Sports Personality Of The Year (SPOTY) shortlist.
BBC Radio 1 presenter Gemma Cairney has launched a production company and landed a series of podcasts for female-lifestyle magazine Elle UK.
HM Revenue & Customs is pursuing more than 2,000 TV and media freelancers for unpaid tax, as it seeks to recover £40m in lost income from the Christopher Lunn & Company (CLAC) scandal.
Former Channel 4 entertainment boss Justin Gorman has established an indie with backing from Fremantle Media.
Jay Hunt is being tipped to take over as boss of Australian public broadcaster ABC.
Bill Turnbull will not just be tending to his bees when he leaves BBC Breakfast in January next year – the presenter is also close to signing up to host a BBC quiz.
Lord Grade has come out in favour of selling off Channel 4 - arguing that it could be built into a media powerhouse if freed from government control.
Catastrophe creator Sharon Horgan and Murdered By My Boyfriend writer Regina Moriarty were among the 14 women honoured at the 25th annual Women in Film and TV Awards.
The writer of BBC3’s Bafta-winning drama Murdered By My Boyfriend is turning to dystopian science fiction for her next project.
Christopher Lunn, an accountant to more than 7,000 television and media industry professionals, has been convicted of evading more than £6m in tax.
Jay Hunt has underlined Channel 4’s unique remit in an emotional address at the broadcaster’s Christmas press drinks.
The BBC Trust has decided not to launch an investigation into Alan Yentob’s involvement in the BBC’s reporting on Kids Company.
Controversial BBC executive Alan Yentob has resigned from his role as creative director of the public broadcaster.
The former executive producer of The Undateables, Amelia Hann, has established an indie to produce factual and factual-entertainment formats.
Woodcut Media has hired its first chairman, while Oxford Scientific Films’ head of development has joined STV Productions. Read on for more details
Jonathan Ross is to host the Broadcast Awards 2016, which takes place at the Grosvenor House hotel on 10 February .
Hunted producer Shine TV has promoted Tanya Shaw and Tim Whitwell to lead the company following the departure of Kelly Webb-Lamb.
Acting director of television Mark Linsey has hailed the distinctiveness of BBC programming and branded criticism of the corporation during charter renewal “balderdash”.
All3Media International is to move towards a more regional sales approach as part of a major restructure.
The role the BBC plays as a catalyst for the creative industries must be explicitly outlined in its charter, according to BBC Trust chairman Rona Fairhead.
Presenter Tim Wonnacott has left long-running BBC1 daytime series Bargain Hunt after clashing with producers earlier this year.
The executive producer of BBC4’s Detectorists is to join Talkback as its first head of comedy.
Audio Network has hired a former Last.fm executive as head of product and customer experience to help it meet growing demand for its services.
US network ABC has stepped up its search for British formats and writers with the hire of its first managing director of international content and talent.
John Whittingdale will respond directly to Armando Iannucci’s MacTaggart lecture by hosting a series of face-to-face talks on the future of the BBC with TV producers and writers.
Campaigning documentary maker and True Vision Productions co-founder Deborah Shipley has died after a long battle with cancer.
War and Peace producer Lookout Point has hired BBC Worldwide’s head of drama Damian Keogh as its first commercial director.
BBC director general Tony Hall will call for external regulation to be among a range of measures to be introduced during charter renewal to protect the corporation from political interference.
The BBC has appointed former Channel 4 News presenter Sarah Smith as the broadcaster’s first Scotland editor.