BT director of TV Alex Green is to become the European boss of Amazon Instant Video – the online service that yesterday struck a landmark deal with the former Top Gear team.
John Silver, the creative and managing director of Red House TV, is leaving the company he established seven years ago.
Former BBC journalist Meirion Jones has claimed that he was “squeezed out” of the corporation along with several colleagues for attempting to expose the Jimmy Savile scandal.
Pett Television founder Lisa Clark is to replace Andy Wilman as the executive producer of Top Gear.
Jim Pullin, the Bafta award-winning executive producer of A League Of Their Own, has died at the age of 57.
The BBC has raided two indies to bolster its documentary commissioning team, completing its factual restructure after seven months.
BBC in-house drama executive producer Liz Kilgarriff has been promoted to become the corporation’s indie commissioning boss after Polly Hill replaced Ben Stephenson in May.
Nigel Pickard has joined the board of drama financiers and producer Nevision after stepping down as chief executive of Zodiak UK Kids and chair of The Foundation last year.
BBC Worldwide’s US production chiefs Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner will launch their drama indie Bad Wolf next month with backing from the Welsh government.
Discovery’s Lee Bartlett is to leave the company five years after joining from ITV.
ITV Studios America has hired former Endemol Studios chief executive Philippe Maigret as it continues to boost its scripted arm.
Little Dot Studios has set its sights on a move into linear TV production after hiring three Maverick execs, including creative director of digital Dan Jones.
Discovery-owned Raw TV has promoted Richard Bond to its head of UK factual after picking up a raft of new business.
Colette Foster, the former co-managing director of Remarkable Television, has launched an indie three months after revealing she was leaving Endemol Shine UK.
Arts Council England chair Sir Peter Bazalgette has urged the BBC to partner with more third-party organisations and improve its outreach capabilities to generate more value for licence fee payers.
Ofcom is open to the idea of taking on increased responsibility for regulating the BBC, but would “put a line in the sand” at governing the corporation.
Endemol Shine UK indie Remarkable Television has unveiled its new look management team, promoting James Fox and hiring Twofour’s Kitty Walshe as co-managing directors.
BBC England boss Peter Salmon will be tasked with commercialising the corporation’s in-house production division after being appointed the first director of BBC Studios.
BBC head of development for daytime and features Sean Doyle has joined Channel 5 as factual commissioning editor.
Endemol Shine UK has appointed Remarkable Television co-managing director Nick Mather as creative director of its central creative team.
All3Media has installed former ITV entertainment controller Layla Smith as chief executive of Objective Productions with immediate effect, replacing Andrew Newman after six years in the role.
Boundless creative director Hannah Wyatt has been promoted to managing director after Patrick Holland left to become BBC head of documentaries.
BBC trustee Richard Ayre has revealed he considered resigning after discovering the BBC was to be saddled with the cost of licence fees for the over-75s.
The Scottish culture secretary has slammed the government for making decisions that could “slash and diminish” the BBC without consulting the SNP.
Tony Hall has argued that the future of the BBC should not be decided by “narrow commercial interests” but by the British public.
ITV Studios America president Orly Adelson has stepped down, prompting a restructure at the US business.
BBC director general Tony Hall will stress that entertainment shows should remain at the heart of the BBC and that the public’s voice should be heard during charter renewal negotiations, as he unveils the annual report.
UKTV commercial and business development director Dan Fahy is to join Turner to lead its UK commercial strategy across its kids and entertainment channels.
A row has broken out over the creation of entertainment juggernaut Strictly Come Dancing, with former BBC exec Wayne Garvie rubbishing claims by Fenia Vardanis that she was responsible for the success of the format.
BBC director of policy James Heath has admitted that the BBC’s funding deal will mean that the corporation’s funding falls 10% in real terms.
Nick Robinson, the BBC’s political editor for the last 10 years, will become a Today presenter from the autumn.
Sassy Films has hired former Fremantle Media and Zodiak Active exec Robert Marsh to set up a dedicated digital division.
Wall to Wall head of international Jonathan Hewes is to become chief executive of Mentorn Media as John Willis steps back in a Tinopolis Group restructure that also involves Pioneer Productions.
Pact head of diversity Joyce Adeluwoye-Adams is to join the BBC as diversity lead for television.
BBC chief creative officer Alan Yentob has defended the funding deal the BBC struck with the government and claimed it “could have been a lot worse”.
Former Channel 5 owner Richard Desmond has slammed the BBC over the licence fee deal and accused it of peddling pornography.
OAPs Behaving Badly indie Barcroft Productions is to ramp up its linear television business with the appointment of Zig Zag Productions head of development Peter Wyles.
BBC Worldwide has confirmed US production chief Jane Tranter is to leave the company and set up her own indie.
The government forced the BBC into agreeing a back room funding deal after making clear to the corporation that it would be asked to pick up the bill for pensioner licence fees in this week’s Budget, according to Danny Cohen.
Pact chief executive John McVay has urged the BBC to defend content budgets as the government has asked it to shoulder the £650m bill for paying the licence fee for over-75s.
Former BBC Online controller Seetha Kumar has been appointed as chief executive of Creative Skillset.
Channel 4 has strengthened its diversity team with the appointment of two executives to implement its 360° Diversity Charter.
Warp Films development producer Jen Kenwood is to leave the indie to join Drama Republic as head of development.
Sony Pictures Television’s international chief creative officer Wayne Garvie has turned down the chance to run BBC Studios – but the corporation is edging closer to making an appointment.
Creative industries funding body Creative England has hired former Fremantle Media executive Solomon Nwabueze as its first director of content.
Tim Hincks has labelled the TV industry “hideously middle class” and called for more detailed measurements of social backgrounds in diversity monitoring initiatives.
Sue Inglish, the BBC’s head of political programmes, analysis and research, is stepping down after a decade with the broadcaster.
Seven television executives from diverse backgrounds will gain commissioning experience with five major broadcasters after being selected for the Creative Diversity Network commissioner development scheme.
ITV News is to switch to a single-presenter format with political editor Tom Bradby stepping up to anchor the News at Ten this autumn.
BBC music and arts commissioner Greg Sanderson is to join Ten Alps indie Brook Lapping as managing director in October.
Sam Bickley, BBC3’s former head of features and documentaries, is to join Samantha Anstiss’ creative label at BBC Productions.
Endemol Shine UK chairman Lucas Church is to leave the super-indie, more than twenty years after he joined Initial.
Now magazine’s Sally Eyden has been appointed as editor of ITV’s long-running daytime panel show Loose Women.
Discovery executive Dan Korn has been hired as STV Productions’ creative director to focus on specialist factual and returnable programming.
Pineapple Dance Studios indie Pulse is ramping up its television business with the hire of former Fresh One Productions boss Roy Ackerman and Channel 4 factual commissioner Emma Cooper.
Lion TV director of factual Donna Clark is to exit the All3Media indie after six years to join the BBC as acting head of formats and features.
BBC social media manager Rajiv Nathwani is leaving the broadcaster to join Netflix.
Former BBC editorial director Roger Mosey has claimed the corporation’s news reporting suffers from liberal “groupthink” and criticised the BBC Trust as a “shadowy force”.
Former Silver River boss Daisy Goodwin has set up a new production company six months after leaving her Sony-owned indie.
Lion TV executive producer David Upshal is leaving the All3Media-owned indie after 13 years.
Comedy Central UK boss Jill Offman is to take control of Viacom sister channel MTV UK.
Jeremy Clarkson has claimed he turned down an offer to return to his old job on Top Gear last week, days before Chris Evans was appointed to the role.
Chris Evans has urged listeners of his BBC Radio 2 breakfast show to apply to work on the next series of Top Gear - but warned there was “no guarantee” that a member of the public would land a job.
Jesse Norman, the Tory MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire, will replace John Whittingdale as the chair of the influential Culture, Media and Sport Committee (CMSC).
The BBC has handed Shell diversity boss Tunde Ogungbesan and former Channel 4 disability executive Alison Walsh lead roles in its diversity and inclusion team.
Former Mammoth Screen joint managing director Michele Buck has been appointed to revitalise Company Pictures.
ITV has beefed up its drama commissioning team by handing Sarah Conroy a permanent position.
Chris Evans has signed a three-year deal to lead a new line-up of Top Gear presenters.
Shane Allen set out his ambitions for the future of BBC3 comedy at an indie briefing today where tensions over the channel’s future came to the fore.
John Whittingdale, the secretary of state for culture, media and sport, is to appear at this year’s Edinburgh International Television Festival to face questions about the future of the BBC and Channel 4.
Endemol Shine International has appointed former BBC Worldwide executive Simon Cox as its head of acquisitions.
ITV Studios indie Shiver has strengthened its executive team after hiring the BBC’s Richard Hastings as its third creative director.
Channel 4 has hired CPL’s Game of Thrones – Thronecast exec Sarah Lazenby as entertainment editor.
Rupert Murdoch is preparing to step down as chief executive officer of 21st Century Fox, according to numerous reports in the US.
New culture secretary John Whittingdale has appointed a former Sky director of public affairs as his senior policy advisor.
Tessa Ross is returning to television, while Dave has acquired high-profile US comedy Parks and Recreation and Channel 4 has recommissioned two comedies.
Blinging Up Baby producer Alaska has hired former Channel 4 editor of formats Tammy Hoyle as an executive producer.
Incoming BBC head of documentaries Patrick Holland has pledged to “find, nurture and progress” emerging filmmakers after he takes up his role next month.
Darlow Smithson Productions director of programmes Rachel Morgan and UKTV commissioner Catherine Catton have joined the BBC as part of a number of factual appointments.
Neil Grant has been made permanent managing director of Ten Alps indie Films of Record after holding the post on an interim basis since September.
Gary Lineker has signed a non-exclusive five-year deal with the BBC - paving the way for the presenter to host BT Sport’s Champions League coverage.
Gary Lineker is poised to be unveiled as BT Sport’s Champions League host at an event next week, at which the broadcaster is also expected to announce the first Ultra High Definition service in the UK.
The X Factor producer Mark Sidaway has revealed that “big changes” will be made to the show’s format this year as it bids to overhaul Strictly Come Dancing.
Peter Fincham has batted away suggestions that he is under pressure due to ITV’s poor ratings performance at the start of 2015.
Sir Peter Bazalgette has urged the next regulator of the BBC to do the “definitive” piece of work on the way in which the corporation should be funded in the future.
ITV Studios indie The Garden is to boost its formatted factual output with the appointment of former Shine TV producer Chloe Solomon.
All3Media is eyeing further acquisitions after bolstering its stable with Penny Dreadful producer Neal Street two months ago.
BBC3 is to open up its production processes as it bids to reach audiences online, according to the channel’s digital controller.
Distributor TCB Media Rights has poached a top Cineflix International executive to become managing director.
Danny Cohen has outlined ambitions for BBC Studios to make programmes for broadcasters all over the world.
Dan Korn is to leave Discovery after more than ten years at the broadcaster.
Former Panorama editor Tom Giles has been appointed as ITV’s controller of current affairs.
Shadow culture secretary Chris Bryant has expressed fears of a “sustained attack” on the BBC by the Conservative government and said the industry should be ready to protect the corporation.
BBC entertainment boss Mark Linsey travelled to Heathrow airport to personally welcome the crew of Top Gear after they flew back to the UK having filmed the controversial Patagonia Christmas special.
Glyndebourne general director David Pickard is to take over from Edward Blakeman as director of BBC Proms at the end of this year’s festival season.
Caroline Raphael, former BBC Radio 4 commissioning editor responsible for ordering comedies including Little Britain and The League of Gentlemen, has joined Penguin Random House Audio.
James Patterson is priming his crime thriller The Postcard Killers for development as a Scandinavian TV show as the author aims to secure more adaptations.
Crackit Productions, the indie behind Katie Hopkins: My Fat Story, has hired former Channel 5 factual and fact ent commissioner Jason Wells as an executive producer.
Hat Trick’s Paul Cohen lands Pact role, while Keith Lemon’s Kardashians are set to return
Factual commissioning editor Simon Raikes is leaving Channel 5 to launch a non-scripted division at Tony Jordan’s Red Planet Pictures.
Disney-owned multichannel network (MCN) Maker Studios has hired Dubplate Drama creator Luke Hyams as head of international content.
Working Title Television UK’s Juliette Howell is leaving the NBC Universal joint venture once she has overseen it existing slate.
The pay dispute between ITV and the joint unions rumbled on at the company’s AGM yesterday, with its senior execs standing their ground on the issue.
Objective Productions head of comedy Ben Caudell is to become Channel 4 head of entertainment as the commercial broadcaster finalises the team’s new structure.