Peep Show US producer Jimmy Fox has launched a production business which will form part of Objective Media Group America.
BBC News is to pour more resource into its fact-checking service to combat the rise of fake news.
Cineflix Media is partnering with former Handel Productions executive producer André Barro in a bid to boost international co-productions.
Channel 4 has appointed three commissioning editors to its factual department as it prepares for the long-term renewal of its existing factual slate.
Media, technology and brands law firm Wiggin has bolstered its film and TV practice with the appointment of Chris Hanson and Gráinne McKenna to partner level.
Broadcast magazine founder Rod Allen, who went on to become a successful LWT executive, died on Christmas Day aged 73.
Sir David Clementi’s appointment as BBC chair has been broadly welcomed by industry executives, with his in-depth knowledge of the corporation’s regulatory regime labelled a bonus.
David Lynn has been appointed chief executive of Viacom International Media Networks, following the promotion of Bob Bakish.
Plebs indie Rise Films has hired Betty executive Kate Morey as head of popular factual and 7 Wonder head of specialist factual Steve Condie as an executive producer as it bulks up its factual team.
The architect of the BBC’s new unitary board Sir David Clementi has been confirmed as the government’s preferred candidate to become the corporation’s chair from April.
ITV has kicked off a recruitment process to find a successor for Adam Crozier.
MTV and Comedy central boss Doug Herzog is stepping down after 27 years with Channel 5 owner Viacom.
CBBC has bolstered its scripted team with the appointment of Tiger Aspect exec Tim Searle and the promotion of Anna Davies to head of drama development.
Channel 4 has appointed its first chief data scientist to build behavioural data for both creative and commercial benefits.
Banijay Group formats chief Grant Ross is to step down in April after nearly three years with subsidiary Zodiak Media.
Pulse Films president Patrick Vien has joined A+E Networks as executive managing director for international alongside Edward Sabin, who has been promoted from managing director of Americas.
Princess Productions joint managing director Conor Baily is to leave the Endemol Shine-backed indie after 17 years.
Fresh One managing director Mark Sammon is to leave the company as it refocuses on producing Jamie Oliver-fronted programming.
Sir David Clementi has emerged as one of at least six candidates in the running to chair the BBC’s new unitary board from next April.
Dragonfly executive producer Emma Loach is to join the BBC documentaries team as a replacement for Clare Sillery who has been made head of the division.
Channel 4 documentaries commissioner Anna Miralis has joined Wall to Wall as its head of factual.
Detectorists’ commissioner Kristian Smith is leaving the BBC to join Argonon-owned indie Leopard.
Company Pictures chief executive Michele Buck is to add Bentley Productions to her remit following the departure of the managing director of the Midsomer Murders indie.
The potential merger between MTV and C5 owner Viacom and US network CBS has been scrapped and former international boss Bob Bakish has been promoted to chief executive on a full time basis.
Welsh indie Rondo Media has hired former Studio Lambert exec Siân Price to run its network-focused label Yeti Media.
BBC Wales has completed a management board restructure with the appointment of Sian Gwynedd and Richard Thomas to senior roles.
Discovery’s Helen Hawken is to replace Duncan Coates as Betty’s director of programmes.
BBC Worldwide has hired a digital marketing director from J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore business, while Channel 5 has tied with Google. Read on for more.
S4C’s chief executive officer Ian Jones will step down at the end of 2017 after six years at the Welsh broadcaster.
Bonnie Greer, Tessa Jowell and Joan Bakewell are among the 12 senior female arts figures who have demanded the government explain why it blocked the appointment of Althea Efunshile to Channel 4’s board.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has promoted Julie Meldal-Johnsen to director of global content.
Channel 4 has been left frustrated and disappointed by the government’s decision to block the appointment of BAME executive Althea Efunshile to its board, a move that has been labelled a “serious step back for diversity” by campaigners.
Endemol Shine UK chief executive Richard Johnston and Icon Films’ Laura Marshall are among five new members appointed to Pact Council.
Robot Wars executive producer Andrew Robertson has been promoted to Mentorn Media head of entertainment.
The BBC is seeking six aspiring commissioners from under-represented backgrounds to apply for a 24-month Commissioning Development Programme.
A shake-up at ITV-owned Duck Dynasty indie Gurney Productions has seen founders Scott Gurney and Deirdre Gurney placed on a temporary leave of absence.
The “high calibre” BAME candidate blocked by the government from joining the Channel 4 board has been revealed as former deputy chief of Arts Council England Althea Efunshile.
Warner Bros Television Production UK has snared ITV executive Alexia Edwards as group commercial director.
Former Channel 5 kids boss Jessica Symons has launched an independent production company, Ivy House Productions.
Sky commissioning editor Richard Ackerman is leaving the broadcaster after two years.
BBC1 will ‘reinvent’ its approach to drama next year by carving out a new post-watershed slot for the genre on Saturday nights.
All3Media has appointed a chief executive for its Dutch subsidiary IDTV, while Cake Boss producer High Noon has made a round of promotions.
Not-for-profit indie CTVC has hired the producer of ITV’s Sun Military Awards as its chief executive.
Holby City and Casualty executive producer Oliver Kent has been appointed to the new role of head of continuing drama in BBC Studios’ scripted division.
David Lammy has slammed culture secretary Karen Bradley’s decision to block the appointment of a BAME woman to the board of Channel 4 as “shocking” and called on the MP to “explain herself”.
ITV scheduling chief David Bergg is finally in the spotlight as the broadcaster’s “prince of darkness” prepares to leave after 15 years.
Planet Earth II executive producer Mike Gunton has described the “magnetic pull” that the BBC exerts on the Natural History Unit, even as BBC Studios prepares for commercialisation.
Kevin Lygo has placed fun and entertainment at the heart of his new-look ITV schedule and will use US-style entertainment chat show The Nightly Show to “extend the primetime feeling” of the channel.
TVF International is restructuring its executive ranks as director of programming Alice Hamlett steps down after eight years with the distributor.
Ofcom has appointed four non-executive directors including former BBC2 controller Roly Keating to the board of Channel 4.
BBC Wales head of development Nick Andrews has been appointed head of commissioning across the regional division’s television, iPlayer and interactive platforms.
ITV director of programme strategy David Bergg is to leave the broadcaster after 15 years, to be replaced by Rosemary Newell.
Darryl Noad, award-winning lighting director, passed away on Friday 18th November after a short battle with lung cancer. He was 57.
ITV is restructuring kids channel CITV in a move that could see the departure of kids chief Jamila Metran.
Commissioners across factual and comedy are set to lose their jobs as part of the latest stage of the BBC’s cost-cutting drive.
Happy Valley writer Sally Wainwright will develop stories exploring science and health
The DCMS is holding up the appointment of five Channel 4 non-executive directors recommended by Ofcom in what has been labelled an “unprecedented” move.
Channel 5 is rebranding its in-house production arm 5Production and is searching for a factual boss as it broadens its remit across Viacom channels and international broadcasters.
Creative Skillset is hunting for the next generation of series producers after launching its scheme for aspiring executives for the second year running.
Conquest of the Skies indie Atlantic Productions has made a number of key promotions within its UK team.
New Tricks producer Wall to Wall has made two new hires to boost its drama division.
Discovery Communications has tapped former virtual reality advisor Rebecca Howard as senior vice-president, emerging platforms and partnerships, with oversight of the company’s virtual reality offerings.
BBC Worldwide has appointed former ITV Studios Global Entertainment sales director Andre Renaud as vice-president of sales for Italy and Iberia.
Claudia Rosencrantz is leaving Jamie Oliver Media Group after four years at the business.
The series producer of Planet Earth II is to join Grant Mansfield’s Plimsoll Productions as the business expands its highend wildlife output.
BBC4 controller Cassian Harrison has revealed a corporation-wide drive to move away from the ‘Reithian mode’ of storytelling in favour of greater emotional engagement.
Sky has overhauled its content team, with Zai Bennett effectively taking over Stuart Murphy’s old role days after Phil Edgar-Jones replaced Celia Taylor as non-scripted boss.
Mentorn Scotland has appointed Liam Hanley as Question Time editor following Nicolai Gentchev’s promotion.
QI indie Talkback has appointed Laura Gibson to the role of head of development.
Kim Shillinglaw has made her first hire as director of factual of Endemol Shine UK – bringing in Raw TV’s head of factual Richard Bond.
A decision about the future of Channel 4 is top of David Abraham’s “Christmas wish list”, as he claimed clarity was long overdue.
Channel 4-backed indie Whisper Films is expanding beyond sports after appointing former Top Gear director Jim Wiseman to launch a factual entertainment division.
Foreign Bodies producer Eleven has bolstered its executive ranks with the appointments of NBC Universal’s Dan Cheesbrough and Sherlock Holmes producer Kate Murrell.
Tinopolis Group-owned producer A. Smith & Co. has tapped FremantleMedia North America’s Toby Gorman to lead its entertainment division.
Four Rooms producer Claudia Lewis has returned to the BBC to boost its in-house science division.
Big Fat Gypsy Weddings indie Firecracker Films has set up a regional base in Glasgow.
Sky comedy commissioner Ben Boyer has left the commercial broadcaster to return to the US.
BBC Studios head of religion and ethics Aaqil Ahmed is to leave the corporation after a 20-year career as his department becomes part of the newly-formed Factual Scotland division.
Sky head of non-scripted Celia Taylor is leaving the broadcaster after seven years.
BBC Studios has appointed Optomen TV development director Jon Swain to lead its newly-formed popular factual unit.
All3Media chief operating officer Sara Geater has been appointed chair of Pact in an uncontested election.
Former ITV director of television Peter Fincham and ex-Endemol Shine Group president Tim Hincks have jointly established a production business, following months of speculation that they will work together.
Reef Television managing director Paul Hanrahan is leaving the business after more than a decade, sparking a senior management restructure.
ITV entertainment commissioning editor Kate Maddigan has left the broadcaster after her role was made redundant as part of Brexit-related cost savings.
BBC News director James Harding wants to introduce “slow news” to balance what he sees as an “unrelenting” modern news cycle.
Andrew Marr, Jarvis Cocker and Kirsty Lang are among the BBC Radio talent to have urged the government to reconsider plans to put 60% of output out to tender.
BT Sport exec Chris Neilson has been hired as channel lead of Channel 5’s newly-launched My5 TV, a free-to-air channel based on its on-demand service.
The BBC has hired Channel 4 factual commissioner David Brindley to head its renamed popular factual and factual entertainment department.
Former ITV drama chief Steve November has resurfaced at Mad Men producer Lionsgate’s UK TV division.
Steve Morrison, David Liddiment and the other All3Media co-founders have joined forces with Wall to Wall founder Alex Graham to become angel investors, backing the next generation of true indies.
ITV News’ deputy editor and director of newsgathering Tim Singleton is to leave the broadcaster after 24 years.
Kudos’ head of development Joanna Strevens is to join Downton Abbey indie Carnival Films in the same role.
Channel 4 TV events and sport commissioning executive Andy Stevenson has joined sports indie Whisper Films as a development producer.
Scott Free London, the UK film and television division of Ridley Scott’s company, has poached Origin Pictures boss Ed Rubin to become managing director.
MTV and Channel 5 owner Viacom has merged its international division with its US channel group and appointed Bob Bakish as acting president and chief executive.
International distributor Fox Networks Group has promoted Prentiss Fraser to managing director of content distribution.
British Film Institute diversity manager Deborah Williams has been appointed as executive director of Creative Diversity Network.
Viacom International Media Networks boss Bob Bakish is tipped to become interim chief executive of parent company Viacom as the company inches closer to a merger with CBS.
TV has become saturated with cooking and gardening shows, according to former BBC2 controller David Attenborough.
Zinc Media-owned indie Blakeway has appointed producer Lucy van Beek as managing director.
Humans producer Chris Fry has joined his old boss Jane Featherstone as an executive producer at Sister Pictures.
Studio Lambert is moving into shiny floor entertainment for the first time with the launch of a label run by a former series producer of The X Factor and Celebrity Big Brother.
ITV is to make 120 jobs redundant across its business to “futureproof” following Brexit.
Tributes have been paid to James Barrie Zafar, set designer of Masterchef and The Great British Bake Off, who has died at age 48 after a battle with cancer.