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IABM appoints director for Asia Pacific region


The IABM (International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers) has appointed PeterBruce to the position of director for the Asia Pacific region.

Black Mirror

Brooker and Jones target US with House of Tomorrow


Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones will attempt to make inroads into the US scripted market via their new indie House of Tomorrow.

Saturday Night Takeaway

C4 hires De Burgh in commissioning team reshuffle


Channel 4 has rejigged its commissioning team, moving Tom Beck from entertainment to factual entertainment to cover Tina Flintoff ’s maternity leave.

Con Air director develops music drama with The Who


Con Air and The Expendables 2 director Simon West is working with iconic rock band The Who to develop a TV series about London’s music scene in the 1960s.

BBC Trust chair shortlist shrinks


The list of potential candidates vying to become BBC Trust chair is growing ever shorter, further to Lord Sebastian Coe’s public exit from the race.

BBC Trust expenses drop 10% year-on-year


The BBC Trust’s expenses claims have dropped by 10% year-on-year in the six months from October to March 2014.

Party House

Room 414 on hold as Ackerman parts with Predictable


Room 414 founder Richard Ackerman has left Sebastian Scott’s Predictable Media production hub.

Bal Samra

Bal Samra lands beefed up role


BBC commercial director Bal Samra has been handed a beefed up role with responsibility for the broadcaster’s business partnerships, spend management and global and digital developments.

Passion brings in BBCW formats chief


BBC Worldwide exec Elin Thomas has joined Passion Distribution as global head of sales.

Lord Coe

Lord Coe out of BBC Trust race


Lord Sebastian Coe has ruled himself out of the race to become the next BBC Trust chair.

Charlie Brooker

Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones launch Endemol indie


Former Zeppotron managing director Annabel Jones has joined forces with long term collaborator Charlie Brooker to launch an Endemol-owned scripted indie.

Ralph Rivera

BBC distribution team to join Future Media


The BBC’s distribution department will merge with Future Media’s business development team next month in a bid to consolidate online and traditional distribution under a single group of staff.

Scott & Bailey

Conroy joins ITV drama


ITV has appointed Sarah Conroy as commissioning editor for drama to cover the maternity leave of Charlie Hampton.


Curtis Brown agent strikes Endemol indie deal


Former Curtis Brown agent Tally Garner has set up an indie and struck a distribution partnership with Endemol.

Diane Coyle

Diane Coyle fails to make Trust shortlist


The acting chair of the BBC Trust, Diane Coyle, has failed to make the shortlist for the full-time position.

Autopsy: The Last Hours of Karen Carpenter

Autopsy digs up impressive audience for C5

THURSDAY: The second part of Channel 5’s Autopsy trilogy smashed slot average, only losing out to the Commonwealth Games, while Noel Fielding’s second run of Luxury Comedy made a slow start.

More TV Ratings


Ofcom must be brave and revoke London Live licence

Local station is not living up to its promise of community-led content, says Jonathan Kaye

More Opinion


TV Critics: Kids and Guns; Beavers Behaving Badly; Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy

“The film seemed more like a hillbilly freak show, suggesting that trailer-trash, rednecks and vets self-evidently don’t mix with the American right to bear arms”

More TV Critics


The Great British Bake Off

Talking TV: BBC and Love Productions

The latest edition of Talking TV runs the rule over the BBC Trust’s television services review and Sky’s 70% stake in Love Productions.

More Podcasts

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Broadcast 1 August 2014

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