The search for the new 'face of Sky' following the departure of Sky Networks managing director Liz Murdoch, has begun in earnest with Ginger TV managing director Eileen Gallagher already being wooed as a potential successor, writes Colin Robertson.
BSkyB chief executive Tony Ball sounded out Gallagher over lunch at London restaurant The River Cafe, three hours before Murdoch officially resigned on 3 May (Broadcast, 5.5.00).

Ball, who is said to want a 'personality' for the job, is believed to have asked her to consider the role, which is seen as one of the highest profile positions in UK broadcasting.

He is understood to be 'very keen' to recruit Gallagher and has also mooted the idea of acquiring Shed Productions, the indie in which she holds a 50 per cent stake.

It is unclear whether the role would be a direct replacement for Murdoch, who oversaw all Sky's original content.