Ian Katz’s reign at C4 takes shape, as Netflix poaches talent and the BBC addresses its youth problem


Channel 4 takes new broom to factual

Head of factual Danny Horan looks to clear the decks for a new era of noisy, cross-genre shows


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Karl Warner becomes E4 controller

Ian Katz hails ‘inventive, intelligent and impish’ signing


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ESG faces prospect of no deal

Enormous debt seen as biggest stumbling block as super-indie auction moves into final phase


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Damian Kavanagh to lead Tiger Aspect

Peaky Blinders indie hires BBC3 controller as managing director



Ian Katz unveils first full slate

Brexit drama and stripped Studio Lambert reality show among new C4 shows


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Anne Mensah to join Netflix

Departing Sky drama chief takes senior scripted role at SVoD giant


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C4 picks Leeds for national HQ

Bristol and Glasgow land creative hubs


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Female writers slam glass ceiling

Group of 76 pen letter to drama execs demanding more primetime opportunities for women


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Netflix hires London-based non-scripted exec

Former C4 fact ent commissioner Lucy Leveugle joins SVoD


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5’s low-cost drama plan shakes up genre

Ben Frow’s challenge to come up with quality scripts for £250,000 sparks ‘overwhelming’ response from producers keen to experiment


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BBC2 boss sounds FAANG alarm

Indies risk ‘selling the golden goose’ by handing IP to SVoD players, says Patrick Holland



BBC faces up to youth exodus

Scale of challenge revealed in annual report as 16-34s desert broadcaster for streaming services



Indie glut swamps execs

Edinburgh survey reveals fears of spiralling production costs as scrap for slots intensifies


UKTV channels set for chop from Virgin Media

Lack of BBC boxset rights cited as sticking point by pay-TV platform


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Channel 4: The Circle’s ratings have not curbed our appetite for risk

Kelly Webb-Lamb weighs up Studio Lambert format’s ‘modest’ performance in context of hitting strategic goals


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Michaela Coel: TV lets ‘misfits’ down

Chewing Gum creator launches industry broadside as she reveals sexual assault



UKTV to be carved up

BBC Studios and Discovery set to reveal split of 10-channel business


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Ralph Lee to lead BBC Studios Productions

Former Channel 4 chief becomes director of content


ITV orders ‘world’s smallest gameshow’

Dermot O’Leary will front Youngest Media series



Premier League signs Susanna Dinnage

Animal Planet global president leaves industry to lead football body