President and chief executive officer of US public service broadcaster PBS Pat Mitchell told festival delegates that she wants British producers to pitch more programme ideas to her company, writes Ashley Davies.
Mitchell, eight months into her tenure, said she had streamlined PBS's commissioning process and hoped it would become quicker for programmes to get the go-ahead. From September the broadcaster's website ( will spell out what kind of ideas it is looking for in each content area.

Mitchell said: 'We will be looking at how the programmes can fulfil our mission, which is to inform, enlighten and entertain.'