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MPs demand Murdoch ‘fit and proper’ test

MPs demand Murdoch ‘fit and proper’ test

Ofcom is facing calls from a cross-party group of MPs to launch an immediate review of whether James Murdoch meets the “fit and proper” test to hold a UK broadcasting…

Rider appointed SeaChange COO

Multiscreen video software specialist SeaChange International has promoted Jonathan Rider to the position of Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, advancing from his prior role as Chief Information Officer.…

Trump quits Murdoch Trust

It is becoming clear there’s been and long and close relationship between the Trump and Murdoch clans. It has emerged the President’s daughter Ivanka was for several years a trustee…

Nothing Neutral about Trump

Journalism might be the first draft of history (as well as a lot of less honourable or important things) but, even so, it is too early to be bringing a…

O’Sullivan joins Piksel Board

Piksel has confirmed that global media and entertainment executive Gerry O’Sullivan has been elected to Piksel’s board of directors. “Gerry has worked with some of the most senior people in…

EBU’s Fell to lead WBU Technical Committee

EBU’s Fell to lead WBU Technical Committee

Simon Fell, Director of the EBU’s Technology and Innovation Department, has been elected to Chair the Technical Committee of the World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) for a two-year term (2017/18). The…

UKTV’s Clapp joins Thinkbox board

UKTV’s Clapp joins Thinkbox board

Thinkbox – the marketing body for commercial TV in the UK – has confirmed that Zoë Clapp, UKTV’s Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, is joining its board. Clapp replaces Jan…

FremantleMedia restructuring UK production

FremantleMedia it is restructuring its UK production business to reflect the changing demands in the television industry. The company is bringing together its entertainment and factual labels – Thames, Boundless…

Sky’s Grest new BBC Director of Platform

Sky’s Grest new BBC Director of Platform

The BBC has appointed Matt Grest to be the corporation’s new Director of Platform. Grest will join from Sky where he was most recently Sky’s director of digital platforms, with…

Openreach appoints independent Board members

Openreach – the infrastructure arm of BT – has appointed Sir Brendan Barber and Edward Astle as independent members of a newly formed Board to oversee strategy, investment and service…