UK Broadcast News
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Talking TV catches up with the big winners from the Broadcast Awards and puts ITV’s commissioning changes in the spotlight.
Channel 4 was named Channel of the Year at this year’s Broadcast Awards, where it notched up seven prizes, including a clean sweep in the factual categories.
Richard Klein has claimed that attracting large audiences to factual programming is one of the biggest challenges facing television, as ITV confirmed his departure.
ITV has parted company with director of factual Richard Klein after two-and-a-half years.
In-house development chief Damon Pattison has been appointed to the “business critical” role of BBC Studios head of development.
Outgoing Endemol Shine Group president Tim Hincks has claimed that an “inherent snobbery” lies behind criticism of the BBC importing entertainment formats.
Chris Moyles helped fledgling station Radio X grow its breakfast audience by almost a quarter compared with its predecessor XFM.
E4 has ordered two Tattoo Fixers spin-off series following the success of the Studio Lambert format.
The BBC will hold onto rights to the Olympics until 2024 after it struck a landmark licensing deal with Discovery Communications.
Studio Lambert and The Garden bosses Stephen Lambert and Nick Curwin, along with BBC factual chief Alison Kirkham, are among the big names who will appear at Broadcast’s inaugural Indie Summit on 17 March.