Alex Mahon


Channel 4 reveals UK regions commissioning team

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has unveiled commissioning editors for its new headquarters in Leeds, as well as those heading up regional offices in Bristol and Glasgow. Producer Sacha Mirzoeff will head up the Bristol hub and has also been appointed factual commissioning editor for the new office, while former drama commissioner at Welsh network S4C […]

Edinburgh TV Festival unveils State of the TV Nation panel

YouTube’s EMEA chief Ben McOwen Wilson, Channel 4 CEO Alex Mahon (pictured) and Lionsgate TV Group president Sandra Stern are among senior executives set to appear on a ‘State of the TV Nation’ panel at the Edinburgh TV Festival in August. They will be joined by All3Media CEO Jane Turton and president of NBCUniversal International […]

Channel 4: Jackson doc on track to be most streamed show

Dan Reed’s Leaving Neverland doc about Michael Jackson is on track to become Channel 4’s biggest streamed or downloaded show, according to CEO Alex Mahon. Speaking at Keshet’s INTV conference in Jerusalem on Tuesday (12 March), Mahon said that the film has been a “huge commercial success” for the broadcaster. Originally commissioned out of C4, […]

Channel 4 picks Leeds for national HQ

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has selected Leeds as the base for its national headquarters, alongside creative hubs in Bristol and Glasgow. The long-awaited decision marks the biggest structural change in the organisation’s 35-year history and follows a seven-month process that saw 30 cities around the UK pitch to host C4. The move sees a significant […]

BBC and Channel 4 urge action over PSB prominence

The heads of the BBC and Channel 4 have come together to call for new legislation that will protect the prominence of UK public service output in today’s changing and increasingly digital media landscape. Speaking at a parliamentary event yesterday, BBC director general Tony Hall and Channel 4 CEO Alex Mahon said action was needed […]

Channel 4 restructure continues with return of COO role

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has created a number of new executive roles – including chief operating officer and chief product officer – as part of a shakeup of the top brass. The chief product officer will spearhead the UK broadcaster’s push into new digital areas and will also take responsibility for online service All 4. […]

‘Biggest restructure’ in Channel 4 history underway

UK broadcaster Channel 4 is to undergo its biggest restructure in its 35-year history. A radical new strategy will see content spend on ‘nations and regions’ (i.e. producers outside London) increase from the current 35% of total programming investment to 50% by 2023. That represents a £250 million (US$345 million) uptick, and will mean the […]

30 years of TBI: New World Order (2010)

TBI turns 30 this year, and to celebrate we will be publishing a series of archive articles chronicling the evolving television and entertainment landscape since 1988. In 2010 there were parallels to the rise M&A activity we have seen in the past year. While today we’re looking at the Fox/Disney or AT&T/Time Warner tie-ups, eight […]

Surprise choice for Channel 4 content chief

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has plumped for the surprise choice of Ian Katz, a news executive currently working at the BBC, as its director of programmes. Katz (pictured) effectively succeeds Jay Hunt, who was C4’s chief creative officer until exiting recently and joining Apple to run its original programming out of the UK. He will […]

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