Creative Diversity Network

ITV’s Paul Moore named chair of Creative Diversity Network

The Creative Diversity Network (CDN), which aims to increase diversity on and off screen within the UK’s television industry, has named ITV exec Paul Moore as its new chair. Moore, who is ITV Group communications & corporate affairs director, will take on the role from January 2021 and succeeds ViacomCBS exec Maria Kyriacou, who is […]

Diversity: Offering the right kind of support

In the latest instalment of her monthly column, the Creative Diversity Network’s executive director Deborah Williams discusses how to be a good ally in the world of diversity. I have to admit I’ve struggled immensely with the fallout of this summer. It has finally hit me that this is the new way of living and being […]

Diversity: A black life

In this new monthly column for TBI, the Creative Diversity Network’s executive director Deborah Williams reflects on her own role and explores how the industry can deliver change rather than simply talk about it A year ago, I was in Minneapolis. It was my birthday. I should have been in NYC with my mother celebrating […]

ViacomCBS’s Maria Kyriacou named chair of Creative Diversity Network

The UK’s Creative Diversity Network (CDN) has appointed ViacomCBS exec Maria Kyriacou as its new chair. Kyriacou, who is president of ViacomCBS Networks UK and Australia, succeeds Jill Offman at the organisation, which leads efforts to increase diversity on and off screen within the UK’s television industry. Offman stepped down following her departure from ViacomCBS. […]

Disabled face ongoing battle for representation in TV, according to UK’s Diamond report

Disabled people continue to face ongoing challenges both in front of and behind the camera according to the latest findings from the Creative Diversity Network (CDN)’s annual report, which is backed by UK broadcasters the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, ViacomCBS and Sky. Disabled people are only making 5.2% of contributions off-screen and 7.8% on-screen despite […]

Sky misses BAME target on writers but exceeds ambitions on screen

UK-based pay TV operator Sky has failed to hit its own target on the diversity of writers for its shows, after unveiling interim results from its tracking of BAME inclusivity on screen and behind the camera. In the 12 months to the end of September, BAME representation on screen across Sky’s entertainment channels was 31%, […]

Creative Diversity Network reveals 2019 UK TV Diversity Award nominees

The Creative Diversity Network (CDN) has revealed the nominees for its biennial UK Television Diversity Awards. Held every two years to reward quality, creativity and diversity in TV that is representative of British society, this year’s ceremony takes place on Wednesday, 9 October, at the Ham Yard Hotel in London. The UK Television Diversity Awards […]