Ex-Sky, ITV exec launches UK indie

Former Sky 1 entertainment chief Duncan Gray has launched his own production company, Twenty Six 03 after leaving Princess Productions. Gray was most recently creative director of Endemol Shine Group-owned Princess, but has left to create his own venture. The new firm will focus its efforts on primetime entertainment formats. “Twenty Six 03 came about […]

BBC Studios hooks Salmon

Veteran British executive Peter Salmon has been named director of the BBC’s forthcoming commercial production division, BBC Studios. Salmon, currently based in Salford as director of BBC England and a member of the organisation’s senior management team, has beaten off competition to land the post, which he will take up later this year. He will […]

Scripps hires BBC Worldwide exec for EMEA role

Scripps Networks International has hired BBC Worldwide content exec Gareth Williams as VP, commissioning for the UK and EMEA. He will take up the role in April following an eight-year spell at the BBC’s commercial arm and was most recently VP, branded services for Latin America and US Hispanic. Williams replaces Sue Walton, who is […]

HBO Europe’s burning ambition

HBO Europe started making original shows six years ago, but its upcoming miniseries Burning Bush marks a new level of budget and ambition. Director Agnieszka Holland tells TBI about her work on the show, HBO’s content boss Antony Root talks about how the original programming strategy will evolve and HBO Europe boss Linda Jensen explains […]