Kate Barnes

Meldal-Johnson to run global content at ITV Studios

Julie Meldal-Johnsen has been appointed director of global content and will oversee acquisitions and coproduction at ITV’s worldwide programming arm. The role opened after Ruth Berry (nee Clarke) was upped to managing director ITVS GE earlier this year. Meldal-Johnson joins ITV Studios Global Entertainment from ITV Studios America, ITV’s US drama division, where she was […]

ITVS hires former C5 and Xbox exec as drama buyer

ITV Studios has recruited Kate Barnes as its head of coproduction and drama acquisition. Barnes is the former Channel 5 digital channels boss who left the free-to-air broadcaster to oversee the original content efforts at the content division of Microsoft’s Xbox platform, which has now been wound down. At ITV’s production arm she will take […]

Kate Barnes leaving Channel 5

Kate Barnes is to leave British commercial broadcaster Channel 5 after being made redundant. The Northern & Shell-owned broadcaster is closing the role of head of digital channels and Barnes is set to leave the company next week. This is the latest high profile departure at the channel following the news that director of programmes […]