Syeda Irtizaali


Channel 4 hires Murdoch for new-look ents team

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has unveiled its new look entertainment team, with producer Karen Murdoch drafted in and Tom Beck promoted. Head of entertainment and TV events Ed Harvard as added Murdoch as a third commissioning string. She will be commissioning editor, entertainment alongside Syeda Irtizaali, who also has a commissioning editor role, and Antonia […]

Ex-Shine TV boss joins Channel 4

Former managing director of Shine TV Kelly Webb-Lamb has joined UK broadcaster Channel 4 as head of factual entertainment. Her appointment triggers a restructure that sees Liam Humphreys switch from head of factual entertainment to head of entertainment, and Ben Caudell become head of comedy entertainment. Webb-Lamb and Caudell will report into Humphreys, with commissioning […]

My Kitchen Rules drawn up for UK network

British terrestrial broadcaster Channel 4 is brining Australian cooking competition format My Kitchen Rules back to the UK. The network has commissioned a 30x60mins version of the show, My Kitchen Rules UK, which Network Seven-backed prodco 7 Wonder Productions will produce. Sky Living ran the show, which has been a huge hit for Seven in […]

All3’s Caudell switches to Channel 4 in rejig

Ben Caudell is leaving All3Media’s Objective Productions for UK broadcaster Channel 4 little more than six months after joining. Caudell (left) has been hired as Channel 4’s head of entertainment as part of a restructure, and will report to the broadcaster’s head of factual entertainment, Liam Humphreys. The previous incumbent, Justin Gorman, exited in April […]