Sky poaches BBC programming exec

UK pay-TV operator BSkyB has poached BBC executive Lucy Lumsden, who will become its first ever head of comedy programming. 

Lumsden will supervise comedy programming across Sky’s in-house channels Sky1, 2 and 3. In her role as controller of comedy commissioning at UK public broadcaster the BBC, Lumsden has been responsible for hit shows including Gavin and Stacey and The Catherine Tate Show. She will step into the new role this autumn. The appointment was made by Sky’s director of programming Stuart Murphy.

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