Alex Mahon


BBC and Channel 4 urge action over PSB prominence

The heads of the BBC and Channel 4 have come together to call for new legislation that will protect the prominence of UK public service output in today’s changing and increasingly digital media landscape. Speaking at a parliamentary event yesterday, BBC director general Tony Hall and Channel 4 CEO Alex Mahon said action was needed […]

Ex-Shine chief Mahon to lead Channel 4

Former Shine Group CEO Alex Mahon has landed the CEO post at UK broadcaster Channel 4. She will succeed current incumbent David Abraham in the autumn after winning a competitive interview process. Mahon is currently chief executive of UK-based visual effects company The Foundry, but is best known in TV circles as the final CEO […]

Whittingdale appoints Charter Renewal advisory panel

UK culture secretary John Whittingdale has appointed an eight-strong panel to advise the government ahead of UK pubcaster the BBC having its Charter renewed. The Charter outlines the scope of the BBC’s activities and the licence fee it can command the new panel will meet about six times a year to advise Whittingdale ahead of […]

Turner Laing named as Shine-Endemol-Core chief

Former BSkyB content boss Sophie Turner Laing has landed what is perhaps the biggest job in global production. She will be CEO of the merged Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media Group TV production giant, which is set to launch as a joint venture between 21st Century Fox and Apollo Global Management. “Pending the parties […]