Jay Hunt

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Applications for BBC top job to close as leading media figures steer clear
Opportunity to succeed Tony Hall as director general seen by some as ‘poisoned chalice’

Jim Waterson Media editor

11, Mar, 2020 @7:42 PM

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The Lords will be leaping to save the BBC. But will a Tory join the debate?
The House of Lords debate on saving the Beeb is currently a Tory-free zone. Plus, the former lives of Glenda Jackson and Brenda Blethyn

Richard Brooks

01, Mar, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Bake Off poacher tipped as frontrunner for BBC top job
Jay Hunt seen as in contention while ITV and Channel 4 bosses thought unlikely to join race

Mark Sweney and Tara Conlan

21, Jan, 2020 @6:45 PM

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Who are the potential candidates for BBC director general?
The bosses of ITV and Channel 4 could vie with internal contenders for the top job

Mark Sweney and Tara Conlan

21, Jan, 2020 @6:19 PM

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Five women who could be next director general of the BBC
One of a quintet of women could end up replacing Tony Hall as first female chief

Haroon Siddique and Polly Bindman

20, Jan, 2020 @2:30 PM

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In football rights and television shows, the only way is up
While austerity is still affecting most areas of British life, there’s no restraint in the sums being bandied about for both sports rights and online content for streaming

Peter Preston

29, Oct, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Apple has Netflix and Amazon in sights as it hires British TV executive
Channel 4’s Jay Hunt who poached Bake Off from BBC and commissioned hit shows like Sherlock appointed creative chief of European video operations

Mark Sweney

25, Oct, 2017 @2:00 PM

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Love conquers all as BBC’s Bake Off replacement falls flat
Channel 4 serves up a winner in the great food TV showdown

Peter Preston

03, Sep, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Prepare for the best series of Bake Off yet, says judge Paul Hollywood
Only star to follow show from BBC to Channel 4 says at launch that fans will be won over by first episode of new series

Graham Ruddick Media editor

21, Aug, 2017 @11:01 PM

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Jay Hunt quits Channel 4 post just days before decision on top job
Chief creative officer who led poaching of Bake Off from BBC was seen as frontrunner to succeed outgoing CEO David Abraham

Mark Sweney

02, Jun, 2017 @10:47 AM

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Channel 4 executive who poached Bake Off favourite to land top job
Jay Hunt would be first woman to run a UK broadcaster larger than Channel 5 if appointed chief executive following final interviews

Mark Sweney

18, May, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Channel 4's Bake Off swoop aids those seeking its privatisation, says BBC boss
C4’s creative chief insists it ‘didn’t take’ hit show as James Purnell claims rival is too lightly regulated

Jane Martinson

27, Sep, 2016 @5:15 PM

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