Oct 25, 2017

Apple hires ex-BBC and Channel 4 executive Jay Hunt

Apple has hired Jay Hunt - the former controller of BBC One and chief creative officer of Channel Four - to join its video team. Ms Hunt green lit TV shows including Sherlock and Luther at the BBC before helping Channel 4 lure away the Great British Bake Off. Her title at Apple will be creative director, Europe, worldwide video. When Jay Hunt missed out on the job of chief executive at Channel 4, where as chief creative officer she had overseen a series of big hits and bought Great British Bake Off from the BBC, everyone in the industry asked the same question. In hiring Ms Hunt, Apple has reinforced the message that it is taking television and original content very seriously.

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