- IPC Magazines has announced the appointment of Nick Ryle as head of TV development to spearhead the publishing giant's move into masthead programming.
His appointment follows the recent relaxation of the Independent Television Commission's rules on masthead programming announced in April.
Ryle joins IPC from his own TV production company. He was executive producer for IPC's NME Brat Awards for Channel 4.
Colin Reeves managing director of IPC's international business enterprise division, said: "You need the experience and expertise to understand which brands are able to make the transition successfully."