BSkyB names Murphy director of programs

Former BBC3 controller to replace Richard Woolfe

LONDON – BSkyB has appointed Stuart Murphy director of programs for Sky 1, Sky 2 and Sky 3, the satcaster announced Friday.

Murphy, former BBC3 controller and currently creative director of indie Twofour Broadcast, will replace Richard Woolfe, who steps down in March to become director of programs at commercial network Five.

Murphy, who will report to Sky’s managing director of entertainment Sophie Turner Laing, will be responsible for commissions, acquisitions and strategy for the three BSkyB entertainment channels. He is expected to take up the position in May.

Said Turner Laing in a statement: "Stuart is a great television talent with proven programming flair and multichannel expertise. His track record in popular factual, drama and entertainment credentials are clear, making him a perfect fit for leading Sky 1, 2 and 3.”