Longtime entertainment commissioning editor for ITV, Asif Zubairy, is stepping down from the role after seven years at the broadcaster.
According to Zubairy’s LinkedIn, he is now working as a consultant for broadcast TV commissioning and production.
An internal note from Katie Rawcliffe, head of entertainment commissioning, said: “Asif has decided that now is the right time to leave ITV. Asif started out as a contractor for ITV before becoming permanent staff in 2014. He has been responsible for Entertainment commissioning for the past seven years, working on a number of exciting projects and has also been an active and valued member of the Embrace network, taking the time to represent ITV on a number of D&I related panels. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Asif for everything he has done in his role and for ITV and wish him success in whatever comes next.”
Before joining ITV, Zubairy served as head of entertainment at Australia’s Nine Entertainment between 2007 and 2008. Prior to that, he was director of original programming at Walt Disney Branded TV and director of programming for Paramount Comedy Channel (now Comedy Central).