Fiona Ryder, pictured left, served as MD of Archant’s Mustard TV after it launched online in 2013 and on digital terrestrial television the following year.
Her departure came just six days before the second anniversary of the channel’s first broadcast on Freeview Channel 8 in the Norwich area.
Prior to taking on the MD role in September 2012, she had served as the project director who led Archant’s bid to win the local TV licence for Norwich.
In December 2014 the channel expanded its reach to almost 200,000 homes in Norwich and the surrounding area after it became available to Virgin TV subscribers.
However, Fiona’s tenure also saw the station hit with controversy after it accidentally broadcast footage of journalist Helen McDermott calling her fellow presenter, former footballer Darren Eadie, a “c***” while recording a link.
Fiona later apologised for the gaffe on behalf of the channel.
Confirming Fiona’s departure, an Archant spokeswoman told HTFP: “We can confirm Fiona Ryder left Mustard TV on March 18. Archant remains fully committed to the local TV franchise and the provision of quality TV content to the community it serves.
“Mustard TV is an important part of Archant’s content offering going forward, led by chief content officer Matt Kelly.”