BBC SCRAP CHANNEL CONTROLLERS AS IT ANNOUNCES STRUCTURAL CHANGES
A new portfolio Director of BBC iPlayer & Channels will bring together all of the programming and curation activity across BBC iPlayer and the channels.
Patrick Holland will move into the Director of Factual position, and Shane Allen (Comedy), Rose Garnett (Film), Kate Phillips (Entertainment) and Piers Wenger (Drama) will all become Directors of their respective genres. Dan McGolpin will move into the newly created portfolio role as Director of BBC iPlayer & Channels. All six Directors will report to Chief Content Officer, Charlotte Moore.
BBC Three remains unchanged, with Fiona Campbell as Controller who will retain a commissioning tick and report to the Director of BBC iPlayer and Channels in this new structure.
Charlotte Moore, BBC’s Chief Content Officer says: “The new structure I’m announcing today will mean a radical change in the way we commission content, so that the BBC delivers more value to all audiences. BBC iPlayer will be at the very heart of our offer, but our channels are what set us apart and will continue to be critical to our success. We must feel indispensable to audiences across the UK, and these changes will help us to commission the most creative and ambitious programmes - reinforcing the BBC’s position as the world’s greatest broadcaster and the most dynamic partner for talent.”
This restructuring will see the closure of existing channel controller roles for BBC One, BBC Two and the BBC Four Editor post in April 2021.