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Monday, January 22, 2018

BBC Studios announces appointments of 4 genre programming bosses and 3 managing directors for different global regions.


BBC Studios - the new single commercial entity when BBC Worldwide is folded into BBC Studios as one production and distribution business - has announced its new global leadership team that will have 3 global regional bosses and 4 genre programming bosses.

In November 2017 the BBC announced that it's ending its BBC Worldwide commercial arm brand and folding its operations into BBC Studios starting April 2018.

At BBC Studios Hannah Wyatt will be the managing director for factual entertainment and events, Lisa Opie the managing director for factual, Nick Betts the managing director for scripted, and Suzy Lamb the managing director for entertainment and music.

For BBC Studios' global regions Ann Sarnoff will be president of the Americas, Marcus Arthur will be president of the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australasia, while Paul Dempsey will be president for global markets covering the rest of the world.

Each regional president will be responsible for leading content sales, branded services including joint ventures, consumer products and other commercial exploitation activities in their market. The appointments will take effect in April with the formation of the new company.

“We are looking forward to getting on with growing BBC Studios as a world-class home for British creativity,” says Tim Davie who will be the BBC Studios CEO.