It has been announced that BBC One Controller, Danny Cohen has been appointed as Director of BBC Television.
Danny will be responsible for the BBC’s four main channels, BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three and BBC Four; he will also oversee BBC iPlayer and the online content. Danny will be in charge of the drama, entertainment, knowledge and comedy genres as well as BBC Films.
Danny is believed to be excited about his new role and responsibilities, he stated “I’m honoured to be taking over as Director of BBC television...Our ambition is to be the finest broadcaster and producer in the world and our values will be based on talent, creativity, storytelling and innovation”.
The BBC Director-General Tony Hall spoke about Danny’s new position, saying “Danny Cohen has been the driving force behind an extremely successful period in BBC One’s history. I am looking forward to seeing his impressive mix of creativity and vision being put to great effect across the whole of the BBC television portfolio”
Danny is married to sustainability speaker, Noreena Hertz.
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