BBC3 has eye on youth with hire of Cohen

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BBC3 has wooed E4 boss Danny Cohen to serve as its new controller, the channel said last week (HR 4/11). He replaces Julian Bellamy, who returned this year to Channel 4 to take the commercial broadcaster's top post.

Cohen, who as head of E4 commissioned controversial youth fare like teen sex and angst drama "Skins," will head the BBC's digital youth channel with an eye to making it more relevant to teens and young adults. Former BBC3 head Stuart Murphy left the broadcaster last year for a role in the independent production sector.
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