BBC Promotes Charlotte Moore to New Post of Controller, TV Channels and iPlayer


She will now oversee all TV networks and the VOD service in a change the U.K. public broadcaster says will ensure "a simplified and more coordinated strategy across BBC Television's channel portfolio."

The BBC said Tuesday that Charlotte Moore has been promoted to the role of controller, TV channels and iPlayer as part of a reorganization that the U.K. public broadcaster says will offer "a simplified and more coordinated strategy across BBC Television's channel portfolio."

In the newly created role, Moore, currently controller of BBC One, will become the creative, editorial and strategic lead for BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four and BBC iPlayer, "ensuring the channels work in a complementary way while enhancing their distinctive positioning."

BBC Two and BBC Four boss Kim Shillinglaw will leave the broadcaster, and her position will not be filled.

The reorganization will "support new, creative approaches to programming and scheduling that reflect changing audience behavior and the growing role of BBC iPlayer, as well as encouraging greater collaboration and allowing simpler movement of ideas and talent across the portfolio. It will also create a more streamlined commissioning system, with a single point of contact and faster decision-making."

Moore will start her new role on Monday, reporting to Mark Linsey, acting director of television, and will continue to sit on the BBC's TV board.

"Charlotte is an outstanding leader and has done a brilliant job making BBC One both distinctive and popular," said Linsey. "This role will allow her to take a view across channels to drive distinctiveness, quality and risk-taking even further, whilst offering a single point of contact for program-makers and ensuring audiences get the best programs, however and wherever they choose to watch."

Said Moore: "I'm honored to lead the BBC's channel portfolio into the future at such a significant time. The creative opportunities this new approach brings will ensure the BBC keeps pace with our rapidly changing media industry. It is more important than ever for audiences and program-makers that we have a clearly defined sense of purpose for each channel, to ensure we deliver even higher quality and more distinctive content. A united vision across the portfolio will encourage greater ambition and diversity of output, more creative freedom and quicker decision-making. I'm passionate about the BBC and committed to making this a place where the best creatives want to work, and having the right teams working together is key."