BBC Worldwide taps Danser in format licensing

Tasked with growing biz in Europe, Mideast, Africa, Asia

LONDON -- BBC Worldwide underlined its bid to grow its format catalog Friday, by promoting Claudia Danser to the post of head of formats licensing across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Danser will work with territory sales teams to grow the business, as well as with the BBC's own format development team, headed by Colin Jarvis.

Danser is head of BBC Worldwide's Iberia division, overseeing program and format sales to Spain and Portugal.