BBC’s Charlotte Moore Becomes Controller of TV Channels & iPlayer


LONDON: As part of a reorganization of the BBC’s TV business, BBC One Controller Charlotte Moore has been named controller of channels and iPlayer.

In this newly created post, Moore 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. Moore will report to Mark Linsey, acting director of television, and will continue to sit on the TV board. She takes up the new post on January 25.

Linsey said: “Charlotte is an outstanding leader and has done a brilliant job making BBC One both distinctive and popular. 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.”

Moore added: “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.”

Kim Shillinglaw has decided to leave the BBC and, as a result of the reorganization, the post of controller for BBC Two and Four will be closed. Moore will continue to lead BBC One and, within the new structure, will manage the heads of iPlayer, Daytime and BBC Four, as well as the new role of editor of BBC Two. Adam Barker, channel executive at BBC Two and Four, will take up the post of acting editor for BBC Two while recruitment for the new role takes place.

Linsey said: “Kim has led BBC Two and Four with great creativity, bringing viewers an amazing range of programs including edgy documentaries like Meet The Ukippers, innovative comedy in Boy Meets Girl, ambitious TV experiments like Are Our Kids Tough Enough? Chinese School and distinctive treats like The Dresser, as well as re-energizing factual entertainment and drawing younger audiences with The Real Marigold Hotel, Phone Shop Idol, Hell Week and Let’s Play Darts. She has modernized BBC Two’s identity, winning awards for the channel’s use of social media and the revamp of on-air, and refreshed the schedule with Monday’s clever quiz hour, box-set factual and comedy double bills back at 9 p.m., whilst creating new commercial funding models in factual entertainment and natural history. She has been an outstanding leader of BBC Two and Four and I will be very sorry to see her go, but am incredibly grateful for her contribution.”

Shillinglaw commented: “I wish the BBC, Mark and Charlotte every success with the many changes BBC TV needs to make. I’ve loved modernizing BBC Two and Four over the last two years but when you don’t get the big job it’s time to move on. And I’m looking forward to another big challenge.”