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George Entwistle named acting head of BBC Vision

George Entwistle, the BBC's controller of knowledge commissioning, will be the acting director of BBC Vision, effective January 31.
December 10, 2010

George Entwistle, the BBC’s controller of knowledge commissioning, will be the acting director of BBC Vision, effective January 31. While the Beeb searches for a permanent successor to the role, Entwistle will replace outgoing BBC Vision head Jana Bennett when she moves to her new position as president of worldwide networks and global iPlayer for BBC Worldwide. Entwistle is also currently controller of editorial standards for BBC Vision, and leads BBC Vision’s knowledge, learning and multi-platform commissioning teams. It’s not known if he will retain his current roles after January 31.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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