French producer Gedeon has hired former BBC exec Krishan Arora (pictured) to serve as development consultant, working in the specialist factual field.
Arora will be tasked with “conceiving and identifying new formats and series,” the prodco said in a statement, and will be based in London, where he is “ideally placed to draw on the creativity of UK television for new ideas and formats with international coproduction potential.”
Prior to joining the French firm, he has worked at the BBC in a number of roles. He worked for the UK pubcaster in 2001 as a commissioning executive in factual, commissioning science, history and arts documentaries and series for all four BBC channels.
Then, in 2005, he was named the BBC’s independents executive, responsible for the BBC’s strategic relationship with Britain’s independent TV production sector across all genres.
Earlier in his career, he was one of the first programmers at Arte in Strasbourg, when the channel launched in 1992.