FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) has hired Sean Hancock as vice president of alternative programming, effective April 28.
Formerly an executive and producer for BBC Entertainment, Hancock will develop and produce reality competition, game shows and other unscripted projects for the company.
He will report to Toby Gorman, who will take up the executive vice president of alternative programming post in mid-April.
Hancock spent three-and-a-half years as commissioning editor for BBC Entertainment where he worked on The Revolution Will Be Televised, Russell Howard’s Good News and Junior Doctors, among other programs. Prior to that, he worked as a freelance producer for 10 years on programs such as Celebrity Big Brother, The Farm and Shipwrecked.
“I’ve loved and valued my time at the BBC but couldn’t turn down this exciting opportunity to work in the American television market,” Hancock said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to joining FremantleMedia North America and working with the alternative team to create new, vibrant and innovative programming.”