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C5 boosts commissioning team with Sean Doyle

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has tapped former BBC development exec Sean Doyle (pictured) as commissioning editor for factual.
July 20, 2015

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has tapped former BBC development exec Sean Doyle (pictured) as commissioning editor for factual, effective immediately.

In his new position, Doyle will oversee the development of unscripted commissions as the British broadcaster looks to strengthen the range and quality of its documentary and factual slate. Reporting to director of programming Ben Frow, Doyle will also provide editorial and production support for all factual content while looking for new talent.

Prior to joining Channel 5, Doyle served as head of development for daytime and features at the BBC, and was responsible for acquiring series across Northern Ireland. The exec’s credits include BBC1′s Blitz Cities and BBC2′s Michael Portillo’s State Secrets.

Doyle previously worked for such indies as Wild Rover Productions and The Telegael Media Group, where he led the development and production of programming for a raft of UK and Irish broadcasters, including the BBC, RTE, TV3 and Channel 4.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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