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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
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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