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BBC names acting controller of ent commissioning

The UK pubcaster has appointed Alan Tyler (pictured), currently entertainment commissioning editor for BBC Entertainment, to the post of acting controller of entertainment commissioning, effective November 2.
October 23, 2015

The BBC has appointed Alan Tyler (pictured) to the post of acting controller of entertainment commissioning, effective November 2.

The news comes in the wake of BBC director of television Danny Cohen‘s forthcoming departure from the UK pubcaster after eight years of service. Mark Linsey, controller of entertainment commissioning, will step into Cohen’s role in an acting capacity.

Tyler is currently the entertainment commissioning editor for BBC Entertainment. He has been responsible for expanding entertainment commissions in all territories across the BBC’s channels, and has acted as Linsey’s deputy over the last year, overseeing the department when Linsey has been absent.

Tyler’s commissioning credits include The Great British Bake Off spin-off An Extra Slice; comic TV review series The Sarah Millican Television Programme; quiz show Only Connect; the Shane Richie-hosted game show Win Your Wish List; quiz show Now You See It; comedy series Room 101; and the forthcoming Michael McIntyre-fronted game show Can’t Touch This.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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