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Eddie Doyle joins BBC Northern Ireland as head of content production

BBC Northern Ireland has named Eddie Doyle as head of content production. In his role, the former RTÉ exec will be a key player in BBC Northern Ireland’s content plans across all ...
January 3, 2018

BBC Northern Ireland has named Eddie Doyle as head of content production.

In his role, the former RTÉ exec will be a key player in BBC Northern Ireland’s content plans across all in-house production outside of news and current affairs, including factual, entertainment, comedy, music and events. He will also provide editorial leadership for all non-news and current affairs production teams across television, radio and digital.

Doyle will also work closely with the head of content commissioning, Susan Lovell, and will help to ensure that the BBC’s recent investment of £11 million (US $15 million) over three years into local content and digital services are being used effectively.

Doyle will report to Peter Johnston, director of BBC Northern Ireland.

The executive joins BBC Northern Ireland from Irish pubcaster RTÉ, where he held the position of head of factual, comedy, talent development and music.

Doyle has been responsible for a number of Irish broadcasting initiatives including Prime Time Investigates, Format Farm and the Reality Bites docuseries. His documentary commissions include Futureshock: Property Crash, Leas Cross, and The Notorious Conor McGregor.

This appointment replaces former head of content production Steve Carson, who recently joined BBC Scotland as head of multi-platform commissioning.

 

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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