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Endemol exec joins BBC Worldwide

Endemol's head of business development, Jacob de Boer, is joining the BBC's commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, as commercial director. In his new position de Boer will work across all the brand in BBC Worldwide's portfolio to help grow the brands. Reporting directly to Marcus Arther, MD Global Brands, he will work in conjunction with the managing directors and commercial directors of BBC Earth, Top Gear and Doctor Who to increase the profitability across multiple formats and markets. De Boer is a trained lawyer who started his career at Endemol Entertainment in Holland as legal and business affairs counsel and became head of business affairs of the international distribution division two years later.
August 13, 2009

Endemol’s head of business development, Jacob de Boer, is joining the BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, as commercial director. In his new position de Boer will work across all the brand in BBC Worldwide’s portfolio to help grow the brands. Reporting directly to Marcus Arther, MD Global Brands, he will work in conjunction with the managing directors and commercial directors of BBC Earth, Top Gear and Doctor Who to increase the profitability across multiple formats and markets. De Boer is a trained lawyer who started his career at Endemol Entertainment in Holland as legal and business affairs counsel and became head of business affairs of the international distribution division two years later.

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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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