BBC Director of Television Danny Cohen has announced Adam Barker will be Acting Controller of BBC Two and BBC Four following Janice Hadlow’s move to become Controller, Special Projects and Seasons.
Barker, who is currently Editorial Executive for BBC Two and BBC Four, will take up the role in March 2014, leading the channels until a permanent appointment is made.
Barker said: “I’m delighted to be offered this opportunity to take care of two of the BBC’s most distinctive television channels on an interim basis and look forward to working with Danny and the channel teams to keep them firmly on track during this time of transition.”
Cohen added: “BBC Two and BBC Four are on fine form and it’s important there’s no delay in commissioning decisions during this interim period. Adam’s a very experienced television executive and broadcaster and I’ve asked him ensure we maintain momentum over the coming weeks.”
DTG Staff | 20.02.2014