, the BBC’s soon-to-be-formed production and distribution business, has set out its full leadership team, with various regional and genre bosses.
The BBC announced last Nov. that it will merge its commercial arm, BBC Worldwide
, with its production arm, BBC Studios, into a single operation under the name BBC Studios.
It starts operation in April, and a key executive who will not join the new business for the long-term is Helen Jackson
, the long-serving content chief at Worldwide. After 30 years at the BBC she will leave at the end of the year, a move that sources said was her decision.
There are four programming bosses and three regional chiefs under the BBC Studios executive structure announced Friday. Hannah Wyatt
will be MD for factual entertainment and events, Lisa Opie
for factual, Nick Betts
for scripted, and Suzy Lamb
for entertainment and music. Wyatt, who is joining from FremantleMedia
, and Lamb, who