Extended responsibilities for Helen Boaden
Extended responsibilities for Helen Boaden
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Extended responsibilities for Helen Boaden

BBC Director, Radio, Helen Boaden has been give the extra task of being responsible for BBC England, taking over from Peter Salmon.

Helen Boaden will oversee BBC England in addition to her other duties without any additional executive posts and no salary changes.

Peter is being moved to head BBC Studios after most recently being head of BBC North, then BBC England. BBC Studios is the new production division being created following the announcement in 2014 that the BBC would separate TV production from TV commissioning to boost creativity and competitiveness in television production.

Helen was appointed as BBC Director of Radio in February 2013 and has overall responsibility for BBC Radios 1, 2, 3, 4, and the BBC digital radio stations 1Xtra, 6Music, BBC Radio 4 Extra, and Asian Network. She also oversees the BBC Performing Groups, the BBC Proms, classical music & performance television, factual radio and radio drama production.

Peter Salmon’s responsibilities includes leading BBC England at MediaCity UK in Salford comprising a number of BBC departments – including BBC Sport, BBC Children’s, Radio 5 live, BBC Learning and Outreach – and linking the BBC’s Birmingham and Bristol bases. He plays a lead role in the developing network programming produced by the north of England, across TV, Radio and Future Media departments, working with partners in the independent production community.

Peter also works with BBC News in the broadcasting and production of regional services for audiences in the north of England.

So to recap, Helen will now be responsible for (for the same salary):

BBC Radios 1, 2, 3, 4, 1Xtra, 6Music, BBC Radio 4 Extra, Asian Network.

She’ll lead BBC England at MediaCity UK in Salford comprising a number of BBC departments – including BBC Sport, BBC Children’s, Radio 5 live, BBC Learning and Outreach – and linking the BBC’s Birmingham and Bristol bases.

She’ll also oversee the BBC Performing Groups, the BBC Proms, classical music & performance television, factual radio and radio drama production, and play a lead role in the developing network programming produced by the north of England, across TV, Radio and Future Media departments, working with partners in the independent production community.

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