BBC Director of Television Jana Bennett has appointed E4 head Julian Bellamy as the new Controller of BBC THREE.More from the BBC Press Release.
Bellamy, 35, who is also Head of Channel 4's Factual Entertainment commissioning, will join the BBC in the New Year.
Jana Bennett said today: "I'm delighted Julian will be joining us in BBC Television.
"He has fantastic experience of building channels and brands in a multi-platform digital environment, a very strong creative background and terrific relations with talent and the production community.
"His dual experience as both a commissioning editor of factual entertainment and innovative shows like Big Brother - and of running a mixed genre channel - will bring a new dynamic to BBC THREE as it evolves, grows and meets ever-changing audience expectations."