Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Keating to be Director of Archive

Roly KeatingFrom the BBC Press Office:
Roly Keating has been appointed as the BBC's first Director of Archive Content, with responsibility for maximising public access to the BBC's constantly expanding archive of television, radio and multimedia content.

Currently Controller of BBC Two, Roly is promoted to the BBC Direction Group, and will take up his role in October. He will report to Jana Bennett, Director of BBC Vision.

In this new role Roly will take the lead across all of the BBC's divisions in developing and implementing a pan-BBC strategy to grow archive access, working across public service and commercial platforms, and with external partners.

He will work with Erik Huggers, the BBC's new Director of Future Media & Technology, to set the editorial and strategic priorities for archive digitisation and public access to programme information.

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