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BBC Worldwide promotes Forsyth, Reynolds

Reynolds and ForsythThe commercial arm of the UK’s BBC has promoted senior factual executives Tracy Forsyth and Mark Reynolds.

Forsyth, who was BBC Worldwide’s VP for commissioning, has become genre director of factual entertainment and entertainment, while Reynolds, who was commercial director for factual, is now genre director for factual.

They will both establish creative partnerships, acquire programming, and set coproduction and content strategies, and be responsible for the development and commissioning of ideas for BBCWW’s TV sales, channels and digital businesses.

Among her duties, Forsyth will commission for the upcoming BBC Brit channel, while Reynolds will commission for the new BBC Earth network.

Additionally, Forsyth will oversee programmes such as Tumble, Top Gear, Dancing with the Stars and The Great British Bake Off, and Reynolds will look after shows such as David Beckham into the Unknown, Hidden Kingdoms and Brian Cox’s Human Universe.

This comes after former RTE chief George Dixon arrived in April as global editorial director, and Liam Keelan’s appointment as director of scripted.

BBCWW is investing an extra £200 million (US$340 million) in content annually to create premium programming.