Liam Keelan

BBC Worldwide content push continues with promotion

BBC Worldwide has upped executive producer Julie Swanston to VP of commissioning in Worldwide’s channels content team. Swanston (pictured) will focus on commissioning original content for BBC Brit and BBC Earth – two of three new global BBC genre brands that are due to roll out on a market-by-market basis later this year and in […]

RTE controller quits for BBC Worldwide commissioning role

George Dixon has quit Irish public broadcaster RTE to take a commissioning role at BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster. At Worldwide Dixon will be global editorial director, filling a role vacated by Liam Keelan after he stepped into Caroline Torrance’s role running scripted programming when she left for Zodiak Media. […]

Liam Keelan to lead scripted content at BBC Worldwide

Liam Keelan has been appointed BBC Worldwide’s director for scripted – the second new role he has secured at the BBC’s commercial arm this year. The former head of BBC Daytime has landed the job to replace Caroline Torrance, who is moving to take on a similar role at production super indie Zodiak Media as […]

BBCWW to commission more content, seeking longer runs

BBC Worldwide is looking to commission more of its own content and is seeking longer runs of content it acquires from its UK public broadcaster parent that are more tailored to the needs of the international market, according to a key executive. Speaking at Informa’s Digital TV CEE conference in Krakow on Thursday, Liam Keelan, global […]

Liam Keelan opts for BBC Worldwide over Sky

Liam Keelan has opted to take a new role at BBC Worldwide over the position as director of Sky1 he accepted late last year. Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster, announced yesterday that Keelan will become its global editorial director. In that role he will report to chief content officer Helen Jackson […]