Ian McDonough has been appointed to the role of senior VP and general manager for EMEA at BBC Worldwide Channels, replacing Dean Possenniskie with immediate effect.
McDonough, formerly the VP of commercial development, will now oversee the day-to-day management of the existing portfolio of channels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. These include BBC Entertainment, BBC Knowledge, BBC Lifestyle, CBeebies and BBC HD. McDonough will also continue to look for opportunities for new channel launches. He will report to Darren Childs, the managing director of BBC Worldwide Channels.