The BBC has announced the creation of two new Controller roles for BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds, a move which the corporation says underlines the importance Director General Tony Hall places on reinventing the BBC for the future generation.
Dan McGolpin, currently Commissioning Controller for Daytime and Programming, will take on the new role of Controller BBC iPlayer and Programming, in which he’ll act “as the single lead across the BBC for iPlayer and will be the point of accountability for the delivery of the vision and strategy for the service.”
The new Controller BBC Sounds role will be filled at a future date.
In an email to staff, Hall said: “These are big jobs – critical to delivering the world-class online services people expect from the BBC. And they’ll be drawing on the expertise we have across the organisation to create great experiences for millions of people everyday.”
A BBC spokesperson stressed that the new roles would not lead to an increase in headcount.