BBC Three boss to head up BBC One

By | Published on Monday 18 October 2010

BBC Three controller Danny Cohen has been promoted to the same job at BBC One, which became vacant last month when incumbent Jay Hunt announced she’d be moving to the role of Chief Creative Officer at Channel 4.

Cohen told reporters: “It is a huge privilege to take charge of Britain’s most-watched channel, and I feel honoured to have this opportunity. Jay Hunt’s success in the job means that the channel is currently in very good shape indeed and I hope to build on these very strong foundations”.

Speculation has now begun as to who might replace Cohen at youth channel Three. According to The Guardian Matthew Littleford, who is currently controller of UKTV, the cable network half owned by the BBC’s commercial division, which includes Dave and GOLD among its portfolio of channels.