It's Official: Herb Scannell To Run BBC Worldwide America As President

Another Toldja! moment for Nikki – BBC Worldwide just announced officially Herb Scannell’s appointment as president of BBC Worldwide America.

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Wednesday, June 2 2010, New York – BBC Worldwide today appointed Herb Scannell as President, BBC Worldwide America, responsible for the company’s U.S. operations.  His appointment is effective immediately. Formerly President of Nickelodeon Networks and Vice Chairman of MTV Networks, Scannell was most recently CEO of Next New Networks, a digital media company he co-founded in 2006.

In his new role Scannell is responsible for growing the BBC brand and the business across all divisions in the U.S., the BBC’s largest market outside the UK.  He will sit on BBC Worldwide’s Executive Board. His responsibilities in the U.S. include flagship cable channel BBC AMERICA and BBC AMERICA HD, BBC Worldwide Productions,, Sales and Distribution including Digital Syndication and Motion Gallery, Home Entertainment including Audiobooks, and Licensed Consumer Products.  He will also oversee the exploitation of BBC Worldwide’s Global Brands in America.

BBC AMERICA, now in 67 million homes, recently recorded its highest ever ratings for the sci-fi series Doctor Who, and its highest ever profit for the financial year 2009/10.  BBC Worldwide Productions produces ratings juggernaut Dancing With The Stars which just concluded its tenth season on ABC.  The Home Entertainment division yesterday released Life – the follow-up to Planet Earth. (more…)

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