New general manager of channels at BBC America (one of the great job titles of international broadcasting).

Posted: 28 Aug 2010   Print   Send a link
Variety, 26 August 2010, Michael Schneider: "Former Viacom Prods. topper Perry Simon has been tapped general manager of channels at BBC Worldwide America. Simon is among the first major hires made by new BBC Worldwide America prexy Herb Scannell, to whom Simon will report. ... As part of his new job, Simon will oversee programming, marketing and operations for flagship BBC America, as well as ordering new programming for the channel. He'll also oversee BBC America's video-on-demand service and website and will handle future channel launches. 'I look forward to developing and extending the BBC America brand across all platforms in a coherent and compelling way," Simon said." See also BBC America press release, 26 August 2010.