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BBC topper Bennett to leave

Commercial arm BBC Worldwide to be restructured

LONDON

Jana Bennett, a top BBC exec for 10 years who’s credited with steering the pubcaster into the digital age, is leaving amid restructuring.

Bennett, who is prexy of Worldwide Networks and the Global BBC iPlayer at commercial arm BBC Worldwide, will exit in the fall after a 30-year career at the pubcaster.

Under the revamp, which will take effect Oct. 1, BBC Worldwide will reconfigure along geographic lines.

P&L (profit and loss) ownership and commercial accountability will be assigned to seven regions: North America, U.K., Australia/New Zealand, Western Europe, Asia, Latin America and Ceemea (Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa).

The regions will report to four presidents, and there will also be global chiefs for content, sales, brands and digital, all of whom will report to BBC Worldwide CEO John Smith.

Mark Thompson, BBC director-general and chairman of BBC Worldwide, said: “As a director of television she was second to none, with a record that speaks for itself in both reach and appreciation across the many services she was responsible for.”

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