Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
01/04/2010

Kay Benbow Announced New Controller Of CBeebies

Working in children's television for over 20 years – mainly at the BBC, Kay Benbow has now been announced as the new Controller of the CBeebies Channel.
Currently working as Head of CBeebies Production, Animation and Acquisitions, Kay is responsible for leading all in-house production and commissioning acquired programming helping to bring top-rated shows Timmy Time, Chuggington, Wibbly Pig and Driver Dan's Story Train to air.
She will be based in Salford as part of the move of BBC Children's to BBC North next year.
Kay commented: "I am absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to lead the country's best-loved pre-school channel.
"I am passionate about children's programming – there can be no better job in the world than helping provide young children with memorable programmes and experiences that will stay with them all their lives.
"It's particularly thrilling to be leading the channel to our new Salford base, which throws up lots of exciting opportunities to develop new relationships with our audiences and pilot new ways of working."
Director of BBC Children's, Joe Godwin, said: "Kay's a great programme maker and creative leader and, through her animation work, is well known and highly respected across the pre-school world.
"I'm really pleased that Kay will be taking over at such an exciting time, with Strategy Review proposing an additional investment of £10million in BBC Children's. I couldn't wish for a better person to lead CBeebies to its new home in Salford and to keep it number one."
(BMcN/GK)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

04/07/2017
Production News : BBC Announces Biggest Investment In Children's Services In A Generation
The BBC has announced its biggest investment in children's services in a generation - an additional £34 million across the three years to 2019/20, ove
02/10/2015
RTS North West Announce Awards Shortlist
The Royal Television Society (RTS) North West Centre has announced the shortlist for its annual awards at an event hosted by CBBC presenter Lauren Lay
11/04/2017
RTS Announce Scotland Awards 2017
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the nominations for the RTS Scotland Awards 2017. The awards cover all forms of production in Scotlan
29/09/2017
RTS Announces Nominations For North West Awards 2017
The Royal Television Society (RTS) North West Centre has announced the nominations for its annual awards, at an event sponsored by Audio Network. Cat
04/08/2017
Production News : BBC Announces New Religion And Ethics Commissions
The BBC has announced new religion and ethics programming for 2017 across BBC One and Two. On BBC One, Earth's Sacred Wonders (3x60), explores how fai
02/08/2017
Production News : Filming Begins On New S4C And BBC Wales Crime Series
Filming has started on a new eight-part crime series, 'Hidden/Craith', in Snowdonia, North Wales. The show will premiere in the Welsh language on S4C
28/07/2017
Production News : New BBC Commissioning Editor Announced
Jo Street has been appointed the BBC's new Commissioning Editor for Entertainment and Daytime, Kate Phillips, Controller, Entertainment Commissioning,
25/07/2017
Production News : BBC Four Announced New Season Of Themed Programmes
BBC Four has announced a new season of programmes celebrating and exploring the ideas, inspirations and visionaries behind the concept of utopia: a pl
08/05/2017
Production News : BBC To Film New Drama In Northern Ireland
A new drama series is to be set and filmed in Northern Ireland, it has been revealed. The series – Come Home – is written by BAFTA and International E
31/03/2017
Production News : BBC Four Commissions New Swedish Drama
BBC Four has announced the commission of Swedish drama series, Black Lake; about a group of young friends and the unsettling chain of events that are
12/12/2000
BBC FUND NEW DIGITAL CHANNELS
THE BBC have revealed the money to supplement their proposed new children’s channels will in part come from the increase in the licence fee earlier th
31/10/2017
Production News : BBC Announces New Factual Commissions
Alison Kirkham, Controller, Factual Commissioning, has announced a wide range of new factual titles across BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four. The commissi
30/10/2017
Production News : BBC Announces Number Of New Factual Commissions
The BBC's Controller of Factual Commissioning, Alison Kirkham, has announced a wide range of new factual titles across BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four f
23/10/2017
Production News : Doctor Who Cast Is Announced
BBC has announced the cast of the new series of Doctor Who. Earlier this year, Jodie Whittaker was announced as the new Thirteenth Doctor and her comp
12/10/2017
BLUEFIN TV Film New BBC Series – 'Talking Chefs'
Bluefin have just finished filming for a new BBC series – 'Talking Chefs', due to be transmitted in early 2018 on BBC World and The Travel Channel. Th