The BBC has announced a new head of its flagship network BBC One.
Charlotte Moore, who has served as acting controller of the network for the past two months, has officially taken on the role permanently.
"This is a very critical appointment," said BBC Director-General Tony Hall. "I was really excited by Charlotte’s ideas and vision, they have a boldness and originality that is absolutely what the channel should offer."
Moore vied for the position against rival candidates which included BBC Three Controller Zai Bennett and Controller of Entertainment Commissioning Mark Linsey. She will take on her new role, reporting to the man who formerly occupied the position Danny Cohen, who was recently promoted to BBC Director of Television. He stated of the appointment, "Charlotte has proven herself as a highly talented creative leader, with fantastic credentials as a commissioner and a reputation as a thoughtful and collaborative colleague. She has a passion for storytelling and a real understanding of audiences and BBC One’s commitment to scale, range and risk-taking."
Given her previous role of developing documentaries for the BBC, some insiders are speculating that the flagship network could see a push toward more non-fiction programming over the next year. Some series that are currently in limbo, such as "The Wright Way" and "The Syndicate," are now considered to be on the bubble leaning toward cancellation as Moore will no doubt want to make her own mark with new series.
"Running BBC One is the most exciting and creative job in television and I’m honoured to be taking over as the new Controller," said Moore. "Under Danny Cohen’s leadership the flagship channel has enjoyed great success and it’s a huge privilege to be part of its future. BBC One has a unique role to play in this country and I’m looking forward to working with many talented people. I’m incredibly excited by Danny’s vision for BBC Television and what the future holds in the digital age."