Danny oversees the BBC’s four main channels: BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, and BBC Four in addition to BBC iPlayer, and online content for BBC Television.
He also oversees the Drama, Entertainment, Knowledge and Comedy genres and BBC Films. His responsibilities also include the BBC Television archive and BBC Productions, Europe’s largest television production group.
BBC Television output was watched by 99.6% of the UK population for a period of at least 15 minutes in 2013. On average, people in the UK watch for almost nine hours a week.
Last updated April 2015
In April 2013, Danny Cohen was appointed Director of BBC Television. His remit includes BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three and BBC Four, all of BBC Productions, BBC Films and BBC iPlayer. Danny is responsible for Drama, Comedy, Factual and Entertainment.
In October 2010 Danny was appointed Controller of BBC One, which remains the most watched channel in the UK. His commissions for BBC One included Call The Midwife, Last Tango In Halifax, Happy Valley, Undercover Care, The Missing, Car Share,The Casual Vacancy, Poldark and The Syndicate. In 2012, BBC One had a record-breaking year with its largest ever growth in peak audience share and its first all-hours audience share growth on record.
From 2007 to 2010, Danny was Controller of BBC Three, during which time the channel won Non-Terrestrial Channel of The Year at the Edinburgh TV Festival, two years out of three. His commissions for BBC Three included Being Human, Our War, Blood Sweat and Takeaways, Junior Doctors, Him and Her and Russell Howard's Good News. The Channel grew its share of young audiences by 58% in this period.
Prior to joining the BBC, Danny was Head of E4 and before that Head of Channel 4 Documentaries. During his time at Channel 4, Danny commissioned Skins, The Inbetweeners, Fonejacker, Supernanny and the documentary strand Cutting Edge. Before becoming Head of E4, he worked in Documentary Commissioning at Channel 4 and between 2000 and 2001 Danny was Factual Commissioning Editor for the launch of E4.
Salary and total remuneration
Total remuneration: £327,800
These details were last updated in February 2013 when Danny Cohen's salary and remuneration were last adjusted. This information is correct as of April 2015.
Expenses and central bookings
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Danny Cohen had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q2 2009-10
Danny Cohen had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q1 2009-10
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