Roger Mosey to be director of Vision

Roger Mosey Roger Mosey will takeover from George Entwistle on 20 August

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The BBC's director of London 2012 Roger Mosey will takeover George Entwistle's role as acting director of BBC Vision, it was announced today.

The role became vacant after Entwistle was announced as the successor to Mark Thompson as the director general of the BBC.

Entwistle will not start his role until 17 September but Thompson said in an all staff email that Entwistle will step down in his role as director of vision later in August 'so that he can concentrate on preparation for the DG handover'.

Shortly after the announcement Mosey tweeted:

'Honoured to have been asked to be acting director of BBC television this autumn. But focus now on 7 more days of Olympic Games!'

In an email to Vision staff Entwistle said Mosey will 'bring a wealth of top-flight editorial judgement' to the job. He also pointed out that Mosey managed to keep the secret that the Queen would feature in the Bond film in the Olympic opening ceremony.

As the BBC's director of London 2012 since 2009, Mosey oversaw all the BBC's preparations for the Olympics including the Cultural Olympiad and news surrounding the Games. He was the former head of BBC Sport, controller of Radio 5 Live and editor of Today.

He is leaving this role before the start of the Paralympics on 29 August. The BBC's head of major events Dave Gordon will take on Mosey's Olympic role. While Channel 4 will be showing the Paralympics on television, BBC Radio 5 live will be providing commentary.

The all staff email said the search for a permanent director of vision will not start until later in the autumn.

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