This year's Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival will feature sessions with the Controllers of BBC One, Two, Three and Four. Full details of all BBC related announcements, including links to press releases and showreels will appear here.
I’m in Edinburgh at the moment for my 'Meet the Controller' session at the Television Festival, where I’m being interviewed by Lorraine Heggessey.
It’s a chance to look back on what I think has been a really good year for BBC Two. The amazing resurgence in drama has continued with the success of The Hollow Crown which received some of the most wonderful reviews I’ve ever seen. And then we had Line Of Duty – the channel’s best performing drama series since 2002...
The Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival has kicked off and it's one of the few times in the year when the TV community takes time to discuss the challenges facing the industry.
I’ve now been the Controller of BBC Three for just over a year and my plans are taking a firm shape. It’s been an amazing year in which we won two BAFTAs (for factual and drama series) and have just co-hosted the London Olympics out of which we are launching our biggest ever Autumn season. In a session earlier today I was interviewed about the year so far and my vision for the channel...
BBC One Controller Danny Cohen says: “It’s a huge privilege to run Britain’s most-watched channel, and I’m greatly enjoying my time at BBC One. There’s always plenty to do though and my focus in the coming months is on consolidating BBC One’s position as the home of the biggest and best programmes - whilst at the same time continuing to develop the channel as a place where we take experimental risks and develop new talent.
"The new programme commissions I am announcing today across Comedy, Drama, Factual and Entertainment underline this creative strategy - with its aim to combine the biggest programmes with the kind of commitment to risk and new talent not normally associated with mainstream channels."
I’m currently at Edinburgh where I’m taking part in a Meet the Controller panel session with Muriel Gray.
It was a chance to look back at what has been a great year for the channel. Looking ahead, there’s much more to come and the announcements I’m making today show the confidence and ambition of the channel.
I talked about a number of new commissions in my session, including a major partnership with the Royal Institute of British Architects to a celebration of the golden age of the album from Danny Baker and seasons exploring the curious world of insects and Britain’s foodie history.