Thursday 27 Nov 2014
Richard Deverell, Controller, BBC Children's, today announces the appointment of Steven Andrew as Head of Drama and Acquisitions for CBBC. He will start in early January 2009.
Steven is currently a freelance exec and was previously at ITV, where he was Programme Director of ITV Digital Channels responsible for creating and managing the editorial strategy for all ITV's digital channels.
Steven will replace Jon East, who is executive producing and directing the brand new CBBC drama, Bo And The Spirit World.
In his new role, Steven will oversee the development and production of all in-house CBBC Drama and will also be responsible for all CBBC acquisitions.
Richard Deverell says: "This is a fantastic appointment for BBC Children's.
"To attract someone with Steven's track record to head CBBC Drama and Acquisitions is a testament to the department's reputation and it demonstrates that we are committed to appointing the very best talent prior to the move to MediaCityUK in 2011."
Steven says: "I am delighted to be joining the BBC and its Children's department.
"It's a huge privilege and I look forward to continuing and leading a department whose track record in drama is second to none."
As Programme Director at ITV Digital Channels, Steven also managed the commissioning, scheduling, acquisition and development teams.
Prior to that, Steven was Controller, off peak, ITV and Controller of CiTV, where he was responsible for developing and producing over 200 hours of original children's programming.
Before joining ITV, Steven spent 24 years at the BBC, where his production credits included iconic CBBC programming such as Blue Peter, Going Live, Jackanory and Grange Hill.
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