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Damian Kavanagh named as new BBC3 digital controller

Damian Kavanagh named as new BBC3 digital controller
Staff Reporter
12 December 2014

Damian Kavanagh has been been confirmed as the digital controller of BBC3, which relaunches next year as an online-only channel.

Kavanagh is currently BBC Controller of Daytime and, as BBC Three Project Lead, has led the process of devising a strategy for its online launch in Autmn 2015.

Appointed by BBC Director of Television, Danny Cohen, Kavanagh starts the role in January.

Kavanagh said: "BBC Three is unique and I feel privileged to lead it in these exciting 'digital' times. We look forward to making people laugh and think, separately, concurrently and frequently with our continued commitment to comedy, factual and drama."

Cohen added: “Damian did a brilliant interview in a very competitive field. His background at CBBC means he has great experience already with young audiences and their love of digital content. A digital BBC Three is going to be a huge team effort, requiring the BBC and the industry to work together in new ways for a new age. I'm very confident that Damian will lead this with passion, innovation and a commitment to the highest quality content.”

Kavanagh presented the BBC’s proposals for the new BBC3 to journalists and the corporation this week, with the new look channel focusing on two key editorial pillers – Make Me Laugh and Make Me Think.

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