BBC Worldwide Monday named Jane Tranter as its new executive vice president of programming and production.
Tranter will take the reigns at her new position next year. She currently serves as the controller, BBC Fiction, for BBC public service in the United Kingdom where she’s responsible for drama commissioning as well as overseeing comedy development and acquisition of comedy programming.
Network officials said Tranter will take joint responsibility for BBC Worldwide’s North American production business in LA and New York with Paul Telegdy, EVP content and production. She will report to both Garth Ancier, President BBC Worldwide America and Wayne Garvie, Managing Director Content & Production, BBC Worldwide.
“Jane has made a truly exceptional contribution to scripted television, not only in the UK, but worldwide,” Ancier said in a statement. “She has developed and overseen some of the most iconic dramas of the decade, many of which were co-produced with U.S. partners and enjoyed tremendous success in the States. Whether formatting UK shows for U.S. audiences, or nurturing close ties with top writing talent, Jane is the perfect person to lead our expansion into drama and comedy, and we’re tremendously fortunate to have her.”