Michael Jackson is the BBC's new director of television

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Michael Jackson is the BBC's new director of television. The appointment for the current controller of BBC2 is the last of the senior appointments expected in the wake of last week's radical reorganisation. Mr Jackson will also be controller of BBC1, and take responsibility for co-ordinating strategy across the two channels. His successor at BBC2 will be appointed following a competition.

The announcement follows confirmation this week that Alan Yentob, currently controller of BBC1, will become director of programmes at BBC Production, with responsibility for programme-making across the corporation. Mathew Horsman