TV chief Cohen not to be replaced
LORD HALL, the director-general of the BBC, will not replace Danny Cohen, the recently departed director of television, and is moving to abolish the broadcaster’s radio and television divisions. Lord Hall will give a speech before Easter in which he will unveil proposals to axe the corporation’s existing channel-based structures. Lord Hall is said to believe that technological change means that the boundaries between media such as television, radio and online are blurring. There are likely to be new divisions such as BBC Entertain – which would take in Radio 2 and televised entertainment programming, and BBC Inform – which would include news services and Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live.