George Dixon has been appointed as Channel Controller, RTÉ One. Reporting to Glen Killane, Managing Director, RTÉ Television, he will be responsible for the creation and implementation of channel strategy on linear and digital platforms.
George has been Controller of Channel Management at Channel 4 since 2011, where he provided strategic leadership of the C4 portfolio overseeing scheduling, commissioning strategy and acquisitions across four broadcast channels (Channel 4, E4, More4 and Film4) and for Channel 4′s digital services and interactive media.
Previously, he was Head of Scheduling at BBC Vision for five years, leading the channel management team responsible for BBC ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, Daytime and HD. With specific responsibility for the scheduling strategy for BBC ONE, he was instrumental to the strategy that saw BBC ONE overtake ITV1 as the UK’s most popular peak-time channel for the first time in its history.