Street homed in new BBC commissioning cross-over role

UK pubcaster the BBC has appointed Jo Street to the newly created role of commissioning editor for entertainment and daytime, a cross-over title that includes development and commissioning for both teams.

Jo StreetEntertainment and daytime recently worked together on the BBC Two early-peak quiz Letterbox with Mel Giedroyc.

As a result it has created the new cross-over role to simplify the commissioning process for suppliers and to develop stronger links between commissioning teams.

Street (pictured) begins her new role, based in Scotland, on August 1.

Prior to her new role, Street has produced, directed, executive produced and commissioned shows across a range of genres, from Countryfile to the Weakest Link.

Kate Phillips, controller for entertainment commissioning, said: “Jo has a unique set of skills – not only within entertainment and daytime but in other genres too. As an experienced developer, producer and commissioner with a passion for programming, I know she will excel in the post and make it her own.”

Street said: “It’s a great opportunity to build on the success I’ve had with daytime and expand and grow entertainment commissions in Scotland too. I work with some fantastic producers and I can’t wait to get stuck into the serious business of finding some brilliantly entertaining new shows.”