BBCWW commercial director moves to DRG

Former commercial director for entertainment formats at BBC Worldwide (BBCWW), Richard Halliwell, has joined content distributer DRG as chief operations officer. 

Halliwell joined BBCWW in 2009 and helped to oversee the rollout of the Dancing With The Stars format to more than 40 international markets, exploiting the brand across a number of platforms.

At the same time, DRG has appointed former Shine Group executive Wayne Davison as commercial director.

Commenting on the hires, DRG CEO Jeremy Fox said: “As we enter the New Year, we thought it necessary to extend the team as we look to grow the company and focus on our future as part of the MTG family.”