LONDON: Publicly-funded UK broadcaster, the BBC, has named Nick Betts as head of commercial and business development for its internet television service, BBC Vision.

Betts is currently managing director of NBC Universal Global Channels in the UK and Northern Europe. During his two year tenure the Sci Fi Channel brand grew its audience by more than 50% and the business announced two new channel launches in the Benelux.

He commented: "I'm looking forward to working across the corporation to drive commercial strategy, maximise income from existing commercial sources and develop new revenue streams, particularly from its new media activities."

Data sourced from Brand Republic (UK); additional content by WARC staff