NEWS: Ironside Wood quits ITN for BBC Worldwide post

Janie Ironside Wood, chief press officer at Independent Television News, is quitting to join BBC Worldwide.

Janie Ironside Wood, chief press officer at Independent Television News,

is quitting to join BBC Worldwide.



Ironside Wood, who has been with ITN for almost two years, leaves the

news service before Christmas and will head up press and publicity

operations at BBC Worldwide early in the new year.



The BBC declined to comment on Ironside Wood’s appointment until it is

officially announced, but it is understood that it is a new post.



Ironside Wood will report to chief executive of BBC Worldwide Bob

Phillis. She will take charge of media relations and general PR activity

for its three units: television, publishing and learning Each unit has

its own press and PR functions but there is currently no facility for

co-ordinating the work of all three.



BBC Worldwide’s interests include Internet services, cable broadcasting

and satellite and multimedia ventures. Deals this year include licensing

100 episodes of EastEnders to Sweden’s Guldkanalen channel and the

planned launch of two television channels in India.



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