New Controllers for RTÉ One and Two
RTÉ have announced the appointment of George Dixon as Controller of RTÉ One and Bill Malone as Controller of RTÉ Two. Glen Killane Managing Director of RTÉ Television had announced this new positions in the public broadcasters a number of months ago. On the announcement of the successful candidates he told the media "The Channel Controller positions attracted an exceptionally strong field of national and international candidates, which is testament to the reputation of RTÉ as a quality public service broadcaster."
George Dixon was formally Controller of Channel Management at Channel 4. This role oversaw the cross-promotion, scheduling, commissioning strategy and acquisitions across Channel 4's suite of channels (Channel 4, E4, More4, Film4 and 4Seven) and their digital and interactive services (40D and Channel4.com).
On his appointment George Dixon told the media "I am delighted to take up this new position at such a pivotal time for RTÉ Television. As Ireland’s most popular channel, RTÉ One delivers a high-quality service to Irish audiences. I look forward to building on and consolidating its position. I’ve had an amazing experience at Channel 4 and I’d like to thank Jay Hunt and the brilliant creative teams for being fantastic colleagues."
Bill Malone was an Executive Producer and Commission Editor with RTÉ. Before taking up the role of Controller of RTÉ Two he was RTÉ's Commission Editor for Entertainment. He also worked in Young People's and News and Current Affairs at RTÉ.
On his appointment Bill Malone said "RTÉ Two offers Irish audiences something unique, from Sport to Young Peoples programming, Irish comedy and the best of international drama. I look forward to building on this heritage and collaborating with colleagues to ensure that it embraces the opportunities and challenges of the digital era to fully serve and engage with Irish audiences."