John Taite appointed VP of BBC America Multiplatform Programming

John Taite has been appointed as vice president of Multiplatform Programming at BBC America, the fla

He will take up his new post this month.

Taite has been entrusted with developing BBC Worldwide's editorial strategy in the US on branded digital platforms, future genre channel launches and other programming initiatives.

Taite joined BBC Worldwide as VP of programming for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in 2007. He oversaw the launches of 12 channels in 12 months for the region.