MUMBAI: George Entwistle will take over as BBC director general
following the exit of Mark Thompson.
had announced in March that he was leaving the UK pubcaster.
BBC Trust said it had appointed Entwistle as DG, elevating
him from the position of BBC Vision director.
will continue to lead BBC over the next couple of months.
who was the favourite to take over, said: "I'm delighted
the chairman and Trustees think I'm the right person for the
job. Mark Thompson will be a tough act to follow. But it's
a privilege to be asked to lead the greatest broadcasting
organisation in the world and a privilege to be able to continue
to serve our audiences in this new role."