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BBC makes additions to the managenemt team of kids brand CBBC

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MUMBAI: CBBC which is the generic term for UK pubcaster BBC's children's programming and online services has made addituions tts management team. Joe Godwin joins CBBC from Nickelodeon UK to become CBBC Entertainment head. Reem Nouss who is CBBC Factual executive producer has been promoted to the newly created position of CBBC magazine programmes executive editor.     

Godwin will head up a portfolio including Dick and Dom in da Bungalow, Bamzooki and Smart. His brief will be to develop a multimedia entertainment department which delivers exciting and relevant content to children across a range of platforms. BBC states that Godwin brings a vast breadth of senior experience in children's media. He joined Nickelodeon UK in 2000. In his current role as vice president of operations and interactive director, he has overseen the revamp of the channel's websites and interactive services.

CBBC controller Alison Sharman says, "My vision for CBBC is to deliver the world's finest content and interactive services for children - always aspiring for creative excellence - and these appointments will add to a formidable CBBC line-up. Joe is a fantastic booking for CBBC. Just like adults, children use television as a means of escape and relaxation. Providing the most imaginative and stimulating entertainment portfolio is a central pillar to what CBBC is about. He has an innate understanding of the children's audience and how to entertain them, combined with an impressive multimedia track record - the journey for entertainment is going to be in the hands of an outstanding player."

Nouss, will be responsible for the department's award-winning and distinctive factual magazine output, and building that content for the digital age. In her current role as CBBC Factual executive producer she has overseen a range of shows including Short Change, Beckham's Hot Shots and the multi-award winning Serious strand. Nouss was also the executive producer of the BBC Three parenting series Little Angels and its older sibling Teen Angels.

Sharman added, "Reem has a fantastic track record in producing high-quality factual programming - and her passion for CBBC content is unrivalled. This role will be pivotal in delivering the young audience some inspirational factual content".

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