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BBC promotes from within as Davie named director general

Tim Davie CEO of BBC studios attends the CBI conference on November 18, 2019 in London, England (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

The BBC, the UK public-broadcaster, has named Tim Davie, chief executive of its BBC Studios commercial subsidiary, as the successor to director general Tony Hall.

Davie will replace the 69-year-old Hall, who is to retire this summer, and will take up the position on September 1.

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