Bios — BBC Worldwide Americas

Chris Cole

Senior Vice President, TV Co-productions and Sales, Factual, BBC Worldwide North America

Chris Cole is responsible for developing and driving strategic business growth for BBC Worldwide Factual content in the North America including sales, co-productions and front list SVOD. Cole reports to EVP Content Production, Sales and Distribution, Matt Forde, and is based in the New York office. Prior to joining BBC Worldwide North America, Cole was Executive Producer at the BBC overseeing 30 hours of content for both BBC one and BBC TWO. As a former Director of Development, Cole spent many years leading innovation and creativity in the development of new ideas.  Most recently he served as part of the BBC’s commissioning team, working with both in-house and independent productions in the U.S and the UK to develop and deliver around 35 hours of Science and Natural History projects across the BBC’s channels.  For three years, Cole helmed the multi-award winning Natural World strand.

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