The Week: People news - Hutson promoted at BBC

Simon Hutson has been promoted to the new role of vice-president digital media and DVD for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at BBC Worldwide.

In his new role, he will be responsible for developing a long-term strategy to maximise the appeal of BBC content across EMEA, leading digital distribution activity using local platforms in each territory, and working closely with BBC Worldwide's director of digital, Simon Danker, on international digital deals. Hutson was previously BBC Worldwide's head of publishing for emerging territories in EMEA.