Reporting to Director of BBC Northern Ireland, Peter Johnston as Head of Content Production, Eddie provides editorial leadership for all BBC NI’s non-news and current affairs production teams across television, radio and digital.
He works closely with the Head of Content Commissioning, Susan Lovell, to ensure that the BBC’s recent additional investment of £11m over three years into local content and digital services is working effectively.
Eddie Doyle joined BBC Northern Ireland from his role as Head of Factual, Comedy, Talent Development and Music at RTÉ where he has provided leadership to the broadcaster’s in-house teams across these areas. He has been responsible for a number of Irish broadcasting initiatives including Prime Time Investigates, the Format Farm commissioning scheme and the Reality Bites documentary series. He has commissioned Comedy, Drama and Entertainment programmes such as Mrs Browns Boys, The Young Offenders, Dave Allen At Peace, Can’t Cope Won’t Cope, and The Tommy Tiernan Show. His documentary commissions, include Futureshock: Property Crash, Leas Cross, and The Notorious Conor McGregor. He devised and delivered the RTÉ Cross Platform Strategy on Comedy in 2014 and RTÉ2 Channel Strategy in 2012 and the RTÉ/Irish Film Board Export Initiative in 2017.