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Louise Bucknole

Children’s Content Strategist & Commissioner

Louise Bucknole

Louise is a children’s content strategist and broadcaster with over twenty years channel management and creative leadership experience, most recently as Director of Programming, Disney Channels UK & Ireland. Louise was responsible for leading all strategic, editorial, commercial and operational aspects of content strategy, including commissions, acquisitions, production, programme planning and scheduling, media planning, presentation, ad traffic and compliance for all linear, non-linear and VOD services, ordering all Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD content. Commissions included ‘Goalmouth’, ‘First Class Chefs’, ‘Art Attack’, ‘Furry Friends’ and ‘Access All Areas’.

Louise previously worked as Head of Scheduling, BBC Children’s where she oversaw content strategy for CBBC, CBeebies, the children’s blocks on BBC One, BBC Two and the iPlayer. Prior to that she was Senior Manager, Programme Planning for Disney Channels UK & Ireland, and formerly as Channel Editor and Scheduler for CITV, where she was part of the team that launched the CITV channel. Louise started her career at ITV in production, as a Production Co-ordinator, Researcher and Producer in children’s and news for eight years.

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