Michael Jackson (TV)

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Michael Jackson (born February 11, 1958) is a British television executive.

He was the Controller of the UK television station BBC Two between 1992 and 1996. One notable high point of his time in charge of the channel was the commissioning and production of the prestige epic drama serial Our Friends in the North, transmitted in 1996 and regarded as one of the BBC's greatest ever drama productions.

He left BBC Two to control sister station BBC One, but the appointment was a brief one before he became the Chief Executive of Channel 4 in 1997. In 2001 he left Channel 4 to work in America for USA Networks, controlling cable channels USA Network and Sci-Fi as well as various other channels and network programmes.

Preceded by:
Alan Yentob
1992-1996
Controller of BBC One
1996-1997
Followed by:
Peter Salmon
1997-2000

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