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CEO of broadcaster UKTV to retire

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LONDON, Mar 30 (Reuters) Dick Emery, the chief executive of the BBC's [BBC.UL] and cable company NTL's UKTV joint venture, today said, he plans to retire at the end of the year.

UKTV consists of 10 advertising-funded digital channels such as UKTV Gold which show repeats of BBC programming. The broadcaster recently announced it would air a selection of World Cup matches as part of a sublicensing deal with the BBC and ITV.

''I have had a fantastic eight years at UKTV and have enjoyed seeing it go from strength to strength in the digital world,'' Emery said in a statement.

The search for his successor will be led by NTL CEO Malcolm Wall and Darren Childs, managing director of global channels for BBC Worldwide, the publicly funded broadcaster's commercial arm.

Reuters SB DS1615

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