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Royal Opera House boss Tony Hall named BBC chief

Tony Hall, the chief executive of Britain's Royal Opera House, was named Thursday as head of the BBC after the previous director-general quit over the corporation's reporting of child sex abuse.

"We can confirm that Tony Hall has been appointed as the new director-general of the BBC," a spokeswoman for the corporation's governing body, the BBC Trust, told AFP.

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