Tony Hall`s appointment follows the resignation of George Entwistle earlier this month after just 54 days in the job.
BBC`s acting director general Tim Davie has vowed to "get a grip" at the corporation following the resignation of George Entwistle.
George Entwistle has stepped down as BBC`s top executive after one of the broadcaster`s programmes wrongly implicated a politician in a pedophile scandal.
BBC director general George Entwistle has admitted the media firm has failed to get things right since sexual abuse allegations against former presenter Jimmy Savile emerged.
BBC Director-General has ordered two "forensic and soul searching" independent inquiries in to allegations of assault by the late TV presenter.
Day in Pics: 28th February
Showbiz World - February 28, 2015
Lingerie Fashion Night