National Geographic Global Media (NGGM) has launched National Geographic Entertainment, an umbrella company that combines the group's film, home video, music and radio divisions.

David Beal has been named president of National Geographic Entertainment, hot on the heels of Tim Kelly's appointment as NGGM president last week.

Beal previously served as president of National Geographic Music & Radio and was instrumental in the success of the recently launched Nat Geo Music cable channel in Europe, among other deals. Prior to National Geographic he served as president of Palm Pictures.