UK connected TV platform YouView is to launch a major recruitment drive that it says will expand its technology team by over 50%.
The platform, which is backed by the UK’s major free-to-air broadcasters, transmission services provider Arqiva and telecom service providers BT and TalkTalk, is to add over 50 developers, test engineers and project managers over the next 12 months in a drive to “spearhead the next stages of pioneering connected TV development”, YouView said.
According to YouView, new staff will work on technlogies including HTML5 and cloud-based services.
YouView’s recruitment drive is kicking off this weekend at the Silicon Milkroundabout, a technology recruitment fair running on May 10-11 in East London.
YouView is now present in over one million UK homes, the vast majority subscribing to services from BT and TalkTalk.
“YouView is a young, ambitious company creating products that are used by millions of customers. We’re looking for talented people who can bring new ideas to our tech teams and help create the consumer devices, mobile apps and highly scalable network services that will continue to move YouView forward,” said Piers Lomax, head of engineering, YouView.