Chief technology officer

Hulu hires chief technology and data officer in corporate restructure

Hulu has hired a new chief technology officer and appointed its first chief data officer  as part of a reorganisation designed to “more effectively serve and delight consumers and drive overall growth”. With the hires, Hulu said it has put in place a new structure that aligns its executive management and teams around four strategic […]

Facebook CTO: VR will ‘erase geographic boundaries’

Facebook’s chief technology officer, Mike Schroepfer, has described virtual reality (VR) as a “transformational technology” that will “erase geographic boundaries”. Speaking at the Code Conference in California this week, Schroepfer said that VR was one of three core components to Facebook’s 10-year roadmap – alongside artificial intelligence and connecting even more people to the web. […]

SeaChange technology chief resigns

TV technology provider SeaChange International’s technology chief Shiva Patibanda is to leave the company. SeaChange has also named a new chairman. SeaChange said that Patibanda, whose full job title is chief technology officer and general manager of in-home products, has resigned. His responsibilities will transition to other members of the management team, and SeaChange does not […]

BBC to increasingly look to web delivery, says CTO

The BBC will increasingly use the web to deliver programmes and services to viewers in the future, according to chief technology officer, BBC Engineering, Matthew Postgate.  Outlining his vision for the future, Postgate said that BBC Engineering’s priorities are to “make sure we’re flexible, efficient and can take advantage of all the digital developments happening […]

Channel 4 names new CTO

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has upped its chief architect and head of technical strategy, Orpheus Warr, to chief technology officer (CTO). In his new role Warr will be responsible for Channel 4’s overall technical strategy, architecture and research and development activity. He will also retain responsibility for the technical aspects of Channel 4’s broadcast management, […]

Kabel Deutschland names new CTO as Glatz departs

Vodafone-owned German cable operator Kabel Deutschland has named Frank Hellemink as its new chief technology officer, replacing Lorenz Glatz, according to local press. According to German trade publication Digital Insider, which first reported that Glatz was to leave the company, Kabel Deutschland confirmed Hellemink’s appointment late yesterday afternoon, stating that Glatz had decided to leave […]

Ziggo CTO Paul Hendriks to step down

Ziggo’s chief technology officer Paul Hendriks is due to step down on September 1, after six years at the firm. Announcing the departure in its second quarter earnings announcement, the Dutch cable operator said that it will appoint Kamran Ziaee as chief information officer on an interim basis, and moving forward will have a different […]

Eutelsat appoints new CTO

Satellite operator Eutelsat Communications has upped its director of engineering, Yohann Leroy, to chief technology officer.  Leroy takes over from Raphaël Mussalian, who will stay on as special advisor on technology strategy, reporting to Eutelsat CEO and chairman Michel de Rosen. As CTO, Leroy will be lead Eutelsat’s in-orbit expansion programme, including satellite procurement, launches […]

BBC ups R&D controller to chief technology officer

The BBC has appointed controller of research and development, Matthew Postgate, as its new chief technology officer.  Postgate, who starts his new role effective July 28, takes over from acting CTO Peter Coles who has held the position since May 2013. Coles took over from former CTO John Linwood, who left the post after the […]

RDK looks to Europe with DVB additions

RDK Management, the company set up by Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Liberty Global to administer the RDK software specifications for advanced TV services for cable, has announced the availability of new components to meet the needs of DVB-based cable operators, initially focusing on support for European subtitling and teletext requirements.  Shiva Patibanda, chief technology […]