John Linwood

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 […]

BBC taken to task over Digital Media Initiative

The BBC was too optimistic about its ability to implement its ill-fated Digital Media Initiative (DMI), the failure of which led to a storm of public criticism of the corporation and the departure of chief technology officer John Linwood, according to a National Audit Office (NAO) report published by the BBC Trust yesterday.  The abandonment […]