John Linwood Joining BBC As The New CTO

Posted Feb 26, 2009

John Linwood quit Yahoo! last year.  He was Senior VP of International Engineering for about 5 years.  Before that he was with the MSN team at Microsoft for 10 years.  Looks like all that technology experience paid off because he was offered a position at BBC as the Chief Technology Officer.  Linwood will be joining on April 1.

Linwood will be responsible for maintaining the company’s technical infrastructure.  The CTO position was created recently as a direct result of a restructuring of the future media and technology department made by Director Erik Huggers.

“As the BBC moves into the digital age, more of our content is being produced and distributed using digital platforms, placing a greater emphasis on software engineering,” stated Huggers. “With 28 years’ experience as a software executive, John’s appointment adds critical expertise to our proud broadcast engineering heritage.”

Another result of the restructuring last year was Anthony Rose becoming controller of vision and online media.  Richard Titus took the controller position of audio, music, and mobile.