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18/09/2007

Anthony Rose Appointed Head Of Digital Media Technology

Erik Huggers, BBC Future Media and Technology Group Controller, has appointed Anthony Rose as Head of Digital Media Technology.
Rose, who took up his post on Monday 17 September, will be responsible for delivering the next generation of BBC iPlayer, as well as realising BBC Future Media & Technology's plans to create a unified embedded media experience across its online properties.
Rose joins the BBC from Kazaa/Altnet where he was Chief Technology Officer, responsible for their end-to-end services.
During his six years with the organisation Rose has gained credit for his work on a host of impressive projects and patents, including P2P networks, DRM-based content publishing and social networking services.
Prior to joining Kazaa/Altnet Anthony was Vice President for Technology at Sega Australia New Developments.
Erik Huggers said: "I am delighted to welcome Anthony to the BBC. His knowledge and expertise in the digital media field is world class. I look forward to working closely with him to take our on-demand services to the next stage."
Rose's appointment sees the conclusion of the department's reorganisation in which Erik has created six new teams.
These teams are: the Internet Group, led by Tony Ageh (which will be responsible for bbc.co.uk); the TV Platform Group, headed by Rahul Chakkara; the Mobile Group, led by Matthew Postgate; the Digital Distribution Group, headed by Richard Cooper; and the User Experience and Design Group, which is currently being led by Richard Titus and is responsible for improving the user experience for the BBC's future media products and services.
Collectively these six teams will be responsible for ensuring the department achieves its ambitions of developing and delivering world class future media services and technologies.
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