The BBC has appointed of Matthew Postgate as Chief Technology Officer. He will be responsible for delivering the BBC’s technology strategy, in a role which encompasses the delivery and management of broadcast and enterprise technology infrastructure as well as the Corporation’s IT requirements.
Postgate is currently the BBC’s Controller of R&D where he is responsible for a number of teams working on innovation, internet technologies and operations including the team that will deliver the world’s first 4K broadcasts over IP and broadcast technologies DTT.
Postgate commented: “It’s been a huge honour for me to lead a number of teams within BBC Future Media. They are the best in the business and leaders in their field, just look at the BBC’s World Cup UHD trials, but opportunities like this are rare and I didn’t want it to pass me by. I look forward to working with my new colleagues in Technology.”