BBC World Wide is to consolidate the operations of its two-year-old, 30-strong digital delivery team with those of its BBC Magazines unit. The digital delivery team was founded in 2007 to lead new online product launches for BBCWW brands.
The new move sees two digital directors now becoming "digital publishers", each focused on web brands. Alex White, the Association of Online Publishers director who came aboard as the team's first "launch director" at the time, will cover RadioTimes.com, BBCGoodFood.com and GardenersWorld.com. Paul Owen, digital operations director, will manage the popular TopGear.com in the UK.