The BBC has turned to the peer-to-peer service Kazaa for its head of digital media technology. The organisation’s former chief technology officer Anthony Rose is to take responsibility for the next generation of the BBC iPlayer. The BBC plans to create a unified embedded media experience across its online properties.
During his six years at Kazaa/Altnet, Rose was responsible for a series of projects and placements including P2P networks, DRM-based content publishing and social networking services. Prior to Kazaa, Rose was vice president for technology at Sega Australia new developments.
Rose will report to BBC Future Media and Technology Group controller Erik Huggers and completes the reorganisation of the division.