BBC’s iPlayer Man Rose Joins Canvas As CTO

The BBC-proposed JV for a UK connected-TV standard may be with the Office of Fair Trading awaiting antitrust scrutiny – but that isn’t stopping it adding hires to its top team…

— Auntie’s own future media controller in the Vision and online media group, Anthony Rose, is joining as CTO, in a move that will do nothing to dissuade the belief that Canvas is about extending Rose’s pet iPlayer project in to the living room. Let’s hope Canvas works out better for Rose than Kangaroo did for Ashley Highfield.

— The Freeview consortium’s marketing and comms director Tim Hunt is joining as marketing director, as Canvas needs to start considering a brand identity and, ultimately, a go-to-market campaign.

Rose, in the announcement: