BBC appoints Digital Media Director

The BBC has appointed Ralph Rivera as Director, Digital Media, Future Media & Technology.

Reporting to Erik Huggers, Director of BBC Future Media & Technology, Rivera will take responsibility for the delivery of all the BBC's digital media products on the web, mobile devices and internet-connected TV platforms, working in partnership with the BBC's editorial divisions (Vision, Audio & Music, Journalism and North).

Erik Huggers said: "The BBC is loved by the public for its high quality programmes and services."

"Our ambition is to fuse high-quality editorial, cutting-edge technology and intuitive design to create great products and services. Throughout his career, Ralph has a proven track record in creating digital media products that are used by millions of people. I'm delighted that he has chosen to continue this journey at the BBC."

Rivera joins the BBC from Major League Gaming in New York, where he was responsible for product development. Prior to that, he ran AOL's Games and Latino businesses, oversaw the expansion of AOL's international web presence and launched the social gaming platform games.com.

Ralph Rivera said: "The BBC is held in incredibly high regard in the US. There is no other organisation in the world that has the sheer quality of content, heritage in engineering, and will to harness innovation for the benefit of the wider public. The BBC iPlayer has already transformed TV on the web, but that's just a hint of what's possible. I can't wait to get started."

Ralph Rivera will join the BBC on 8 November.

DTG Staff  |  21.10.2010

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