STV technology chief joins broadcaster exodus

STV technology chief quits joins broadcaster exodus

STV’s chief technology and platforms officer Alistair Brown has given notice of his intention to quit at the end of June, joining STV productions chief Alan Clements and former CEO Rob Woodward (subsequently replaced by Simon Pitts) in heading for the exit door in recent times.

Brown’s departure was prompted by the formation of a new digital business, a juncture which persuaded Brown to leave rather than put his name in the hat for a new role of managing director. This followed a decision to merge its technology function within its existing divisional operating business.

Pitts said: “Alistair has done a terrific job at STV and leaves a positive legacy of progress across digital and technology delivered throughout his successful tenure. He leaves the company with our thanks and best wishes for continued success in the future.”

Brown said: “I am extremely proud to have worked at STV for the last 10 years and to have contributed to our many successes during this period. STV is a fantastic place to work and I count myself very lucky to have worked with such a talented, innovative and committed group of people. I wish the team and STV all the very best for the future.”

STV is in the throes of change having opted to pull the plug on its ill-fated STV 2 channel, a move which will result in the loss of 59 jobs across STV News and STV2.

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