I’ll be speaking at the International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers annual conference in November.

The IABM Blog

John Maxwell Hobbs is the Head of Technology for BBC Scotland and is a keynote speaker at the IABM Annual Conference next month. We took the opportunity to ask him a few questions:

1.)    Please can you us tell a bit about yourself, your organisation and your role?

I’m the Head of Technology for BBC Scotland. BBC Scotland is the national broadcaster for Scotland, serving 10% of the population of the UK with three television channels, two radio services as well as online services. We create national opt-out content as well as contribute a significant portion of the BBC’s network programmes. We create television and radio programmes in English and Gaelic.

As Head of Technology, I’m responsible for anything with a mains plug or an on/off switch, or so it seems some days. In actuality, my patch covers broadcast engineering, IT and broadcast infrastructure, distribution and transmission, and IT services…

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