BBC scraps £100m IT project and suspends CTO John Linwood

Sooraj Shah
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CTO John Linwood held accountable for £100m Digital Media Initiative failure

The BBC is to abandon a £98m digital production system and suspend its chief technology officer (CTO), John Linwood, after the organisation's chief executive Tony Hall said it had "wasted a huge amount...

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