BBC technology chief John Linwood sacked over failed £100m IT project

Sooraj Shah
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Linwood did not receive a pay-off after his £287,000-a-year contract was terminated

The BBC's former chief technology officer (CTO) John Linwood was sacked in July over the failed £98m digital production system, the organisation has confirmed. Linwood, who was reportedly earnin...

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