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Simon Farnsworth appointed ITV chief technology officer

He will take up his new role in early 2024, and be responsible for leading the broadcaster's group-wide technology strategy, overseeing infrastructure, tech architecture and innovation

Simon Farnsworth is joining ITV in early 2024 as the broadcaster’s new chief technology officer, responsible for leading the broadcaster’s group-wide technology strategy, overseeing infrastructure, tech architecture and innovation.

He joins ITV from News UK where as CTO he has delivered a successful new technology strategy across the company’s businesses. Farnsworth was also previously CTO, broadcast technology and operations at Warner Bros Discovery.

Speaking about his new role, he said: “I’m really excited to be joining ITV, an amazing brand at the forefront of both UK and global entertainment.  As CTO I look forward to building and aligning a technology strategy that allows ITV to continue the momentum that it has built through its digital transformation and the launch of ITVX and working with the technology teams.”

Carolyn McCall, ITV CEO added: “Technology is such a critical part of our company and key to ITV’s ongoing strategy and business objectives. The success of ITVX and Planet V, our programmatic video advertising platform, highlights the importance of technology for both our viewers and advertisers and Simon has a proven track record of delivering tech innovation and furthering its capabilities. We are really looking  forward to working with him when he joins  ITV to super-charge the next stage of our development in this area.”