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Simon Farnsworth appointed News UK’s chief technology officer

He has been tasked with managing the structure and architecture of the company's businesses technology requirements

Simon Farnsworth is joining the executive team at News UK following his appointment as the company’s EVP and chief technology officer.

The former global CTO for broadcast technology and operations at Discovery will oversee the technology team that services all of News UK’s brands, including TalkTV which launches on Monday, 25th April.

He has been tasked with managing the structure and architecture of the company’s businesses technology requirements.

Rebekah Brooks, CEO of News UK said: “Technology has never been more vital for our business and Simon has the breadth of experience to drive innovative and strategic thinking for the company and each of our brands, while contributing to global News Corp opportunities. His expertise in video and broadcast will be invaluable as we increase our own capability in this area. I am delighted to have him on board.”

Simon Farnsworth added: “’It is extremely exciting to be joining News UK in a phase of growth and innovation. The rapidly growing digital propositions of its iconic brands, as well as the launch of TalkTV, mean technology has a central role to play and I look forward to this new challenge.”