Timeline Television has recruited former BBC Olympic technologist Malcolm Cowan as head of technology to its BT Sport operations team. He will run the facilities at BT Sport’s new production hub in the former Olympic International Broadcast Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
In his new role, Cowan will be responsible for running the technical areas of the new facility, which includes three studios, 21 edit suites and seven sports production galleries. He started his career at the BBC in 1986, becoming an editor in 1992. He specialised in designing, building and running large sports events for the BBC and as a consulting editor ran the BBC Sport Post Production facility for the Olympics in Stratford.
Daniel McDonnell, Timeline Television MD, said: “Malcom’s expertise in building and managing world class sports events will be invaluable to Timeline Television as we operate and maintain the BT Sport managed service contract in Stratford. We are delighted that Malcolm has joined Timeline TV.”
Malcom Cowan added: “The facilities in the new BT Sport Production Hub are the best in the industry and I am really excited to be joining Timeline Television to manage them. I am looking forward to bringing together world-class talent, cutting-edge technology and amazing content.”
The BT Sport facility provides a tapeless workflow based on integrated EVS, harmonic and Avid technology. It is the home of BT’s sports channels, BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN.