PA multimedia job for BBC's online pioneer

The BBC’s Robert Freeman is to become deputy head of multimedia editorial at the Press Association.

In
a newly created role, Freeman will support head of multimedia Asha
Oberoi in the development of its multimedia services, with particular
responsibility for technology and delivery.

Freeman joined the
BBC in 1997 as part of the BBC News Online launch team. He pioneered
the streaming of audio and video on the internet, leading to the first
live streaming of BBC content in that year.

Freeman later worked for BBC News as a technology manager, developing broadband and mobile technology as newsgathering tools.

He
said: “I’m delighted to be joining such a respected organisation at a
moment when the content industry needs pioneering and bespoke
solutions.”

Oberoi said: “This is a key appointment, as the
growth of our business requires us to hire talented people who
understand the medium and can help to plan the creation and delivery of
multimedia products.”

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