BBC Abandons £100 Million Digital Production System reports that the BBC has dropped a £100 million project to digitise its production systems and suspended its chief technology officer John Linford.

The Digital Media Initiative (DMI), which would have enabled all BBC production staff to effectively create programmes from their desktops, had been suspended last autumn. Established in 2008, it had been viewed as a key plank in the way digital video was shared around the corporation in the light of the move of programmes such as Breakfast and Blue Peter to the new facility in Salford, Greater Manchester.


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