BBC Scraps Tapeless Workflow Project After Burning 100m

05-24-2013 02:49 PM

The BBC has announced that it has scrapped an IT project to convert all its tape library to archive, after burning £100m of licence payers money.
The Digital Media Initiative (DMI) was intended to enable staff to share video and audio material and was seen as an important part of a move of resources to Salford.
It could be argued that the whole project was utter madness, with Avid and Apple already offering tapeless workflows, even the idea of creating a proprietary system was not wise.
John Linwood, the BBC’s chief technology officer, has been suspended. We also understand that the entire team is to be disbanded.