Anthony Rose, the chief technology officer of the BBC-led YouView IPTV project, has stepped down from his post before the service has launched.
According to a senior TV executive cited by The Telegraph, Rose, the man behind a number of significant contributions to the BBC's popular iPlayer catch-up service, was asked to step down because he was unable to manage a large team.
YouView, which is jointly owned by the BBC, BT, Channel 4, ITV and TalkTalk, said that it has forged a "mutual agreement" with Rose, who will remain with the project in an advisory capacity.
“We have come to a mutual agreement that as the programme moves from concept and technical design into delivery phase that Anthony Rose steps down as CTO and continues in an advisory role. Anthony has made a significant contribution to shaping the consumer proposition and we are pleased that he has agreed to continue to advise the project,” You View.
Rose has been replaced with Youssef Tuma, who will join YouView at the position of head of technical delivery.