Red Bee Media has appointed Hewlett Packard’s Brian Levy as its new chief technology officer.

Levy will join the company’s executive leadership team on 1 February, reporting directly to chief executive Bill Patrizio.

He was previously worldwide vice president and chief technology officer for the Communications and Media Solutions software business at HP.

Chief executive Bill Patrizio said: “Brian’s extensive experience across both the media and IT sectors will be instrumental to Red Bee Media’s growth as we continue to connect viewers with the content they want to watch on whatever platform they choose.”

In his new role Levy will be tasked with helping Red Bee to take advantage of the opportunities in the converging media and IT sectors.

Levy said: “Red Bee Media has a unique fusion of integrated solutions for the changing demands of the market with an enviable client list. I am looking forward to joining the business at a time when it is perfectly poised to take advantage of the convergence of television, video, broadcast and the Internet.”

He was previously group technology officer for service strategy and innovation at BT as well as stints at the BBC, AT&T, Qwest and Aduronet.

Bob Johnson was Red Bee Media’s previous CTO.