Timeline Television has appointed Simon Littler to the role of head of studio and post production for its BT Sport operation.
Littler will be responsible for the five-year managed services contract Timeline has with BT Sport to run and operate the production hub in the former Olympic International Broadcast Centre.
As well as managing the technology deployment, Littler will recruit and lead 70 full-time staff and a pool of freelancers including studio crew, post production staff, engineering support and logistics.
“The chance to build a broadcast operations team from scratch is a great challenge and opportunity,” said Littler.
“The studio space and the sheer amount of live programming that goes out from the new facility for BT Sport is unique in the industry.
“I am excited to be joining Timeline Television at such a dynamic time of expansion into new services and markets.”
Prior to joining Timeline Television, Littler was head of production development at Dock10 in MediaCityUK.
Before that, he held a variety of roles at the BBC including studio resources manager and outside broadcast engineering manager.
Timeline Television managing director Daniel McDonnell said: “Simon has unparalleled industry knowledge in leading and managing large teams for live studio production.
“After completing the successful build in a challenging timescale, Timeline TV is now responsible for operating and maintaining this complex facility. We are delighted to be welcoming someone of Simon’s calibre to this role.”